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Self Care

At Moulton Surgery, we are here to help when you need us. There are a range of services designed to help you manage acute and chronic illnesses. Before booking an appointment please consider if you can receive the advice from the qualified services below.

Health services are very busy at the moment. Help us to help those most in need. Follow these steps to use the right treatment:

Getting the right care, first time will ensure you receive the best possible treatment, leaving health services free for those who need them most.

How long will your infection last?

Earache: most get better by 8 days. Sore throat: Most get better by 7-8 days. Cold: Most get better by 14 days. Cough: Most get better by 21 days.

Children

All children get colds. This is a normal part of growing up and no medicines can prevent them. The best way to look after your child is to make sure they have plenty to drink and if they have a temperature some paracetamol will help. Most doctors don’t recommend cough medicines and antibiotics won’t help a cold.

For more information and health advice visit the NHS website: www.nhs.uk

Self-care

You can treat most common ailments and illnesses at home by keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet. This should include:

Pain relief e.g. paracetamol or ibuprofen

Children’s paracetamol oral suspension and ibuprofen syrups – free from pharmacy if you receive free prescriptions.

Mild laxatives to relieve constipation.

Cold relief products.

Rehydration mixtures to use if feeling dehydrated after a bout of sickness or diarrhoea.

Indigestion remedy.

A range of bandages, plasters, non-absorbent cotton wool, elastic bandages and dressings for minor cuts, sprains and bruises.

Pharmacy

Many pharmacies are open early until late and on weekends and bank holidays. You don’t need an appointment and can just pop in and get expert medical help from a qualified healthcare professional. Most pharmacies now have a private consultation area where you can discuss your issues and concerns without being overheard.

NHS 111

NHS 111 offers confidential health advice and information by telephone.

Ring 111 if you are ill and have questions about your health and where to get treatment.

GP surgeries

Make an appointment with Moulton Surgery if you have an illness or injury that will not go away.

Advice and information about a range of common winter health complaints, including how long symptoms will last and how to relieve symptoms is also available from NHS website, where you can find an easy to use symptom checker, can search for your local services and use the interactive First Aid toolkit.

DNAs – July 2022

  • In July 2022, 4771 appointments were attended
  • However, 132 appointments were not attended
  • This is equal to 30 hours and 35 minutes.

If you are unable to attend, please remember to cancel your appointment:

  • Call us on 01604 644126
  • Text back to your automatic message reminder
  • Visit the practice in person

As you are aware, GP Surgeries are generally 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. We appreciate that people lead busy lives and often remembering appointments is difficult; we also appreciate that circumstances can change, and the appointment may no longer be needed.

Please can you contact the Practice to let us know if you are unable to attend your booked appointment. This can be done over the telephone, in person or by replying to your text reminder. By doing this it will free up your appointment, which is no longer required, so that another patient can be booked in, allowing us to make sure we can continue to offer appointments to patients as soon as possible, and make sure that people do not have to wait for longer periods of time before a clinician can see them.

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.

Summer Activities 2022

Northampton Esco Cic

Summer activities are open to children aged 5-11.  They run from 9:00 until 15.30 and children will need to bring drinks and a packed lunch. Please Click Here For The Summer Flyer

Growing Together Northampton

Try new things, meet new friends. They welcome children aged 4 to 10 years old to
come to Blackthorn Community Centre (NN3 8QH) . They have games, fun crafts
activities, forest school adventures and much more. Lunch is also provided. Please Download The Holiday Club Schedule

Come and join Growing Together Northampton on Wednesdays over the summer holidays for arts and crafts, a bouncy castle, NAYC Messy Games, NAYC Circus Skills on selected days. Everybody is welcome. Please Download The Community Fun Schedule

DNAs – June 2022

 

  • In June 2022, 4578 appointments were attended.
  • However, 102 appointments were not attended.
  • This is equal to 21 hours and 20 minutes.

If you are unable to attend, please remember to cancel your appointment:

  • Call us on 01604 644126
  • Text back to your automatic message reminder.
  • Visit the practice in person.

As you are aware, GP Surgeries are generally 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. We appreciate that people lead busy lives and often remembering appointments is difficult; we also appreciate that circumstances can change, and the appointment may no longer be needed.

Please can you contact the Practice to let us know if you are unable to attend your booked appointment. This can be done over the telephone, in person or by replying to your text reminder. By doing this it will free up your appointment, which is no longer required, so that another patient can be booked in, allowing us to make sure we can continue to offer appointments to patients as soon as possible, and make sure that people do not have to wait for longer periods of time before a clinician can see them.

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.

DNA’s – May 2022

As you are aware, GP Surgeries are generally 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. We appreciate that people lead busy lives and often remembering appointments is difficult; we also appreciate that circumstances can change, and the appointment may no longer be needed.

Please can you contact the Practice to let us know if you are unable to attend your booked appointment. This can be done over the telephone, in person or by replying to your text reminder. By doing this it will free up your appointment, which is no longer required, so that another patient can be booked in, allowing us to make sure we can continue to offer appointments to patients as soon as possible, and make sure that people do not have to wait for longer periods of time before a clinician can see them.

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.

  • In May 2022, 4878 appointments were attended.
  • However, 131 appointments were not attended.
  • This is equal to 30 hours and 40 minutes.

If you are unable to attend, please remember to cancel your appointment:

  • Call us on 01604 644126
  • Text back to your automatic message reminder
  • Visit the practice in person

Monkey Pox

If you suspect you have symptoms suggestive of Monkey Pox or travelled from a high risk area with symptoms of flu-like illness (fever, malaise, headache high temperature and swollen glands) with or without a rash, please stay at your accommodation and call the surgery on:

For Moulton Surgery: 01604 644126.

For Universtity of Northampton Students: 01604 892582

You should not attend the surgery.

A GP will call and discuss your symptoms over the telephone or through a video consultation as warranted.

DNAs – March 2022

As you are aware, GP Surgeries are generally 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. We appreciate that people lead busy lives and often remembering appointments is difficult; we also appreciate that circumstances can change, and the appointment may no longer be needed.

Please can you contact the Practice to let us know if you are unable to attend your booked appointment. This can be done over the telephone, in person or by replying to your text reminder. By doing this it will free up your appointment, which is no longer required, so that another patient can be booked in, allowing us to make sure we can continue to offer appointments to patients as soon as possible, and make sure that people do not have to wait for longer periods of time before a clinician can see them.

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 March 2022, a total of 103 patients did not attend their appointment.

We thank all 5310 patients that attended their appointment and those that cancelled it in good time so we could offer it to another patient.