Saxon Spires Practice

Northampton Road, Brixworth, Northants, NN6 9WU
West Haddon Road, Guilsborough, Northamptonshire, NN6 8QE

Closure for training October 28th

On Wednesday 28th October we will be closed for staff training from 12:30. If you need urgent medical attention that cannot wait until we reopen on Thursday 29th October at 8 am you can call 111 and they will be able to help you.

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HOPE- living with cancer or after treatment ends- no one should have to face those feelings alone

The HOPE programme (helping to overcome problems effectively) can help you to get more out of life.

HOPE is a licensed programme developed by Coventry University and Macmillan Cancer Support. It is an interactive, group based, self-management course which runs for 6 weeks with each session 2 hours.  The sessions are run by trained HOPE facilitators who are either health and social care professionals or trained volunteers who have had a cancer experience.

Read more about it and how to enrol here:

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Relax and take some ‘active rest’ at the park

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All carers are entitled to an NHS Flu Jab

Please see the letter from Public Health Northamptonshire. We urge all carers to book into one of our many flu clinics to protect themselves and their loved ones from flu this winter.

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Flu Clinic Saturday 26 September open for bookings

We have just added an extra flu clinic this Saturday 26 September (Guilsborough)- if you are eligible for an NHS flu jab (click here for crtieria) please give us a call and book your slot.

We are trying out utmost to immunise as many patients as possible before the end of October, so please don’t delay booking your slot.

Being protected against flu if you are in a risk category protects you, and will protect the NHS during what is likely to be a challenging winter.

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The following patients should book their flu jab by calling the practice

We have multiple flu clinics running in the month of October- please call us to book your NHS flu jab ONLY if you fall into one of the following groups:

a. Eligible patients are those who are registered at the practice, who are:


i. aged 65 and over


ii. Diagnosed as pregnant

iii. aged six months to 64 years (inclusive) and defined as at-risk (See below for screenshots of the full list)


iv. locum GPs (to be vaccinated by the GP practice where they are
registered as a patient)

v. carers


vi. household contacts of an individual on the Shielded Patient List

vii. household contacts of immunocompromised individuals


viii.those in long-stay in residential or nursing homes or other long-stay
health or social care facility (NB WE WILL ARRANGE A HOME VISIT FOR THESE PATIENTS TO RECEIVE THEIR JAB)


ix. health and social care staff employed by a registered residential
care/nursing home or registered domiciliary care provider (to be
vaccinated by the GP practice where they are registered as a
patient) and;


x. health and care staff employed by a voluntary managed hospice
provider (to be vaccinated by the GP practice where they are
registered as a patient).

xi. health and social care workers employed through Direct Payments
and/or Personal Health Budgets (such as personal assistant) to
deliver domiciliary care to patients and service users (to be
vaccinated by the GP practice where they are registered as a
patient).


The programme may be further extended in November and December to include those in the 50-64 year old age group subject to vaccine supply and after existing eligible groups have been prioritised.

Here is the full list of which conditions quality patients for an NHS flu jab:

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Carers Virtual Drop In Session 15 September

Northamptonshire Carers next virtual drop in session for carers who are registered patients at the practice is at 1:30 on 15 September.

Topic: Saxon Spires Surgery Drop-in

Time: Sep 15, 2020 01:30 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/95997005578?pwd=RVhlRnJqQUs2MzBSdVBBUFN3NmR5UT09

Meeting ID: 959 9700 5578

Passcode: 388564

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Thanks from Lord Lieutenant

We were so touched to receive a card of thanks from the Lord Lieutenant.

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Collecting medication from our dispensaries

To reduce the number of people queuing at then dispensary collection points, we send patients a text message when their medication is ready to collect. Please do not come to collect your medication before you receive the notification from us, as it will not be ready to collect. Our dispensaries are working to a 4 working day collection timeframe.

If you do not have a mobile phone a member of the team will call you to advise your medication is ready to collect.

The 4 days collection timeframe allows our staff to socially distance in the dispensary.

Thank you for your patience.

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Carers Drop In sessions

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