Health advice and preventive care are provided by our practice nurses.
Book an appointment with a practice nurse for any of the following:
- Blood pressure and cholesterol checks
- Cervical smears
- All contraceptive advice in Family Planning Clinic
- Regular medication by injection
- Flu vaccinations
- Weight reduction or giving up smoking
- Travel advice and vaccinations
- NHS Healthchecks
To book an appointment, contact reception on 01604 670780
Free NHS Health Checks are being offered to people aged between 40 and 74 once every five years.
The check is to assess the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease or diabetes. If there are any warning signs, then together we can do something about it.
Taking early action can improve health and prevent the onset of these conditions.
The check should take about 15 minutes and is based on straightforward questions and measurements such as age, sex, family history, height, weight and blood pressure. There will also be a simple blood test to measure your cholesterol level.
During the NHS Healthcheck you can also take part in the GENVASC research STUDY being conducted by the Leicester Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit based at Glenfield Hospital by volunteer a blood specimen. Click to read the Genvasc privacy notice
Social Prescribing Link Worker
Our health and wellbeing is affected by many factors and studies are now showing that combining clinical, medical and non-clinical treatments together can be the answer in improving the quality of our life.
Woodview Medical Centre is offering ‘Social Prescribing’ to their patients through referral to a non-medical link worker. Social prescribing aims to address a person’s needs in a holistic way by considering the whole person and supporting the individual to take greater control of their health and wellbeing.
Social Prescribing can lead to a number of positive outcomes such as improving the quality of life and emotional wellbeing, reducing levels of anxiety and depression, increasing physical activity and gaining friendship within a community group.
Our “Social Prescribing Link Worker” can give our patients the time to listen and focus on what matters to them so they can achieve positive health and wellbeing results. By connecting them to a variety of activities typically provided by voluntary, community, social enterprise and statutory organisations for practical and emotional support. Examples may include volunteering, befriending, activities, arts, gardening, cookery, learning, employment, weight management and a range of sports.
Those who could benefit from social prescribing can include people with mild or long term health conditions (including support for mental health), the vulnerable, the socially isolated or lonely and those who tend to visit their GP frequently.
Referrals can be done easily by asking your GP, a health professional or a member of our staff and an appointment can be booked for you to be seen by our Social Prescribing Link Worker at our surgery.
Staying FIT and ACTIVE
For information on staying active in Northamptonshire and a list of current activities that are available see the Northamptonshire Sport website.