Types of Appointment

Our healthcare team comprises of a wide range of professionals to help our patients. We have GP’s, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Practice Nurses, Health Care Assistant, Physiotherapists, Clinical Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technicians, Health & Wellbeing Coach, Care Coordinator and Social Prescriber.

For day to day appointments you may have a consultation with either a Nurse or a Doctor depending on the nature of the problem. Our Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP’s) are highly skilled senior nurses with advanced clinical skills. They are able to carry out appropriate assessments and examinations, make a diagnosis, prescribe any required medication and refer patients for investigations.

Our Practice Nurse team are specially trained to assess and treat a wide range of health conditions, including diabetes, hypertension and asthma , treatment of minor injuries, contraception counselling, undertake smear tests and carry out vaccinations. The Practice Nurses can issue a prescription that they will then ask a Doctor to sign.

Our Health Care Assistant is able to undertake dressings, remove sutures, syringe ears, and take blood and urine samples.

At the practice we have appointments at different timescales depending upon the urgency of the medical problem you have.

On the day On the day emergency appointments are for patients who have an urgent medical problem that cannot wait for a routine appointment. The practice aims to offer appointments to all patients with an on the day emergency. These appointments are generally booked in addition to a doctor or nurses existing full clinic, therefore only the urgent medical problem can be addressed. The doctor or nurse will not be able to deal with routine matters so please don’t ask them too. Our Patient Services team will be pleased to book you a subsequent routine appointment for this purpose.
Within 48 hours For patients who need to be seen soon but don’t require an emergency appointment we offer appointments within a 48 hour period. If a 48 hour appointment is not available at the time that you call, our Patient Services team might ask you to call back when appointments are likely to be available.
Routine For patients who need an appointment for a non-urgent problem, for a medication review or for a follow up appointment we offer appointments within 28 days.

The Northampton GP Extended Access service makes it easier for you to book an appointment with a local GP or other healthcare professional at a time that is more convenient, including evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays. There are both telephone and face to face appointments available. The location for this service is on the ground floor of Highfield Clinical Care Centre, Cliftonville Rd, Northampton, NN1 5BD.

Times appointments are available:

  • 18:30 – 21:30 Monday to Friday
  • 09:00 – 17:00 Weekends
  • 10.30 – 13.30 Bank Holidays

We may offer you an appointment via the GP extended access service, if our own appointments are fully booked, or if the times are more suitable for you.