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Get NHS advice about COVID-19, including symptoms, testing, vaccination and staying at home.
Changes to testing
Find out about the symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do if you or your child has them.
Find out if you should get a test for COVID-19, who can get free NHS tests, how to get tested, and what your test result means
Get your COVID-19 vaccination, read about the vaccines and find out what happens when you have your vaccine.
NHS COVID Pass
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What to do if you have or might have COVID-19
Find out what to do if you've tested positive or have symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19.
Self-care and treatments
Advice about how to look after yourself at home if you have COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19, and read about treatments for COVID-19.
People at higher risk
Advice for people at higher risk from COVID-19, including people with health conditions and pregnant women.
How to avoid catching and spreading COVID-19
Advice about what you can do to reduce your risk of catching and spreading COVID-19.
Long-term effects (long COVID)
Find out about the long-term effects COVID-19 can sometimes have and what help is available.
Using the NHS and other health services
Find out about changes to using health services, such as GPs and hospitals, because of COVID-19.
Take part in research
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Woodview Medical Centre, 26 Holmecross Road, Thorplands, Northampton, NN3 8AWTel: 01604 670780
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
Prescriptions may be collected from surgery but please do not send children to collect them as we cannot give prescriptions to anyone under the age of 16.
Repeat prescriptions may be requested by using one of the following methods:
PLEASE ALLOW THREE FULL WORKING DAYS (72HOURS) EXCLUDING WEEKENDS AND BANK HOLIDAYS FOR THE DOCTOR TO CHECK YOUR MEDICATION IS STILL SAFE FOR YOU TO TAKE AND ISSUE YOUR PRESCRIPTION
FROM 12th NOVEMBER YOU CAN NO LONGER ORDER YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS VIA THE PHARMACY.
Script collection times if requested on:
If requested Monday before 11:00am, prescription will be available after 5:00pm on Thursday
If requested Tuesday before 11:00am, prescription will be available after 5:00pm on Friday
If requested Wednesday before 11:00am, prescription will be available after 5:00pm on Monday
If requested Thursday before 11:00am, prescription will be available after 5:00pm on Tuesday
If requested Friday before 11:00am, prescription will be available after 5:00pm on Wednesday
WE NOW ABLE TO ACCEPT EMAIL REQUESTS VIA
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.
Electronic Prescription Service
Making life easier for you
The NHS has introduced an Electronic Prescription Service to help make collecting your prescription easier. Your GP can send it electronically to your local pharmacy for you to pick up. Please call in to find out more and pick up a leaflet and to nominate your chosen pharmacy.
Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs). The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
If you need more than 12 prescribed medicines each year, you could save money with a 12 month pre-payment certificate (PPC)
You can also buy a three month PPC which will save you money if you need more than three prescribed medicines in three months.
Telephone order line and advice about PPCs - 0300 330 1341
General Public - Buy or Renew a PPC On-line
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
Be self-care aware
Following an extensive public consultation exercise, NHS England (NHSE) medicines which are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket (over the counter) will no longer be routinely prescribed for the following conditions:
The NHS has been spending around £136 million a year on prescriptions for medicines that can be bought over the counter, such as paracetamol.
By reducing the amount it spends on OTC medicines, the NHS can give priority to treatments for people with more serious conditions, such as cancer, diabetes and mental health problems.
Pharmacists can give clinical advice and help you choose the most appropriate treatment. If your symptoms suggest it’s more serious, they’ll ensure you get the care you need. You can by over the counter medications for the common illnesses listed above.
Your local pharmacy team can tell you how long to expect the symptoms of your condition to last. If they haven’t improved after this time or you start to feel a lot worse, you should:
In some cases, you can still get prescriptions for medicines used to treat these conditions. You may still be prescribed a medicine for a condition on the list if:
GPs, nurses or pharmacists will also generally no longer prescribe probiotics and some vitamins and minerals. You can get these from eating a healthy, varied and balanced diet, or buy them at your pharmacy or supermarket.
More information is available on the NHS England website.
Find out more about self -care at www.nhs.uk