Surgery Closed for PLT

The surgery will be closed for PLT on Wednesday 17thth March 12.30pm onwards. Surgery will open as usual at 8am on Thursday 18th March.

If you require urgent care, please call 111.


Blood Tests

The Blood taking unit has now returned to Northampton General Hospital.


If you require a blood test you can book online here

or you can call 01604 544190 or 01604 523303 between 9am & 3pm Mon- Fri

Please let us know if you have booked a test, so we can add your details to the system.


The Blood taking unit will offer appointments Monday to Friday during the following times:


Monday -Friday 8am - 4pm

Saturday 8am - 12.30pm


If you are a patient of our Maternity Unit they will make arrangements for you to have your bloods taken.


If your child requires a blood test the Blood Taking Unit at NGH will be open on Mondays from

8am-11.30am for paediatric patients only.


The KERS PPG was set up in 1991 as a groundbreaking innovation to:


·          Support the Doctors, Practice Nurses and staff


·          To highlight patients priorities and issues to the Practice Team


·          To discuss proposed changes to the way the Practice operates


·          To review issues raised by the Patient Surveys, which are carried out nationally and within the Practice, to ensure continuous improvement


·          To provide for the exchange of information and ideas between Patients and the Practice Team


·          To arrange “Meet The Doctor” sessions focusing on specific health issues


In 2006 we were awarded “PPG of the Year” by the Royal College of General Practitioners, and a member of the PPG has addressed meetings at the Royal College of General Practitioners Conferences twice in the last four years and we remain, therefore, in the forefront of National PPGs.



The PPG is run by a small management committee elected from patients of KERS.  Meetings are normally held on the first Monday of each month and last approximately one hour.  We would welcome enquiries from interested patients who would like to join us. 


If you are not able to attend meetings in person, you may be interested in becoming an e-member and receive information, minutes etc. for comment by email.  Please contact our Chair Muriel James at


Since the early 1990’s “Contact” the PPG newsletter has been produced a minimum of four times a year.  It is available in the surgery waiting areas and can be posted free to all housebound patients.  You can see the latest issue of Contact by clicking on the Practice Newsletter tab on the left of this page.


The PPG has a history of providing informative leaflets for Patients and arranging short seminars which are designed to help Patients increase their knowledge of health matters.  To this end we have run a series of very successful “Focus on Health” events in recent years, such as  “Waist Management”,“COPD and Arthritis, Dementia, Diabetes, Stroke and Cancer.











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