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NGH NHS Trust opening times for Blood taking unit and Paediatrics
The Blood taking unit has now returned to Northampton General Hospital.
If you require a blood test you will need to contact the hospital to make an appointment on these numbers:
The Blood taking unit will offer appointments Monday to Friday during the following times:
Monday -Friday 8am - 4pm
Saturday 8am - 12.30pm
If you are a patient of our Maternity Unit they will make arrangements for you to have your bloods taken.
If your child requires a blood test the Blood Taking Unit at NGH will be open on Mondays from
8am-11.30am for paediatric patients only.
We seek to offer the full range of NHS General Practice services. If you require a specific service please feel free to ask if it is one that is commissioned or provided privately e.g. medical reports.
Our clinics provide longer appointments with an opportunity to discuss preventative care, treatment and disease management.
ASTHMA CLINIC Our Nursing Team can assess your asthma, offer advice on management of your condition and answer any queries. They will also see asthmatic patients at other times by request.
CERVICAL SMEARS Our practice nurses are trained to carry out cervical smears. It is recommended that all ladies from the ages of 25 to 64 have a cervical smear on a regular basis as advised by the DoH.
CHILD HEALTH SURVEILLANCEAll child development checks are carried out by our team of Health Visitors. Appointments are sent by the Health Visitors support staff.
CORONARY HEART DISEASE CLINIC Health checks and lifestyle advice are given to patients who have coronary heart disease, primarily by the Nursing Team. The practice runs its own electrocardiography (E.C.G) service.
DIABETIC CLINIC (Nurse Lisa)This clinic is run by the diabetic specialist nurses to help patients manage their diabetes. Regular follow-ups and annual screening are important for the prevention, early detection and treatment of the complications of diabetes. Advice is given on all aspects of diabetic care including eye problems, foot care and dietary advice, as well as drug and injection treatments.
FAMILY PLANNING All our nurses can give general advice about all matters of contraception and perform coil checks, however Tracey and Denise can issue repeat prescriptions for the pill. Emergency contraception can be offered up to 72 hours after unprotected sexual intercourse. Please telephone for advice if required.
Our doctors fit coils & implanons, after the appropriate review.
FLU CLINICSVaccination against influenza is available every year from mid September to December by appointment. We encourage all patients over 65 and all patients with diabetes, chronic chest conditions, (including heart disease), asthma, renal (kidney) disease, residents of nursing and residential homes and the elderly, to take advantage of this service, although others can be vaccinated on request.
The immunisation clinic is held every Wednesday morning by a Practice Nurse. We recommend the following vaccinations:
There are a variety of immunisations available for adults including influenza vaccine (tetanus and polio vaccinations given every 10 years or when necessary), rubella and travel immunisations.
MATERNITY MEDICAL SERVICESAll the partners in the practice are able to provide antenatal and postnatal care, although we recommend that the midwife carries this out whenever possible.
MINOR SURGERY Dr Kausar, Dr Sahni and Dr James all undertake minor surgery on the premises.
Our practice nurses are able to give travel advice. Please refer to the Travel Vaccination tab above for further details.
We are a registered Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre.
This is about managing the risks of disease. Examples of this would include eating a healthy diet, exercising and not smoking. Ideally we would like to focus on Primary Prevention because it is better to prevent ill health than to treat it after its onset. Unfortunately the pressure of work means that currently we have to focus mainly on ill health. If you need advice our Practice Nurses and Health Visitors would be happy to point you in the right direction or offer healthy advice. The following evidence - based tips are a good starter for ten to help avoid heart disease and cancer. Ref: (www.jr2.ox.ac.uk/bandolier/booth/hliving/10steps.html):
If appropriate for you we can offer:
And dont forget:
This is the prevention of diseases or worsening of health in people who already have health problems. If you have any of the following conditions please ask for the relevant leaflet describing the service we provide.
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If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you will need to make an appointment with the Practice Nurses, but first you will need to complete a questionaire (see below or collect from Reception). This questionaire asks you to advise which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine which vaccinations are required. The nurse will then review your needs and call you to advise what is recommended, and where appropriate arrange an appointment. Please note that many vaccinations are not provided by the NHS and accordingly a fee may be payable. The nurse will advise you about this. We are a registered Yellow Fever Centre.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below.
It is important to complete the questionaire as early as possible - at least 8 weeks before you travel - as our Practice Nurses cannot vaccinate you without the information required on the questionaire, will need to make an appointment to vaccinate you, and may have to order the vaccine in if it is not a stock line we carry.
Please help us to help you by giving us plenty of time to arrange your vaccinations.
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.
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
For a routine measurement, please utilise the upper waiting room monitor at your convenience. Please copy us into your readings – record forms are available by the machine. Hand to reception, or you can email with your name and date of birth to blood.pressure@gp-K83012.nhs.uk
Blood tests may be required for new (acute) problems, and if so will be authorised by the nurse you see. If a fasting test is required (check with the clinician or reception) you will need to fast for 14 hours beforehand. However, you may drink water during this period. Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease – you will also need a urine test for microalbuminuria – please collect a sample pot from reception.
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