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To the patients of Davenport House Surgery, The Elms Medical Practice and The Village Surgery,
You may have seen on the news that from Monday the 17th May GP practices will be ‘reopening’. As you will know our three GP practices have been open throughout the pandemic, offering telephone appointments and face to face appointments for those who need them.
In order to maintain social distancing and infection control in line with the Government guidelines, we will be asking all patients to continue using the current methods to access surgeries. All of our surgeries operate intercom systems where you can speak directly to reception, who will monitor the number of patients in the waiting room at all times.
As we await further national guidance on how we can safely allow more patients into surgeries, we ask that patients continue to contact us by phone or online as you have been doing. We are facing unprecedented demands for our services and will need to continue to adjust how we use our clinicians’ time to best support our patients – particularly those who need us the most.
We will keep you updated as soon as we are clear about how we can re-open our reception areas safely.
Thank you for your support,
Harpenden Health Primary Care Network
14.05.2021 - In line with the New NHSE Guidance on access to General Practice we are increasing our face to face consultations
and working hard to meet the increased demand at present.
We are currently reviewing the provision of online consultations.
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If you have a high temperature, or a new continuous cough or you have lost your sense of taste or smell, please self-isolate immediately and contact 111 online. Anyone who has symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) can ask for a free test to check if they have the virus.
If you have Covid symptoms please do not call the surgery until you have spoken to the 111 service.
Welcome to The Elms Medical Practice
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
The Practice premises are modern and purpose built; dating from 1995. Disabled patients can access all the medical services provided directly.
(Site updated 21/06/2021)