East Northants Hub
New Enhanced Access
GP Extended Hours
East Northants Enhanced Access Hub
The Enhanced Access Hub is a GP led evening and weekend service that offers a range of services for patients registered at surgeries across East Northants. Appointments for these services are bookable by your own GP Practice and are offered at both Harborough Field Surgery and The Cottons Medical Centre.
These appointments are limited to a set criteria however the appointments that are offered may include:
- GP appointments for new problems
- Paediatric Nurses for under 6 year olds for new problems
- Nurse Practioner - for new minor illnesses
- Smear Clinics
- Chronic Disease - Asthma/COPD reviews
- Treatment room
- Respiratory Hub - cold/flu symptoms eg.chest infection
- IAPT Mental health support
These services are subject to change and we will update the website with these changes as soon as possible.
Please visit the Hub Website for more information.
What is Enhanced Access?
Enhanced hours access provided by GPs, Practice Nurses, Paediatric Nurses and other clinicians both inside and outside of core General Practice opening hours in East Northants.
Available appointments as follows:
· 18.30 – 20.00 Monday – Friday
· 08.00 – 12.00 Saturdays
· 08.00 – 12.00 Sundays (GP Telephone Consultations)
· 08.00 -12.00 Bank Holidays
How do I book an appointment?
Please call Spinney Brook or Woodford Medical Centre and ask the Receptionist to book you an East Northants Hub appointment. The service may also be offered to you proactively if you are calling for a regular GP or Nurse appointment.
· Only patients who have an appointment will be seen
· This is NOT a walk-in service
· On-line appointment booking is not available
Please Note: The Hub appointments are for routine medical issues and not for urgent care. If urgent care is required after your own surgery is closed please call the NHS 111 service for advice. If you have a life threatening medical emergency call 999
How do I cancel a Hub appointment?
If you no longer need your Hub appointment please call Spinney Brook Medical Centre on 01933 650593 before 6pm to cancel your appointment.
It is important to cancel any unwanted appointments so that they can be made available to others.
Will I see my own GP?
The Hub will be staffed by GPs and Practice Nurses from local Practices. If you prefer to see your usual GP or Practice Nurse please book an appointment at your own surgery during normal opening hours.
Will my Medical Records be available?
To provide the safest and highest quality of care your full clinical record will be available to the Hub clinicians. However you will be asked by the Receptionist for your consent when you book your appointment and by the Clinician before they access your GP Medical Records. Notes from your Hub consultation will be sent back to your own GP electronically to ensure your GP Practice is kept up to date.
Can blood tests and other investigations be ordered and can I be referred into another service?
The Hub clinicians will be able to view your previous test results but will not order new ones unless it is urgent. If investigations are required a recommendation will be sent to your usual GP Practice. Routine referrals will not be made directly from the Hub, again a recommendation will be sent to your usual GP Practice.