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Are you a carer?  We will have a representative from Northamptonshire Carers here on Tuesday June 11th from 9.30-12.30 - pop in and see them if you need support or have any questions.

NHS England has recommended medicines for minor ailments such as colds, hayfever & mild dry skin should no longer be routinely prescribed. Please purchase these in future. More info is available at



Volunteer Drivers Needed !

At South Northants Volunteer Bureau we urgently need volunteer car drivers especially in Brackley. We have over 395 active passengers living in the town who are primarily elderly people who find it difficult to get to essential medical or social care.

Our service is very popular with new passengers wanting to register on a daily basis. Unfortunately due to a shortage of drivers we have to put new passengers on a waiting list until we are in a position where we have more drivers and can fulfil any medical journeys that are required.

The Brackley Area Volunteer Car Service is managed by SNVB and the service helps those from Brackley and surrounding villages. Volunteer car drivers are paid mileage allowance and the voluntary role is totally flexible, with drivers choosing which journeys they would like to do, when and how often.

If you feel that you would be able to support this recruitment drive in anyway or if you would like anymore information then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Rachel Page


Volunteer Centre

Market House Courtyard


Tel: 01280 841250

Fax: 01280 704284

South Northants Hearing Advisory Service

South Northants Hearing Advisory Service, is provides free basic NHS hearing aid maintenance and batteries together with advice, information and practical support covering all aspects of hearing loss.

Each month, our friendly, trained Hearing Advisor will visit Brackley Library and Towcester Medical Centre. You don't have to be a patient at Springfield Surgery or Towcester Medical Centre to access the service we offer there.

Dates & Times for 2019:

2019 Timetable - Brackley and Towcester

 If you are a carer or family member, we can help with family/residents NHS hearing aids – just bring the hearing aid along with their Hearing Aid Battery Book.

The sessions are ‘Drop-In’ with no appointment necessary.  At busy times, you may be asked to take a number to be seen in turn.

This pilot scheme is supported by NHS Audiology at Northampton and Central Milton Keynes, and is represented at the South Northants NHS Local Engagement Group.

Hearing Advisory Service also covers Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, West Essex and Suffolk, and is a Registered Charity No. 1063430.

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Hearing Tests - please note we no longer offer this service.  You can get a hearing test (often without charge) at places like Boots and Specsavers.

Missed Appointments

In April there were 102 missed appointments, which wasted over 16 hours of surgery time.  Please ring to cancel your appointment if you cannot make it.  We also have a 24 hour cancellation line - 01280 704122.   Appointments can be cancelled online if you have registered with Emis Access and you can also cancel via text.  We do appreciate those patients who let us know they cannot attend their appointment, this enables other patients to use your appointment. 

Please ensure we have an up to date mobile number so we can send a confirmation/reminder text about your appointment.

Do you have difficulty in attending medical appointments?

The volunteer car service can help, for further information please click here.

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