Your Local NHS
The area served by Dr Wingfield & Partners is in the district covered by NHS Northamptonshire, which is responsible for commissioning and ensuring you receive all the health services you need. For details of all primary care services in the area you can view the website at www.northamptonshire.nhs.uk
NHS Northamptonshire also produces a guide to local health services. Francis Crick House 6 Summerhouse Road Moulton Park Northampton NN3 6BF Tel: (01604) 651100 Fax: (01604) 651101.
We seek to offer the full range of NHS General Practice services, which are subject to contracts between NHS Northamptonshire (NHS), and Dr S Wingfield & Partners (an unlimited partnership), and terms may vary or availability be limited. If you require a specific service please feel free to ask if it is one that is commissioned or provided privately e.g. medical reports.
Other local NHS services
As well as our practice, there are many other local NHS services you can contact for health advice, information or treatment. Before you do, remember that you can treat many minor ailments such as colds, coughs and indigestion by keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home. We suggest you keep the following:
- Paracetamol and aspirin (children under 16 and people with asthma should not take aspirin)
- Mild laxatives
- Anti-diarrhoeal medicines
- Rehydration mixture
- Indigestion remedy (for example, antacids)
- Travel sickness tablets
- Sunscreen – SPF15 or higher
- Sunburn treatment (for example, calamine)
- Tweezers and sharp scissors •
- A thermometer
- A selection of plasters, non-absorbent cotton wool, elastic bandages and dressings.
- Keep the medicine chest in a secure, locked place out of reach of small children.
- Always read the instructions and use the suggested dose
- Watch expiry dates – don’t keep or use medicines past their sell-by date
- Take all unwanted and out-of-date medicines back to the pharmacy
111 offers free expert health information and advice 24-hours a day by calling 111. If English is not your preferred language, you can choose to use a confidential translation service.
Your local pharmacist
Your local pharmacist will be able to give you free health advice at any time – you don’t need an appointment. Many pharmacies operate extended hours on a rota basis.
NHS Walk-in Centres
See a doctor or nurse everyday 8am - 8pm at Lakeside Plus Surgery, Cottingham Road, Corby, NN17 2UR. You can walk in and wait to be seen.
The Lakeside Plus Centre is the first GP-led 8-8 centre in Northamptonshire. Opened in Corby in December 2008, this centre sees patients from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week, and offers a range of innovative services including a nurse-led minor illness service, screening for health problems such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and sexually transmitted diseases, sexual health services, health and wellbeing clinics, and an out-of-hours weekend service. Patients are able to walk in or book an appointment over the telephone or internet.
Accident and Emergency/999
Whatever the day or time, if you or someone else experiences severe chest pain, loss of blood or suspected broken bones, go to your nearest accident and emergency department or call 999. Accident and emergency departments are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and can assess serious injuries and provide emergency treatment.