The Meadows Surgery, Meadow lane, Thrapston, Northants, NN14 4GD

    Telephone: 01832 734 444 ( Out of hours: 111 )

    Practice Clinics & Services

    Our doctors provide general medical services, as well as specialist services such as child health monitoring, maternity and contraceptive services. To make an appointment for any of the clinics and services below, please contact our reception staff.

    Our Clinics and Services

    Ante Natal ClinicPost Natal ClinicChild Health Surveillance
    Well Woman Health CheckCervical Screening
    Vaccinations Minor SurgeryMinor Illness / Minor Injury
    Family PlanningDiabetic ClinicAsthma Clinic
    Hypertension ClinicCounsellingTravel Vaccinations

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    Armed Forces Veteran Friendly Practice

    We are an Armed Forces Veteran friendly practice.

    This means that we have a dedicated clinician who has specialist knowledge of service related health conditions and veteran specific health services.

    If you are a veteran, please let your GP know to help ensure you are getting the best possible care.

    To find out more ask your nurse or GP.

    We also have a number of useful links in our Military and Veterans section.

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    Cervical Cytology (Smear Tests)

    To reduce the risk of cervical cancer, smear tests should be performed every 3 years (unless otherwise indicated by the Doctors) between the ages of 25-65. You will be informed by computerized letter that your smear is due. Smears can be done at the surgery by the nurse and appointments can be made via reception.

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    Free Chlamydia Test

    If you are between the ages of 15- 25 you can have a free Chlamydia test ... This is done on a urine sample. The results are confidential and can be sent to your mobile phone. Ask the doctors, advanced nurse practitioners or nurses for the test. For more information about Chlamydia and the national screening programme visit

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    Minor Illness Clinic

    Our Nurse Practitioner and Paramedic run a Minor Illness Clinic for minor problems, minor injuries and to triage more serious cases.

    Specialist appointments for diabetes are also available.

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    Practice Nursing Services

    Our Practice Nurse offers the following services:

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    Private Non-NHS Work

    Medical Examinations (Non-NHS)

    Certain services provided by the Doctors are not covered by the NHS and fees are payable for such items as:

    • HGV & PSV licences
    • Elderly driver licences       
    • Insurance
    • Pre-employment medicals
    • Private certificates          
    • Holiday vaccinations
    • Insurance claims           
    • Fitness for sports

    Please ask the receptionist for such services. Charges are payable at the time of attendance, and the BMA recommended scale of fees is on display at the reception desk. For further information please see Why do GP’s charge?

    A current list of fees is available for download here. It you have any queries regarding these, please enquire at Reception.

    Medical Certificates

    Self-certificates are available from your employer for sickness of up to one week. Any certificate required from the Doctor for periods up to the first week can only be provided as a private certificate for which there is a charge.

    Private Patients

    Patients, who are not NHS registered at this surgery, can be seen privately. Please contact the Practice Manager regarding fees.

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    Travel Vaccinations

    Advice on immunisation and precautions needed for foreign travel are available from the Nurse. For all advice and information regarding foreign travel please see our Travel page.

    Please note certificates for confirmation of vaccination for visa purposes are NOT on the NHS and a charge will be made.

    Please try and see us well before you travel, ideally 4-6 weeks and try not to leave vaccinations to the last minute. It is essential you have adequate medical insurance, and if visiting an EEC country you will need an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card).