Abington Medical Centre51a Beech AvenueNorthamptonNorthants, NN3 2JGTel: 01604 723420
Flu Vaccinations..... Please call 723420 during normal surgery opening hours (subject to eligibility)
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
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
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
This 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.
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
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.
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
Led by our nursing team, this clinic offers advice and general health check-ups to patients diagnosed with diabetes.
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.
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.
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)
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
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements and discuss which vaccinations may be required ( we need at least 6-8 weeks notice before you need your first vaccination would be due). This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6-8 weeks before you travel.
Further appointments may be required depending on what you need before you travel.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
For patients not registered with the practice requesting yellow fever vaccination there is a £20.00 consultation fee which is payable before the consultation, we require at least 48 hours notice to cancel these appointments or there will be a charge made for non attendance. The cost of the injection is £63.50 but the £20.00 consultation fee will not be charged if the injection is administered.
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