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Health services

Burton Latimer has a medical centre (with on-site pharmacy) and an optician. The nearest hospital is Kettering General Hospital, which also has an A&E department.

Medical centre
Pharmacy
Optician
Urgent & out-of-hours care
Public Access Defibrillators

In general, Burton Latimer has been a law-abiding and safe place over the years, with most crimes being of the minor kind. Statistics for the town show fairly low levels of theft, burglary and anti-social behaviour.

Burton Latimer Medical Centre

Location

Higham Road
Burton Latimer
NN15 5PU

Contact details

  01536 723566

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Lloyds pharmacy

Location

Higham Road
Burton Latimer
NN15 5PU

Contact details

  01536 724141

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Latimer Opticians

Location

101 High Street
Burton Latimer
NN15 5LB

Contact details

  01536 724212

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Urgent & out-of-hours care

GP services

Northamptonshire GP Out of Hours service: NHS 111 Urgent Care

A&E

Kettering General Hospital
Rothwell Road
Kettering
NN16 8UZ

Contact

  01536 492000

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Public Access Defibrillators

Location

There are three life-saving defibrillators in Burton Latimer, contained within prominent wall-mounted boxes:

  • In Meeting Lane, outside the Baptist Church Hall entrance

  • On the wall of the Fire Station in Piggott’s Lane (off High Street)
  • Outside Bosworth’s Garden Centre in Finedon Road

Access

To release a defibrillator, call 999 for the access code to unlock the box, then enter the code on the key-pad and turn the handle.

Using a defibrillator

Defibrillators are very easy to use. Although they don’t all look the same, they all function in broadly the same way. The machine gives clear spoken instructions. You don’t need training to use one.

  • If you come across someone who is not breathing or breathing erratically, the most important thing is to call 999 and start CPR to keep the blood flowing around the body. After a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces someone’s chance of survival by 10 per cent.
  • If you’re on your own, don’t interrupt the CPR to go and get a defibrillator. If it’s possible, send someone else to find one. When you call 999, the operator can tell you if there’s a public access defibrillator nearby.
  • Once the defibrillator is open and in position, all you have to do is follow the spoken instructions. Many defibrillators will also have diagrams or a screen to help you. The defibrillator detects the heart’s rhythm, it won’t deliver a shock unless one is needed.
  • Often you’ll need to press the shock button although some fully automatic defibrillators will deliver the shock themselves. You should resume CPR as soon as instructed by the defibrillator.