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Contraceptive Service/Family Planning

A full range of contraceptive services is available (eg pill, cap, intra-uterine device, implants) by appointment at reception.  We also provide advice on safer sex and abortion - all these are in strict confidence. Young people can also discuss teenage sexual health by appointment at the weekly family planning clinics held at Rothwell and Desborough.

Child Health Surveillance

These are held in both centres and are to ensure that the child is growing and developing normally.  Our Health Visitors are available to give advice and support.

Phlebotomy Service

We have a phlebotomy outreach service from Kettering General Hospital for five mornings per week. Rothwell – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday and Desborough on a Wednesday.

Blood tests with the phlebotomist must be booked in advance. We do not offer a walk in service.

Patients under the age of 16 will not been seen by an outreach phlebotomist and will need to be seen at Kettering General Hospital. Please ensure your requesting clinician gives you all the relevant paperwork before you leave your consultation.

Minor Operations

These are arranged by your own doctor and performed in the surgery.

Cervical Smears

When a smear is due, a letter will be sent to you. You will then need to call reception and book an appointment with the practice nurse. If you wish to know more about this procedure and why we consider it advisable, you can discuss this with either your doctor or the nurse.

Immunisation And Vaccination

Routine childhood immunisations are held on Thursday mornings at the Desborough Surgery, and on Wednesday mornings at the Rothwell Medical Centre

Podiatry (Chiropody)

Some podiatry (foot care) services are available at the Rothwell Medical Centre, either through your own doctor or by self-referral. Please ring 01536 410357/418298. Self-referral forms are available from reception.


  • Coronary heart disease prevention - by appointment with nurse
  • Well person - by appointment with nurse
  • Family planning - by appointment
  • Health promotion - by appointment with nurse
  • Leg ulcer - by appointment with nurse 
  • Respiratory - by appointment with nurse
  • Screening/over 75 - by appointment with nurse
  • Diabetes - by appointment with nurse

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