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PRESCRIPTION CHANGES

From 12th November 2018 pharmacies can no longer request prescriptions on your behalf. Medication can be requested ONLINE, IN SURGERY or VIA FAX/LETTER. The surgery can not accept requests more than 7 days before you run out of medication. Please allow 3 working days for the Doctor to process your request. 

ID WILL BE NEEDED TO COLLECT ANYTHING FROM THE SURGERY

From 25 May 2018 photo ID will be required to collect prescriptions, med 3 (sick notes) letters, referral details or anything else from the surgery. If you wish someone to collect on your behalf please complete a consent form prior to this and return it to the surgery. Click to print a THIRD PARTY CONSENT FORMS.

SMS MESSAGING

We may sometimes inform you about your test results / diagnosis via text message. By giving the surgery your mobile number consent to receive information via text message is implied. If you do not wish the surgery to contact you or via text please inform reception. 

PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS We are now able to accept email request via

NCCG.PRESCRIPTIONS.WOODVIEWMEDICALCENTRE@NHS.NET 

Please make sure you give your full name and date of birth as well as the medication and dose you require and a contact telephone number in case we need to confirm any details.

Emergency Treatment after RTA's.

If you are seen at the surgery for emergency treatment after a road traffic accident you will be required to pay a fee of £21.30 which can be claimed back under the drivers insurance, see the main page for Further Information 

YELLOW FEVER CENTRE

We are now a Yellow Fever Centre and can offer Yellow Fever vaccinations to anyone who requires this.  You do not have to be a patient here to receive a Yellow Fever vaccination. Please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment with the nurse. The cost is £59 - this is for the vaccination and the certificate, payable in cash only at reception

LATE FOR AN APPOINTMENT - if you are late for the start of your appointment the clinician may not be able to see you. This is to reduce other patients wait time by sticking to their appointment times

UPCOMING CLOSURE DAYS

Please Click here for a full list of days the Surgery will be closed.

Out Of Hours SERVICE HAS CHANGED

The Out Of Hours service (OOH) has changed. Please call 111. Click here for more information.

Gym membership with Trilogy Leisure

Woodview Medical Centre are working in conjunction with Trilogy Leisure to offer reduce cost gym membership to eligible patients to increase their overall health and fitness. 

Northampton Activity on Referral Scheme

A Quick Guide for Patients

Activity on Referral is a countrywide fitness scheme which is available to join through the surgery.  The scheme is based around a reduced rate leisure membership and combined 12 week programme of physical activity.

Who is Eligible?

Activity on Referral is available to people over 16 years of age who are currently inactive. Patients can be referred for a range of reasons including; being overweight/obese, issues with smoking, those suffering from depression, anxiety, mild bone and joint problems, patients with Parkinson, MS, diabetes, asthma, hypertension and back pain (see below for a full list for referral criteria). 

If you would like to be referred to this activity scheme please call the surgery on 01604 670780 and speak to one of the receptionists who will arrange your referral.  You will not need to see a GP before the referral is made. If you wish to be referred Woodview Medical Centre will share some of your personal data with Trilogy Leisure so they know how best to support you.  Without your consent to share this information we are unable to refer you via this scheme.  Please also let the receptionist know which of leisure centres you wish to be referred to (Danes Camp, Lings Forum, and Mounts Baths).

What happens next…….

Trilogy staff will make contact with you within 48 hours

You will be offered a consultation appointment within 7 days

You will be able to access a 12 week exercise programme and have access to five leisure centres during the 12 weeks:

    • Lings Forum Leisure Centre
    • Danes Camp Leisure Centre
    • Mounts Baths Leisure Centre
    • Duston Sports Leisure Centre
    • Cripps Recreation Centre ( Northampton General Hospital Grounds)

Patients will be able to use the fitness facilities at their convenience, with specifically designed exercise programmes to meet their exercise needs. Suitably qualified staff will prepare a bespoke programme of exercise for you after an initial discussion.

Staff will be on hand to support you at any time and will meet on a prearranged dates after 6 weeks to monitor your progress and at 12 weeks/programme completion.

On completion, you will be provided with advice on how to continue with regular physical activity.

COST

    • Consultation Fee - £20.00 (fee includes consultation meetings with an exercise professional at 1,6 & 12 weeks)
    • Scheme Cost - £15.00 per month, direct debit for 3 months committed membership

Please note this is a saving of £18 per month in comparison to one of the similar   membership packages (£33 per month committed for 6 month) !

Scheme Entitlement –Use of the five gyms (the three centres listed above plus Cripps Recreation Centre, NN1 5BD and Duston Sports Centre, NN5 6EX), selected studio classes and use of 4 swimming pools.

Referral Criteria 

Patients are only eligible for the referral if they are over 16 years of age, Live a sedentary lifestyle and meet at least one of the referral criteria outlined below:

Cardiac Disease Prevention

People with family history of heart disease but no current symptoms or other risk factors

High Cholesterol

Moderately raised readings >6.5mmol/l or no medication

Stress/Depression

Mild to moderate sufferers (if you have a support worker or carer they are also required to attend)

Diabetics Type I or II

Who are controlled through dietary restriction alone, or on drug therapy and condition is stable

Impaired strength or mobility/osteoarthritis/ osteoporosis

Providing the condition is not so far advanced that there is a risk of fracture, 

Obesity

BMI over 30 or over 28 with co-morbidities

Hypertensives

Controlled BP less than < 160/100mmhg

Cystic Fibrosis

Low / moderate symptoms.

Neurological conditions

Static neurological conditions such as Parkinson's Disease or Multiple Sclerosis. 

Smokers attempting to quit

Providing there are no CHD risk factors or symptoms of impairing respiratory function

Back pain

Chronic

Fibromyalgia

Documented history given

Asthmatics

Controlled and stable. Must carry inhaler when exercising



 
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