Opening Hours

The Cottons Medical Centre

08:00 - 18:30
Sat 21 May
Sun 22 May
Mon 23 May
08:00 - 18:30
Tue 24 May
08:00 - 18:30
Wed 25 May
08:00 - 18:30
Thu 26 May
08:00 - 18:30


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

Year 2022 Year 2023
30th March 25th January
6th April 22nd February
25th May 22nd March
22nd June  
13th July  
10th August  
14th September  
12th October  
9th November  
14th December  

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?

  • 18:30 – 20:00 Monday to Friday
  • 08:00 – 12:00 Weekends
  • 08:00 – 12:00 Bank Holidays

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

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.

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

For Sunday clinics, patients will have to download the Q Doctor software.  Details are below:

Q Doctor Patient Leaflet

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.