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OPENING HOURS 


8.00am - 6.30pm Monday - Friday.


This excludes Bank Holidays and Training Days



The Practice will be Closed on the following afternoons for training from 12.30pm  



Dates 2019


Wed 10th July


Wed 11th September


Wed 9th October


Wed 13th November


Wed 4th December


Please contact 111 if you need to see a doctor while we are closed



 


 

 

Ante Natal Clinic

pregnant_19This clinic is run by midwives

If you become pregnant, you will be given a ‘booking appointment’ at which the midwife will ask you a few questions and carry out some general health checks. The booking appointment should last about an hour.

You will be seen regularly throughout your pregnancy.

 

Child Health and Immunisation

Meningitis B has been added to NHS child vaccine schedule

Meningitis B vaccine ( Bexero) .  This vaccine is  offered to babies once they reach two months and may include a catch up programme. 

The vaccine is thought to provide 73% protection against meningitis B, which should significantly reduce the number of cases.   

ALERT: Men B and Men ACWY

  • Due to a rise in MenW cases, all 14-18 year olds are offered Men ACWY vaccine. 
  • Men B vaccine is in the Childhood Immunisation Programme.

Trained nurses hold immunisation clinics. Children will be sent letters asking parent or guardians to book appointments to attend these clinics when their immunisations are due.

It important children receive their vaccinations to protect them in the future.

All new babies are invited for regular check-ups from eight weeks old.

Contraceptives

Please make an appointment with the practice nurse for repeat oral contraception. If you wish to start a new form of contraception or change the type of contraceptive pill you are currently taking please speak to a receptionist who will be able to advise you on what to do next.

Diabetes

Led by our nursing team, this clinic offers advice and general health check-ups to patients diagnosed with diabetes

 

Phlebotomy - Blood Tests

If your doctor has recommended that you have a blood test. You will need to go to the Blood Testing Unit (BTU) at Northampton General Hospital to have this done.

 

The BTU is situated in Area H of the hospital and is open from 7.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 7.30am - 12 noon. No appointments are needed, it is a walk in service and patients are seen on a first come, first served basis. This service is not available on Bank Holidays.

 

After you have had your blood taken you will need to phone the surgery for the results.

For most routine blood tests they will be available 2-3 working days after the blood test.

 

We are currently only offering blood testing in the surgery for the following groups of patients because of increasing demand:-

 

·         Frail or very elderly patients

·         Patients with reduced mobility

·         Bloods for patients with chronic medical problems

·         Bloods that the doctor thinks are urgent

 

Children's Blood Tests

For Children aged 18 months to 14 years there is a separate clinic for blood tests called the Paediatric Phlebotomy Clinic (situated in Area H of Northampton General Hospital). This operates from 8am to 11.30am Monday to Friday.

  For patients with special needs try to telephone 30mins prior to arrival 01604 544190 (although not absolutely necessary.

 

After you have had your blood taken you will need to phone the surgery for the results.

For most routine blood tests they will be available 2-3 working days after the blood test.

  

blood_testsPhysiotherapy

Patients over 16 years can  now self refer to physiotherapy. If under 16  or if you are already under a consultant or if you have a respiratory or neurological problem then this is not possible.

First For Wellbeing

First for Wellbeing Clinics offer advice on weight management, emotional wellbeing, financial support, social inclusion, smoking, alcohol, housing support, alcohol, housing support, employment and adult learning. Appointments are completely confidential in person or over the phone.

To contact a member of the team to make an appointment phone on 0300 126 5700, phone lines are open Monday - Friday 8.00am - 6.00pm. (Appointments can also be booked via the surgery during normal opening hours)

Or visit the website: www.firstforwellbing.co.uk

First for Wellbeing is not for crisis or emergency situations. If you need urgent assistance please dial 111

 
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