Notice of building renovation work at Rillwood Medical Centre

COVID-19 Vaccination News 2023

Limitation of the pandemic COVID-19 2023 vaccination offer

JCVI advises that with the close of the autumn 2022 vaccination campaign, the offer of a pandemic booster dose (in place since 2021) for persons aged 16 to 49 years who are not in a clinical or other high risk group should close.

From the end of the spring 2023 campaign, primary course COVID-19 vaccination will become a targeted offer only to those at higher risk of severe COVID-19.


Spring 2023 Covid-19 Vaccination Booster Programme

COVID-19 is more serious in older people and in people with certain underlying health conditions. For these reasons, people aged 75 years and older, residents in care homes for older people, and those aged 12 years and over with a weakened immune system will be offered a booster of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine this spring.


The JCVI advises that the spring booster dose should be offered around 6 months after the last vaccine dose.


 Autumn 2023 Covid-19 Vaccination  Booster Programme

The autumn 2023 programme is expected to target only those at higher risk of severe disease.

April 2021 News

Training and Teaching

You may be aware that most of the GPs at Danes Camp & Rillwood Medical Practice Partnership have significant experience as GP trainers providing education and clinical supervision for Medical Students and GP Registrars at Danes Camp Medical Centre.

In engaging the same GP trainers it is anticipated that Rillwood Medical Centre will also become a training practice for Medical Students and Registrars from as early as the end of April 2021.

Our qualified GP trainers will be actively involved in mentoring and supervising each clinical consultation. You will be informed if a student or registrar will be taking a role in your consultation (telephone or face-to-face) and your consent will be sought prior to them consulting with you. They are bound by the same rules of confidentiality and professional conduct as all of our regularly employed clinicians.


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How to securely view your medical records online. 

1) Register in person at Reception. Proof of personal ID will be required.

2) Sign in at using the username & password generated for you by the surgery.

On the 3rd May 2017 our clinical system changed from EMISWeb to SystmOne. Patients who were registered for Online Access via EMISWeb will need to contact the surgery to obtain their new log-in details and will need to bring at least one form of photo ID. New users can also register for access to the Online services. Please ask the surgery for a sign-up form and further details.

Once you are registered for the Online Service you can begin using it by going to Quick Links on the right hand side of this page and clicking on `Online Services'.

Blood Samples

How to access the Blood Taking Service at Northampton General Hospital (please click the link for hospital information)

Appointments for blood taking can be booked online by clicking here or by going to

If you are unable to book via the online facility, appointments for both paediatric and adult blood taking can be booked Monday to Friday between 9am and 12:00pm by phoning 01604 544190 or 01604 523303

 All patients must have an appointment to attend the blood taking unit.

A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.

Providing a sample

  • Glucose Tolerance Blood Tests – Weston Favell Health Centre Mon - Fri by appointment only between 8.30am and 12.30pm. Please ring Tel. 07833 921 003 to book your appointment The test request form must pre-requested and printed by Rillwood M.C. before you attend at Weston Favell Health Centre

You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.

Test Results

test_results6When you attend for a test of any kind you will be told how long you should expect to wait for the results. Typically this will be 3 working days after your test sample was provided. Please bear this in mind and call Rillwood Surgery Reception between 12 noon and 4.00pm on the results telephone line (01604 410007).

Our reception staff are not qualified to comment on the results of any tests or other investigations. If you need advice or help in understanding your results you are advised to make a follow-up telephone appointment with the nurse or doctor.

Please note that we have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. In this respect we will only give out the result of investigations to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for their release or if the patient lacks capacity to engage with the clinician.

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