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Saturday Flu Clinics

As part of collaborative working, Byfield Medical Centre, Danetre Medical Centre and Abbey House Surgery (both in Daventry) are offering their patients the opportunity to have their flu jab on a Saturday at any of the three practices. The dates of the sessions are as follows:

  • 23.09.17 8.30am-10.30am Danetre Medical Centre (01327 703333)
  • 30.09.17 9.00am-11.00am Abbey House
  • 07.10.17 8.30am-10.30am Danetre Medical Centre (01327 703333)
  • 14.10.17 9.00am-11.00am Abbey House
  • 21.10.17 9.00am-11.00am Byfield Medical Centre (01327 265841)

To book an appointment please contact your surgery.

If you wish to be seen at Byfield Medical Centre please contact them directly informing them that you are a Danetre Medical Practice Patient.

Weekday flu clinics for registered patients are also available starting from 2nd October 2017.

Surgery closures for Protected Learning Time…

Employee training is essential for any organisation’s success; a GP surgery is no different. Our vision is to be a compassionate and committed provider of clinical excellence where our staff are motivated to achieve their potential to deliver diverse, local, patient centred services.

We can only achieve this by ensuring there is dedicated time for the training of both staff and GP’s. The surgery therefore takes part in the Countywide initiative to close for an afternoon to allow for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) learning activities.

The Surgery will therefore be closed for Training from 12.30pm on the following dates in 2017:

  • Wednesday 10th May
  • Wednesday 14th June
  • Wednesday 12th July
  • Wednesday 13th September
  • Wednesday 11th October
  • Wednesday 8th November
  • Wednesday 6th December

If you require medical attention when the surgery is closed, please telephone NHS 111 to speak to a fully trained adviser, who will ask you questions to assess your symptoms, then give you the healthcare advice you need or direct you straight away to the local service that can help you best.

For more information about NHS 111, please visit the NHS Website – 111 Information Page.

Improving Healthcare through Clinical Research

‘Improving Healthcare through Clinical Research’ MOOC opens for registration after 18,000 learner success.

The Clinical Research Network is launching the fourth Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) after thousands have signed up to learn about research since the MOOC first began in November 2015. The ‘Improving Healthcare Through Clinical Research’ MOOC is open for registration and will start on 22 May.


Our practice is working with a specialist team based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, who are trying to find out why some people gain weight easily and others stay thin or are unable to gain weight even if they want to. One of the ways they can do this is by looking at the genes that influence a person’s weight.

The study team are looking for participants who:

  • are aged between 18-65yrs
  • have a BMI (Body Mass Index) <18kg/m2
  • have NO history of eating disorders, renal, liver or gastrointestinal disease
  • are otherwise well and do not have anorexia nervosa or exercise intensely

If you are eligible, you will receive a letter inviting you to take part, but there are lots of patients whose height and weight was recorded years ago. If you think you might be eligible or know someone who might, please call into the practice to have your weight and height updated.