Weavers Medical Centre
Prospect House, Lower Street, Kettering NN16 8DN
Telephone: 01536 513494

Services Available

As well as Doctor and Nurse appointments, the surgery offers a wide range of other services.  These are:

Flu Vaccinations 2017

Dated: 5-Sep-17

All patients who are entitled to a seasonal flu vaccination will receive either a letter or text message inviting them to a clinic,
  • Please attend within the time slot detailed in your letter or text message
  • If you are unable to attend in your time slot, please attend as close to it as possible

Important information you need to know for the Seasonal Flu Clinic

  1. If you are a wheelchair/scooter user, have difficulty walking, use walking frames or sticks or if you need a carer or helper, please enter the building by the disabled access door to the left of the disabled parking bays. Your appointment will be on the ground floor. Staff on the ground floor will direct you to a seating area so you will not have to stand in a queue.
  2. All other patients with no health problems which affect their walking or standing ability please enter by the front door and go to the 1st floor by either the stairs or lift. Join the queue as indicated by a member of staff. Your appointment will be on the 1st floor and we will operate a one way system, so please note if someone is meeting you - you will be leaving the building at the rear into the car park not by the front doors.
  3. Parking is available at Prospect House and in nearby pay and display car parks.

Minor Injuries

We can treat minor injuries.

  • Sprains
  • Cuts and grazes
  • Minor head injuries
  • Bruises
  • Falls
  • Insect and animal bites/stings

Have you injured yourself in the last couple of days?

Our Minor Injury Nurses can help.

We have appointments available each afternoon to help patients with Minor Injuries.

Telephone 01536 513494 to book a Minor Injury appointment.

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.

Find out more...

Nurse led Long Term Condition Clinics

The clinical team provides specific clinics as follows:

  • Asthma
  • CHD (Coronary heart disease)
  • CKD (Kidney disease)
  • COPD
  • CVD (Cardiovascular disease monitoring)
  • Diabetes

If you are diagnosed with one or more of these conditions, you will be invited to attend for a review, usually on an annual basis. If you need to attend more frequently the Nurse will advise you.

If you do not wish to attend for a review you will be asked to sign an ‘informed dissent form’. This form is only valid for 12 months and we will write to you again once it has expired.

For further information on long term conditions click on the links below:

Minor Surgery

Most of our doctors perform minor surgery and your doctor will advise you if you need an appointment for this clinic.

There is often a short wait for an appointment. These appointments are usually on a Friday morning.

Antenatal Clinics

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.

Contraception & Family Planning

We prefer our patients to attend the surgery for family planning services, rather than go elsewhere.

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

Sister Julie Searle and Sister Helen Lorimer also have appointments throughout the week for other contraception and Family Planning services.

Infants & Small Children

All our doctors are qualified to offer child health surveillance.

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

Weavers Medical is a Breast Feeding Friendly Practice. Breast feeding is acceptable in all public areas of our premises and mothers will not be asked to move or stop Breast feeding. If you would prefer privacy to breastfeed, please ask at reception and a member of staff will direct you to a room.

Child health development checks are offered at the intervals agreed in local guidelines.

The NHS Childhood Vaccination Schedule

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

Weavers Health ZoneMany of you may not be aware that we have an automatic blood pressure (BP) machine and a height, weight, BMI machine in the surgery, for patients to use free of charge. Monitoring your blood pressure on a regular basis has many benefits for you and also helps your GP to manage your conditions better. The machines are located on the first floor to the right of the double doors leading off the waiting room in our ’Health Zone’.

The benefits of self monitoring;


  • Encourage improved control - By monitoring your BP on a regular basis you will be in a better position to act upon any changes that may occur.
  • Help track your treatment - See the progress of new medications for yourself, remember to feedback your results to your GP.
  • Help make an early diagnosis of high blood pressure - Some of us do not realise we have high blood pressure until it's too late. Taking a bit of time to check your BP could help identify a problem so that you get the appropriate treatment as soon as possible.
  • Check if your blood pressure is different outside the doctor's office - We all know that seeing the GP can add a little stress so comparing results in and out of the consultation room will give you a better idea of your blood pressure reading.
  • If you have been advised to lose weight, you can monitor your weight loss with a regular ‘weigh-in’.

If you use either the height, weight, BMI machine, or the BP machine, please hand your readings to the receptionist at the desk on the first floor. The receptionist will add your readings to your record. If you have taken your BP reading the receptionist will advise if you need to do another reading, or if you need to see a doctor or Nurse for follow up.

How to use the Blood Pressure Monitor Machine

Non NHS Services

Our first responsibility is for the health of our patients within the NHS. Certain other services are offered where a fee is chargeable.  The following are examples only, there are others:

  • Private Sickness Insurance Claims
  • Various Medical Examinations e.g. Employment, Insurance.
  • Vaccinations for travel.

Full details are available at reception and you will be advised of the charge and asked to sign an agreement to this effect when leaving any forms or making any special appointments.

Patient Fees for Non-NHS Services

For a full list of patient fees for non-NHS services please view the following information.

Physical Activity

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