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Northamptonshire Programme

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Northampton is home to one of the country's best rugby clubs and a brewery that claims it produces "probably the best lager in the world" and we are also probably one of the friendliest and most supportive programmes in the country.

Northampton is a vibrant, eight hundred year old county town, nestling in a curve of the river Nene. The splendid Guildhall is a gem of Victorian Gothic architecture and its fascinating open air market, one of the largest in the country, has provided a focus for shoppers for centuries. It’s beautiful surrounding towns and villages and Market Towns such as Kettering, offer affordable housing and all the usual facilities expected in a modern town.

Northamptonshire, the 'Rose of the Shires', is in the heart of England, between the Midlands and East Anglia. The area is one of the fastest growing in England, both in population and in commercial activity. The area ensures easy, quick access to open countryside and excellent road links allowing easy access to the M1, M6, M11, Leicester, Birmingham, Cambridge and Oxford and a direct rail link to London in 50 minutes. There is a fast train service to St. Pancras International as well as three international airports within an hour's drive.

The Northamptonshire Programme is a friendly training programme with a high standard of teaching designed to meet a GPStR's needs, and as Leicestershire programme is close, you may train with GPStR's from this programme. The main hospitals used by the Northampton Programme are Kettering General Hospital, Northampton General Hospital & Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Trust. It is likely that you will have posts in a number of different sites. General Practice placements cover the area of Northamptonshire, in both rural and urban settings.

We are extremely proud of our local training practices and trainers. Many practices have new premises. We include innovative learning resources within the Programmes that include learning through the humanities. The programme has been training general practitioners since the 1960's, with many local GPs being past graduates of the former Northampton or Kettering GP Training Programmes.

Within Northampton we have two main areas, Northampton and Kettering.

If you would like to learn more, please contact Jane Astbury, GPStR Programme Manager on 0115 823 3409, or email: janeastbury@nhs.net.


Programme Directors Dr John Mellor FRCGP, Dr John Hart and Dr Aileen Robertson

Training practices in the Kettering include three in Corby, four in Kettering itself and one in Burton Latimer. We have three in Wellingborough, one in Irthlingborough, one in Higham Ferres, one in Rushden and one rural practice in Wollaston. Some of the practices accommodate more than one GP Registrar at a time, and we encourage joint learning. We enjoy an excellent out-of-ours service based in Kettering.

The half day release programme is held in Kettering General Hospital Postgraduate Medical Centre, which is well equipped with pleasant air conditioned rooms with full audiovisual facilities.

Training Practices

Weavers Medical
Dr Clark Balloch
Prospect House, Lower Street
Kettering, Northants, NN16 8DN

Lakeside Surgery
Dr James Burden
Dr John Mellor
Dr John Delaney
Dr Emily Taylor
Dr Joymalya Banerjee
Lakeside Surgery, Cottingham Road
Corby, Northants, NN17 2UR

Eskdaill Medical Centre
Dr Rod Montgomerie
Dr Clive Shackleton
Eskdaill Medical Centre, Prospect House
121 Lower Street Kettering, Northants, NN16 8DN

Woodsend Medical Centre 
Dr Akram Khalid
Dr Miten Ruparelia
Woodsend Medical Centre
School Place Gainsborough Road
Corby Northants NN18 0QP

The Studfall Partnership
Dr Satish Kumar
The Studfall Partnership, Studfall Medical Centre, Studfall Court, Corby, Northants. NN17 1QP

Albany House Medical Centre
Dr Aileen Robertson
Dr Cibi Mukundan
Albany House Medical Centre, 3 Queen Street
Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 4RW 

Spinney Brook Medical Centre 
Dr Jason English
Spinney Brook Medical Centre, 59 High Street
Irthlingborough, Northants, NN9 5GA 

Wollaston Surgery 
Dr Sudhir Marathe
Wollaston Surgery, 163 London Road
Wollaston, Northants, NN29 7QS 

Mannock Medical Centre
Dr Ananda Senahipathy
Dr Geoff King
Dr Azhar Ali
Mannock Medical Centre, Irthlingborough Road
Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 1LT

Queensway Medical Centre
Dr Chris Ellis
Queensway Medical Centre, Olympic Way
Wellingborough, Northants.  NN8 3EP

Headlands Surgery 
Dr John Hart
Dr Aisha Durrani
Dr Menga Shah
Headlands Surgery, 20 The Headlands
Kettering, Northants, NN15 7HP 

The Higham Ferrers Surgery

Dr Oluyemisi A Onimole

14 Saffron Road, Higham Ferrers


Northamptonshire, NN10 8ED



Burton Latimer Medical Centre

Dr Sarah Haughney

Higham Road, Burton Latimer


Northamptonshire, NN15 5PU



Programme Directors Dr Neil Menon and Dr Rachel Parry

The training practices in this part of Northamptonshire are split into two areas, one centred on the town of Northampton in the north and the other in the small towns and villages of the southwest corner of this beautiful county.

Trainers work very closely together, and offer some shared learning for the registrars across the programme. Registrars will also meet with their peers in Northampton each Wednesday for group learning. We occasionally share some teaching sessions with the Registrars based in Kettering area, so there is ample opportunity to meet with other registrars across the whole country.

Training Practices

Leicester Terrace Health Care Centre
Dr Fiona Moore
Dr Subbiyan Revathy
Neil Roberts
8 Leicester Terrace, Northampton, NN2 6AL

Abington Health Complex
Dr Simon Thompson
51 Beech Avenue
Northampton, NN3 2JG


King Edward Road Surgery
Dr Liz James
Dr Mahmood Kausar
Dr Daljeet Sahni
Dr Judith Reeder
King Edward Road,
Northampton, NN1 5LY

Christchurch Medical Centre, Abington Park Surgery
Dr Stephanie Smith
Ardington Road, Abington, Northampton, NN1 5LT

Park Avenue Surgery
Pat Aitcheson
168 Park Avenue North
Northampton, NN3 2HZ

Langham Place Surgery
Dr Sarah Greening
11 Langham Place,
Northampton, NN2 6AA

Greenview Surgery
Dr Peter Halstead,
19 Hazeldene Road,
Northampton, NN2 7PB

Abbey House Surgery
Dr Chris Lovatt
Dr Jonathan Maxwell
Golding Close
Daventry, Northants, NN11 4FE

Saxon Spires Surgery
Dr Neil Menon 
West Haddon Road, Guilsborough
Northants, NN6 8QE

Towcester Medical Centre
Dr Nick Ward
Dr Nicola Odwell
Link Way
Towcester, Northants, NN12 7H

Long Buckby Surgery
Dr Mark Rookledge
Dr Sally Thompson
24 Station Road Long Buckby, Northants, NN6 7AB

Bugbrooke Surgery
Dr Will Hunt
Dr Rachel Parry
Levitts Road
Bugbrooks, Northants, NN7 3QN

Springfield Surgery
Dr Andy Rathborne
Springfield Way
Brackley, Northants, NN13 6JJ

Danetre Medical Practice
Dr Yu Jin Seow
London Road
NN11 4EJ