We want to ensure that health services are high-quality, meeting local need and as easy to use as possible. A key part of that vision is the idea of bringing care "closer to home". This is why we oversaw the development of Corby Urgent Care Centre (UCC) - creating a single point of access to urgent care services and reducing the need for patients to travel to A&E.
The centre assesses and treats conditions which you think cannot wait for a GP appointment at your own practice, and which require urgent and necessary attention, such as:
Children with high temperatures
Children and adults with breathing problems
Bladder and other painful infections
Mild and moderate injuries and burns
New unexplained symptoms
Worrying worsening of a long term condition
An X-ray department and other diagnostic facilities mean that Corby UCC can also assess and treat minor injuries, including:
Fractures (because of the X-ray facilities)
No appointment is needed but patients will be seen in order of clinical priority, so may have to wait if their condition is not as serious as others.
The Corby Urgent Care Centre is open 8am-8pm, every day of the year. It is located on Willowbrook Health Complex, Cottingham Road, Corby NN17 2UR.
Partners involved include NHS Corby CCG, Lakeside Plus, Lakeside Surgery and Corby Borough Council.
Read how the centre has helped to reduce pressure on A&E.