Practice News

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21st May

Whooping Cough Vaccination Information

All pregnant women are eligible for the vaccine from 16 weeks gestation, and a woman requires the vaccine in every pregnancy (ideally between 16-32 weeks). This is to ensure the antibodies are passed to the baby through the placenta and protects the baby until they are old enough to have their first immunisations at 8 weeks of age.

Please contact us to arrange an appointment for your vaccination.

12th Feb

Pharmacies now offering more support to patients

Pharmacy First is a new service being offered to people with certain minor illnesses and conditions.

The new service means trained pharmacists can assess and treat patients for the following conditions without the need for them to see their GP:

Sinusitis (12 years and over)
Sore throat (5 years and over)
Acute otitis media (1 to 17 years)
Infected insect bite (1 year and over)
Impetigo (1 year and over)
Shingles (18 years and over)
Uncomplicated urinary tract infections in women (16 to 64 years)

You can either walk into your pharmacy or can be referred by GPs or NHS 111 to community pharmacies for minor illnesses.

To find a local pharmacy, visit the NHS website.

29th Jan

Measles Outbreak

You will have heard on the news that measles cases are continuing to rise across the country.

The Surgery invites parents and carers of children to book an appointment for their children if they have their missed measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Two doses of the safe and effective MMR vaccine are needed for maximum life-long protection, and anyone can catch up at any age on any missed doses; it’s never too late to protect yourself.

Although most common in children, measles can affect anyone and can be serious at any age. It is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus and spreads easily when an infected person breathes, coughs or sneezes. It can cause severe disease and complications can be potentially life changing including blindness, deafness and swelling of the brain (encephalitis). If caught during pregnancy it can result in stillbirth, miscarriage and low birth weight.

Being vaccinated is the best way to prevent getting sick with measles or spreading it to other people. To check on the symptoms please visit the NHS website Measles - NHS (

24th May 2023

Carers in Herts


The Carers in Herts office is open 9am – 5.30pm Monday to Thursday and 9am – 4.30pm on Fridays (excluding bank holidays). They also offer support from 5.30pm to 7.30pm two evenings a week- please contact them directly to organise a suitable call. Contact details: email      telephone 01992 58 69 69.

21st Mar 2023

Breast Cancer Screening for patients aged 71 years or older

If you are aged 71 or over, you will not automatically be invited for breast screening. However, as long as you have breast tissue, you can ask for free screening every 3 years. You can find out more about breast screening here

To opt into the program contact the Beds and Herts Breast Screening Service:

Tel: 01582 497599 (09.00-16.55 Mon-Fri) 

Email:   Please make sure that your message includes your Name, Date of Birth or NHS Number. 



16th Nov 2022

Guidance for patients covering topics such as private prescriptions, hospital appointments and test results, dental problems.

Please see the guidance below which outlines Practice policy on issues such as follow up after a private appointment, chasing hospital appointments or results of tests organised by them, who to contact with dental issue and more.

Guidance for Patients August 2022