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Partnership Changes

It is with much sadness that we said goodbye to Dr Sue Williams as she retired from the partnership at the end of March having been a partner here for the past 30 years!  The good news, however, is that Dr Williams will remain as a retained GP for one day a week.

We are also delighted to welcome Dr Erum Hoda as a new partner from April.  Dr Hoda is working three days a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

And finally, from April, Dr de Souza has reduced her hours and will be working just one day a week (Monday) instead of three.

Care Choices

Care Choices have just relaunched (March 2019) its new redesigned website to support people who are looking for care and support.  The website provides a central place for you to find the guidance and knowledge you need, whether you are looking for care, supporting people to find services or planning for the future.  Visit www.carechoices.co.uk

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

New regulations came into force on 25th May 2018 with regards to data protection.  To comply with these regulations we have updated our Patient Privacy Notice and Under 16s Privacy Policy.  Please click on the links below to view these documents:

Patient Privacy Notice

Under 16s Privacy Policy

My Care Record

My Care Record allows health and care professionals directly involved in your care access information about your health and treatment.  Please click on the links below for further information and/or for an opt out form.  Opt out forms should be returned to reception for processing. 

My Care Record

MCR opt out form

NHS Medicines Shortage Issues

Please click here for details for patients regarding the situation of unprecedented drugs shortages. 

Information Leaflet on Over-The-Counter Medicines

GPs in Hertfordshire will no longer normally prescribe medicines which can be bought over-the-counter for short-term conditions and minor ailments.  Click on heading above for full details or pick up information in the surgery.

Information Leaflet on Gluten-Free Products

People in Hertfordshire with coeliac disease or dermatitis herpetiformis will no longer be prescribed gluten-free foods like bread, pasta and flour mixes.  Click on the heading above for full details or pick up information in the surgery.

If you wish to contact the surgery urgently

If you wish to contact the surgery urgently, please either telephone or come up to the urgent walk-in clinic every weekday afternoon from 4.00 pm.  Please do not email or send a letter as this would take us longer to attend to your needs. 

EXTRA WEEKEND CLINICS

GP appointments are now available 7 days a week in Watford and Three Rivers.  Patients registered with a GP practice in either Watford or Three Rivers can now make an appointment to see a GP at the weekend, Saturdays 9am - 1pm and 3pm-7pm, Sundays 9am - 1pm and up to 10.00 pm on a weekday evening.  Appointments for blood tests can also be booked at the weekend. 

During these appointments your health record may be accessed and viewed by clinical staff other than your GP or a GP at your practice.  Please be assured that your confidentiality will be maintained. 

Please ask the receptionist for further details.  PLEASE NOTE: the phone lines will not be open during these extra clinics.

Electronic Prescribing - Sign up now

This system is now up and running.  Pick up details in the waiting room, ask at reception for further details or speak to the pharmacy of your choice to sign up.

TEXT or RING TO CANCEL APPT - SEE 'APPOINTMENTS'

To cancel your appointment either text 07501 680 174 or ring 01923 272702 to leave a message on our dedicated ansaphone.

Carers Coffee Mornings in Abbots Langley

Abbots Langley Carers Network (ALCN) hold coffee mornings in the Methodist Church Hall, Langley Road, from 10.30 am to 12 noon on the last Wednesday of each month.

ARE YOU A CARER?  - See 'Carers Information' under 'Further Information'.

 

 

 

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