From 19th July COVID-19 restrictions in England are changing.
In line with current guidance from NHS England we are asking our patients to continue to keep both each other and our staff safe by wearing a face mask or covering when attending appointments unless you are medically exempt from doing so.
This includes appointments here at the Practice and when attending other healthcare settings such as hospitals and community pharmacies.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding.
For more information please visit the NHS England website here.
Operations and Appointments at Northampton General Hospital
If you are a patient at Northampton General Hospital and have any questions or queries about an outpatient appointment, when your planned operation is expected to take place, or if you want to cancel or rearrange an appointment with the hospital, please contact their Outpatient Contact Centre on 01604 545555.
We do not have access to the hospital booking system and will not be able to provide you with the information that you need.
Thank you for your support.
Updated guidance on self-certification for sickness
The Government has updated guidance temporarily regarding self-certification for time off sick from work.
If you have been off sick for 28 dyas or less you can now self-certidy and do not need a note from your GP.
This is to help with the continued pressure that COVID-19 is putting on the NHS and to allow additional time for COVID-19 vaccinations.
This is for all absences from 11th December onwards and will be reviewed again in January.
For more information please visit the Gov website here.
Urgent announcement regarding COVID-19 Vaccinations
Following the Prime Minister's announcement on Sunday evening we have been working hard to provide additional COVID-9 vaccinations.
We will be running pre-booked clinics on Saturday 18th December in the morning (extending the clinic that was previously booked). These appointments are available to book online using your usual SystmOnline booking details, please avoid phoning to book these appointments where possible to enable us to keep the telephone lines available for other medical needs. Please do not attend on Saturday morning without a pre-booked appointment.
Please note that you cannot have your booster vaccination until 3 months after the second part of your initial vaccination course.
Online Booking Resumed
Online booking has been resumed for patients wishing to arrange a TELEPHONE CONSULTATION with either a GP or an Advanced Practitioner. Please see the SystmOnline service for availability.
These appointments will be released each day at 8am for the same day, please note that appointments will not be at the specific time slot booked but will be in either the am or pm sessions. Morning appointments will receive a call between 8am-1pm and afternoon appointments will receive a call between 2pm-6pm.
Please ensure you book with the correct clinician for your needs to enable us to make sure all patients can get the care they need.
Our Advanced Practitioners can see a wide range of conditions including:
- Ear infections/earache
- Chest infections
- Urinary tract infections/Cystitis
- Sore throat/Tonsillitis
- Women's health (if not previously seen GP)
- Infected bites/wounds
- Aches and pains
- Sickness and diarrhoea
Please ensure that if you are booking with any of these conditions that you book to speak to an Advanced Practitioner and NOT a GP.
Book your flu jab now
Booking is now open for our flu vaccination clinics!
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ATTENDING THE PRACTICE
When you attend the practice things may look a little different, but don't worry, we are still here for you.
Please see the sign on the right hand side of the inner doors for further information and instruction. Please then press the buzzer and a member of out Patient Services Team will answer and release the doors for entry to the practice.
Upon entering the practice please sanitise your hands using the automatic dispenser and take your temperature on the standing thermometer. Please then follow the one way system as you move around the practice for your appointment.
There are signs in the practice to explain all of the changes and our Patient Services Team will be on hand if you have any problems.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times, and thank you for helping us to keep you safe.
REMINDER TO ALL PATIENTS
The practice doors are open for patients who have been asked to attend for a face to face appointment by one of our clinicians, for those who have been asked to collect/return a sample bottle, to collect or return equipment, to collect or drop off correspondence, to drop a prescription into the secure box just inside the main doors or to use our BP machine in the main waiting area.
If you have been asked to attend for an appointment can you please enter the practice alone where ever possible. Please DO NOT bring family members along. We are also asking those patients who do attend the surgery to wear a face mask or covering to help to ensure the safety of both themselves and of all of our staff and patients. Please be aware that we are unable to provide masks, if you attend without a face covering you may be asked to rearrange your appointment. **
Telephone consultations can be booked online for some of our clinicians or you can ring ring 01327 703333 option 1 to book over the telephone. Our Patient Sevices Team will also deal with any other queries, such as prescriptions and results. You can also email the team either for general enquiries or requests firstname.lastname@example.org or regarding any repeat medications email@example.com
Our Patients Services Advisors will be happy to help and advise.
We would like to thank you for you understanding at this time.
**Face coverings should not be used by children under the age of 11 or those who may find it difficult to manage them correctly. For example, primary age children unassisted, or those with respiratory conditions**
NHS Digital Data Sharing and Opt-out
NHS Digital has issued a Data Provision Notice for Planning and Research. This means we are required to share your information with them unless you tell us not to. To opt out please visit https://nhs-prod.global.ssl.fastly.net/binaries/content/assets/website-assets/data-and-information/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research/type-1-opt-out-form.docx complete the form before 30th June 2021.
Please see the video here for more infomation about how your data is used by NHS Digital to support NHS planning and research.
You can also find our Data Protection Privacy Notice here.
Danetre Medical Practice is now available on DoctorLink.
This is an online service where you can access advice and request appointments with the practice.
Sign up is simple, just click here and register to create your account. We will be asking patients who are looking to book an appointment to use the Doctorlink symptom assessment.
For more information please see our appointments page.
Join a COVID-19 Clinical Trial
The PRINCIPLE trail aims to find treatments that reduce hospital admission and improve symptoms for people with COVID-19. You could be eligible to join if :
- You have had any of these symptoms for fewer than 15 days
- a continuous new or worsening cough
- a high temperature
- You are aged 50 to 64 with a pre-existing illness
- You are aged 65 and above
To find out more please click HERE.
Can real life mental health recovery stories help you with your own mental health journey?
Researchers from the Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham are running a trial looking at the benefits of accessing other people’s recovery stories. Participants will have online access to the world’s largest collection of recovery stories for up to one year. If you’d like to take part, you will also be asked to give feedback on the stories and complete some questionnaires. For more information see recoverystories.uk
NHS COVID-19 Vaccine Research Registry
We want to ensure that as many people as possible are able to use our website. We have tried to make sure that website text is as simple as possible to understand and that all accessibility compliance standards are met. However we do understand that there may be some areas which are not fully accessible. For further information please see our accessibility information here. We are always looking to improve the accessibility of our website and content is reviewed annually by practice staff, our supplier or by a third party.
Contraceptive Pill Check Form
Did you know you don't need an appointment if you would like to request more of your contraceptive pill.
Please just download the contraceptive pill request form here, complete and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your GP will then review this and send your prescription to your usual pharmacy for collection within 5 working days. If any more information is needed we will contact you.
GUIDANCE FOR MED3 -FIT NOTE
Due to the current pandemic and pressure on General Practice, we are prioritising the urgent medical needs of our patients and will not be providing a medical certificate for this absence.
"By law, medical evidence is not required for the first 7 days of sickness. After 7 days, employers may use their discretion around the need for medical evidence if an employee is staying at home.
We strongly suggest that employers use their discretion around the need for medical evidence for a period of absence where an employee is advised to stay at home either as they are unwell themselves, or live with someone who is, in accordance with the public health advices issued by the government.”
Please click here to see the NHS 111 website for information on isolation notes
Did you know you don't have to speak to your GP to request further supplies of your HRT medication.
If you already taking HRT and you are happy with your current medication and do not wish to discuss any changes or reviews to this please just download and complete the form below and email to email@example.com
Your GP will then review this request and this will be sent to your usual pharmacy within 5 working days. If there are any further questions or your GP needs any additional information we will contact you.
If you are looking to start HRT medication or feel that you need to have your current medication reviewed please contact the surgery on 01327 703333 to arrange a telephone consultation with your GP.
Danetre Medical Practice operates a zero tolerance approach with regards to the abuse of our staff.
Please see the connected video from the Institute of General Practice Management highlighting the abuse that many staff members receive on a daily basis across General Practice. Please treat our staff with respect, we are all here to help.
A lovely message was left for us on social media.....
"Big thank you to Danetre Medical Practice from calling up, doctor calling me back to standing in the chemist collecting medicine for my sons ear infection.... hour and half....well done and thank you. Appreciate how busy you all are."
PRACTICE OPENING HOURS
Danetre Medical Practice Opening Hours
Monday to Friday 8:00am - 6:30pm
Did you know you can now access appointments in the Extended Access Hub based at Monksfield Surgery (Daventry), Weedon, Towcester and Brackley between the hours of 6.30pm to 8.00pm Monday to Friday, Saturday 8.30am – 12.00pm and Sunday 8.30am – 11.30am to speak to a GP/Nurse Practitioner or HCA.
All appointments are subject to availability.
Please contact us on 01327 703333 for more information and to book an Extended Access Hub appointment.
Welcome message from Jo Gilford - Practice Manager
Welcome to Danetre Medical Practice
Here at Danetre Medical Practice we are a compassionate and committed provider of clinical excellence.
Our staff are motivated to achieve their maximum potential and deliver diverse, local and patient centred services.
To ensure we provide first-rate, cost effective healthcare we work closely with our patients and listen to what they have to say. After all, patients are the key part of any Medical Practice so we take pride in giving them a voice.
The Practice itself is located in close proximity to Daventry Town centre in a modern building adjoining Danetre Hospital (a community hospital which opened in September 2006) offering a wide range of services and delivering a high standard of care.
Also attached to the Practice operating independently is Boots Chemist.
Contained within the site is a purpose built free car parking provision for visitors and staff.
All employers are expected to park within the car parks adjacent to the boundary of the site allowing the car parks nearer the Practice and Hospital to be used by patients visiting the site.
Meet The Team
HELP US AND BE SELF CARE AWARE
NHS England has recommended that medicines for minor ailments such as hay fever, insect bites, sunburn, colds and dry skin should no longer be routinely prescribed. In making these changes £136 million could be saved each year. In Northamptonshire the NHS spends around £5.4 million a year on minor ailments, money which could be used to support vital healthcare that can transform lives.
Medication for many minor illnesses can be purchased from your local Pharmacy, who can also provide advice, meaning you will not have to wait for an appointment at your GP Practice for a prescription, therefore freeing up appointments for patients with more serious conditions.
For more information visit our prescriptions page by clicking here.
Daventry Primary Care Network Multi Disciplinary Team
We now have a newly formed Daventry Primary Care Network (DCPN) Multi Disciplinary Team (MDT). The newly created network sees the two outstanding CQC practices of Abbey House Medical Practice and Danetre Medical Practice join together to deliver a set of seven national service specifications.
Based in Daventry, the team will have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere. Our size and resources will also enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. The DPCN prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.
The team will be made up of:
- Advanced Nurse Practitioners
- Clinical Pharmacists
- Social Prescribing Link Workers
- Advanced Practice Physiotherapists
- Physical Associates
- Advanced Paramedic Practitioners
As part of this new initiative the integrated community-based teams will also be developing and configuring their services around the DPCN enabling the team to provide improved services to patients.
Recruitment has now commenced to these new positions and we will be looking to build the team over the coming months.
PLEASE SEE OUR VACANCIES PAGE FOR CURRENT VACANCIES
Accredited GP Training Practice
Dr Trudy Lewis is a qualified trainer within the practice
General Practice Training
Danetre Medical Practice participates in the General Practice Vocational Training Scheme, whereby fully qualified doctors wishing to enter general practice receive three years’ further training. From time to time one of these doctors (GP registrars) will be based here for a period of up to 12 months and will be available for consultations. Dr Trudy Lewis is the qualified trainer.
At any time if you do not wish to have a trainee GP or medical student observing at your consultation please feel free to bring this to the attention of the receptionist or GP. At no time will this decision prejudice your care with us.
As part of their training the GP registrars have to video record some of their consultations as part of their assessment. You may be asked by the receptionists if you would be happy to take part in this if you have an appointment with the GP registrar. At any time you are able to say “no” to being videotaped and this will not prejudice the way your consultation is viewed or handled in any way.
If you are happy to be videotaped the receptionist will ask you to read a letter about the process and to sign a consent form. At the end of your consultation, if you don’t wish the tape to be used, you can state this and the tape will be erased.
Further Practice Information
Please read our Statement of Purpose to see our objectives, certain Practice Policies, and our contact details.
Also read our Privacy Notice setting out how we keep and protect data about our patients.
Details of our Organisational Information are also available outlining the different teams here at Danetre, how we make sure our GP’s are always developing further in their fields, and information about our Newsletter.