Care Navigation and enquiries

Care Navigation and enquiries

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Common Conditions Room

Common Conditions Room

Lets see what we can do…

Consult the Directory of Services to access the right help for your condition.

Get immediate help with minor illnesses and injuries:

Pharmacists can also advise on minor illnesses and injuries:

Alternatively you can visit our Minor Injury Clinic or the nearest Unit at:

Corby Urgent Care Centre
Corby Community Hospital
Cottingham Road
Corby
Northamptonshire
NN17 2UR
Tel: Tel: 01536 202121
8.00am – 8.00pm

If you wish to get advice or see a Nurse or Doctor, please visit our Consulting Room.

Consulting room

Consulting room

How can we help you?

For Health reviews, including Asthma reviews and Smoking cessation please visit our Health Review and Assessment Clinic.

For advice on treating minor and common illnesses, please visit our Common Conditions Room or explore our Directory of Services.

Speak to someone now – Call NHS 111.

Call 111

Call 111 at any time, 24 hours a day. You will speak to NHS professional staff who will help guide you on any medical issue.
Calls are free from landlines and mobiles. 111
Get fast help with Self-Care and Wellbeing. Consult the Directory of Services to access the right help for your condition.

Self-Care and Wellbeing

Find out what you can do to manage illnesses and minor injuries yourself. Self-Care
Speak to our Care Navigators for advice 01536 513494
Consult the Directory of Services to access the right help for your condition.
Get fast help from a Pharmacist with various conditions such as conjunctivitis, constipation, ear wax, hay fever, viral infection, minor cuts, sprains, aches, colds, headaches, rashes, cystitis.

Visit a Pharmacist

  • No appointment necessary
  • Many pharmacists have a confidential area
  • Open till late and at weekends
See a Nurse for conditions such as contraception, blood pressure checks, health reviews, wound management, cervical screening, vaccinations, routine blood tests and lifestyle advice.

Contact a Nurse

Book an appointment on the phone01536 513494
Get medical advice from our Clinical Team.

Contact a Clinician

Speak to our Care Navigators on the phone01536 513494

Travel Room

Travel Room

How can we help you?

Vaccinations, medication and travel advice

Travel Assessment

We offer a full travel advice and immunisation service. If you are travelling abroad please complete and submit the travel form in plenty of time (at least 2 weeks) before your journey. You will be asked to check your blood pressure, height and weight when the appointment is booked. Find out more

Yellow Fever Vaccinations

We are now a centre for yellow fever vaccinations. You do not need to be a patient at Weavers Medical. Please ring the surgery on 01536 513494 and inform the care navigators that you need a yellow fever vaccination, you will need to fill out and bring the appropriate form below:

Do you need vaccinations?

Before you travel, it’s important to find out whether you will need vaccinations for the country you’re visiting. The following websites will help you.

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Advice and help zone

Advice and help zone

Lets see what we can do…

Asthma / COPD

Asthma UK

Funding world-class research, we provide expert advice and support, and we campaign for change on the issues that affect people with asthma.

Website: www.asthma.org.uk

Patient UK - Asthma

Information on the causes and symptoms of asthma.

Website: patient.info/asthma

British Lung Foundation

Helpline, support groups, web community and easy-to-understand information offering vital hope and support.

Website: www.blf.org.uk

Bereavement

Cruse - Bereavement support

Grief is a natural process, but it can be devastating. For those who need help, Cruse offers free confidential support for adults and children, and this can be by telephone, email or face-to-face.

Website: Cruse

Telephone: freephone on 0808 808 1677

Child Bereavement

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.

Website: Child Bereavement 

Telephone: 0800 02 888 40

Winston's Wish

We believe in a society in which every child can get the help they need when someone close to them dies. With the right support at the right time, a child can face the future with confidence and hope.

Website: Winston’s Wish

Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is a charitable organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to the support and care of other similarly bereaved family members who have suffered the death of a child or children of any age and from any cause.

Website: Compassionate Friends

Telephone: 0345 123 2304 Open every day from 10:00 – 16:00 and 19:00 – 22:00

Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, we can help. Find out what to expect, get information, practical advice and support, hear from experts and read about other people’s experiences.

Website: Macmillan Information and Support

Telephone: 0808 808 0000

Cransley Hospice

We provide care for patients with a life-limiting illness who need the specialist help of hospice care.

This care takes in all aspects of the person i.e. physical and mental heath, spiritual and social care (holistic care) and is available in the hospice building (inpatient unit) and at home (whether this your own home, a care home etc.)

Website: Cransley Hospice

Advance Care Planning

Planning for your future care (advance care planning) gives you the opportunity to think about, talk about and write down your wishes, preferences and priorities for your care. This includes how you would like to be cared for towards the end of your life. You can include anything that is important to you, no matter how insignificant it may appear.

Website – Priorities For Care

Booklet – Advanced Care Planning

Carers

Northamptonshire Carers

Northamptonshire Carers

Aimed to offer comprehensive support services to Carers living in Northamptonshire. We recognise carers contribution to society and will endeavour to empower carers in improving their quality of life. Our organisation is Carer-Led and our developments will be a response to Carer’s needs.

Website Northamptonshire Carers
General Enquiries: 01933 677837
Carers Support Line: 01933 677907

Getting help if you are caring for a relative

  • Attendance Allowance

You can claim this if you need someone to help look after you (family/friend/carer).It is not means tested so you do not need to talk about your finances and it could be a great help financially
Telephone 0345 605 6055

  • Power of attorney

This is a legal arrangement which gives someone else the right to make decisions if an individual is too unwell to do so (eg finances/social and health care)

Forms can be downloaded from www.direct.gov.uk  or you can do this through a solicitor

  • Social services

To see if you are eligible for help from social services
Telephone 03001261000

  • Age UK 

Telephone 0800 169 6565/ 01604 611200

Provide information and support as well as day centre actvities etc

  • The Alzheimers society

Provide support for those living with dementia,and run local groups

 Telephone 0845 300 0336

Carers Support

Getting help if you are a carer

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Crisis Response Team

Working with the East Midlands Ambulance Service, Northamptonshire Health NHS Foundation Trust, and Northamptonshire County Council; Olympus Care Services’ Crisis Response Team quickly responds to people who fall in their homes, preventing unnecessary hospital admissions and providing short-term care.

Website: Crisis Response Team

Advance Care Planning

Planning for your future care (advance care planning) gives you the opportunity to think about, talk about and write down your wishes, preferences and priorities for your care. This includes how you would like to be cared for towards the end of your life. You can include anything that is important to you, no matter how insignificant it may appear.

Website – Priorities For Care

Booklet – Advanced Care Planning

Northamptonshire Carers Association

This is provided to help those who are acting as carers in Northamptonshire.

Telephone: 01933 677907

Website: www.northamptonshire-carers.org

Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 020 7378 4999

Website: www.carersuk.org

Age UK

Provides information and support as well as day centre actvities etc

Telephone:0800 169 6565 / 01604 611200

Alzheimers Society

Provides support for those living with dementia, and run local groups.

Telephone:0845 300 0336

Attendance Allowance

You can claim this if you need someone to help look after you (family/friend/carer). It is not means tested so you do not need to talk about your finances and it could be a great help financially.

Telephone: 0345 605 6055

Website: www.carersuk.org

Power of Attorney

This is a legal arrangement which gives someone else the right to make decisions if an individual is too unwell to do so (eg finances/social and health care). Forms can be downloaded via the link below or you can do this through a solicitor.

Website: www.gov.uk

Social Services

To see if you are eligible for help from social services, call the number below.

Telephone: 0300 1261000

Child Health

Childhood Immunisations

The Nurses run a programme for childhood immunisations. You will be sent an appointment when your child is due their immunisation.

Childhood Wellbeing

Kettering Youth work offers a range of services and support to promote emotional wellbeing in children and young people aged 10 years to 18 years (or 25 years for clients with a disability).

Website – Kettering Youth

 

Young Minds

YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity championing the wellbeing and mental health of young people.

Website: Young Minds

Ask Normen

Welcome to ASK NORMEN, the Northamptonshire Mental Health Gateway

This site is for everyone with an interest in the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people in Northamptonshire.

Website: ASK NORMEN

Vaccination planner

Download a personalised vaccination calendar, which highlights the dates your child needs to have their vaccinations by.

Download from: www.nhs.uk

Childhood illness visual guide

Use this visual guide to help you identify common conditions and illnesses that may affect your child. Includes conditions such as measles, slapped cheek syndrome, chicken pox and warts.

Website: www.nhs.uk

Chronic Pain

Understanding Pain - Video

The Pain Toolkit

The Pain Toolkit helps people all over the world self manage persistent pain.

The Pain Toolkit is for people who live with persistent pain and Healthcare teams who support them.

Website: Pain Toolkit

Chronic pain booklet

Chronic pain affects millions of people in the UK, so you’re not alone. It can have a huge impact on your quality of life, and can also affect the lives of your family and those around you.

This booklet discusses a number of techniques that can help you to manage your pain more effectively. By using these techniques and making them part of your daily routine, we hope you will be able to manage your pain better, making life more enjoyable and rewarding.

Chronic pain booklet

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a long-term (chronic) condition that can cause widespread pain and tenderness over much of the body. It’s quite common – up to 1 person in every 25 may be affected.

Website: Fibromyalgia

Community Groups

First for Wellbeing

A social wellbeing service designed to work with people on an individual basis, assessing social interests and goals and linking people with meaningful connections and activities.

Telephone: 0300 126 5000

Website: www.firstforwellbeing.co.uk

Kettering Mind Wellbeing Groups

All the wellbeing groups at Kettering Mind support individual growth, development and desired outcomes, prevents relapse of health and wellbeing, promotes your sense of worth, achievement, purpose and belonging.

Website: www.ketteringmind.org.uk

Citizens Advice

Benefits advice, financial worries, debt information, housing issues and more.

Telephone: 0344 4889629

Website: www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Counselling

Teamwork - Counselling Programme and other supports

Our team of counsellors, based at our three centres in Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough, work with and support individuals with a range of needs and challenges – offering people an opportunity to work towards achieving their own goals.

We are able to help people with a range of issues such as anxiety and depression, loss and bereavement, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, mental health issues, work based stress and relationship issues.

Website – Teamwork

First for Wellbeing - Emotional Wellbeing

Our Emotional Wellbeing service helps people to manage mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression, and provides support to help people live the best life they possibly can. We also offer a range of services, courses and workshops for people interested in learning more about, or improving, their everyday emotional wellbeing, whether this be stress management, dealing with grief or coping with big changes or life events.

Website: First for Wellbeing

Telephone: 0300 126 5000

Changing Minds - IAPT

In the Changing Minds IAPT Service, we help people aged 17 and half and over with mild to moderate depression and/or an anxiety disorder. We often work with carers and people with long-term conditions where anxiety and depression is the focus.

Website: IAPT

Telephone: 0300 999 1616 (9 to 5 weekdays)

Kettering Mind Wellbeing Groups

All the wellbeing groups at Kettering Mind support individual growth, development and desired outcomes, prevents relapse of health and wellbeing, promotes your sense of worth, achievement, purpose and belonging.

Website: www.ketteringmind.org.uk

Relationship Counselling

We provide a confidential counselling service offered by professionally trained relationship counsellors to people with relational problems or difficulties.

Website: Relate

Depression, Anxiety & Stress

Youth Work - Counselling for Adult and Young People

Youth Works offer a range of counselling, therapeutic and support services to meet the needs of children, young people and adul​ts. We are members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.​ Based in Kettering

Website Youth Work

Teamwork - Counselling Programme and other supports

Our team of counsellors, based at our three centres in Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough, work with and support individuals with a range of needs and challenges – offering people an opportunity to work towards achieving their own goals.

We are able to help people with a range of issues such as anxiety and depression, loss and bereavement, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, mental health issues, work based stress and relationship issues.

Website – Teamwork

Changing Minds IAPT

The service offers a number of different interventions including; talking therapies, workshops, online programmes, peer support and webinars for people who suffer from mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety in Northamptonshire.

Telephone: 0300 999 1616 (9 to 5 weekdays)

Website: IAPT

Positive Mental Training

A charity dedicated to promoting skills training for positive mental health, to enhance everyday wellbeing, increase resilience to, and recovery from, mental health difficulties. We can all learn how to do this by using simple exercises such as breath control  and sports mind training techniques.

Website: Positive Mental Training

If you are interested, please contact the practice for FREE log-in details (or submit online request)

Mind

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Telephone: 0300 123 3393

Website: www.mind.org.uk

Rethink

Rethink provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.

Telephone: 0300 5000 927

Website: www.rethink.org

Email: info@rethink.org

Samaritans

Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Telephone: 116 123

Website: www.samaritans.org

Email: jo@samaritans.org

More services for young people
Diabetes

Diabetes UK

Diabetes.co.uk is a community website focusing on providing a comprehensive, supportive and independent experience for visitors from across the world.

Website: www.diabetes.co.uk

Diabetes Wellness & Research Foundation

Aims to support people with diabetes, through the provision of information and guidance, while the researchers we fund continue to work towards finding a cure.

Website: www.dwrf.co.uk

Domestic Abuse

Domestic Abuse Advice

Domestic Abuse Advisors are now available in our practice. For more information speak to a member of staff.

NDAS

NDAS can help. Call the 24/7 advice line free.

Telephone: 0300 0120154

Sunflower Centre - Kettering

The Sunflower Centre offers help and advice for victims of domestic violence, and runs groups for children who have experienced domestic violence

For appointments at Kettering Borough Council offices call 01604 888211

Link to leaflet

 

Northamptonshire Rape Crisis

A rape crisis centre that provides a safe women only space for women and girls. They are also a rape crisis centre that is able to provide support to men and boys.

It doesn’t matter if you were assaulted last night or abused fifty years ago, we exist to support you through the recovery process – from helping you if you’re in crisis, to providing long-term counselling to help you move on.

Website: Northamptonshire Rape Crisis

Telephone: 03002225930

Victim Support

VICTIM SUPPORT

As an independent charity, we work towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and the respect they deserve. We help people feel safer and find the strength to move beyond crime. Our support is free, confidential and tailored to your needs.

Website Victim Support 

Drugs and Alcohol

First for Wellbeing

First for Wellbeing offers information and advice to help people in Northamptonshire change their relationship with alcohol.

Website: www.firstforwellbeing.co.uk

Substance to Solution - Northamptonshire

Substance to Solution is available to provide support for adults (over 18) with substance misuse issues within the Northamptonshire area. Clients can self-refer by walking in through the front door to be assessed by an open access worker.

Website: S2S

Address:
20 Carrington Street
Kettering
NN16 0BY

Telephone: 01604 211 304

Talk to Frank

If you have a problem with drugs Talk to Frank for friendly, confidential drugs advice.

Telephone: 0300 123 6600

Text: 82111

Website: www.talktofrank.com

Email: frank@talktofrank.com

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Telephone: 0800 917 7650

Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Email: help@aamail.org

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Drinkline

If you’re worried about your own or someone else’s drinking, you can call this free helpline, in complete confidence.

Telephone: 0300 123 1110

Elderly Care

Age UK

Age UK is the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. We believe in a world where everyone can love later life and we work every day to achieve this.

Telephone: 0800 169 2081

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk

Dementia

Dementia UK offers specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for people living with dementia.

Telephone: 0800 888 6678

Website: www.dementiauk.org

Silver Line

Free phone support for older people, 24 hours a day.

Telephone: 0800 4708 090

Website: www.thesilverline.org.uk

Exercise and Keep Fit - Age UK

The Lifetime Project is run by Kate Kingston and she aims to facilitate and organise courses and activities of interest to the over 55s.

Website: Activities day-by-day

Fall Prevention

The Falls Prevention Service aims to reduce the incidence of falls for the population of Northamptonshire.

Who is this service for? For people predominately aged 65 and over who have a history of falls in the last 12 months. Who have a GP or are resident in Northamptonshire.

How to access the service
Telephone: 01933 235870 (answerphone available for out of hours)
Website Falls Prevention Service

General Health

Health Unlocked

The social network for health, better information and support from those who understand.

Website: healthunlocked.com

NHS Health Checks

You may have been sent an appointment for a health check. Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes or kidney disease. The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented – even if you have a history of them in your family.

Have your free NHS Health Check and you will be better prepared for the future and be able to take steps to maintain or improve your health.

Learning Disabilities Health Checks

All patients with learning disabilities are invited for a yearly health check. At this appointment the nurse will take the patients blood pressure, height and weight. She will also ask you some questions about the patient’s general health and wellbeing.

Health Zone - Self-Monitoring

Measuring your Blood Pressure, Height, Weight and BMI. Find out more

Long Term Conditions

British Heart Foundation

The nation’s heart charity and the largest independent funder of cardiovascular research.

Website: www.bhf.org.uk

Chronic Kidney Disease

NHS Choices – symptoms, causes, prevention and treatment.

Website: www.nhs.uk

Cardiovascular Disease

NHS Choices – symptoms, causes, prevention and treatment.

Website: www.nhs.uk

Keep Fit

Park Run - Kettering

Every Saturday at 9:00am …. It is a 5km run – it’s you against the clock.

The event takes place in Wicksteed Park, 226 Barton Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 6NJ. See Course page for more details.

It’s free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.

Maternity

Antenatal Care

Our Practice Midwives are able to offer patients all aspects of maternity care, but GPs are also available to see you during normal surgery consultations.

Baby Buddy App

Baby Buddy is an award winning mobile phone app for new parents and parents-to-be, created by mums, doctors and midwives.

Download from: play.google.com

Download from: itunes.apple.com

Teen Health

Young Minds

YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity championing the wellbeing and mental health of young people.

Website: Young Minds

Youth Work - Counselling for Adult and Young People

Youth Works offer a range of counselling, therapeutic and support services to meet the needs of children, young people and adul​ts. We are members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.​ Based in Kettering

Website Youth Work

Ask Normen

Welcome to ASK NORMEN, the Northamptonshire Mental Health Gateway

This site is for everyone with an interest in the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people in Northamptonshire.

Website: ASK NORMEN

Sexual Health

Family Planning and Contraception

We have two weekly Family Planning Clinics for IUD/IUS and Implant fitting and removal. These clinics are run by Sister Julie Searle.

We also have appointments throughout the week for other contraception and Family Planning services.

Make an appointment: 01536 513494

Emergency Contraception

Local pharmacies signed up to deliver Emergency Hormonal Contraception.

Find out more

Brook

Brook provides free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing services for nearly 250,000 young people UK-wide, each year.

Website: www.brook.org.uk

Sexual Health Help Line

The Family Planning Association Sexual health help line can give you confidential information and advice.

Telephone: 0845 122 8690

Family Planning Association

They are a sexual health charity. They give straightforward information and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK.

Telephone: 0300 123 7123

Website: www.fpa.org.uk

Stop Smoking

First for Wellbeing

The service offers a range of free stop smoking clinics and services, open to anyone in the county who is willing to stop smoking. The clinics are run by professional advisors and specialists, and can be offered on a one-to-one basis if needed.

Telephone: 0300 126 5700

Website: www.firstforwellbeing.co.uk

Quit with help

Everyone has a different reason for quitting, get a personalised Quit Smoking Plan.

Website: www.quitwithhelp.co.uk

NHS Smokefree - Mobile App

The Smokefree app can help you stop smoking by providing daily support and motivation. If you stay smokefree for the 4-week programme you’re up to five times more likely to stay quit for good.

Download from: play.google.com

Download from: itunes.apple.com

Weight Management

Physical Activity

If your GP has suggested you increase your amount of exercise please follow these links for suggested guidelines.

First for Wellbeing

This service offers personalised weight management programmes designed to suit your lifestyle and needs. More than dieting and exercise, providing you with the tools, encouragement and specialist advice to take charge of your life and makes real changes for good.

Telephone: 0300 126 5000

Website: www.firstforwellbeing.co.uk

Slimming World

You’ll find delicious recipe and menu ideas at your local group, along with all the help you need to get started and reach your target weight.

Website: www.slimmingworld.co.uk

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Weight Watchers

Meetings, Online or a little bit of both. We’ve got options and support, whatever your lifestyle.

Website: www.weightwatchers.com

Health Review and Assessment Clinic

Prescriptions and medicines centre

Administration office

Administration office

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