GP Enhanced Access

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GP Enhanced Access

Northampton GP Enhanced Access is operated by General Practice Alliance on behalf of all GP member practices in Northampton.

Enhanced Access is an extension of GP practices, it is not a walk-in service, and patients will need to make an appointment through their usual GP practice reception. We are located at Highfield Clinical Care Centre (Entrance B), Cliftonville Road, Northampton, NN1 5BD

Opening Hours

Enhanced Access is open:

  • Monday – Friday between 18:30 – 21:30
  • Saturday and Sunday between 09:00 – 17:00

Appointment Types

  • Face-to-face
  • Telephone Consultation
  • LIVI Video Consultation
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The GPEA Team

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Workforce Skills List

Our Enhanced Access Workforce Skills List helps GP practices match the right healthcare professional with the specific needs of a patient, which means appointments are appropriate and better suited to address the patient’s concerns. By encouraging more appropriate appointments, we can ensure the service is fulfilling patient experience and satisfaction.

Workforce Skills List – GP Enhanced Access
Asthma Reviews Routine Repeat Pill Checks
Coil Removal Skin Conditions
Diabetes Blood Pressure Checks
Emergency Contraception ECG
Family Planning Burns and Scalds
Minor Injuries Compression Bandaging
Dressings Suture/Clip Removal
Annual Reviews: CHD, Hypertension, PAD, Stoke/TIA Smears/Swabs
Minor Illness Contraception
  • Annual Reviews: CHD, Hypertension, PAD, Stoke/TIA
  • Asthma Reviews
  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Coil Removal
  • Compression Bandaging
  • Contraception
  • Diabetes
  • Dressings
  • ECG
  • Emergency Contraception
  • Family Planning
  • Minor Illness
  • Minor Injuries
  • Routine Repeat Pill Checks
  • Skin Conditions
  • Smears/Swabs
  • Suture/Clip Removal

Booking Appointments

Appointments are booked via the remote booking appointment function on SystmOne.

Please give a brief detail of the problem on the ledger and if the appointment is by Telephone or face-to-face. If face-to-face, please advise patients of the location.

If Telephone appointment, please do not give an exact time but advise they will be called during the clinic session times:

  • 18:30 – 21:20
  • 09:00 – 13:00
  • 13:00 – 16:50

This is due to clinicians prioritising their ledgers and if patients don’t answer the phone on the first attempt. Sometimes clinicians also get delayed on a call.

Frequently Asked Questions

Patients registered with a GP practice in Northampton.

PLEASE NOTE – The Enhanced Access Service is currently unable to deal with direct referrals, joint injections, implant fits, coil fits, medical emergencies and/or urgent problems or minor surgery.

Case Study

We provide complex care for patients whose wounds require daily attention and dressing to enable them to live a normal life as possible. We share the workload with the GP practices as we offer times to suit all patients.

We have for example seen a complex compression patient who requires three times weekly bandaging for the past year. Their appointments are 45 minutes long, which is a large demand on a practice, which we can take away entirely while still given the care the patient requires to the standard the practice expects.

Since Covid there has been a surge in hospital admissions for routine surgical procedures which require daily aftercare and at GPEA we provide the essential aftercare that these patients require to prevent infection and disruption. This is particularly important for weekend appointments which these patients will require in the first days after their procedure.

Our goal is to provide compassionate and comprehensive care to all our patients, helping them on their journey to recovery.

GP practice visits

If GP practices would like the GPEA Team to come and visit them to assist with booking information for the service please email: [email protected]

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