Critical incident in Northamptonshire has been stood down | Latest updates

Critical incident in Northamptonshire has been stood down

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The NHS in Northamptonshire has stood down the Critical Incident declared on Thursday 25 January 2024, but the system remains extremely busy.

Dr Imogen Staveley, Interim Chief Medical Officer, NHS Northamptonshire ICB said: “Although the Critical Incident has now been stood down, our services, particularly both hospitals, remain extremely busy. We thank local people for helping us so far but continue to ask them to assist

the NHS by only accessing the Emergency Department (A&E) or 999 in a true emergency and using alternative NHS services where possible.”

Where to go if you need help
NHS 111

Anyone who needs urgent care should use to be assessed and directed to the right care for them. If needed a healthcare professional will call you back and this option can save you time in waiting areas.

If you do not have internet access or you are contacting 111 about a patient aged 5 or under, please call 111 instead.

Corby Urgent Care Centre
Corby Urgent Care Centre is open every day between 8am and 8pm and can help with minor injuries/ illnesses such as lacerations, sprains, strains, minor burns or scalds.

Local pharmacy
Your local pharmacy can help with a range of minor illnesses like coughs, colds, red eye, sore throats, UTIs, earache and some skin conditions. They are open late and no appointment is needed.

General Practice
GP practices continue to be open, including the out of hours service but are also likely to be extremely busy. Please continue to contact your GP practice if you need GP services and the out of hours service can be reached via Remember you can also book appointments and order repeat prescriptions online or by using the NHS app.

Not sure where to go?
Patients who need medical help or advice but are unsure where to go, should contact NHS 111 online unless it unless it is a life-threatening emergency when you should still call 999.



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