Available to 75,000 patients across East Northamptonshire
What is extended access?
Additional same day and booked appointments provided by GPs, Nurse Prescribers, Practice Nurses and other clinicians outside of your core General Practice hours.
Available as follows:
18.30 - 20.00 Monday to Friday
09.00 - 17.00 Saturday
Closed Sunday & Bank Holidays
All appointments will be located at either
Harborough Field Surgery
160 Newton Road, Rushden.
The Cottons Medical Centre
Meadow Lane, Raunds
How do I get an appointment?
Please call your usual GP surgery and ask the receptionist to book you a GP HUB APPOINTMENT.
Only patients who have an appointment will be seen.
This is NOT a walk-in service.
On-line appointment booking won’t be available.
Who can use extended access?
If you are registered with a GP practice in East Northants you will be able to book appointments at the hub via your GP practice. These appointments will be of particular help to patients:
who find it difficult to attend an appointment during the working day.
who are working parents with children
who are reliant on working carers to take them to appointments
Please note: The community GP Hub appointments are for routine general practice issues and not urgent care. If urgent care is required please call the NHS 111 service for advice.
Will my medical records be available?
To provide the safest and highest quality of care your full clinical record will be available to the GP Hub clinicians.
However, you will be asked to give consent before they access your record.
Notes of your consultation will be sent back to your own GP electronically to ensure that your records are kept up to date.
Will I be able to get blood tests and referrals?
The GP Hub clinicians will only be able to view your previous test results, but will not be able to order new ones. If the clinician feels you need an investigation, they will make a recommendation to your usual GP practice.
Routine referrals will not be made directly from the GP Hub. If a routine referral is required, the clinician will write to your GP practice requesting that they review the referral request.
If the hub clinician feels you require emergency referral on the same day they will arrange this directly.
Where will I collect my prescription?
A list of locally available, open pharmacies will be available at the Hub.