Valley GreenOff Shenley RoadHemel HempsteadHertfordshire, HP2 7RJTel: 01442 261805
Please note that with effect from 18 October 2018, the surgery will be moving to a new clinical system. If you have any prescription requirements that you would normally be ordering the week up to that date, please can you order them now.
Once we are on the new system, we will be able to offer our patients the facility to book into the Dacorum Extended Access surgeries, which offer out of hours appointments weekday Mon-Fri and Sat am & pm and Sun am. Details will be available from our Receptionists.
If you are travelling abroad and need to have vaccinations you should make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 8 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not kept in stock at the practice. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered via a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS. You can discuss this with the nurse at your appointment.
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
The practice carries out a range of minor surgeries by appointment only. Dr Mirza will discuss the options that may be available to you.
The midwife runs a weekly clinic on a Wednesday morning from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm by appointment only. If you are newly pregnant please contact the practice and a member of staff will book you in for your first visit with the midwife. The first appointment, which is called a "booking in appointment" takes about 45 minutes.
These appointments are available to book with the nurse. Please speak to a member of the reception team.
We run regular clinics for Diabetes, Hypertension and Asthma. Our nurse is fully trained and qualified to carry on these checks and advise on proper management for your condition.
All patients who are on regular medication for a chronic condition must have a medication review at least once a year to ensure that the medication is working effectively. The appointment can be with the doctor or the nurse depending on medication and condition. If you receive a note with your repeat prescription asking you to book an appointment please speak to a member of the reception team.
When you want to stop smoking and need help, support, treatment and advice. Our practice nurse is fully qualified and takes patients through the NHS Stop Smoking programme. If you wish to find out more please ask at reception.
This clinic is run to offer help, support and advice to patients who want to lose weight and maintain a healthier lifestyle. This service is run by our practice nurse. If you wish to find out more please ask at reception.
We are actively engaged in health education and disease prevention and are always happy to discuss any problems with patients. If you wish to find out more please ask at reception.
The practice offers a comprehensive contraception and family planning service to patients. Please speak to the doctors or the practice nurse for further information.
You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).
It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.
You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.
The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.
For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)
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