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Brook Medical CentreEcton Brook RoadNorthampton, NN3 5ENTel: 01604 401185
During the coronavirus pandemic our triage service will be very busy. Please only call us if you really need help.
We aim to offer the full range of NHS general practice services. If you require a specific service, please feel free to ask if it is one that we can provide. Services are provided according to a contract between Dr Byrne and partners and Northamptonshire Teaching Primary Care Trust and will depend on the terms of that contract. There may be variations from time to time if the contract alters.
Our procedure for re-issuing Medical Certificates works in the same way as repeat prescriptions, i.e. it will take 2 working days from receiving a request to the issue of a certificate. Requests are passed to the doctors first thing in the morning, usually the day after we receive them. They are signed during that day (as and when the doctor has time), ready for issue to patients on the following day.
The doctors are NOT permitted to issue follow-on MED3 Medical Certificates in advance of the end date for the current certificate.We will accept repeat Medical Certificate requests on the day before they are due, ready to pass to the doctor next morning, i.e the due date. Certificates will be dated to provide continuous cover.
Please remember that there is no requirement for a GP to issue a Medical Certificate for the first seven days of illness or for children attending school or college. If this is needed you will be expected to pay for a private certificate.
Long Term Problems
Diseases such as Asthma, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Hypothyroidism and Epilepsy may be long term or even life long. Over time your circumstances may change and affect the way the disease affects your lifestyle. It is important therefore that these conditions are regularly reviewed. In fact, it is a condition of our NHS contract that we review all patients with these conditions at least once a year. This will also include a review of your medication and repeat prescriptions will not be available for anyone who has not had a review in the preceding twelve months.
We will invite patients with these problems to attend an annual MOT (review) during the month of their birthday. This should help you to remember when it is due. The nurse will check your physical condition and offer you advice about the ongoing management of the disease.
Although you may have felt well all year these reviews will give us a chance to pick up any small changes in your condition.
Of course if you fell unwell at any time, or notice changes in your condition, you should make an appointment to see a nurse or doctor.
At two months old:
At three months old:
At four months old:
At around 12 months old:
At around 13 months old:
Three years four months to five years old (pre-school):
13 to 18 years old:
Due to unforseen circumstances we are are unable to provide a Travel service at this time.
It is always wise to keep your Travel Record Card up to date and keep it with your passport in a safe place. If you do not have this document you may call the surgery and ask for a print out of your Vaccination History.
There are Travel Clinics in most areas but see below for the details of services which have the closest proximity to the surgery:
51F, Beech Avenue, Abington,
Northampton, NN3 2JG
Telephone: 01604 720010
Open: Mon - Fri 8am - 7pm, Sat 8.45am - 7pm
Earls Barton Pharmacy,
26-28, The Square, Earls Barton,
Northampton, NN6 0NA
Telephone: 01604 812736
Open: Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5.30pm, Sat 8.30am - 1pm
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Travel Health Questionnaire - NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TO OUR PATIENTS
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
The NHS does not cover some of the service that GP’s provide for their patients and will therefore charge a fee for them. These services will include the production or completion of reports and forms for third parties such as insurance companies and driving licences.
The fees are payable at the time the service is provided. The receptionists can tell you if the service is included in the NHS contract or will be charged. They will be able to tell you charge for the work and will give you a receipt for your payment.
We are able to accept payment by cash, cheque (made payable to Brook Medical Centre) and most credit/debit cards.
We are currently unable to offer this service to our patients. If you require an implant to be removed/replaced or you would like to discuss the fitting of an implant for the first time please contact the following service who will be able to arrange an appointment for you:
Northampton General Hospital - Sexual Health Service,
Billing Road, Cliftonville,
Northampton, NN1 5BD
Telephone: 01604 609766
They do not currently offer a 'Walk-In' Service and hope to be able to offer an appointment within 48 hours if this is clinically indicated. To arrange an appointment please telephone the number above but try and avoid the very busy early morning time. You may choose to call again after 10.30am if you have difficulty getting through.
Normal Opening Hours/Appointments
Monday 11am - 8pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 1.15pm - 8pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm
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