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As you are aware, surgeries generally are struggling to cope with the high demand on their services and patients are often experiencing long waits when booking routine appointments. Unfortunately many patients fail to attend their appointments without informing the practice. These appointments could have been offered to other patients. In order to try to address this problem the practice has adopted a policy whereby if a patient does not attend 3 appointments in 12 months a warning letter will be sent to the patient stating that a further occurrence may result in removal from the practice list.

During the month of October a total of 69 patients did not attend their appointment.

We thank all 796 patients that attended their appointment and those that cancelled it in good time so we could offer it to another patient.

We are implementing a new symptom checker called Doctorlink

Moulton Surgery would like to invite you to join DoctorLink.

We have been looking at how we can improve access to Practice services; DoctorLink is our new online service where you can access advice and appointments on line.

Registration is simple and you can register here:

app.doctorlink.com/register

 For all urgent appointments, we ask that you undertake a symptom assessment through DoctorLink.

The symptom checker will ask you a number of questions to help to identify your problem.

The outcome of your assessment will direct you to the right treatment, whether emergency care, your GP, nurse or self care.

If your outcome indicates that an appointment is required, you simply click on the request appointment link.

Once the request has been submitted, you will then be contacted by the Practice Team, to arrange an appointment within the identified timeframe (as outlined in the outcome of your symptom checker).

The information you provide will be shared with our clinical team (where appropriate) and will assist in providing robust information of your problem to the required clinical team member prior to your appointment.

You can even download the App:

More bookable GP Appointments available in Northampton

6:30pm – 9:30pm weekdays, 9:00am – 5:00pm weekends

There are now more bookable GP appointments in Northampton, making it easier for you to get an appointment at a time that suits you including evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays.

The Northampton GP Extended Access Service is an extension of your usual GP practice, it is not a walk-in-service, you need to make an appointment through your usual GP practice.

The service is located on the ground floor of Highfield Clinical Care Centre, Cliftonville Rd., Northampton NN1 5BD.

For more information please visit: www.northantsgpalliance.com

New to Uni in 2015 and under 25 – get your meningitis ACWY vaccination

Meningitis is a rare but serious disease that most commonly affects children and young adults.

You are more at risk of catching meningitis when you first start University since you’ll be mixing with lots of new people as well as living closely with them in halls or shared accommodation.

Meningococcal bacteria can lead to meningitis, which means an inflammation of the lining of the brain.  It can also lead to septicaemia, which means blood poisioning.  Both can be very serious, especially if not diagnosed early, potentially fatal.  A full description of the signs and symptoms to look for can be found at www.meningitisnow.org

This year the NHS is rolling out a vaccination jab which provides good protection against four different types of Meningitis – A, C, W, Y.

If you are aged 25 year or under and are starting University in 2015 you should have the vaccination.

So what do you do now?

Call us to make an appointment to have the jab on (01604) 892582 or pop in to make an appointment, we’re right next to the Student Centre on Park Campus.

It’s free so why wait?

Dr Stuart Cooper, GP Partner at Moulton Surgery on Park Campus