November 2022

Access to GP Online Services – Things To Consider

Although the chances of any of these things happening are very small, before you access your medical health record, there are some important points to consider.

Forgotten history
There may be something you have forgotten about in your record that you might find upsetting.

Abnormal results or bad news
If your GP has given you access to test results or letters, you may see something that you find upsetting to you. This may occur before you have spoken to your doctor or while the surgery is closed and you cannot contact them.

Choosing to share your information with someone
It’s up to you whether you share your information with others or not – perhaps family members or carers. It’s your choice, but also your responsibility to keep the information safe and secure.

If you think you may be pressured into revealing details from your patient record to someone else against your will, you can ask for access to be switched off.

Misunderstood information
Your medical record is designed to be used by clinical professionals to ensure that you receive the best possible care. Some of the information within your medical record may be highly technical, written by specialists and not easily understood. If you have questions about your medical record, please e-mail the practice at [email protected], with ‘NOTES QUERY’ in the subject heading. Please do not call the practice with these queries.

Information about someone else
If you spot something in the record that is not about you or notice any other errors, please log out of the system immediately and contact the practice as soon as possible.

More information
For more information about keeping your healthcare records safe and secure, you will find a helpful leaflet produced by the NHS in conjunction with the British Computer Society:
Keeping your online health and social care records safe and secure

Proxy Access
If you are using this service to access another person’s account as a proxy (eg as a carer or parent), you have discussed appropriately what you are accessing and for what purpose. This service will be reviewed at regular intervals by the GP practice and may be rescinded at any time.

March 2022

March Update 

We are delighted to welcome three new support staff to the surgery.

Our building works are in full motion now and our new extension is well under way. We are still advising patients to leave plenty of time for parking as this is currently limited.

Face Covering 

Under the Government’s ‘Living with Covid’ plan infection controls in NHS premises remain in place.

Mask wearing is still mandatory in GP practices.

Please bring a face covering when you come to visit us

Feb 2022

Dr Katie Owles

We are delighted to announce Dr Katie Owles has now joined us a permanent GP with us at Towcester Medical Centre.

January 2022

Happy New Year

We have kicked started the new year with our extension work in full force and we are proud to announce our new management team.

Karen Jackson – Operations Manager

Rianna Dartnall – Office Manager

Zena Spink – Finance and Contracts Manager

We are pleased to announce we have new regular locum GP working with us from the start of the new year. Her Her name is Dr Katie Owles.

We are also delighted to announce that Cheryl Fleckney has taken on the role as our new Health Care Assistant.  

Coronavirus Update 

Please remember to keep following guidelines –

  • Get vaccinated and get your booster dose
  • Wear a face covering in most indoor public places and on public transport
  • Work from home, if you can
  • Let fresh air in if you meet indoors. Meeting outdoors is safer
  • Get tested and self-isolate if required
17 January , this guidance applies to ENGLAND

You can stop self-isolating at the start of day 6 if you get 2 negative rapid lateral flow test results on days 5 and 6 and do not have a temperature. Tests must be at least 24 hours apart. If either test is positive, wait 24 hours before testing again.

Should you be displaying any symptoms of Covid-19 please do not come to the surgery. We can still arrange for you to get a telephone-call if you have a appointment booked.

December 2021

Ending 2021 – Update from our practice manager Karen Wheeler

Well, we have got to the end of 2021. It started with a big push for Covid vaccinations, and ended with the same.

Firstly, huge well-done to the staff of Towcester Medical Centre who has been involved with the Covid-19 vaccinating. You have been part of a huge national effort of historic significance to protect our patients from the ravages of the pandemic.

We have been very successful. 92% of our eligible patients received a 1st dose, 96% of those went on to receive a second and we have now boosted 79% of those due. This is an excellent achievement.

During the year Towcester Medical Centre have provided excellent care as can be seen from the GP Patient Survey with 93% of patients describing their experience with us as good, 97% finding the receptionists helpful, and 98% feeling their needs were met during their last appointment.

All of this this could only be achieved through the phenomenal hard work and flexibility of all members of the Practice.

Going forward into 2022, We hope the pandemic finally recedes and we can think about other things.

We have a new management team in place from January as we prepare for our deputy manager Alison Burnley’s retirement after 23 years of commitment to the Practice.

Thank you to everyone in this phenomenal team and our patients for their continued support despite all the challenges  2021 brought.

I think we have every reason to believe that 2022 will be as good – if not even better.

Karen Wheeler


November 2021

Surgery Extension 

we are currently in the middle of extending the surgery to add more consulting rooms and increase appointment availability in the future.  As a result the number of car parking spaces has reduced to allow for building materials so please take care when manoeuvring your car around the car park and please allow extra time for your visit. 

Local Coronavirus Vaccine Centres 

You can search for local Northamptonshire vaccination centres / walk-in centres at –

Update from Dr Nicola Odwell and Partners

There has been a lot of false and incorrect information and negativity towards Doctors Surgery’s – General Practitioners in particular in the Media. In the 6 months April to September 2019 ( pre pandemic) we carried out 21215 consultations.

In the 6 months April to September 2021 we carried out 24405 consultations. This is an increase of 15%.In the 6 months April to September 2019 we processed 17857 prescription requests.

In the 6 months April to September 2021 we processed 25409 prescription requests. This is an increase of 42%.

Our patient list has increased by 8% in that time so you can see that we are experiencing greater patient demand in addition to  the growth of the town.

We thank you all for your continued support and we thank all our staff for their continuous hard work.

July 2021

We are now well into July, soon to be August.  Who’d ever have thought the pandemic would carry on this long!  But it has and we must still be vigilant.  

Now the weather has turned extremely hot and some advice and guidance how to deal with the heat can be found following this link: 

Sun Safety

We are continuing the vaccine rollout and we have more Astra Zeneca appointments here at Towcester Medical Centre this week and also Pfizer vaccines available at Brackley Medical Centre appointments for which can be booked here at Towcester.   Walk-in centres are also available in the vicinity. 

We are starting to plan our seasonal flu campaign – which this year might be a little different as plans may include a covid booster at the same time. 

In the meantime our surgeries are open – although with the new building that is going on in Towcester our patient list is increasing exponentially which will mean that appointments get filled up quicker and therefore longer waiting times.  However, plans include expansion of the surgery in the coming year which we hope will help meet future demand. 

May 2021

The NHS is changing the way patient data is used for planning and research. To find out more, or to opt out please visit

March 2021


February 2021

Are you a mature driver?  Are you worried about driving or are you concerned about someone else’s driving?  Have a look at our mature drivers’ leaflet. 

January 2021

We are currently working hard to maintain our usual high standards whilst also working to invite our patients for their covid 19 vaccination.  See our home page and click on Covid 19 Vaccine news to find out more. 

We would like to thank all our patients who kindly sent in gifts of chocolates and biscuits over the festive period.  These were gratefully received and very much enjoyed – thank you. 

December 2020


A reminder how we are working differently to help control the spread of the virus:


We are still open to care for you.

Appointments will be telephone calls in most cases and the doctor will invite you down if necessary.

If you are asked to come down for an appointment or you have made an appointment with the nurse you will be asked to wait in your car or outside until the doctor or nurse is ready and they will then come outside to call you in.

Please either telephone reception to inform you have arrived for your appointment or approach the window for Reception to report you are here.


Our staff will wear a mask when they open the window to protect themselves and our patients and visitors – we would ask that you do the same.


If visiting Paulerspury to collect a prescription – please only enter the building one at a time.


Our staff are behind a glass screen to protect patients and staff so we will not be able to bring items to the door for patients.

The waiting room remains closed – if you need to wait for a prescription kindly wait outside to allow other patients who may be waiting to come in.

We thank you for your co-operation – by working together we can keep each other safe.

Single hearing aid found in Paulerspury surgery on the morning of Friday, 11 December.  If you were there on the Friday morning – please get in touch. 

Govt Correspondence


During Coronavirus outbreak – the following arrangements are in place to keep our patients and our staff as safe as possible during the pandemic. 

Appointments will firstly be by telephone with the GP having some availability to arrange for patients to come down to the surgery if necessary.   

Most Nurse appointments will be by phone unless absolutely necessary, for example dressings, baby immunisations and some injections. 

Blood test appointments are going ahead at Towcester. 

Please do not come to the surgery unless you have had a phone call first and only then if asked to attend the surgery by a clinician or arranged a necessary face to face appointment with the nurse. 

We are working harder than ever to deliver high quality care in a safe way during the pandemic.

If you do have to attend: 

  • Come by car – aiming to arrive just in time for your appointment
  • Wait in your car
  • Ring 01327 359953 to advise reception you are there and provide the make and colour of your car
  • Clinician will come to see you at your car and may only then take you into the surgery. 
  • If you have to walk, please do, again aiming to arrive just in time.  Please come dressed for the weather and be prepared to wait outside. 






October 2020









September 2020

The Lowdown are running the second part of the ‘Learning After Lockdown’ remote workshops aimed at Parents/Carers and Young People (2 separate dates – see posters and details below).

We have spaces available and you do not need to have attended the first part, however, on attendance at part 2 you will be sent resources for all of the workshop programme. These workshops are free of charge as we are a delivery partner for Barnardo’s ‘See,Hear,Respond’ project but we will require consent to register your details with them.

 If you are interested for yourself and/or your child please return the attached registration form to this email: [email protected]  

Deadline for registration is this Friday 18th September


Job Vacancy

The vacancy for a receptionist/administrator at Towcester Medical Centre has been filled.

August 2020

Many people at higher risk of ill health due to the hot weather are also at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Phone and check on them. #BeatTheHeat

Look out for older people and others who may find it more difficult to stay cool and hydrated in hot weather.#BeatTheHeat

If you’re worried about cancer or worried you might have something that might be cancer, you can still contact your GP online or by phone. #HelpUsHelpYou



July 2020

As the pandemic is easing slightly – we must all still be aware that Coronavirus has not yet gone away.  Remain vigilant –


Northampton Borough has recently had a spike in cases which has resulted in some further measures to try to control the virus.  At the moment South Northamptonshire is staying below the recommended ‘R’ rate. 

At Towcester Medical Centre we can now offer non-urgent telephone appointments.  We still have our duty doctor available on a daily basis – but any non-urgent issues can be booked in a few days in advance.  The initial consultation is still by telephone but the doctor has appointments that they can make if they feel that you need to be seen. 

We are trying to minimise contact as much as possible to protect our staff and our patients.   Therefore you may find that when you have an appointment, any reviews or measurements such as blood pressure, BMI etc may be done at the same time to minimise the number of times a patient has to visit the surgery.  We hope you bear with us. 

We are currently still advising patients to wait outside, alert Reception to the fact you have arrived and then wait in your car or outside until you are called by Reception or clinician to come in.  Again this is to protect both our staff and our patients as far as possible. 



This month we are highlighting awareness of Ovarian Cancer – do you know what the symptoms are?  Follow this link to find out more 

Ovarian Cancer

Planning on travelling during the Covid19 pandemic – please read the British Medical Association advice and guidance first – follow this link for more information


June 2020

New look website

You may have noticed that we have updated our website – we hope you like it – but if you have any comments then please contact us by email on [email protected] 

Face Masks

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE can you bring and wear your own face masks if attending the surgery – please allow us to maintain our stocks for our staff.   Face masks are available online, or there are instructions online how to make your own – set your own trend of fashion by making and wearing a statement face mask!

Cervical Smears

We are open for routine cervical smears – if you have received an invitation please contact the surgery to book a routine appointment.  You will be asked to provide answers to some questions prior to your appointment, and subject to the responses, your appointment will be confirmed.  Please, please bring and wear your own face mask to the appointment to protect stocks of masks for our staff.  Thank you!

Free HIV Test

Did you know – that, for a limited time, anyone over the age of 16 can have a FREE HIV test.  To find out more about FREE HIV testing and other STI tests please follow this link… This offer finishes at the end of June 2020.


Here we are at the beginning of June and lockdown easing slightly for the majority of the country.  But the pandemic is NOT OVER! 


The Medical Centre will be starting to ease soon and we will soon be able to offer some routine appointments – watch this space – but we still need to be careful, we are a long way from normal. 

CARER’S WEEK 8-14 JUNE 2020 

It’s Carer’s Week 8-14 June – lots of discussions and events are planned.  Did you know there are over 6.5 million people caring for parents, partners, children or friends in the UK.   It’s a staggering amount and largely unsung – so in these times where we have celebrated NHS and keyworkers and carers every Thursday – have a look at our Carer’s page and sign up to get involved if you can. 

May 2020


This practice is one of over 600 practices in England contributing pseudonymised data for national research and surveillance

These data enable continuous monitoring of infections and diseases in the community and is used in ethically approved research.  The RCGP RSC is the main source of information for Public Health England (PHE) and helps with prediction and management of flu outbreaks and pandemics

Providing pseudonymised data does not affect patients, their care or privacy, however if you no longer wish to allow your information to be used please speak to your GP.

For more information please go to the Clinical Research page and scroll down to the RCGP section.

Thank you!

A huge thank you to Lees Cottage for their kind donation to the surgery. We are planning to spend this on much needed heart monitoring equipment and training equipment. Thank you!

Scrubs Up!

We would like to say a HUGE thank you to Scrubs Up for Northants NHS for making and donating scrubs for our doctors and nurses. Without this invaluable PPE would leave our doctors and nurses vulnerable and in times of national shortage it is heartening to see the community volunteers stepping up. Thank you volunteers!

Scrubs Up is a charity and doing excellent work – here is a link to their Facebook and Just Giving page – any donations will be gratefully received.

April 2020



We continue to be blown away by the kindness and generosity from our patients and local community during this pandemic crisis.  Your gifts, the biscuits, chocolates, flowers and kind words mean a lot to us and we are very grateful for them and enjoy them – a lot!  

We would like to thank, in particular, the very delectable Easter eggs kindly given to us by Waitrose which our staff enjoyed over the weekend, the hand creams donated to us by Body Shop, which have come in very handy because of all the hand-washing and hand-gel used, and the flowers from Tesco.

Please accept our gratitude for all the kind gifts our patients have given us – all of which help us to get through the working day. 

As you know much of the routine practice and procedures has been pushed back so that focus can be placed on the Coronavirus pandemic.  However, our doctors and staff are also working hard to ensure that our patients can still reach out to them for urgent issues whilst still ensuring repeat medication requests are fulfilled.

Together we CAN get through this.  

We would like to thank all our patients for their support during the pandemic crisis.  Thank you for your gifts and kindness and support in general.  It is a difficult time but by working together we can beat this virus.

Please continue to adhere to the Government guidelines over the Easter weekend.  We would like to wish you all well over Easter – be safe and enjoy the weekend – at home.


March 2020

We now have a page dedicated to the Coronavirus and its affect on Towcester Medical Centre – please click here to view the page and its information.

Blood Taking Unit – Northampton General Hospital

From Tuesday the 31st of March there are changes to the Blood Taking Unit at NGH. In order to keep patients safe at this time we are redirecting parts of this service to The Three Shires Hospital.

If you require a blood test you will need to contact the hospital to make an appointment on these numbers (amended numbers as notified by NGH on 31/3/20:

01604 885022

01604 885027

Three Shires will offer appointments Monday to Friday during the following times:

Monday -Friday 9am – 12:30pm and  13:30pm – 17:00pm

If you are a patient of our Maternity Unit they will make arrangements for you to have your bloods taken and you do not need to attend the Three Shires.

If your child requires a blood test the Blood Taking Unit t NGH will be open on Mondays from 10am-11am for paediatric patients only.

Kettering General Hospital

Notification received from Kettering General Hospital that all Andrology services (post vasectomy and infertility) have been suspended during the Coronavirus outbreak.  Patients will be contacted and advised.

Woodside Centre

If you use the Woodside Centre – please note this is closed until further notice.  If you have a query or need hearing aid batteries please email [email protected]

Fax machines

Our fax machines are being phased out and will no longer be in operation after 31 March 2020.  Instead please email to [email protected]

Medical Notes in light of Coronavirus – 17 March 2020

By law, medical evidence is not required for the first 7 days of sickness. After 7 days, it is for the employer to determine what evidence they require, if any, from the employee. This does not need to be fit note (Med 3 form) issued by a GP or other doctor.

“Your employee will be advised to isolate themselves and not to work in contact with other people by NHS 111 or PHE if they are a carrier of, or have been in contact with, an infectious or contagious disease, such as COVID-19.

“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 due to suspected COVID-19, in accordance with the public health advice being issued by the government.



 To all our patients from all of us at Towcester Medical Centre.

We are now all entering an extraordinary time and we wanted to update you on how this will affect us and our patients.

Following yesterday’s public health advice, we now have 4 out of 6 GPs in self-isolation. We are trying to set-up home working and access to medical records as fast as possible. However, until these systems are in place we are having to drastically scale back our normal services.

We will endeavour to continue to provide some routine care (e.g. immunisations, maternity care and some blood tests) but the majority of other appointments (e.g. routine blood pressure/ diabetes checks, medication reviews) will be paused.

Our priority will be to deal with all the other urgent, non-coronavirus related medical problems that will still continue. Most of these consultations will be by telephone and we will try to reduce the need to visit us at the medical centres in Towcester and Paulerspury.

We have had to close our doors to reduce traffic into the buildings. We would encourage you to only phone the practice for urgent matters or make use of our online consultation service (see the orange ‘Talk to us online’ button above).

It is likely this situation will continue for many, many months. Please bear with us whilst we try to provide as much of a service as possible. We will update this website with more details when available.

Best wishes to all,

The team at Towcester Medical Centre


Please follow government and NHS advice and self isolate if you have any symptoms such as a new, dry, persistent cough and/or a raised temperature for at least 7 days.

Please note that Towcester Medical Centre is only taking future GP appointments as telephone appointments – although the GP has some slots that they can arrange for you to come to the surgery if necessary.

Towcester Medical Centre still has a triage doctor morning and afternoon, for any urgent concerns, other than symptoms of the Coronavirus, and they really cannot wait for a routine telephone appointment, please ask for an urgent same day telephone consultation.

We would like to thank all our patients for their co-operation during this ongoing national crisis.

Hearing Aid Maintenance Clinics – cancelled.

We had some clinics planned in for some Wednesdays for hearing aid maintenance.  However, due to unforeseen circumstances – future clinics in 2020 have now been cancelled – Apologies for any inconvenience.


Our phones were down for planned maintenance for approximately 30 minutes on Tuesday, 10th March 2020.  All our phone lines are now working normally and we thank you for your patience.

February 2020

New members of staff

We welcome two new members of staff performing administration and reception duties – Cheryl and Kerry – they will be a valuable addition to our team but we would ask for your patience whilst our new members learn their roles.



The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The current risk to the general public is moderate.

You can help too.

Germs can live on some surfaces for hours. To protect yourself and others:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze.
  • Bin the tissue, and to kill the germs, wash your hands with soap and water, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
  • If you have arrived back from an affected area within the last 14 days and develop symptoms of cough or fever or shortness of breath, you should immediately:
  • Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu
  • Call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the country

This is the best way to slow the spread of almost any germs, including Coronavirus.

More information, including a list of the affected areas is available by logging onto



Patients who have travelled from mainland China or think may have been in contact with the virus and have symptoms telephone 111.  Please feel free to call us for advice but please do NOT attend the surgery.

Patients who have recently travelled from  Wuhan should contact 111 even if they have no symptoms.

January 2020

Jobs news at Towcester Medical Centre

We have a vacancy for a Receptionist/Administrator – for more details see our Job Opportunities page via this link.  As at 17 February 2020 this post has been filled.


December 2019


Don’t be fooled by a scam – phone calls requesting a meeting to discuss your medication and followed up by another phone call promising to deliver your medication but with a demand for a charge for the medication over the phone is a SCAM.  If you are in any doubt, it probably is a scam.  If you think you may have been targeted you can report any concerns or suspicions you have about fraud or corruption within the NHS or wider health group to the NHS Counter Fraud Authority by calling our FREE 24hr confidential fraud reporting hotline powered by Crimestoppers on 0800 028 4060.  You can also make a report to the NHSCFA using our online NHS fraud reporting tool.

Let’s get Moving! (replaces ‘Get up and Go’)

…is an exercise class specifically designed for those aged 55+ to help prevent falls and increase balance and strength.  It consists of a 24 week programme and there are a range of classes/venues available near you – to view the dates, times and venues please follow this link – Let’s get Moving

November 2019

Hi everyone – want to lose weight?  Do you have a BMI of 28 or more?  You may be eligible for a free weight loss programme with a local service.  Go to our Free Local Services page to follow the link and find out more…

FLU – flu vaccination ongoing – contact Reception to book. 

The Doctors and Staff from Towcester Medical Centre completed the Park Run on Saturday, 9 November 2019 at Watermeadows in Towcester. 

Park Run is on every Saturday at 9.00am at Watermeadows (beyond the back of The Forum).   

You can walk or run, bring the children, bring the dog – you can also volunteer to help on the day as a course marshall or timer.  To find out more and to register to attend please follow this link to the Park Run website – Park Run

It’s free to attend, lots of fun and you get to meet new people and socialise.   But please remember to register first on the website.   We’d love to see you there!

October 2019

Flu season in full swing – thank you to those already booked in – we still have spaces available on our clinics – next one due Wednesday 13 November – places still available to book.   We also have another flu clinic at Paulerspury 28 November – contact Reception to book. 

If you miss those days – don’t worry – you can still book in – we will have more flu clinics or you can see our nurse or drop in when it is convenient and we will always try to fit you in.  

Be aware that flu jabs are FREE at the NHS to those who are eligible – the NHS will NEVER ask for payment over the phone – never give your bank details out to pay for a flu jab…  

You can report any concerns or suspicions you have about fraud or corruption within the NHS or wider health group to the NHS Counter Fraud Authority by calling our FREE 24hr confidential fraud reporting hotline powered by Crimestoppers on 0800 028 4060.
You can also make a report to the NHSCFA using our 
online NHS fraud reporting tool.

September 2019

Flu season is now upon us.  Flu vaccines for patients who are eligible have been received.

Towcester Medical Centre pre-order flu vaccines for all patients on their register who are eligible for a free flu vaccine – so make sure you book your flu jab here as we will already have ordered your flu jab!  Even though your local pharmacies and possibly work-places all offer access to a flu vaccine – we will already have ordered yours here.  Please support your local doctor’s surgery and have your flu jab here. 

There are three types of vaccines: 

  • Fluad (a triple vaccine) for over 65 year olds
  • Quad (quadruple vaccine) for under 65 year olds
  • Fluenz (a nasal spray) for children up to 17 years old

Who’s Eligible?  Are you over 65 years old, are a carer, do you suffer from a chronic disease, are diabetic, asthmatic or suffer with liver disease?  Then you may be at risk and eligible for a flu vaccine.  Children of school age are offered the flu vaccine through the school programme.  Children of pre-school age may be eligible for a vaccine at the surgery. 

Clinics are available for you to book your flu jab.  Places will fill up fast so contact Reception for more details.   However, if the following dates are not convenient – contact us anyway – we will be able to accommodate you. 

The next flu clinics are: 

Thursday 17 October 2019

Thursday 31 October 2019

Contact Reception on 01327 359953 to book an appointment. 

August 2019

Towcester Medical Centre are pleased to introduce our new Receptionists – Rose, Wendy, Emelie, Tierany, Susan and our new Apprentice Carla.   Between them they have a wealth of experience and knowledge which they bring to the practice.  I hope you will join us in welcoming them to the team and cut them some slack whilst they settle in and learn their new roles! 

July 2019

Be Self Care Aware!

Prescribing of medicines to treat minor illnesses is changing – medicines which are available to buy will no longer be routinely prescribed for certain common conditions – NHS England have released the below information.  Contact Reception if you have any queries.

June 2019

We’d like to thank all our staff, patients and friends who came out last Saturday morning for Park Run at Watermeadows in Towcester.

We hope everyone had fun and that we see you again on another Park Run soon.   Click here to follow link for the Park Run website and find a parkrun near you!

Some pics of us lot

Us lot before…
Us lot after


May 2019



From January 2020 our Carers Champion has changed to Zena Spink – please contact Reception for more information or to get in contact with Zena.

April 2019

We thought we’d mark the
30 Year Anniversary
the opening of our building with cake

Mmm lovely delicious cake – like we need an excuse to eat cake !!

Receptionist / Administrator

We have an opportunity through retirement to join our dedicated and supportive team of receptionists/ administrators.

  • The role is busy, varied, and sometimes challenging. Some of the key tasks include answering the telephone and making appointments.
  • You will deal with patient inquiries both face to face and over the telephone, as well as process prescriptions and deal with various administrative tasks.
  • No two days are the same, and we have the opportunity to make a difference to the patients in our care.
  • The successful candidate will be able to work flexibly between 8:00 to 18:30 Monday to Friday at both our Towcester and Paulerspury sites.
  • We will consider either part time or full time applicants.

To apply please send your CV to [email protected]

Towcester Medical Centre
is proud to be a #parkrunpractice

Join us for Park Run
Time: 09:00

January 2019

are holding a monthly drop in clinic at 
throughout the year helping people who have
with issues like maintenance, cleaning, batteries etc. 

Dates, Times & Details Below

Dates and times for future drop in services available by putting hearing aid maintenance into the search box on home page.

We’d like to wish all our patients, friends & supporters a

December 2018

on Thursday 20th December
if you are eligible

November 2018

We’d like to thank all our patients, friends and staff who came along, baked cakes, gave their time and made donations to the:

Towcester Medical Centre MacMillan Coffee Morning

Together we raised £172.30 for this worthy cause

We think you’re great !!

We bid  farewell to Practice Nurse Alison Elliott who has been with us for many years. We’ll miss her loads. 

October 2018

If you want to opt out of your data being used for NHS planning and research you can do so by clicking here Your NHS Data Matters

We have a vacancy for a Part Time Practice Nurse (20 hours per week)

The role will is within our successful and friendly practice in the market town of Towcester. We are looking for a qualified practice nurse with relevant experience and qualifications in COPD and asthma.

Applications are invited from prescribers and non-prescribers and salary is commensurate accordingly. Please submit a CV to the Practice Manager at Towcester Medical Centre. Link Way, Towcester, NN12 6HH or email to [email protected]

Prospective applicants are very welcome to come for an informal visit to meet the team.

September 2018

We will be CLOSED on Wednesday 12th September from 12:30 – for staff training. For emergencies during this time call NHS Out of Hours on 111. We open again at 8:00 on Thursday 13th September.

Information about 2018 / 19 FLU VACCINATIONS

This year there are DIFFERENT TYPES of Flu Vaccine available

As your GP Surgery we know which category you fall into and therefore which flu vaccine you need.

If you are eligible for a FLU VACCINATION book an appointment to have one with us. 

August 2018


Towcester Medical Centre welcomes our new GP registrars Dr Ayo Oliha and Dr Reaz Popy who join us for a four month placement.

Dr Ayo Oliha

Dr Reaz Popy

June 2018

SELF CARE the first step to saving the NHS

Self Care the First Step…

This month we’re launching a new initiative to encourage patients to think about the cost of the medicines we prescribe and to ask whether they are willing to buy cheap medications that are readily available in pharmacies, high street shops and supermarkets rather than asking for a prescription. For more click here:
Self Care The First Step to Saving the NHS

We’re just a CLICK away!

We’re piloting a new on-line communications system where patients can contact us using a smart device or PC. For more information click on the link:

Online Communication Service

May 2018

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

As you will undoubtedly have heard there are new rules coming into effect to regulate how organisations who hold data about people manage this information. This includes us. For more information about this click on the link below:

Towcester Medical Centre and GDPR

Type 2 Diabetes – A New Approach

We have be piloting a new way of carrying out annual and interim reviews for our patients who have Type 2 Diabetes. We are now offering people the opportunity to attend a Shared Diabetes Clinic in groups of 6 – 10. It’s a longer session going into greater depth and giving people the chance to ask more questions and share their experiences of managing the condition. Click on the link below for more details:

Shared Diabetes Clinic Patient Information


We are delighted to welcome Radhika Ruparelia to the Towcester Medical Centre team.

Radhika is a Clinical Pharmacist who will be working with us two days a week (Tuesdays & Thursdays) dealing with all medication queries and minor illnesses. She will be holding clinics and talking to patients over the phone for things like medication reviews and changes to medications following hospital visits etc.

April 2018

M-Jog Messenger App

The M-Jog Messenger App is a free, quick and simple two way communication service which enables patients to have secure and confidential access to notifications and services from the their GP practice.

Towcester Medical Centre has made the M-Jog Messenger App available for patients. To get more information and to download the app click here  

So Long and thanks for the lovely cake – yum! 

This week we say a fond farewell to Mary Bates our long serving phlebotomist who retires this week. We wish her a long and happy retirement.


Towcester Medical Centre welcomes our new GP registrar Dr Saba Almasudi who joins us for a four month placement.

February 2018

We’re happy to announce that as of next week we will be working with the University of Cambridge to train doctors of the future

In November 2017 Towcester Medical Centre was recognised for the work it does helping and supporting our carers and cared for patients. 

Northamptonshire Carers, in partnership with Northamptonshire County Council and Nene CCG have awarded us with:

Bronze & Silver Investors in Carers Accreditation

Much of our success in this area is down to the hard work and dedication of our staff in supporting carers and in particular Della our Carer’s Champion who meets with carers regularly and offers support, advice and direction to other services where needed.

We were given our certificates last week and these are now proudly displayed in our waiting area but, just because we can, we thought we post a photograph of them and the lovely Della on our website too! 

January 2018

Cervical Screening Saves Lives

Women over the age of 25 are invited to have a cervical screening test every three years. It can detect early signs of abnormal cells in the cervix allowing treatment to commence.  As with many illnesses the earlier it is detected the more effective treatment can be. If you are due a smear test don’t put it off. It’s a quick and simple procedure that our nurses do here at the surgery. There’s no need to be embarrassed or worried about it. If you have any concerns the nurse will discuss these with you before the procedure. For further information see NHS UK Cervical Screening

During the week of the 5th – 9th February
is being redecorated and having new flooring

We will have to close for part of this time so all surgeries that week will be held at

Paulerspury Surgery will be open between 8:00 & 12:oo on the following days  for

Tuesday 6th February 
Wednesday 7th February
Friday 9th February 


Prescriptions due for collection on
Monday 5th February
will be available for collection on
Friday 2nd February

We apologise for any inconvenience 

We will be CLOSED on Wednesday 17th January from 12:30 – for emergencies during this time call NHS Out of Hours on 111. We open again at 8:00 on Thursday 18th January.

TADD is the Towcester area’s volunteer transport service helping
local people get to and from their health related appointments.

Additional volunteer drivers are needed for both regular and
ad hoc bookings on order to maintain TADD’s level of service.

Whether you can spare an hour or so
Once A Week
Once A Fortnight
A Couple Of Times A Month

there are always bookings to suit your availability.

Volunteers use their own cars and are paid mileage costs. 

For more information contact TADD on

01327 810300

or e-mail

[email protected]

Need help with Patient Access?  On WEDNESDAY 31st JANUARY Mel Smith from our Patient Particiption Group will be at Towcester Medical Centre between 14:00 – 16:00 offering help to any of our patients who’d like to set up a Patient Access Account to book appointments and order repeat prescriptions on line. Come in with your mobile device and get yourself set up.

If you’ve made a resolution to drop a few extra pounds we’re helping with our
Eat Wise and Drop a Size
campaign – click here for more: 
Eat Wise and Drop a Size

If you’ve made a resolution to give up smoking we’re helping with our
Want to Quit Now? Ask Us How
campaign – click here for more:
Want To Quit Now? Ask Us How

December 2017

We’d like to wish all our patients, friends, colleagues & supporters a very 




Please join us in welcoming our new registrar Dr Ana Akusu who joins us for an initial period of four months from December 2017 to April 2018 as a GP registrar.

Towcester Medical Centre will be CLOSED on Weds 6th December from 12:30. Open again on Thursday morning. For emergencies during this time call the NHS out of hours service on 111.

November 2017

University of Buckingham – Chronic Medical Conditions Study 

   We’re working with the University of Buckingham to help medical students understand the impact of a chronic medical condition on a patient’s life. We’re looking for patients living with a long term condition who would be willing to talk to a medical student about how their condition impacts on their life and allow the student to remain in contact over the next 18 months to follow their story. At the end of this time the student will write an essay on life for you with your condition. The essay will be fully anonymised so there will be no identifiable connection to the patient within it.  The student will have absolutely no medical involvement with the patient and will not have access to any patient notes. They will be subject to the GMC rules on confidentiality so would not be able to discuss your case with any other person in any way which would identify you. They will be supervised by their university tutors and our own lead GP, Dr Omar Abdalwhab.

If you feel you might be able to help with this study please contact Practice Manager, Karen Wheeler by email: [email protected]

Introducing Care Navigation – a new scheme within primary care to help you get to the right service for your problem – click here for more

We have a vacancy for the following position:

Role: Part-Time Dispenser / Receptionist
Hours: 19 hrs per week
Location: Towcester Medical Centre and Paulerspury Branch Surgery
Qualifications: NVQ Level 2 Dispensing 

If you are interested in applying for this role please contact Karen Wheeler, Practice Manager on 01327 359953 or via e-mail on [email protected]

It has come to our attention that patients are experiencing a  problem when trying to set up their patient Access Account.

As we understand it when a patient gets their log-in and password for Patient Access from the surgery and they go the Patient Access web-site they are also asked to enter their NI number. On entering this information their account is then locked so they can not process to get access to the system.

We have logged a call with the service provider who are aware of the problem and are looking into it. In the mean time we have been told to advise patients trying to log into Patient Access for the first time not to enter their NI number.

We will provide an update on this issue when we have further information.

Towcester Medical Centre will be CLOSED from 12:30 today for staff training. Opening again at 8:00 on Thursday 9th. Any emergencies during this time should be directed to the NHS Out of Hours Service by calling 111.

October 2017

Need help with Patient Access?  On TUESDAY 7th NOVEMBER Mel Smith from our Patient Particiption Group will be at Towcester Medical Centre between 13:00 – 16:00 offering help to any of our patients who’d like to set up a Patient Access Account to book appointments and order repeat prescriptions on line. Just pop in with your mobile device and get yourself set up.

Worried that your partner could be abusive? 
Call the Northamptonshire Domestic Abuse Service on 
0300 0120154

Our local advisor is Chelsie Rimmer. She can be contacted via e-mail: [email protected] or via telephone 07977 224608

She will be holding a session at Towcester Medical Centre every Wednesday mornings for anyone with any concerns relating to domestic abuse.

Towcester Medical Centre will be closed from 12:30 on Wednesday 11 October for training. We re-open again at 8:00 on Thurs morning. Any emergencies during this time should be directed to the NHS out of hours service on 111.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who helped make
our MacMillan Coffee Morning a success.

Together we raised £213.35

September 2017

Following the success of last years event, we’re holding another Coffee Morning in aid of MacMillan Cancer Care.  Join us at Towcester Medical Centre for a cup of coffee a piece of cake and a chat with our lovely staff on

Saturday 30th September
9:00 – 12:00

We hope to raise lots of money for this worthy cause. There will also be a flu clinic on that morning so if you are in one of the eligible groups you can also get your flu jab while you are there.

We’re now booking eligible patients for their flu vaccine. Book yours now. For more information about eligibility and clinic dates click on the link
Fight the Flu

August 2017

Please join us in welcoming Dr Abiola Osuntogun  who joins us for four months.

We also say au revoir to Dr Irene Edem-Darty who has completed her initial 4 month training period with and look forward to her coming back to us for a longer placement in the future.

We say goodbye to Dr Desmond Fometu who has successfully completed his GP training with us. We wish him all the best at his new surgery where he takes up a permanent post.

July 2017

We say a fond farewell Dr Nick Ward. He will be missed by staff and patients alike and we all wish him and his family the very best for the future. Towcester Medical Centre will not be the same without him.

June 2017

In order to help people who need an early appointment for a blood test, we’ve brought forward the start time of the Phlebotomy Clinic on Thursday mornings at Towcester Medical Centre to 07:30.
The surgery and the phone lines will not be operational until 08:00 as usual.

Towcester Medical Centre will be closed from 12:30 on Wednesday 14 June for staff training. We re-open again at 8:00 on Thursday morning. Any emergencies during the time we are closed should be directed to the NHS out of hours service by calling 111.

We have updated information on the MEN ACWY Vaccination which is available now for certain age groups. To see more click on the link: Meningitis ACWY Vaccination

May 2017

After 27 years Dr Nick Ward will be leaving us at the end of June to move on to pastures new. There are memory books at the reception desks at both Towcester Medical Centre and Paulerspury Surgery for patients who wish to write a message to say cheerio and to wish him well.

As of 12:55 on Monday 15th May Towcester Medical Centre has access to computer systems and is now operating as normal. We would like to thank everyone for their patience while we have been dealing with the NHS Computer Virus.

If there any further updates we will provide these on this web-site and on our social media pages.

Monday 15th May
Towcester Medical Centre has not been directly affected by the NHS computer virus but we do not currently have access to our systems. We ask that you ONLY CONTACT THE SURGERY IN AN EMERGENCY until further notice. If you have a pre-booked appointment please still come in for this.

We will provide updates on this web-site and on our social media pages.

We will be CLOSED for staff training from 12:30 on Wednesday 10th May. We re-open at 8am on Thursday 11th. Any emergencies during this time should be directed to the NHS out of ours service by calling 111.

Please join us in welcoming our new registrar Dr Irene Edem-Darty who joins our practice for an initial period of four months

It’s the time of year when people start thinking about the summer and where they might go for their holidays. Click here for Information for Travellers

May is Medicines Month – for more information about managing your prescriptions click here: Ordering What You Need When You Need It

April 2017

For opening times of local pharmacies during the holiday period click on the attached link.
Pharmacy Opening Times Easter 2017

April is stress awareness month so we’ve added some information on our web-site and around our waiting room about what stress is and how to deal with it. To take a look click here:…/april-is-stress-…/

March 2017

The daffodils are coming out which means as well as Spring being on it’s way it’s also Marie Curie Month. We’re celebrating the vital work Marie Curie do and helping to raise funds during the month of March.

February 2017

As it’s Valentine’s Day – we thought we’d talk a bit about Healthy Hearts – click here…/heart-health/

January 2017

On behalf of staff & patients we’d like to express our gratitude to Sponne School for allowing us to borrow and exhibit art work produced by their students.

As well as being an important link to our community & local school that we value greatly, it is privilege to display these remarkable paintings at the medical centre.

The quality of work produced by the Art Department at Sponne School is outstanding & we frequently receive complimentary comments & feedback about it.

We’d like to thank the art teachers and students for helping to enhance the surgery & giving pleasure to the many people who come here every day.

December 2016

We wish all our patients and friends a very

Happy Chistmas


Local Pharmacy Opening Times

For details of holiday closures and opening times of local pharmacies during the holiday period please click on the attached link

Pharmacy Opening Times Xmas 2017

Holiday Closures & Opening Times 

Towcester Medical Centre
Mon 26 Dec: CLOSED
Tue 27 Dec: CLOSED
Mon 2 Jan: CLOSED
– Open as usual on all other days –

Paulerspury Surgery
Fri 23 Dec: 08:00 – 12:00 – OPEN   Afternoon – CLOSED 
Mon 26 Dec: CLOSED
Tue 27 Dec: CLOSED
Fri 30 Dec: 08:00 – 12:00 – OPEN   Afternoon – CLOSED
Mon 2 Jan: CLOSED

For the help with on perfecting the Christmas tree from the boy with the bad foot who came in to the surgery today while the decorations were going up. Pointing at gaps on the tree where more baubles were needed with your stick was pure genius. You are our little star!

Five ways to wellbeing

Continuing with our current focus on WELLBEING if you click on the link attached you will find a personal Well Being Action Plan. It gives ideas about things that you can do to help yourself feel better and stay well and is an aid to developing a personal strategy for your well being. Being Well – My Action Plan 

November 2016



FIRST FOR WELLBEING can help with issues like Weight Management, Emotional Wellbeing, Financial Support, Social Inclusion, Smoking, Alcohol, Housing Support, Employment, Adult Learning and more.

Pick up one of their leaflets in reception or visit their website on First For Wellbeing

They also have a POP-UP CLINIC every FRIDAY 9:30 to 12:30 at TOWCESTER LIBRARY on MOAT LANE. You don’t need an appointment or a referral – just turn up.

Towcester Medical Centre will be CLOSED on the afternoon of Wednesday 9th November for staff training. For emergencies during this time please call 111. We open again at 8am on Thursday 10th November.

October 2016

« FRIDAY  23rd  DECEMBER »  and  « FRIDAY  30th  DECEMBER » 

Full details of the opening and closing times of both surgeries over the holiday period will be published nearer the time.

Together we’ve raised
MacMillan Cancer Care  


A big THANK YOU to all the people who came to our MacMillan Coffee Morning on Saturday!

More cakes

September 2016

CHILDREN’S FLU NASAL SPRAY is arriving in surgery next week. Please call and book your child in for an appointment with the nurse. For further information and eligibility click here: Children’s Flu Nasal Spray

We’re having a Coffee Morning in aid of

9:30 – 11:30

Everyone welcome – please come along and support this great cause!



The Towcester Medical Centre Patient Participation Group (PPG)  are looking for NEW MEMBERS. If you would like to play a part in helping make decisions about how the practice works then please get in touch. For more information about the PPG and how to get involved go to Patient Participation Group 

2016 FLU JABS are now available. If you are eligible please drop in or book your appointment now. You can also book an appointment on-line – for more info click here 2016 Flu Jabs

Towcester Medical Centre will be CLOSED on the afternoon of Weds 14th Sept for staff training. We will be open again at 8am on Thurs 15th Sept.

August 2016

 We are delighted to announce that Dr Simon Ellis, who has been a registrar with us for the last 12 months now joins us permanently here at Towcester Medical Centre as a GP Partner.

Two new locum GPs join us. Dr Erasha Amarasinghe and Dr Anna Wake. Click here to take a look at Locum Support

Towcester Medical Centre welcomes two new registrars Dr Desmond Fometu who will be with us for 12 months and Dr Phianh Randall who will be with us for four months

July 2016

If you are travelling abroad this summer, you may need to be vaccinated against some of the infectious diseases that are found in other parts of the world. Please click on the link here to find out about Travel Vaccinations

During the month of July we are running a ‘Sun Safety’ campaign just in case the sun does ever come out here or for those who are lucky enough to be going on holiday somewhere warm. Keep an eye on the web-site and in the surgery for information about how to protect your skin from the effects of the sun.

June 2016

20th – 26th June is Learning Disabilities Awareness Week.

mencap logo

During this week at Towcester Medical Centre we are aiming to raise awareness of the difficulties people who have learning disabilities face with everyday activities. Look out for leaflets and information in the surgery.

Our carers event on June 8th was a great success. Thank you to everyone who came along to meet Della and Lynne, we hope you found it helpful. If you couldn’t make it but you are a carer needing support or information don’t forget, you can contact Della at Towcester Medical Centre at any time.

Towcester Medical Centre will be CLOSED on the afternoon of Wednesday 8th June for staff training, re-opening again at 8am on Thursday 9th June. For emergencies call 111.

Carers Week is 6 – 12 June 2016

Della Hughes cropped
Della, Carers Champion

Della, our Carers Champion is holding an event for carers on Wednesday 8th July between 10:00 & 12:00. If you are a carer please pop in to meet Della and get information about things like health, benefits, entitlements, mobility grants, holidays, days out, respite care and other services.

May 2016

The Towcester Medical Centre Patient Participation Group PPG are looking for NEW MEMBERS. For more information go to Patient Participation Group


Or take a look at their recruitment poster PPG Recruitment Poster

Towcester Medical Centre will be CLOSED on the afternoon of Wednesday 10th May for staff training, re-opening again at 8am on Thursday 11th May. For emergencies call 111.

April 2016

Towcester Medical Centre says a fond farewell to Dr Vicky Beedham who after a decade of loyal service moves on to pastures new. We wish Vicky the best of luck in her new role and thank her for her hard work and dedication over the years.

Towcester Medical Centre will be CLOSED on the afternoon of Wednesday 13th April for staff training, re-opening again at 8am on Thursday 14th April. For emergencies call 111.

We have been notified that from July 2016 the Meningitis C vaccination will not be available at 12 weeks. For further details click on the link: Public Health England – removal of the infant dose of meningococcal serogroup C (MenC) conjugate vaccine given at three months from 1 July 2016

March 2016


We recently had our Care Quality Commission inspection visit and we’re very proud to say that Towcester Medical Centre has been assessed as being GOOD in all areas. The inspection report has now been published – click here to see the report CQC Report

NATIONAL NO SMOKING DAY is on Wednesday the 9th March

Follow the link at the top for more information about the benefits of quitting smoking and how we can help you do this.

Towcester Medical Centre will be CLOSED on the afternoon of Wednesday 9th March for staff training, re-opening again at 8am on Thursday 10th March. For emergencies call 111.

February 2016

Did you know that we’re one of only three approved centres in the area for TAXI DRIVER MEDICALS. Click for more Taxi Driver Medicals

We’ve added some information about End of Life Care and support for carers on our web site. Take a look End of Life Care

If you want to know how where to go to get the right treatment click on the link for information about help, advice and services you can access without needing to wait to see a GP. Get the right treatment

Get the right treatment

Public Health England is running a national ‘blood in pee’ campaign from 15 February to 31 March 2016 to help raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of bladder and kidney cancer. Click here for more Be Clear On Cancer

The Zika Virus outbreak is in the news. We’ve uploaded information about Zika Virus on our Web-Site and links to the Foreign Office Travel Advice Site and the World Health Organisation Site on our Travel Immunisations Page. To see this information click here Zika Virus 

January 2016

We’ve updated the information on this site to help patients understand how our emergency appointments system works. We hope you find it helpful.  Click here

We will be CLOSED for staff training from 12:30 on WEDNESDAY 20TH JANUARY, reopening on Thur 21 Jan at 8:00. For emergencies call 111.

Helen Blaby from BBC Radio Northampton will be at Towcester Centre for Leisure on Monday 11th January between 11:00 and 15:00 talking about all matters relating to health and well being. If you want to have your BMI measured, take part in a sports taster session, get a mole looked out or check out any of the other fitness and health stuff going on pop down and say hello.

For full list of Free Local Services providing help and support to people in Northamptonshire Click Here 

 We want 2016 to be both a happy and HEALTHY new year for everyone so we’re introducing two New Year Campaigns to help our patients stay well.

Weight Loss

Eat Wise Drop a Size is for patients who want to try and lose some of the extra weight they might be carrying to help reduce BMI and improve fitness and health in general – click here for more…


You can quit smoking

Want to Quit Now – Ask Us How is for patients who have decided that they want to give up smoking and feel the benefits of a smoke free life – click here for more…

Towcester Medical Centre would like to wish all our patients a very happy new year!


December 2015

University of Buckingham – Chronic Medical Conditions Study 

   We’re currently working with the University of Buckingham to help medical students understand the impact of a chronic medical condition on a  patient’s life. We’re looking for patients living with a long term condition who would be willing to talk to a medical student about how their condition impacts on their life and allow the student to remain in contact over the next 18 months to follow their story. At the end of this time the student will write an essay on life for you with your condition. The essay will be fully anonymised so there will be no identifiable connection to the patient within it.  The student will have absolutely no medical involvement with the patient and will not have access to any patient notes. They will be subject to the GMC rules on confidentiality so would not be able to discuss your case with any other person in any way which would identify you. They will be supervised by their university tutors and our own lead GP, Dr Omar Abdalwhab.

If you feel you might be able to help with this study please contact Practice Manager, Karen Wheeler by email: [email protected]

Paulerspury Surgery will close at 12:30 Thursday 31st December 2015.

Staff Training Closure Wednesday 9th December – Towcester Medical Centre will be closed from 12:30 on 9.12.2015 for staff training. Back again on Thursday 10th at 8:00 as normal.

ORGAN DONATION is in the news again – click here for more information

November 2015

16 – 22 November


click on the link for further information about this on our web-site

Advice has changed about Student Registration while young people are away studying – for further info click on the link.

For our latest Friends and Family Statistics click here TMC Friends and Family Stats  To give us your feedback on our services use the on-line form here Friends and Family Test

October 2015

MORE FLU CLINICS – If you are eligible but have yet to have your flu jab please book into one of the following:

Towcester Surgery: Tuesday 3rd November & Thursday 5th November

Paulerspury Surgery: Wednesday 18th November

LOST PROPERTY a Kindle was left behind in reception some months ago. If it’s yours please contact the surgery with a description and password so we can reunite you with it.

WE WANT TO KNOW HOW YOU FEEL You can tell us about your experience of using our services via our on-line Friends and Family Test. Click on the link for more information and to give us your feedback Friends and Family Test

We’d like to say a big THANK YOU to the Towcester Rotary Club for their very generous donation which has enabled us to buy a second Spiro-meter. This additional machine will allow us to diagnose and treat patients with lung conditions.

FLU VACCINE FOR CHILDREN – We now have this years stock of the nasal spray flu vaccine for children. The Flu Vaccine is given by the NHS to:

  • healthy children aged two, three and four years old plus children in school years one and two
  • children aged two to 17 years with long term health conditions for whom flu is a particular risk

See following link: Children Eligible for the Flu Vaccine

Children in year 1 and 2 will receive the flu vaccine at their school. If your child is eligible for the flu vaccine and is not receiving it at school please book them an appointment with one of our nurses.

Falls – we have updated our Self Help section with some information and a patient leaflet about falls and how they can be prevented. Take a look by clicking on the link.

To get Direct News Updates, Notifications and General Information follow our Social Media:

FACEBOOK – find us on Towcester Medical Centre – Facebook


TWITTER  – follow us on Towcester Medical Centre – Twitter

September 2015

How To Get The Most Out Of A GP Appointment. We’ve added some guidance on how to prepare for an appointment with the GP on our Appointments Page – please take a look.

If you want to know more about Alcohol and Health and understand the metrics we use to identify higher risk drinking levels you’ll find further details on our Alcohol Information page.

Vitamin D Information we’ve added a section about new recommendations relating to Vitamin D and taking supplements see Self Help – Vitamin D.

Parking Near The Surgery – A polite request had been received from one or two of the neighbours of Towcester Medical Centre. When you are visiting the surgery, if there’s no room in the car park and you need to park on the roads around the surgery, please ensure you are not blocking access to the houses. Many thanks!

Patients and users of our services, don’t forget to TELL US HOW YOU FEEL – your feedback on any aspect of the service we provide is really helpful in enabling us to make changes and improvements. It’s also good to hear about the stuff you think we do well so that we can make sure we do more of that. Please go to Friends and Family Questionnaire to give your feedback. NB – all feedback is confidential.

CONGRATULATIONS to our colleagues Jackie Lewis and Nick Ward who have been with the practice for 30 and 25 years respectively. We would all like to say a BIG THANK YOU for all their commitment, hard work and dedication.

CHILDREN’S FLU VACCINATION – we will be receiving the children’s nasal spray flu vaccination in October. We will notify via this web-site and our social media when children’s flu vaccinations are available.

ELIGIBILITY FOR FLU VACCINATION – to check if you are eligible for the flu vaccination please go to Eligibility for the Flu Vaccination

FLU VACCINES This years flu vaccine is arriving in surgery next week. There are numerous flu clinics on during September and October so if you are eligible for a flu vaccination please call and book your appointment asap! Click here to for more information about our flu clinics Flu Vaccinations. For further details about NHS vaccination programmes click on the following link NHS Vaccination Schedule.

August 2015

TELL US HOW YOU FEEL You can now give feedback on your experience of our services using our on-line Friends and Family Test. Click here for more information and to give us your feedback Friends and Family Test

Towcester Medical Centre welcomes Dr Sehar Ali, Dr Khatuna Chantladze and Dr Simon Ellis who join us for a year.

Towcester Medical Centre says goodbye to Dr Ali Malik and Dr Emy Ojobo. Dr Adeniyi Fetuga will be with us as a locum GP for the next few weeks before he too moves on.

Towcester Medical Centre welcomes two new members of staff Della Hughes and Louise Barnard who join the Support Team working on Reception and Administration.

July 2015

Please note that going forward we need Proof of Identification before being able to Register New Patients. This can be a passport, driving licence or official letter such as a bank statement or utility bill. Without this information we will be unable to process registrations. Those who register on-line will need to bring identification on their first visit to the surgery, once logged this will allow the registration to be fully accepted by the system.

June 2015

Heatwaves can be dangerous, especially for the very young or very old or those with chronic disease. Advice on how to reduce the risk either for yourself or somebody you know can be obtained from NHS Choices at NHS Summer Health, NHS 111 or from your local chemist.

Check out the Self Help page on our web-site – we’ve added a section about Ovarian Cancer and symptoms to look out for. You’ll also find information on many other topics that may be of interest.

Towcester Medical Centre would like to congratulate TADD (Towcester Area Door to Door) on reaching their 25th anniversary and say a BIG THANK YOU for the invaluable service that they provide to local people. For more information about TADD see About My Area – TADD.

Dementia affects nearly 1 million people in the UK. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is calling for help with research into this illness. If you are interested in getting involved in Dementia Research please click on the following link NIHR Dementia Research.

This week is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. Ladies you need a Cervical Screening Test every 3 years so make sure you book an appointment with one of our practice nurses when you receive your reminder.

SUMMER HOLIDAYS ARE COMING! To check your travel vaccination needs go to Travel Vaccinations & Fees. And remember to organise your vaccinations in good time for your trip. Bon voyage!

Are you a CARER? There is a section on this web-site for carers. To take a look please click on this link-Carers. If you are a carer for someone, please let us know.

April 2015

Lost Property a Kindle has been left in the reception area. If you have lost this please contact the surgery.

Towcester Medical Centre welcomes new members of staff Claire Jackson and Rianna Dartnall who join the Support Team working on Reception and Administration.

Towcester Medical Centre welcomes Dr Emuankhe Ojobo – GP regsistrar who will be working with us for three months.

Hay Fever season is upon us.  Check out our Self Help section where we’ve added some information about Hay Fever that we hope you will find useful.

March 2015

Parking Near The Surgery – A polite request had been received from one or two of the neighbours of Towcester Medical Centre. When you are visiting the surgery, if there is no room to park in the car park and you need to park on either Link Way or Swinneyford Road, please ensure you are not blocking access to the houses on these roads. Many thanks!

Towcester medical Centre joins Facebook! Find us on Towcester Medical Centre – Facebook

Towcester Medical Centre joins Tiwtter!  Follow us on Towcester Medical Centre – Twitter

January 2015

Towcester Medical Centre wishes all it’s patients a Happy and Healthy New Year.

December 2014 

Towcester Medical Centre welcomes Desmond Fometu – GP registrar who will be working with us for three months.