Practice News

6th Apr


On the 1st April 1 2021, Northamptonshire's County Council and its 7 District and Borough councils will be replaced by two new authorities - West Northamptonshire Council and North Northamptonshire Council.
Registration Services
The Registration Service is Disaggregating into 2 Services. This change will affect how people in the county can register births and deaths.
From 1st April all births and deaths can only be registered at the offices located in the area that either the birth or death occurred.
All births or deaths within Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough or East Northants council boundaries will become a part of North Northamptonshire Council Registration Service. The main Registration Office for this council will be Kettering with Registration Offices also in Corby and Wellingborough.
The new Local Authority contact details for North Northamptonshire Council Customer Service Centre Tel: 0300 126 3000
The new Registration Areas: North Northamptonshire Registration Service generic email:
Best wishes
The RDHG Team
23rd Mar

Road Closures - the B576, Desborough Road, Rothwell

Rothwell North Working Party - Press release

Road closure planned for 5th to 18th April 2021 has been reorganised so that full road closures are overnight and at the weekend outside the Easter holidays. (For full report and further updates use this link - Rothwell North Working Party )

Three-way Traffic Lights & temporary Crossing: Mid week three way traffic lights & Temporary Pedestrian Crossing:
To remain in place from now until 10/4/21 Mon 12/4/21 05:00 to Sat 17/4/21 06:00 (24 hr)
  Mon 19/4/21 05:00 to 19:00 (days)
Weekend closures (24 hrs day & night): Tues 20/4/21 05:00 to 19:00 (days)
Sat 10/4/21 06:00 to Mon 12/4/21 05:00 Wed 21/4/21 05:00 to 19:00 (days)
Sat 17/4/21 06:00 to Mon 19/4/21 05:00 Thurs 22/4/21 05:00 to 19:00 (days)
Sat 24/4/21 06:00 to Mon 26/4/21 05:00 Fri 23/4/21 05:00 to 19:00 (days)
  Mon 26/4/21 05:00 to Fri 7/5/21 17:00 (24 hr)
Weekday night closures (19/4/21 to 23/4/21):
Mon 19/4/21 19:00 to Tues 20/4/21 06:00
Tues 20/4/21 19:00 to Wed 21/4/21 06:00
Wed 21/4/21 19:00 to Thurs 22/4/21 06:00
Thurs 22/4/21 19:00 to Fri 23/4/21 06:00
Fri 23/4/21 19:00 to Sat 24/4/21 06:00 


12th Mar

***** Covid-19 Vaccination Update *****

We have tried to make contact with all patients in cohort 6 and above. If you haven’t received your covid-19 vaccine then please give us a call between 3pm & 6pm and we will look at getting you booked in. Patients in cohort 1-6 are:
1 - Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults
2 - All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
3 - All those 75 years of age and over
4 - All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (not including pregnant women and those under 16 years of age)
5 - All those 65 years of age and over
6 - Adults aged 16 to 65 years in an at-risk group

** Cohort 7 (60-64) & Cohort 8 (55-59) **
If you have not received an invitation by the mass vaccination centre please call the surgery between 3pm and 6pm.
Please can you ensure that the surgery have your up to date contact number.

Best Wishes
The RDHG Team

Blood vial
4th Mar

** 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.

Kind regards


The RDHG team

Covid-19 Vaccination
21st Dec 2020

******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.

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.

30th Nov 2020

Farewell from Dr Myhill

Dear residents of Rothwell, Desborough and surrounding villages,

I shall actually be retiring on 30th Nov 2020 after nearly 30 years of my GP working life amongst you. I know I have teased many of you about my pending retirement over the years, but this time it is true!

I have seen many examples of the kindness, bravery in adversity and goodness from my patients over the years and I shall have fond memories of seeing you and your families grow up and getting to know you, just as I knew many of your grandparents. I have always enjoyed hearing about your lives and I hope I gave you all enough time to talk about things. We have shared a lot together.

I have been well supported by work colleagues past and present through some difficult times in the NHS and I believe, with your ongoing patience and understanding, that you have a good Primary Care team to look after you in the future.

I now plan to indulge in some of the hobbies I have been putting off, such as piano, fitness, cycling, golf, guitar, art, photography and learning a language.

I would like to wish you all ongoing good health, and if you see me cycling through the local area in the future, give me a wave or flag me down to say hello (but you might need to remind me of your name – you know what I’m like with names!).

Best wishes

Dr Tim Myhill

11th Aug 2020

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.

19th Jun 2020

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…/nhs-test-and-trace-if-youve-been-in-c…/




Wear a face covering
19th Jun 2020

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
21st May 2020

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

17th Apr 2020

Coronavirus Support

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.

a close up of Corona Virus
11th Mar 2020

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.