Welcome to Wyndham House Surgery

Wyndham House Surgery is committed to high quality, accessible, community based healthcare.  We are a friendly, healthy, hardworking, innovative team who share core values of empathy, trust and honesty, in a harmonious, supportive environment.

Rated “Outstanding” by the CQC (Dec 2015)

 

April Parish Magazine Article

“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.”

The Covid-19 vaccination programme continues to run very successfully.  Everyone over 50 years old and all the clinically vulnerable have had their first dose.  We will be starting second doses of vaccines on Sunday April 11th.  If you received your first dose at College Surgery in Cullompton your second dose will also be there.  We are planning on mirroring the day and time of your first injection.  If you came on Sunday 17th Jan your second dose will be Sunday 11th April, at the same time as the first.  Likewise, Wednesday 20th January corresponds with Wednesday 14th April.  We will be sending letters out to patients confirming the date and time of their second dose.  Those patients who received their first dose at Wyndham House will get their second with us in Silverton and again you will be contacted about date and time.  All the vaccines delivered are recorded on a Government database and so, if in the future, the decision is made to issue some sort of vaccine passport, the Government will be able to do this centrally.  However, we will also be giving all patients some paperwork to certify they have received two doses of the vaccine.

Hopefully patients aged 18 – 50 years will start to be offered their first vaccine during April. College Surgery in Cullompton is going to continue to operate as a vaccination centre and this is most likely where Wyndham House patients will need to go.  Appointments will be offered via text message with the ability to book directly on-line as soon as you receive it.

We are currently reaping the rewards of a very high percentage take up of vaccine. The success of a vaccine programme is totally dependent on enough of the population participating in it and so this figure, combined with the high effectiveness of the vaccine, all bodes well for the UK.  However, it is very likely that we will all need a booster injection in the Autumn around the same time as the normal flu campaign.  Due to social distancing rules cases of flu this winter have been extremely rare.  The RD&E have swabbed all admitted patients and have had only 2 positive influenza results. This means that next winter will be very unpredictable; currently in Australia they have covid under control but are experiencing lots of flu outbreaks.  Persisting with well attended vaccine clinics is going to be required for some time.  “80% of success is showing up” said Woody Allen; he was making a joke, however, it is absolutely the case for everyone for any vaccine programme.

It is the nature of viruses that they will continue to alter and change however they also do not do well in summer when everyone is outside in warm sunny weather – so let’s profit over the next few months and bask in the success of the NHS Covid vaccine programme.

Dr Anthony O’Brien