Harpenden Primary Care Network - Please Click here to read information sheet for details.
MEASLES OUTBREAK IN LOCALITY
Measles outbreak in our area May 2019
Please call us to check your child/teenager is vaccinated with the 2 doses - we can provide any missing vaccinations at your convenience
For more info please read the following Public Health leaflet and link below:
Measles Public Health Leaflet 2019
This is an annual UK wide initiative to help people to know more about diabetes. The Elms understand the importance of this and as always wanted to be involved.
So on Friday 14th June in honour of Diabetes Week we will have a diabetes dietitian from the Hertfordshire Integrated Diabetes Service (HIDS) running an interactive stand from 13:30 – 17:00 in our waiting room. This stand will have information about what diabetes is, an interactive carbohydrate game and information about how HIDS can help service users to manage their diabetes.
Hertfordshire Integrated Diabetes Service is a consultant led diabetes service aimed at providing high quality specialist diabetes care in the community. The service offers specialist diabetes multidisciplinary clinics in Herts Valley, structured diabetes education courses and aims to support GP practices in providing enhanced diabetes care to their patients in their practices.
The Diabetes Dietitians work alongside the Diabetes Specialist Nurses running specialist dietetic clinics and diabetes structured education courses.
SO PLEASE JUST POP IN ANYTIME ON FRIDAY 14TH JUNE BETWEEN 13:30 – 17:00 FOR SOME USEFUL DIETICIAN ADVICE AND LATEST DIABETES INFO - WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!
Dr Cathy Argyle has retired after 27 years at The Elms Medical Practice
Dr Cathy Argyle retired at the end of March 2019 after 27 years at The Elms Medical Practice.
‘’It has been a pleasure and delight to work at The Elms with such a dedicated, caring, experienced, forward thinking and friendly team. I have been privileged to meet and help so many lovely patients over the years, who I will miss greatly’’.
We are all so very sad to lose Dr Argyle and we will miss her knowledge, passion and kindness and we wish her a long and happy retirement.
Heart Age Campaign 2019
This is to increase awareness of heart health and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, the campaign encourages adults to complete the ‘One You Heart Age Test’ which reveals your heart age compared to your real age and gives advice on how to lower it. Click HERE to link to the Heart Age Campaign website.
FLU SEASON 2019 – Please ensure you book your appointment at The Elms Medical Practice. Appointments will be available to book on-line and in surgery from 1st September 2019, so put in your diary to make sure you get a slot. If you can’t make the Saturday clinics with the GP Partners you can also book with a nurse at any time from the 30th September. To ensure you benefit from the vaccination ensure you get it done before the nasty flu season starts, so the earlier the better!
Saturday Flu Clinics: 28th September / 5th October / 19th October
Redbourn Flu clinic: Tuesday 8th October 2- 4.30pm
The vaccine is free to all in the categories below:
- adults 65 and over
- people with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
- pregnant women
- children aged 2 and 3
- children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
There are 3 types of flu vaccine:
- a live quadrivalent vaccine (which protects against 4 strains of flu), given as a nasal spray – this is for children and young people aged 2 to 17 years eligible for the flu vaccine
- a quadrivalent injected vaccine – this is for adults aged 18 and over but below the age of 65 who are at increased risk from flu because of a long-term health condition and for children 6 months and above in an eligible group who cannot receive the live vaccine
- an adjuvanted trivalent injected vaccine (FLUAD) – this is for people aged 65 and over as it has been shown to be more effective in this age group
If your child is aged between 6 months and 2 years old and is in a high-risk group for flu, they will be offered an injected flu vaccine as the nasal spray is not licensed for children under 2.
March 2018 We welcome our new GP Partner Dr Vidya Kanthi
January 2018 - We welcome our new GP Partner Dr Ellen Sibly
Gluten Free products are no longer available on prescription in Hertfordshire
Do you get gluten-free foods on prescription? Gluten-free foods are no longer available on prescription.
You can buy these foods from supermarkets, pharmacies and online without a prescription.
For more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01442 898865
Gluten Free Information Leaflet
Please can you take a moment by accessing the link above and answer the surveys about changes the CCG is proposing on access for IVF, gluten free foods, over the counter medications, female sterilisation, vasectomy and being fit for surgery (i.e. BMI and smoking policy).
These are very important issues and it is important that patients have a say. The deadline is 14th September. Thank you in advance for your time on this.