Our Clinics and Services

We can deal with day to day health problems as they arise, as well as providing ongoing care for patients with long term conditions.

Oundle Medical Practice runs various clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and sexual health services.

Click or tap on the headings below to view more information about our clinics and services.

 

 

Core Services

GP Consultations

 

Our GPs are available to assess, diagnose, treat and manage illness as well as provide links to further health services such as hospital admissions and referrals to specialists. The appointment time given for a GP consultation is usually 10 minutes, although it can be longer for more complicated reviews and procedures.

GP Home Visits

 

Home visits can be arranged if your illness prevents you from attending either the surgery during the day or the City Care Centre at night but please remember that home visits are very time consuming for the Doctor. We ask that you telephone 01832 273408 before 10.00am to request a home visit as we cover a large area it allows the Doctors to plan visits.

Advanced Clinical Practitioners

 

Appointments with an Advanced Clinical Practitioner: Our surgery employs qualified Advanced Clinical Practitioners who are registered nurses who have completed additional training to either degree or masters level. As a result, they are able to assess, diagnose, treat and manage illness and disease. They can see you if you have problems with your:

  • Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Head and Eyes
  • Heart and Lungs
  • Abdomen and Bones

The Advanced Clinical Practitioners are also trained to carry out gynaecological and breast examinations for ladies.

The aim is to expand and enhance the services they can offer you as a practice nurse. You may be offered an appointment with an Advanced Clinical Practitioner as an alternative to the doctor.

Can the Advanced Clinical Practitioner give me a prescription ? Yes … The Advanced Clinical Practitioner will be able to arrange a prescription as part of your consultation.

What if I need a blood test as well? If after assessing you the Advanced Clinical Practitioner feels that you need a blood test, the Advanced Clinical Practitioner will take a sample during your appointment. If the sample needs to be “on an empty stomach” you may need to return to the surgery for a blood test appointment with the health care assistant.

Can the Advanced Clinical Practitioner give me a medical certificate for Work? Yes … Please remember legally you can self-certify for the first 7 days of any illness. Should you require a medical certificate after 7 days, the Advanced Clinical Practitioner will liaise with the doctor and issue you with a certificate if appropriate.

Can the Advanced Clinical Practitioner refer me to hospital to see a consultant or for further investigations such as x-rays or an ultrasound ? Yes … The Advanced Clinical Practitioner can make a referral to a consultant where relevant. Arrangements have also been made so that the Advanced Clinical Practitioner can request X-ray and Ultrasound appointments should they be necessary.

There are no female GPs at the surgery today, can I see the Advanced Clinical Practitioner instead ? Yes … The Advanced Clinical Practitioner is happy to see patients who would prefer to see a female clinician.

Practice Nurse Services

 

Our team of Practice Nurses are on hand to provide care for patients with minor conditions and chronic diseases. Some of the services they provide are:

  • Asthma checks & advice
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Blood tests & ECGs
  • Dressings & wound care
  • Diabetic blood & advice
  • Dietary advice
  • Ear care
  • Immunisations
  • Removal of Stitches
  • New patient checks
  • Sexual health advice & screening
  • Smoking Cessation Advice
  • Smear tests
  • Travel Advice & Immunisations – We are a Yellow Fever Centre
  • Weight Loss Advice
  • Well Woman / Well Man

District Nurses / Nurse Visits

 

The community nursing team delivers skilled nursing care in people’s homes. They are in contact with the GPs and come into surgery on a regular basis.

Midwife Service

 

The role of our Community Midwives is to look after our pregnant women and babies throughout the antenatal period, during labour and birth, and for up to 28 days after the baby has been born. Regular Antenatal Clinics are run from the Surgery and appointments can be made at Reception.

Health Visitor Service

 

We have a small team of Health Visitors based from the practice who specialise in give advice on health care to expectant mothers, small children, the elderly and the handicapped. The team work with parents and carers to provide support and information and carry out regular checks on the under 5s as well as holding ante-natal classes with the Midwives.

Dietician

 

Our Dietician is trained in all aspects of nutrition and health and holds a monthly clinic by appointment only. The Dietician can offer dietary advice for conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, coeliac disease, obesity etc. Referral is through one of the medical team.

Counsellors

 

Counselling can be helpful for those experiencing physical, emotional or psychological problems such as bereavement, loss, low self esteem, stress, relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression or abuse. Referral is through your GP but the service is completely confidential between the counsellor and patient.

Clinics

Travel Clinic

 

If you are planning on traveling to a foreign Country that requires you to have travel vaccinations, please book an appointment in our travel clinic. Prior to your appointment you will need to print and complete our TRAVEL RISK ASSESSMENT FORM and bring it with you to your appointment. Forms can also be collected from reception if you do not have access to a printer.

Same Day Clinics

 

Advice and treatment are available for the following conditions:

  • Earache / Sore Throats
  • Urine Infections / Cystitis
  • Coughs and Colds
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Thrush
  • Emergency Contraception
  • Rashes & Bites

Diabetic Clinics

 

We offer patients practical advice and support in helping to control diabetes to help you find out things you don’t understand about the disease. Most people will visit a diabetes clinic every 3-6 months and complete one annual review.

Psychiatric Clinics

 

The Community Psychiatric Nursing team provide a service of continuing care and support in the community for those with mental illness. We hold Psychiatric Clinics every other Tuesday at the Surgery.

Vaccinations & Immunisations

 

Vaccinations provide protection against serious diseases such as Flu, Whooping Cough, Chickenpox, Hepatitis B, Tuberculosis and Mumps. Anyone under the age of 25 will be offered Meningitis and MMR (Mumps, Measles & Rubella) once they are a registered patient of a the surgery. We operate regular Flu Vaccination Clinics for the elderly and venerable in the winter. More information: www.immunisation.dh.gov.uk

Child & Family Guidance

 

We run Child and Family Guidance Sessions which are normally accessed by referral usually through the health visitors or school nurse.

Family Planning

 

Your GP can offer comprehensive contraception, family planning and pre-conceptual advice. This is medical advice for people who are thinking of having a baby. The service is principally provided by your GP in a routine appointment.

Phlebotomist / Blood Tests

 

Our Phlebotomists hold clinics three afternoons per week to take blood for testing. Appointments are made through your doctor. If you require lab test results Please telephone 01832 275237 between 2pm and 4pm on weekdays.

Continence Clinic

 

The Practice has an attached Continence Advisor and access to this clinic is by GP referral. Continence Clinics are held monthly.

Antenatal Clinics

 

The role of our Community Midwives is to look after our pregnant women and babies throughout the antenatal period, during labour and birth, and for up to 28 days after the baby has been born. Regular Antenatal Clinics are run from the Surgery and appointments can be made at Reception.