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Practice Closures

The practice will be closed from 12.30pm on the following dates for training purposes and will re-open on the next working day.

23rd February 2022

30th March 2022

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The Cottons Medical Centre

The doctors and staff at the Cottons Medical Centre in Raunds are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.  

The practice has been serving the people of Raunds and the surrounding areas for many years. Over 10,000 patients are currently registered.

We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services.

In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side.

PUSH DOCTOR

We are now providing video consultations with the leading online GP provider, Push Doctor. This means there will be more availability for our patients to access NHS GPs via video appointment, with the option to receive prescriptions, sick notes and referrals from the comfort of your own home and at a time that suits you. The practice remains open as normal for telephone and face-to-face consultations; video appointments are simply an additional, complimentary service for those who would prefer to be seen from home, and are usually available quicker than face-to-face appointments. Click here Online Doctor & Prescription Services with a UK GP | Push Doctor to find more information about how video consultations work.                             

A message from the Phlebotomy Service:

All patients that wish to make an appointment for a blood test please the following website at www.kgh.nhs.uk/phlebotomy-department-blood-tests or alternatively if  unable to use the online booking system, please call 01536 494411 (Mon-Fri 09:30-15:00).  If the appointment is for someone under the age of 16 then please call 01536 492694  (Mon-Fri 09:30-16:00).Please note that Nene Park Outpatients reception are NOT able to provide blood test appointments. Thank you kindly for your co-operation, which will help them to improve the service to all patients.

COVID 19 – COVID BOOSTER UPDATE 14/12/2021

In line with the Government’s announcement, the NHS is aiming to offer every adult the chance to book a COVID-19 booster vaccine by the end of the year. This means our practice is now prioritising the booster rollout. 

Please don’t forget there are many services available for you, depending on your condition. These include:

Self-care – This is the best choice to treat minor illnesses and injuries such as hangovers, coughs, colds, grazes, small cuts or sore throats. Many of these can be treated at home, simply with over-the-counter medicines and plenty of rest.

  • Pharmacy – Pharmacists can give advice on and treat a range of symptoms. They can support you with things such as diarrhoea, earaches, painful coughs, sticky eyes, teething and rashes.

  • NHS 111 – You can access 111 online or via the telephone. This is for any urgent but non-life threatening health concerns. They will be able to signpost you to the relevant service and provide advice where appropriate, or book you in to an Urgent Treatment Centre.

  • A&E / 999 – You should only attend A&E or dial 999 in a life-threatening emergency such as severe bleeding, breathing difficulties and severe chest pain.

If you are now eligible for your COVID-19 booster please book it as soon as you can. It is vital as many people as possible get boosted as soon as possible. Please do not ring the practice regarding your boosters, instead visit https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/coronavirus-updates/Pages/coronavirus-vaccination-in-northamptonshire.aspx or call 119 to book an appointment or to find a walk-in clinic near you. You can also find out more about who is eligible, how the vaccine is given and other frequently asked questions.

                   Poster

We would, once again, like to thank all of our patients for their support, co-operation and understanding during this on-going difficult period.

Many thanks

The Cottons Medical Centre

See Government advice at:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers#facecoverings

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

Advice in languages other than English are at:

https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/coronavirus-information/

DOCTORLINK

 

DoctorLink is a convenient and reliable online service where you can:

Check symptoms - with a clinically approved symptom checker

Get directed to the right treatment - whether a doctor, emergency care, a nurse or other

Book an appointment at your GP surgery - if your symptoms mean you need to see a clinician

We aim to provide our patients with the most suitable healthcare advice, to help you share your symptoms with your GP/nurse, and to avoid lengthy telephone wait times if you need to request an appointment.

Simply click the link below to register with DoctorLink today and access your GP services.

 

https://app.doctorlink.com/thecottons/register

 

We are asking all patients to register with DoctorLink if possible. Thank you for helping us to find new ways to provide our services.

(Please note: if preferred, you can still make an appointment via phone or Patient Access while we trial our new online service with DoctorLink).

 

Prescriptions

Please remember all prescription requests need to be ordered direct with the surgery and not through 3rd party pharmacists (including online pharmacies). Thanks

 

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