Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
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Abington Medical Centre51a Beech AvenueNorthamptonNorthants, NN3 2JGTel: 01604 723420
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
Wed 15th January
Wed 12th February
Wed 11th March
Wed 22nd April
Wed 13th May
Wed 17th June
Wed 15th July
Wed 12th August
Wed 16th September
Wed 14th October
Wed 11th November
Please contact 111 if you need to see a doctor while we are closed
This 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.
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
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.
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.
Led by our nursing team, this clinic offers advice and general health check-ups to patients diagnosed with diabetes
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 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
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to book a telephone consultation with our Travel 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.
We can only provide travel vaccinations that are included in the services provided by the NHS. Please be aware that any private vaccinations will require you to go to a pharmacy or travel clinic and will be charged.
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