Are you a carer? Do you, unpaid, look after a friend or relative who is ill, frail, disabled, mentally ill or misuses drugs or alcohol?
This surgery is keen to recognise the valuable contribution that carers make. We are currently working with a local voluntary organisation, Carers in Hertfordshire, to identify carers and give them support. With your permission we can put you in touch with Carers in Hertfordshire who can offer information, support and regular free newsletters for carers. Please complete this form and send it to the surgery.
Your baby’s 6 week check is performed at the surgery and your health visitor can be contacted for health related advice.
Messages can be left at Lister Hospital Ante-Natal reception on (01438) 314333, extension 5606.
Community Nurses are attached to the practice. They are available on (01438) 364015 from Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm, there is an answer-phone at times when they are not in their office.
General advice can be obtained from any of our doctors and family planning trained nurses.
Appointments can be made with a doctor and a family planning nurse for fitting of the coil and contraceptive implants.
Emergency contraception is available in surgery hours from the doctors.
The NHS provides a wide range of services, from pharmacists, to GPs, to urgent care centres and hospitals. It is important that you know which service is the right one to use when you are unwell.
Find out more from our Let's Use It Right Leaflet.
Held daily: 9.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 6.00pm.
These appointments give an opportunity for screening, discussion and monitoring advice on a wide range of topics listed below. Please ask at reception.
Asthma, diabetes, hypothyroid, epilepsy, coronary heart disease (CHD), healthy eating, healthy travel, menopause, well woman screening, well person, sexual health.
Health Visitors work closely with the practice advising developmental progress and emotional problems in childhood; in care of the elderly and those with special needs.
They can be contacted on (01438) 737760.
Dietary advice and encouragement to achieve and maintain your desired weight. Held by the nurses during surgery hours.
Ante-natal and Post-natal care is provided by all our doctors.
Minor surgery is performed, in our minor operation room, by the doctors where appropriate, thereby avoiding unnecessary waiting for hospital appointments.
Our Specialist Nurse Practitioner can help you with any of the following conditions:
|Abdominal pain||Haemorrhoids (piles)|
|Cold sores||Insect bites/stings|
|Constipation||Minor head injury|
|Coughs and colds||Mouth ulcers|
|Emergency contraception||Pill check|
|Eyes - Conjunctivitis||Rashes|
|Eyes - sore eyes||Sinus infections|
|Eyes - Stye||Skin complaints|
|Female urinary tract infections||Sore throats|
|Fungal infections including vaginal/oral thrush||Worm infestation|
|Gastroenteritis (vomiting/diarrhoea)||Wound infection|
Our Specialist Nurse Practitioner will not see:
Ask at Reception for further details
There is a daily service in the surgery for blood tests. Please make your appointment with the receptionist.
Our team of Practice Nurses may be seen, by appointment, for many aspects of care, including cervical screening, family planning, health promotion, chronic disease management, advice, smoking cessation, travel and flu vaccinations, etc.
Appointments can be made with our Family Planning nurses.
Smoking - Reasons for giving up
How to stop
What else can help?
What can you gain?
Travel abroad is so common nowadays that it is often easy to forget the necessary precautions. Make sure you don't turn your holiday into a horror story. Consult our practice nurses at least two months before departure. They will advise you what vaccinations are required and what medications you may need. If a prescription is required for Malaria prophylaxis you will need to make an appointment to see a doctor.
Useful free advice on vaccinations etc. is available at www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk.
Make sure you have adequate medical insurance. If you are visiting an EEC country you will need an EHIC card which will allow you to receive limited reciprocal health care dependent on the country being visited. Forms are available from the practice nurses or the Post Office.
The Practice Nurse can advise you if you need malaria prophylaxis tablets and whether these can be obtained 'over the counter' from a chemist or if you need to see a Doctor to get a prescription, which can then be obtained from our dispensary or a chemist. Malaria tablets always need to be started before going away and for a period of time after you return from your holiday (length of time dependent on type of tablet required) so please book your appointment at least one month (two months if travelling extensively to multiple countries) before departure to allow for this.
All childhood immunisations, tetanus, travel vaccinations and other immunisations are available.
Influenza vaccinations are given September to January.
Please ask at reception for more details.