Clinics We Offer
Please note that during the current Coronavirus pandemic, many of our appointments will initially be by telephone. The services described below may be changed depending on current guidance.
Midwife appointments are held at the surgery on a Tuesday and a Friday. Community midwives from Oxford University Hospitals cover these clinics. There are 2 community midwives attached to Brackley Medical Centre and they will give both antenatal and postnatal care to expectant mothers. Your midwife will guide you accordingly, but it is a midwives preference and recommendation that you stick to one or the other and maintain consistency with your midwife.
Doctors look after their own maternity patients with the midwife and/or consultant. Women can choose where they give birth. Patients may deliver at home or at any of the various local hospitals.
If you urgently need to contact the midwife, please call the Day Assessment Unit on 01295 229779.
You will need a routine GP appointment when you are between 5-8 weeks pregnant so that any current medication you are on can be discussed and adjusted accordingly. You will then need to book your first midwife appointment for when you are between 8-11 weeks pregnant. This initial appointment with the midwife is approximately 80 minutes long.
Any of our doctors are happy to discuss your individual needs.
For new prescription of a contraceptive pill, please make a routine appointment with a GP. If you are due a pill check, please make an appointment with a nurse.
For IUCD (coil) and Nexplanons (implant), please make a routine appointment with any of our GP’s to discuss the procedure. Once you have discussed it with a GP you can then be booked in for the procedure which will be undertaken by one of the GP’s who specialises in women’s health.
The aim of promoting health is to try and identify risk factors at an early stage and prevent them from causing ill health. For this reason we will ask about drinking and smoking habits and measure your blood pressure and weight from time to time. This is especially wise in people with a family history of heart disease, diabetes or stroke.
We offer NHS Health Checks for patients aged 40-74 who are not on a chronic disease register.
- Blood Samples - Blood test appointments offered every day, dependent on availability, before collection at 2.45pm.
- Child Immunisations – Thursday 09:00 – 13:00
- Flu Clinics - Our Practice Nurses and District Nurse run flu injection sessions starting in October of each year.
- Minor Surgery - Appointments booked for the Dr and Nurse
A number of other clinics and services are based at the new Brackley Medical Centre & Community Hospital. If you wish to contact these services to re-arrange an appointment or if you have any queries regarding your appointment/the service you will need to contact them directly:
NHS Physiotherapy ~ The Horton & Brackley Physiotherapy department can be contacted on 01295 229432 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Nurses ~ The Community Nursing Team (District Nurses) can be contacted on 0300 777002.
Health Visitors ~ The Health Visitors can be contacted on 0800 1707055.
Clinical Waste and Sharps Collections
South Northants Council pick up infectious clinical waste from homes free of charge every week and also provide a separate service for needles and syringes.
Needles and syringes must be placed in a sharps box provided by the surgery on prescription. You must never place syringes or needles in your blue recycling bin.
To arrange a collection please call 01327 322093. Collections are on Tuesdays only and must be booked by 4:00pm on Monday for the collection to take place the following day.
Other healthcare related waste, such as incontinence pads, stoma bags, plasters and non-infectious dressings, should be double bagged in plastic bags and placed into your black bin.
If you find any needles and syringes in a public area please report it to South Northants Council Customer Services on 01327 344344.
Further information can be found on the South Northants Council website: www.southnorthants.gov.uk/info/10/rubbish-and-recycling/12/clinical-waste-needles-and-syringes