Headlands Surgery20 HeadlandsKetteringNorthamptonshire, NN15 7HPTel: 01536 518886
The community midwives run these clinics and appointments are necessary. Parent craft and relaxation classes will be arranged by them.
These clinics are run by our practice nurses and are by appointment only. Everyone with Asthma should ensure they are seen once a year for a routine check.
These clinics are run by our practice nurses and are by appointment only.
All women aged between 25-49 are invited for a routine smear test on a three yearly basis. Women aged 50–64 will be invited on a five yearly basis. Please make an appointment with the practice nurse
Our Health Visitors run a programme for development checks. Appointments are arranged by the Health Visitors.
Our nurses carry out childhood immunisations. Appointments are sent by post but if you are unable to attend, please telephone to cancel and another appointment will be sent to you. The doctors feel it is particularly important that all children should have their immunisations unless there is good medical reason why they should not be given. If you have any doubts one of the nurses or doctors will discuss these with you.
Dr Durrani is experienced in coil fitting and the practice can therefore offer this service to patients.
These clinics are run by our practice nurses and are by appointment only. Everyone with diabetes should ensure they are seen once a year for a routine check.
These clinics are run by our practice nurses and are by appointment only. Everyone with epilepsy should ensure they are seen once a year for a routine check.
Advice regarding contraception is available with our family planning nurses. Please be aware that you will need to see the nurse every six months to review your prescription for the contraception pill.
In the early Autumn, flu vaccinations are offered to our patients. We strongly advise vaccination for those considered to be at risk i.e. patients aged 65 and over and those with heart, respiratory, kidney, liver or chronic neurological disease, asthma, diabetes, immunosuppression and pregnant women, also patients living in long stay residential care homes and carers.
Dr Durrani is experienced in fitting the HRT implant and the practice can therefore offer this service to patients.
These reviews are carried out by our practice nurses. Patients are invited once a year to attend for a review.
Patients with new problems can see a senior nurse for a consultation. Examples are: injuries to back, neck and head, sore eyes, rashes and skin problems, depression/anxiety, ears, throat and chest, acute asthma, abdominal, urinary and women's health problems, emergency contraception/missed pills. The senior nurses are able to issue prescriptions and immediately call upon a doctor if necessary therefore a second appointment would not be necessary. When contacting the practice to book an appointment the receptionist will ask for some brief details regarding the request to enable them to direct you to the appropriate clinician.
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 please book an appointment at reception.
If you are 65 or over or have serious breathing problems, heart or kidney disease, long-term liver disease, diabetes requiring medication or are immunosuppressed you are strongly advised to have a Pneumonia Vaccination. Please ask at reception.
These clinics are run by Primary Care practitioners and their aim is to support people who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health. They provide a range of interventions to assist recovery. For further information please visit their website www.changingmindscentre.co.uk or arrange a consultation with a GP.
This is the third most common cancer in the UK, and the second leading cause of cancer deaths. Bowel cancer screening aims to detect this disease at an early stage (in people with no symptoms) when treatment is more likely to be effective. All men and women aged 60-69 will be sent an invitation directly from the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme. If you have not been invited please telephone Freephone 0800 707 60 60.
Do you look after someone who is ill, frail, disabled or mentally ill? If so, you are a carer. We are interested in identifying carers, especially those people who may be caring without help or support. We know that carers are often ‘hidden’ looking after a family member or helping a friend or neighbour with day-to-day tasks and may not see themselves as a carer.
We feel that caring for someone is an important and valuable role in the community, which is often a 24-hour job that can be very demanding and isolating for the carer. We further believe carers should receive appropriate support by way of access to accurate information on a range of topics such as entitlement to benefits and respite care and not least, a listening ear when things get too much.
As a carer, you are also entitled to have your needs assessed by Adult Care Services. A carer’s assessment is a chance to talk about your needs as a carer and the possible ways help could be given. It also looks at the needs of the person you care for. This could be done separately or together, depending on the situation. There is no charge for an assessment.
If you are a carer, this is an opportunity to let the Practice know so that we can update our records and pass on your details to the Carers Service who can provide relevant information and advice, local support services, newsletter and telephone linkline. We can also refer you to Adult Care Services for a carer’s assessment.
Carers are encouraged to attend for an annual health check and influenza vaccination
We look forward to hearing from you.
Click here to download a carer's identification form
This is an easily caught, sexually transmitted infection and there is a lot of it about. Approximately 1 in 10 people screened show positive. If not treated it can cause infertility. Screening is available at the practice for men and women aged between 15-24. A urine specimen is all that is required and the result is totally confidential – even your doctor will not know if you are positive. Please ask for further details from a member of the reception team.
Our Nursing Team are trained to treat many minor injuries, which can save you valuable time, money and a trip to A&E. Minor injuries that we can deal with at the surgery include: sprains and bruises to hands, feet and joints, minor burns and scalds, minor facial and head injuries, minor cuts that may need stitches, minor injuries resulting from falls, animal and insect bites.
The Practice undertakes minor surgery to help save long waits for hospital treatment. Suitable procedures include removal of warts, moles, skin lesions etc. Your doctor will be pleased to discuss any enquiry you may have.
Any registered patient 75 years of age or over who has not been seen by a GP or nurse at the practice in the previous 12 months may ask for a health check. During this check all appropriate examinations and investigations will be undertaken by a Health Care Professional
If you are serious about giving up smoking, please telephone the stop smoking service on 0300 123 5700. The Smoke Free National Helpline also offers advice and support is available on 0300 123 1044.
Any registered patient who has not been seen by a GP or nurse at the practice in the previous 3 years may ask for a health check. During this check all appropriate examinations and investigations will be undertaken by a health care professional.
The practice nurse will be pleased to offer advice on general health matters for patients who intend to travel abroad. Information is available for recommended vaccinations, all of which can be arranged at the surgery (with the exception of Yellow Fever).
Please ask at reception for a Foreign Travel Form and return it at least 6 weeks prior to travel. Our receptionist will advise you on when to contact us for further advice or to arrange an appointment if required.
Please Note: Not all vaccinations are available on the NHS. Anti-malarial are issued on a private prescription.
Click here to download a copy of our Foreign Travel Form.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
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