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Book online

To save you coming to the surgery, we have made it possible to update your address details and also your clinical information through our website, you can now also book and cancel appointments. 

 

Blood Tests
Did you know that you can have blood tests taken at the surgery now? If your GP has requested you need to have a blood test, ask at reception and book in to see one of our highly trained healthcare assistants.
 

Named GP for all patients

From April 2015, all practices are required under their contract to allocate a 'named GP' to each of their patients. The 'named GP' will have overall responsibility for the care and support that the surgery provides for our patients.

This does not mean that you will only see your named GP and your care will be provided by the most appropriate member of the clinical team.

Having a 'named GP' will not prevent you from seeing any other doctor or nurse of your choice. You will not need to take any further action. If you have any queries regarding your 'named GP', please ask when you next visit the practice.

If you have a preference for which GP you would like to have as your 'named GP', the practice will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your request.

 

 

YouthHealthTalk
Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

 
 

When We Are Closed

clock_on_red_backgroundIf your problem is not urgent, please try to wait until normal surgery hours and avoid using the emergency service. If you require URGENT attention when the surgery is closed please ring 111 for the emergency Out of Hours service. This covers the hours of 6.30pm to 8am and all weekends and bank holidays. This covers out of hours gp surgery services for Watford and the surrounding area.

The person you speak to will be either a deputising doctor or a nurse. He or she will make an assessment of your problem and decide on the best course of action. This may well be telephone advice. If a face to face consultation is needed you may be asked to travel to one of the out-of-hours centres.

If the patient is bed-bound or so severely ill that they cannot travel, a home visit may be appropriate. Please remember it is the doctor’s responsibility to decide, with your help, whether telephone advice, a consultation or a home visit is the most appropriate.  

NHS Direct

In the case of urgent need when the practice is closed you can call NHS Direct (0845 4647) to speak to a triage nurse. Your needs will be assessed and advice offered or arrangements made for you to see a doctor.

 

Please do not ask to see a doctor out of hours unless you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

 
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