Byfield Medical Centre is open Monday, to Friday from 08:00 – 18:30 daily. A full appointment system is operated for consultations within these times, including those specialist services listed on the clinics page.
Appointments are released at 08:00 including those for 3 or 7 days in advance.
Requests for appointments should be made by calling the surgery by telephone on 01327 265841 or online via the link at the top of this page. We have a new phone system that means when you enter the queue after number 11 you will be given instructions on how to be automatically called back rather than hanging on.
We have also opened up appointments two weeks in advance for routine appointments but this does mean a loss of on the day appointments.
The practice closes during the afternoon one Wednesday per month for essential staff training, during this time the phones will be switched to answerphone. Please call 111 during this time for medical advice.
Please note that there is now no Saturday morning surgery provision at Byfield Medical Centre. Patients telephoning the surgery on Saturday mornings will be given clear instructions as to how they can contact the out of hours duty doctor. Please listen carefully to the message.
Evening Nurse Appointments
If you struggle to come in to see a nurse during the working day we are now offering appointments on two evenings per month up until 19:20, when calling please request an evening appointment
Appointments are now available up to 20:00 on weekday evenings and Saturdays 09:00 to 17:00.
These appointments are available through our primary care network both in practice or via telephone and with our partner provider livi who deliver remote consultations by telephone or video.
Appointments are available as follows:
- Monday evening: Crick Medical Practice & remote appointments with livi
- Tuesday evening: Saxon Spires Practice & Greens Norton & Weedon Medical Practice. Byfield Medical Centre fortnightly.
- Wednesday evening: Crick Medical Practice
- Thursday evening: Long Buckby Practice 3 in 4 & Byfield Medical Centre fortnightly
- Friday evening: remote appointments with livi
- Saturday morning: alternating between Greens Norton & Weedon Medical Practice and Saxon Spires Practice
- Saturday afternoon: remote appointments with livi
Appointments can be booked by contacting the reception team at your own GP practice.
All clinicians (doctors and nurses) at Byfield Medical Centre will give due consideration to privacy and dignity when examining and treating patients. All consulting rooms have curtains around the examination couches. We direct patients to undress behind the curtains for examination or treatment. Our policy is based on the GMC's guidance - Intimate Examinations, November 1996. We offer a chaperone when examination or treatment involves undressing by the patient to expose:
- Breasts in female patients
- Anal / Perineum area
Also, for some examinations, e.g. Fundoscopy, it will be necessary to darken the room.
Patients who require a home visit by the doctor are requested to telephone the surgery before 10.00am if a visit is required that day. Only requests for an emergency visit will be considered after that time. When making the request, it is important to give the receptionist as much information as possible to enable the doctor to prioritise their visits.
Home visits are reserved for those patients who are unable for medical reasons to attend surgery (lack of transport is not a valid reason for requesting a home visit).
Several patients can be seen in the surgery in the time it takes the doctor to visit one patient at home. Therefore, it is important that patients use this service responsibly.
Text Reminder Service
We have a texting service which allows you to receive confirmation and reminders about your appointments.
To have this service you will need to register by completing a consent form.
Please remember to update your contact details with us when you change address, telephone numbers and email address.
If you're planning to travel outside the UK you may need to be vaccinated against some of the serious diseases found in other parts of the world.
Private Medical Examinations
Medical examinations for special purposes such as pre-employment, fitness to travel, elderly drivers, fitness to undertake sports etc., will require longer than a routine appointment.
These examinations do not form part of NHS Services, you will be charged for any such examination. Please check the fee chargeable page here before arranging any such examination. Please inform the receptionist when arranging such appointments.
View our private medical examination prices.