Enhanced Access

Enhanced Access Hub

Enhanced Access – making it easier to get a GP appointment at a time that suits you.

Do you find it difficult to attend an appointment during the working day?

Are you a busy parent with small children?

Or do you rely on working carers to take you to appointments?

The East Northants Enhanced Access makes it easier for you to book an appointment with a local GP or other healthcare professional at a time that is more convenient, including evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays. Appointments are available in Rushden.

When are appointments in my area available?

Harborough Fields Surgery

  • 18:30 – 20:00 Monday to Friday
  • 09:00 – 17:00 Saturday


The Cottons Medical Centre

  • 18:30 – 20:00 Wednesday
  • 08:00 - 12:00 Saturday


If you would prefer to see your usual GP or practice nurse, please book an appointment with the practice during normal opening hours.

What type of appointments are available?

A range of appointments are available through the service, including the following:

  • GP - routine GP Appointments & test results
  • Nurse Practitioner- acute minor illness
  • Practice Nurse - Family planning, Blood pressure checks, foot pulses check, ear syringing
  • Pharmacist– for minor illnesses
  • Treatment Room Nurse
  • Mental Health Practitioner

Where will I be seen?

All appointments for the East Northants Enhanced Access Service are available at Harborough Field Surgery, 160 Newton Road, Rushden, NN10 0GP & Also The Cottons Medical Centre on specific days.

Ask us about Enhanced Access. When your practice is closed please contact NHS 111 if you require health support or advice.

For support with the management of minor ailments, please contact your local pharmacist or visit the NHS website.

 Patients will still need to contact their GP practice in the usual way to request an appointment.  If there is no appointment available at the practice, patients may be offered an appointment with the Enhanced Access Service, if this is right for them. 

For more information visit the website at https://www.neneccg.nhs.uk/gp-extended-access-service/