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Great Oakley Medical Centre is now an Armed Forces Veteran Friendly Accredited GP Practice April 2019

Extended Access Hub for Corby

From 1 April 2019 patients registered with GP surgeries in Corby will have access to up to 150 more appointments per week as NHS Corby CCG introduces a new Extended Access Hub. The additional appointments will mean patients can access General Practice services between 6.30pm and 8pm on weekdays and slots will be available at weekends, Bank Holidays and over Christmas and Easter at Woodsend Medical Centre.

Corby’s new Extended Access Hub will allow patients to book routine appointments with a GP or other healthcare professional, including GPs, nurses, physiotherapists and health care assistants, seven days a week. The service will be tailored to meet the needs of the Corby population.

To access this service, call your own GP practice where receptionists will be able to access and book evening, weekend and Bank Holiday appointments where appropriate.

Patients needing healthcare when their practice is closed should continue to call NHS 111.

Great Oakley Medical Centre has been recognised with the Investors in Carers GP Accreditation standard, which acknowledges efforts made by staff to support Carers and helping to develop good practice.

The practice had already received the Bronze Award but has now also been awarded the Silver Level Accreditation in January 2017

If you would like to make a suggestion to the PPG, please contact them via email on CORCCG.GreatOakleyPatientsInput@nhs.netAlternatively, please telephone Mrs Joan Whitehouse at the surgery, who will be pleased to pass on your suggestion to them.


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Cancer Screening can save your life

Please do not ignore the letters.  Early detection can prevent 75% of cancers developing.

CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING prevents up to 75% of cervical cancers.  However, a huge 1 in 4 women do not attend when invited.

All women aged 25 - 64 will be invited for screening.  This should take place every 3 years until the age of 50 then every 5 years.

BOWEL CANCER SCREENING  Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in England after lung cancer.

The home screening kit is sent to all men and women aged 60 -74.


Women aged between 50 and 70 should be screened for the early signs of cancer.  The mammogram can spot cancer that is too small to see or feel.


National GP Survey Results from July 2017

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Do you Look After someone?

Northamptonshire Carers, a countywide charity, supports anyone in a caring role from the age of 5 years to 100+.  They offer a range of services to those who are looking after someone.  They have support groups and coffee mornings, complementary health treatments, gym memberships and holiday lodges.  In addition, you are entitled to a Carers Assessment, which involves talking to one of their workers on a one to one basis and putting a Support Plan together.  They can also simply listen to you!  You can phone their support line 9 am to 5pm Monday to Friday (tel 01933 677907) or they can arrange to ring you once a week or once a month just to see how you are getting on.    They have an active and thriving  Young Carers Service, have a sitting service and they could signpost you to the appropriate place if you have a specific problem or issue and don’t know where to start.  This is just a snapshot of what they do.
If you are helping to look after your mother/father, husband/wife or partner, friend, child with additional needs please just ring on the above number or tell your GP you are a carer and ask them to refer you to them.



Every year around 1 million workers are off sick for at least 4 weeks.  Without support many will not return to work at all.  'Fit for work' is supporting workers back to work by providing free access to occupational health. Please see the link below for more information.


Inspection by the Care Quality Commission

Great Oakley Medical Centre was rated as good in all areas with  no additional actions required by the Practice.

To see the full report following our inspection in September 2015 please click  CQC Inspection


New practice logo 



Drs Joanne Watt and Lipi Pradhan,partners at Great Oakley Medical Centre in Corby have been delighted with the results of a complete re-branding of their practice logo. In July last year they tasked Amber-Rose Bedwell, a 17yr old local artist, with the job of producing a fresh new logo to enhance their new mission statement of “helping people lead healthier lives”.


Amber-Rose who attends Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth 1 College, Leicester, and who only draws freehand, took on the task of designing a modern and stylish logo that she hoped would also show the practice as a caring community based surgery with the patients at it’s heart. Speaking at the launch of the new design with Dr Watt and Dr Pradhan, Amber-Rose confirmed “ In considering the design of the new logo, I wanted to combine the image that this surgery looks after all its patients, young, old, male, female and that the patients are at the heart of the surgery and everything it does”. Dr Watt, who is delighted with the new modern design, thanked Amber-Rose for her hard work and presented her with a folder incorporating all the surgery’s stationary with the new logo. Speaking afterwards, she confirmed how pleased the practice was with the new logo, which she hoped would be recognized as Great Oakley Medical Centre for many years to come.



 Ebola Virus Information

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Practice receives Award

 Eileen Cope receiving award on behalf of Great Oakley Medical Centre

Great Oakley Medical Centre has been recognised with the Investors in Carers GP Accreditation standard, which acknowledges efforts made by staff to support Carers and helping to develop good practice.

The  Practice was presented with their Bronze level Accreditation at the Jane Roebuck Northamptonshire Carers Awards on Wednesday January 28th, where around a hundred professionals and Carers were in attendance at the event held at Barton Hall, Kettering.

The accreditation was designed for GP surgeries to be able to improve identification of and support available to Carers, acknowledge work undertaken to support Carers by Northamptonshire GP teams and provide an accredited framework for GP teams within which to develop services and good practice.

Car Parking

We have a very limited number of parking spaces, which are restricted for use by staff and the short-term use of the disabled and those whose illness prevents them from walking far. Please park responsibly.

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