A full range of contraceptive services is available (eg pill, cap, intra-uterine device, implants) by appointment at reception. We also provide advice on safer sex and abortion - all these are in strict confidence. Young people can also discuss teenage sexual health by appointment at the weekly family planning clinics held at Rothwell and Desborough.
These are held in both centres and are to ensure that the child is growing and developing normally. Our Health Visitors are available to give advice and support.
We have a phlebotomy outreach service from Kettering General Hospital for five mornings per week. Rothwell – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday and Desborough on a Wednesday.
Blood tests with the phlebotomist must be booked in advance. We do not offer a walk in service.
Patients under the age of 16 will not been seen by an outreach phlebotomist and will need to be seen at Kettering General Hospital. Please ensure your requesting clinician gives you all the relevant paperwork before you leave your consultation.
These are arranged by your own doctor and performed in the surgery.
When a smear is due, a letter will be sent to you. You will then need to call reception and book an appointment with the practice nurse. If you wish to know more about this procedure and why we consider it advisable, you can discuss this with either your doctor or the nurse.
Routine childhood immunisations are held on Thursday mornings at the Rothwell Medical Centre, and on Wednesday mornings at the Desborough Surgery.
Some podiatry (foot care) services are available at the Rothwell Medical Centre, either through your own doctor or by self-referral. Please ring 01536 410357/418298. Self-referral forms are available from reception.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete the travel form below. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. Not all travel immunisation is available on the NHS and depending upon where you are travelling to you may be charged a fee for some injections. There is currently a national problem in obtaining vaccines for travel and we therefore may not be able to provide a complete service.
It is still important to complete the travel form as early as possible - at least 8 weeks before you travel. This will allow the practice nurse to review your application and provide advice on what vaccines are needed and what you may already be covered for. Also when available these vaccines have to be ordered.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below and on the travel form.
Please complete a Travel Form and return it to the surgery as soon as possible at least 8 weeks before you travel and a practice nurse will contact you to provide advice and book an appointment if required.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
The NHS does not provide certain services such as private sick notes, insurance claim forms, passport photo verification, medical examinations to establish insurance risks or fitness for activities, and some travel vaccinations.
These services usually involve provision of information, which is not necessary for your health care, to third parties such as employers, insurance companies, regulatory authorities etc.
Charges are made in line with BMA recommendations where allowed. Otherwise we charge a professional rate comparable to accountants, solicitors etc.
Private medical examinations are not performed during normal surgery hours and special appointments must be made through reception. An up-to-date price list is on display within the practice./meta>P>
Patients have the right to request access to their medical records. To do this you should fill in the following form
Access to medical records form (which you can also get from reception).
The form should be returned to the surgery and your request will be passed to the relevant team. We have 30 days to respond to your request. for more information please see the leaflet below.
Access to medical records - information leaflet
We will be publishing a Newsletters; some information on the research team; case studies and upcoming research you may want to take part in.
Taking part in a research study can involve anything from a simple questionnaire to trialling a new medication for a certain condition. If you’re interested in hearing more about what research we’re currently involved in or would like to be contacted please inform a member of the reception team, likewise if you don’t want to be contacted by our research team please also inform the reception team. Click here to download our options form.
To find out more about the NHS Health Research and how you can get involved watch this short video.
Supplied by NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN)
In line with new GDPR rules please see our GDPR Webpage and our Research Privacy Notice
Chronic Cough Study
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