Data Sharing Changes you should know about
- TYPE 1 - this stops any data going from the practice to NHS Digital.
To opt out of Type 1: complete the form here https://nhs-prod.global.ssl.fastly.net/.../type-1-opt-out... before 23rd August and return it to the surgery. We will then add the information to your medical record.
- NATIONAL DATA - this will allow the data to go to NHS Digital, but stops any data going further than that.
*****IMPORTANT UPDATE TO REGISTER BIRTHS AND DEATHS*****
** Blood test appointments **
If you need to book an appointment for a blood test, you can book a test at the surgery by contacting us after 11 o clock.
Appointments for blood tests are also available at:
Kettering Council Offices, please call 01536 410333 to arrange an appointment
Nuffield Diagnostic Centre (Building next to Corby Urgent Care). Up until the 8th of March 2021 this is a walk in service. From the 8th March 2021 you need to book an appointment. We will let you know about details as soon they are available.
Kettering General Hospital are only running a service for children's phlebotomy. Please call 01536 492694 if you need to arrange an appointment for your child.
The RDHG team
******Covid Vaccination Update****
We are working with other local practices to deliver a Covid-19 Vaccination service.
As you can understand this is a very busy time for us and we are in the process of contacting all eligible patients to arrange their appointments.
We are currently contacting all patients over the age of 80, this is the first group of patients who are eligible for the vaccination. Patients will be offered a vaccination either at Prospect House in Kettering or Woodsend Medical Centre in Corby.
The service at Prospect House in Kettering is a drive through service and is based in the surgery car park. The photo below is of the vaccination site, taken after the first day of vaccinations.
If you have an appointment at Woodsend, please watch the following video to prepare for your appointment. https://fb.watch/2sytN_dlgU/
Could we kindly request that you do not contact the practice to arrange appointments, we will be in touch with you.
Please share this news so we can reach as many people as possible.
New Physiotherapy service
We now offer a physiotherapist service at our Desborough surgery, this is available on Wednesdays & Fridays. As with other appointments these are currently being done via telephone in the first instance. Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability.
NHS Test and Trace
The NHS Test and Trace service went live on 28th May in England, if you're told you have been exposed to an infected person you must self- isolate for 14 days. Click the link below for further information
Patients are required to wear a face covering at Rothwell & Desborough Practices
Patients are being asked to wear a face mask/covering when attending either surgery for any reason. Children under 11 are currently not required to, but may still wish to. If you don't have a mask, a scarf or something similar to cover your face and nose can also be used. Thank you for your co-operation.
For details on how to make your own face covering, click on this link
Organ donation law in England has changed
The Law around organ donation has changed in England. Any decision is still yours to make. Find out more at www.organdonation.nhs.uk
If you have been affected by or are requiring additional support because of the coronavirus outbreak, please contact the practice. We will then refer you to our social prescriber who can advise you about local support services or help you access the help you need.
Our social prescriber is able to refer you to the NHS volunteer Responders service. The NHS volunteer responders can help with:
- Collecting and delivering shopping, medication or other essential supplies.
- Provide transport to patients who are ready for discharge from hospital and ensure that they are settled safely back into their homes.
- Provide telephone support to individuals who are at risk of loneliness
If you know someone who is vulnerable and does not have a local support network, please encourage them to contact the practice.
Corona Virus Update
In response to Corona Virus, starting tomorrow, all GP appointments will be via telephone triage only. A same day appointment will then be offered if needed. Anyone with possible symptoms of COVID-19 will be asked to attend Desborough Surgery. Routine care will take place at Rothwell Surgery. If you have travelled to a high risk area or had contact with a confirmed case & develop symptoms, please do NOT attend surgery, but call 111 to arrange testing.