All the doctors see antenatal patients by appointment.
Childhood immunisations start at two months of age. Immunisation clinics are held by appointment Thursday weekly at the Greens Norton Medical Centre and Wednesday weekly at the Weedon Surgery. The appointments are computer generated through Child Health Services and you will be sent the details a few days prior to the appointment date. If the date and time are inconvenient please inform reception and Child Health Services will send an alternative appointment. If you do not receive a reminder, or are in any way concerned, please contact us for advice.
All patients with diabetes are invited by appointment to attend the practice on a regular basis as well as, or instead of, the hospital clinic.
Please note, we do not administer Hepatitis B injections for occupational health / employment purposes. If you need this, you will need to speak to your employer for further information. We only administer Hepatitis B injections for travel purposes.
Joint Injection Clinic
A steroid joint injection clinic is provided on a regular basis after referral from your doctor.
Blood Pressure Checks
Blood pressure checks are carried out by our practice nurses and our health care assistants.
These are mainly undertaken by the practice nurses. Please let the receptionist know that you are making an appointment for a cervical smear.
Child Health Surveillance
This is undertaken at regular intervals on all children from birth to school age.
6 - 8 weeks with the health visitor initially and then the doctor along with the postnatal check for mother.
8 - 9 months with the health visitor.
Chlamydia Screening For Under 25 Year Olds
Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection that can easily be treated with antibiotics. If untreated, chlamydia can lead to complications such as infertility. There is a simple, painless, free test that you can do yourself. If you are under 25 years of age and would like a test please speak to one of the practice nurses.
Patients with life-long diseases, e.g. diabetes, asthma, COPD or heart disease, need regular follow-up for these chronic diseases. Our practice nurses have been specifically trained in these areas and are running regular clinics to monitor these patients in order to keep them as active and healthy as possible.
Dressings and removal of stitches
Dressings and removal of stitches are carried out by our practice nurses.
The practice provides a full family planning service. The fitting of coils and caps and the insertion of implants are by appointment only. If you think you require emergency contraception then please ask to speak to a nurse immediately so you can be offered an appointment as soon as possible. For other methods of contraception please make an appointment with the doctor or nurse during surgery hours.
Dr Akram, Dr Harper and Dr Hill carry out minor surgery procedures by appointment.
Our nurses are available for consultations regarding travel immunisations. Please make a telephone appointment with the travel nurses at least six weeks in advance of your planned travel in order that arrangements can be made for your particular requirements. Weedon Surgery is a registered Yellow Fever Centre. A charge will be made for certain immunisations that are not covered by the NHS, details of which are available from the nurse or dispensary.
If you would like help with managing your weight please make an appointment to see one of our practice nurses.
ATTACHED STAFF SERVICES
The Northamptonshire AAA Screening Programme offers free screening for men over 65 years of age for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. To request a scan or for more information telephone 01604 523276, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Web address www.nhs.uk/aaa.
Community nurses are available for the nursing care of housebound patients in their own homes. Arrangements can be made through your doctor or directly with the team. The team can be contacted on 0300 7770002.
Health Visitor and Child & Young Persons (CYP) Nurse
The health visitors provide child health surveillance and parenting support and can be contacted on 0300 1111 022. The CYP nurse (the school nurse) can be contacted on 01604 742418 or 01327 708836. A well-baby drop-in clinic with the health visitor is held once a month on the third Wednesday during term time at the Weedon Primary School from 1000-1130 and on the first Wednesday of the month at the Towcester Library 0900-1200. No appointment needed.
The practice is able to call upon a team of Macmillan nurses based at Danetre Hospital, Daventry. These nurses provide extra support for the terminally ill and their families. Dr Jonathan Hill has received specialist training in terminal care.
Social Prescribing Link Worker
Social prescribing link workers connect people with local community activities and services that can help improve their health and wellbeing. We have a social prescribing link worker who runs a clinic once a week at the practice.
Clinical pharmacists are increasingly working as part of general practice teams. They are highly qualified experts in medicines and can help people in a range of ways. This includes carrying out structured medication reviews for patients with ongoing health problems and improving patient safety, outcomes and value through a person-centered approach. We have a clinical pharmacist who works every day at the practice.
First Contact Podiatrist
Podiatrists are experts in all aspects of foot and lower limb function and health. Podiatrists are highly skilled healthcare professionals trained to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate and prevent abnormalities of the foot and lower limb. They can enable patients to manage foot and ankle pain, manage skin conditions of the legs and feet, treat foot and leg infections and assess and manage lower limb neurological and circulatory disorders. We have a first contact podiatrist who works one day a week at the practice.