Services We Provide
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.If a vaccine is given when a baby still has antibodies to the disease, the antibodies can stop the vaccine working. This is why routine childhood immunisations do not start until a baby is two months old, before the antibodies a baby gets from its mother have stopped working.
This is also why it is important for parents to stick to the immunisation schedule, as a delay can leave a baby unprotected. A delay can increase the chance of adverse reactions to some vaccines, such as pertussis (whooping cough).
For further information please contact the Health Visitors who are based at the Rectory Road Clinic here and can be contacted on 01933 410192.
Contraception is free for most people in the UK. With 15 methods to choose from, you'll find one that suits you.
Contraceptive methods allow you to choose when and if you want to have a baby, but they don’t protect you from sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Condoms help to protect against STIs and pregnancy, so whatever other method of contraception you're using to prevent pregnancy, use condoms as well to protect your and your partner’s health.
The methods of contraception
There are lots of methods to choose from, so don't be put off if the first thing you use isn't quite right for you; you can try another. You can read about each of the different methods of contraception by visiting these pages:
- Combined pill
- Contraceptive implant
- Contraceptive injection
- Contraceptive patch
- Diaphragms and caps
- Intrauterine device (IUD)
- Intrauterine system (IUS)
- Natural family planning
- Progestogen-only pill
- Vaginal ring
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.
Implant Insertions and Removals
Implant Insertions and Removals are dealt with by one of our practice nurses. Please enquire at reception.
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 to Friday morning at the surgery between 9am and 12pm. This is led by our healthcare assistant. Appointments must be pre-booked.
Both men and women need to look after their sexual health and take time to understand the issues that surround contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
For instance there are some STIs, like chlamydia, that you could be carrying without having any symptoms. This infection can affect fertility, so it's important to make use of the sexual health services available for free on the NHS.
- Sex & Yound People
- STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections)
- Sexual Health Facts
- Netdoctor - Sex & Relationships
Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI).
Chlamydia is a bacterial infection, most commonly spread through unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex.
75% of people infected with chlamydia don't have any symptoms. However, testing and treatme
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
Cervical Screen Test
The practice can provide a service for cervical smears.
Since September 2008 there has been a national programme to vaccinate girls aged 12-13 against human papilloma virus (HPV). There is also a three-year catch up campaign that will offer the HPV vaccine (also known as the cervical cancer jab) to 13-18 year old girls.
The programme is delivered largely through secondary schools, and consists of three injections that are given over a six-month period. In the UK, more than 1.4 million doses have been given since the vaccination programme started.
Human papilloma virus (HPV)
Human papilloma virus (HPV) is the name of a family of viruses that affect the skin and the moist membranes that line your body, such as those in your cervix, anus, mouth and throat. These membranes are called the mucosa.
There are more than 100 different types of HPV viruses, with about 40 types affecting the genital area. These are classed as high risk and low risk.
What HPV infection can do
Infection with some types of HPV can cause abnormal tissue growth and other changes to cells, which can lead to cervical cancer. Infection with other forms of HPV can also cause genital warts.
Other types of HPV infection can cause minor problems, such as common skin warts and verrucas.
Around 30 types of HPV are transmitted through sexual contact, including those that can cause cervical cancer and genital warts. Genital warts are the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the UK.
HPV infection is also linked to vaginal cancer and vulval cancer, although both are rare conditions.
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.