NOTICE - CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
We are currently working in a different way to help our patients. We have a number of options available, to ensure we continue to provide you with the highest quality healthcare.
As part of our contingency planning for Coronavirus, we are advising all patients to not attend the surgery unless absolutely essential.
As a patient, you will be offered a telephone consultation with a clinician in the first instance. These can be booked by telephone or online. After assessment, if the matter cannot be dealt with over the telephone, we can offer a video consultation, texting in a photograph or, where examination is required, a face-to-face appointment.
Many of your health needs can be dealt with by telephone. We are now also able to text or email sick notes and we can send blood test request forms electronically to your chosen phlebotomy clinic, thus minimising the handling of paperwork.
Please note prescription requests need to be completed at home before they are delivered to the surgery. We are no longer providing patients with forms and pens due to the current situation. Please ensure you nominate a pharmacy so we can send your prescription electronically.
If you are asked to attend the surgery, we kindly ask that you wear a face covering. This does not need to be a clinical face mask and can easily be made at home: https:www/gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering
If you have a face to face appointment booked, please report to Reception to let us know you have arrived. Our reception team will check we have the correct telephone number on file for you and you will be asked to wait in your vehicle or outside and the clinician will call you when they are ready to see you.
All of our staff are wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) appropriate to their role and time between appointments has been allocated to ensure all treatment rooms/areas are thoroughly cleaned between patients, in accordance with nhs infection control guidelines, for your safety and protection.
If you do develop symptoms associated with coronavirus please do not attend the surgery. NHS 111 has an online service to help you: 111.nhs.uk
For the latest advice please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or www.gov.uk/coronavirus
WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF OUR PATIENTS FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION, UNDERSTANDING AND SUPPORT DURING THIS DIFFICULT PERIOD
PLEASE STAY SAFE AND OBSERVE GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES TO HELP US PROTECT OUR COMMUNITY
SURGERY UPDATE REGARDING FLU CLINICS
Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.
We are now taking bookings for annual flu vaccinations, and will be contacting all eligible patients in due course. We will be following national guidance to ensure our flu clinics are run safely and efficiently in order to protect our patients and staff.
Please take a few moments to review the measures we have put in place:
- You will be allocated an appointment slot and not a specific time. Please do not arrive any earlier than 5 minutes before your appointment slot.
- Please ensure personal belongings are left in your car.
- Please arrive alone to your appointment if possible.
- When you arrive, please follow the markings to join the queue outside the surgery , maintaining 2 meters distance; you will be called through to the foyer one at a time to sign in, and you will be advised which queue you need to join.
- Please use hand sanitisers provided when entering the building.
- Where possible, we will be administering the vaccination in the left arm, please be ready to have the vaccination as soon as the clinician calls you through.
- Please ensure you wear a mask at all times when in the building. We will be unable to provide masks to our patients.
- We will be operating a one way system throughout the surgery, please ensure you follow the markings in the surgery or ask a member of staff if you are unsure.
- Patient toilets will not be in use during the flu clinics.
Welcome to Harborough Field Surgery
Harborough Field doctors' surgery in Rushden aims to provide the highest quality healthcare to its patients. Our doctors, nurses and all our other staff are dedicated to offering a professional service and this surgery website will help us to keep all our patients up to date with news and information about our practice.
As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like. We can use your ideas to improve our online services and further develop the content of this site.
East Northants Hub
East Northants Hub is a new GP led evening and weekend service where local GPs and other clinicians offer a range of services for patients registered with a GP practice in East Northants. Please visit the Hub Website for more information.
Online Appointments and Repeat Medication - 24/7
You can book an appointment, order a repeat prescription, access some of your medical records, or notify a change of address on-line from the links below. For access, please print and complete the application form and take it to the surgery, with appropriate identification documents.
If you wish to see a GP for a specific procedure e.g. coil fit / steroid injection, please be aware that not all GPs undertake these, and you should book through reception.
Our appointment system refreshes at 8pm daily.
Remember - you do not need an appointment for Blood Pressure, Height and Weight measurement. Self-service monitors are available in the waiting room!
From time to time, we may send you text messages confirming your appointment times, or asking you to confirm information regarding your medical record. For example, we may send you a message to confirm your smoking status, to offer support on stopping smoking, or to remind you to book for flu vaccinations, asthma or diabetic reviews.
Please be assured that these messages are being sent directly from the surgery, and the message will always start with “This is a message from Harborough Field Surgery…”. We would appreciate it if patients could respond to these messages when we are asking for information, as it helps us to ensure that your medical records are kept up to date.
These messages will be sent from the telephone number which has been allocated to the surgery, and you can confirm from our website that this number is 07903 594625.
If you have any questions regarding this, or would like to opt out of being sent text messages, please contact the surgery directly on 01933 354200.
(Site updated 21/10/2020)