Vaccination News

Covid-19 booster vaccinations: You can have your seasonal booster (autumn booster) if it's been at least 3 months since you had your previous dose and you fall into one of the following categories:

  • at high risk due to a health condition
  • at high risk because of a weakened immune system
  • lives with someone who has a weakened immune system
  • living or working in a care home for older people
  • a frontline health and social care worker
  • aged 50 or over (Please note that the first phase of the autumn roll-out will be targeting those aged 65 years and over)


Autumn Flu vaccinations will be available at Rillwood surgery from early October 2022 for our patients in the following categories: 1) 65  years of age and over and 2) under 65 years of age and in a clinical `at-risk' category as defined by NHS England. Please contact us from 5th October 2022 to book your appointment 

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.


CQC Overall Rating for Rillwood M.C.

CQC Detailed Ratings for Rillwood Medical Centre

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'.

Northampton General Hospital - Patient Operations and Outpatient Appointments from 2021

“If you are a patient at Northampton General Hospital and have any questions or queries about an outpatient appointment, or when your planned operation is expected to take place, or if you want to cancel or rearrange an appointment with the hospital, please contact their Outpatient Contact Centre on 01604 545555. GP surgeries do not have access to the hospital booking system and will not be able to provide you with the information you need.  That number again is 01604 545555. Thank you for your support.

Ultra-Sound Investigations at NGH - Booking Appointments

Self-Referral Patient Services

The following details will be of interest to you if you need to self-refer to any of the following key local services:

Blood Tests

  • Walk-in Clinic (Hospital Area H/G - Green roof)
  • 7am to 4.15pm Mon - Fri for patients aged 15+ yrs (excl. Bank Holidays and Saturdays when times are 7.30am to 11.45am)
  • Before attending please ensure that your Blood Test details have been electronically sent to the hospital by the GP or nurse and also preferably take a printed copy of the request with you when you attend the blood unit. 

Blood Tests for Children (under 14 years) & People with Special Needs. Mon to Fri drop-in clinic from 8am to 11.15am by appointment only. Tel. 01604 545843.

Blood Tests - GTT Weston Favell Health Centre Mon - Fri by appointment between 8.30am and 12.30pm. Tel. 01604 405757. The test must be pre-requested and printed by Rillwood M.C. before you attend at Weston Favell Health Centre.

Ultrasound Bookings Tel. 545645/ 545791 (please allow 3 days after referral before ringing)

X-Ray (Northampton General Hospital)

General X-ray Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5pm Booking Line: 01604 634700 Ext 5645 Location: Area D on Hospital Street - nearest to Car Park 1

Family Planning / Sexual Health

Area R at NGH - please ring Tel. 01604 637203

BPAS Tel. 08457 304030

RAPE & Incest Crisis Centre

Sexual Assault Referral Centre

Chiropody – foot care

Physiotherapy (Highfield, Cliftonville)

Musculoskeletal physiotherapy - Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

  • NB. All spinal referals must be made via the GP.

Other Musculoskeletal Services

  • Musculoskeletal physiotherapists provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment for patients with musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. They deal with a variety of musculoskeletal problems, such as pain, stiffness, muscle weakness, instability and reduced mobility of joints and muscles.
  • You may refer yourself for this service by sending a completed referral form to the Patient Contact Centre by email

    View a copy of the form here: 

    MSK Referral Form [doc] 646.50KB

    Tel. 0330 555 6789 option 2

Online Safety and Wellbeing Youtube Videos:  Simon Aston - Northamptonshire County Council  Click here to view videos

Connexions for Young People (counselling Tel. 01604 630033

Lowdown (Counselling 12-25 yr olds) Helpline Tel. 01604 622223

Service Six (Counselling).

  • Age groups from 4 – 9 years, 13 – 19 years and adults.
  • Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm  
  • Helpline Tel. 01933 226602

MIND (Individual Support Strategies to cope with Mental Ill Health)

RELATE (relationship counselling)

01604 634400

NEW Pregnancy Booking Service

Dental emergency and out-of-hours care

If you think you need urgent care, contact your usual dentist as some surgeries offer emergency dental slots and will provide care if clinically necessary. You can also contact NHS 111, who can put you in touch with an urgent dental service.



Eye casualty (Northampton General Hosptial):

To help to keep our patients and staff safe we are changing the way we operate our eye casualty service. The service will no longer operate as a walk-in service. Instead patients will need to contact us by phone before coming to the hospital. This means our team can provide support and medical advice over the phone without patients needing to come to hospital. If you do need to come to the hospital for medical help the team will arrange this with you. Please contact the hospital eye service on 01604 545085 or 01604 634700 ext 8011


Eye casualty services are available:

Monday- Saturday 8.30am- 4.30pm

Sundays and Bank Holidays- 9.00am- 12.30pm.

Eye clinics: Vary in time between Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.00pm

If you need urgent help outside of these hours please go to the Accident and Emergency department.


How to find us

We are based in Area L, the nearest car park is car park 4  click here


Our Clinics & Services

In addition to GP consultations the practice adheres to the General Medical Services Contract for the provision of healthcare services:

Please note that with the national introduction of a named GP for all patients (from 1 April 2015), the `Named and Accountable GP' for all patients at Rillwood Medical Centre from 1 January 2017 is Dr A Zafar.

Essential Services scope_aple_heart

  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension

Additional Services

District Nurses

The District Nurses are no longer based in surgery. The Community District Nurses provide a wide range of care services and nursing assessments in the community to housebound patients who are medically unfit to attend the surgery. Please contact them directly via their hub on tel. 0300 777 0002 which is the Single Point of Access (SPoA) contact point for District Nurse services. 

With prior arrangement with the District Nurse, wound dressings can be changed at week-ends at the Highfield Clinical Care Centre on Cliftonville Road, Northampton (Week-end Times: 10.30am to 12 noon and 1.30pm to 3.30pm).

Health Visitors

Health Visitor works with all age groups; however the majority of clients are families with pre-school children (under 5 years old).

Consultations with the health visitor are booked by appointment via the Health Visiting Hub on 0300 1111 022. Website: Northamptonshire Children's Integrated Services for 0 - 19yrs

The Health Visitor service is available to provide the following: 

  • Developmental checks
  • Child health clinics
  • Advice on immunisations
  • Advice and support on parenting skills, feeding, sleeping, speech and behaviour
  • Advice on the general health of mothers and babies 
  • Health Promotion including child accident prevention
  • Antenatal and parent craft advice and breastfeeding support
  • Postnatal depression screening and support

Midwife Antenatal Services

The midwife holds a weekly antenatal clinic by appointment usually on Tuesdays. The midwife provides antenatal care from 8 weeks of pregnancy onwards. The care arrangements will be explained to you when you attend for your first antenatal appointment (1 hour) with the midwife. 

The Maternity Community office (tel. 01604 545430) can be contacted when your midwife is not available:

Maternity Drop-in at Thorplands 01604 741131

Maternity Drop-in at The Headlands 01604 411440

Sexual Health and Contraception Services 

The  Northamptonshire Integrated Sexual Health Service  (NISHS) offers a welcoming and confidential service. It offers testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), complex contraception (implants, injections and coils), emergency contraception and HIV outpatient care.

NISHS have particular services available for young people, where it can offer appropriate information and advice to support and develop your ability to make safe and informed choices.

Please see below for the location of the clinic and opening hours

Northampton General Hospital
Area R
Billing Road
Northampton, NN1 5BD

Telephone: 01604 609766 

Monday: 11am - 8pm
Tuesday: 8.30am - 5pm
Wednesday: 1.15pm - 8pm
Thursday: 8.30am - 4pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4pm

Outreach Service Hotline Telephone: 0845 602 3511

Please click here  for more detailed information about Sexual Health Services

Please see your GP for the following services:

  • basic contraception (pills, patches, rings)
  • diagnosis and / or treatment of genital skin conditions
  • cervical cytology

Clinical Pharmacist in General Practice

Our Clinical Pharmacist is a shared resource with three other local GP surgery locations in Northampton and is usually with us every Friday. Patients can routinely book face-to-face medication review appointments with the Pharmacist or request a telephone call for any medicine related queries.

Counselling - Changing Minds (IAPT)

Who is this service for? Anyone aged 17 and half and over with mild to moderate depression and/or an anxiety disorder.

Therapeutic work takes place in GP surgeries and other suitable facilities throughout the county. Occasionally Changing Minds will run workshops and webinars `out of hours' or during the weekend.

How to access this service: You can access the service yourself by calling 0300 999 1616 (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday) or by filling in the online form by going to the website or alternatively contact us via email.



Social Prescribing: a non-clinical service to enhance health and well-being: 

How can a Social Prescribing Link Worker help me?

First for Well-Being

Who is the Service for? Everyone aged 18+ who lives in Northamptonshire.

Who is it not for? First for Wellbeing is not for crisis situations. Call 111 if you need urgent assistance or call 0800 917 0464 for mental health emergencies. First for Wellbeing is not a counselling service.

First for Wellbeing Offers help with:

  • Weight management
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Housing support
  • Employment and adult learning
  • Financial support
  • Social inclusion

To access these services you will initially need to take a 10 minute online assessment at 

OR call 0300126 5000 to complete the assessment over the phone 

OR email to go through your assessment with an advisor.

Well-Being: The Frank Bruno Centre is now open – Tel. 01604 434 414. Click the following link for detailed information.

Pre-Health Check Questionnaire for LD Patients

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