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Flu Vaccinations..... Please call 723420 during normal surgery opening hours (subject to eligibility)


OPENING HOURS 


8.00am - 6.30pm Monday - Friday.


The practice is open for pre booked extended hour appointments from 6.30 - 7.00pm


This excludes Bank Holidays and Training Days



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


Dates 2017/18


Wed 6th December


Wed 17th January


Wed 21st February


Wed 14th March


Wed 18th April


Wed 16th May


Wed 13th June


Wed 11th July


Wed 12th September


Wed 10th October


Wed 14th November


Wed 5th December



 


 

Flu Clinic

We are now taking bookings for our adult flu clinic to be held on Saturday 7th October. Please contact 0751 919 0508 between 9.30am and 2pm or 01604 723420 during surgery opening hours to make an appointment

 

Ante Natal Clinic

pregnant_19This clinic is run by our team of 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 either at the practice or at the local hospital, or both.

 

 

Child Health and Immunisation

Meningitis B has been added to NHS child vaccine schedule

Agreement has now been reached for the supply of Meningitis B vaccine ( Bexero) by GSK.  The programme is to be 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 recent rise in MenW cases, all 14-18 year olds will soon be offered Men ACWY vaccine. 
  • Men B vaccine will now be introduced into the Childhood Immunisation Programme.

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

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

Contraceptives

Please make an appointment with the practice nurse for oral contraception or for coil fitting and implanon insertion.  Speak to one of the nurses or receptionist who will advise you before making you an appointment

Diabetes

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

Heart Disease

IUDs

We offer a fitting and removal of coils service for Contraception purposes only (Mirena, Jaydess and copper coils) by our GP and Nurse weekly.

If you would like to discuss having a coil, please book a consultation with Nurse Denise, where you will be assessed to see if suitable to have a coil fitted in the practice.  You will be offered vaginal swabs to exclude infection, once we have the swab results back,  your coil fitting  appointment will be booked for you.  You will need to be within the first seven days of a normal period, or be on an ongoing method of hormonal contraception.

If you are booking for a removal, please do not have sex for seven days before the coil is due to be removed, unless you are planning a pregnancy.

If you require a coil for any other reason, you must see a GP to discuss.

 

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 which are held at the surgery and 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 5000, phone lines are open Monday - Friday 8.00am - 6.00pm. (Appointments can also be booked via the surgery during normal opening hours)

Email: info@firstforwellbeing.co.uk

In writing:

First for Wellbeing, Room 158, Northamptonshire County Council, County Hall, Northampton, NN1 1ED

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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