SERVICES WE PROVIDE
Just launched! - Visit our Engage Consult online service to request medical and other help from Rushden Medical Centre and receive a same day response when your request is made within these daily Engage Consult request hours. Requests received outside these hours will be responded to during the next surgery working day.
After letting the surgery know you are pregnant you will need to collect your maternity papers from the surgery at approximately 8 weeks, and before you have your first appointment with the midwife at about 10 weeks. Antenatal care is organised and overseen by your midwife, and you will be seen regularly throughout your pregnancy.
Led by one of our nurses who specialises in asthma care and supported by the GPs, patients with asthma are offered advice and support in asthma care.
Child Health and Immunisations
Immunisation clinics run on Tuesdays 9.00am – 12.00pm
All new babies are offered a check-up at six weeks. Babies need to have a six week check with the GP before they have their first immunisations.
For further information please contact the Health Visitors who are based at the Rectory Road Clinic here and can be contacted on 01933 410192.
Led by one of our nurses, supported by the GPs patients diagnosed with diabetes are offered specialist advice and general health check-ups.
Patients who need dressings changed on a regular basis are seen in one of our treatment rooms by one of the practice nurses.
Joint injections are done by a GP with special interest at a local Wellingborough practice. Please discuss this with your doctor who will then arrange for you to be referred.
The practice is unable to provide a LARC service for coils and implanons until further notice. Patients should call the Ashwood Centre in Kettering (01536 410647) for advice
NHS Health Checks
Help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and dementia. If you are between the ages of 40 and 74 and have not been diagnosed with a chronic disease, you will be invited to attend an appointment with our healthcare assistant.
We offer a phlebotomy service Monday toFriday morning at the surgery between 9am and 12pm. This is led by our healthcare assistant. Appointments must be pre-booked.
Led by our healthcare assistant; patients interested in quitting smoking are offered advice and medication including nicotine replacement therapy.
Led by our duty on call GP. To increase capacity once all face to face appointments for the day have been used you may be offered a telephone triage call with the duty GP. A GP will call you back sometime that day to discuss your symptoms over the telephone. A clinical decision is then made for the most appropriate action (appointment, prescription, follow up, pharmacy advice etc).
Travel Advice Clinic
The practice can provide travel vaccinations. Patients will need to complete a travel questionnaire and our travel nurse will contact them advising which vaccinations they require and the course duration. Please note not all immunisations are covered by the NHS therefore you may be required to pay a fee.
Well Woman Clinic
The practice can provide a service for cervical smears.
Other health care services
Primary care services not available at our practice are provided by NHS Northamptonshire. Telephone 0800 5870 879 to contact Patient Advice Line for more information.