Opening Hours

The Cottons Medical Centre

Day Opening hours
Tuesday 16 April
8am to 6:30pm
Wednesday 17 April
8am to 6:30pm
Thursday 18 April
8am to 6:30pm
Friday 19 April
8am to 6:30pm
Saturday 20 April
Sunday 21 April
Monday 22 April
8am to 6:30pm

 The phone lines open as follows:

Monday - Friday

08.00am to 12.30pm telephone lines open

12.30 - 13.30pm telephone lines closed

13.30pm to 18.30pm telephone lines open



The practice will continue to close 1 Wednesday afternoon every month please see these dates on our opening times. This is used across the NHS for all teams to complete training.

Please come back to this page for updates about the practice.

Many thanks

The Partners and Cottons Team



We are closed one Wednesday afternoon every month on the below dates. 

Year 2024 13th November
17th January 04th December
14th February  
20th March Year 2025
17th April 15th January 
08th May 12th February 
12th June 12th March 
10th July  
21st August  
11th September  
09th October  

Extended Access Hub

GP Extended 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 GP Extended Access service 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 GP Extended 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 GP Extended 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 GP Extended Access Service, if this is right for them. 

For more information visit the website at


When We Are CLosed

If you require urgent medical assistance, which cannot wait until the surgery re-opens, please dial 111 to put you through to the NHS 111 service.

If you have a life threatening medical emergency, please ring 999.

NHS 111

111 online is a fast and convenient alternative to the 111 phone service and provides an option for people who want to access 111 digitally. 

Your needs will be assessed and you will be given advice about whether you need:

  • Treat yourself at home
  • Go to a Primary Care Centre

If you need face to face medical attention you may be asked to attend a Primary Care Centre.

Click here to access NHS 111 online or call 111 to speak to a staff member.