Welcome to The Village Surgery
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need about both of our practices (located at Amenbury Lane in Harpenden and Marford Road in Wheathampsted).
As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Please download the surgery leaflet by clicking here:
Patient Access Trouble Shooting
If you are experiencing problems logging in to Patient Access there is a support website to get help. Please log on to www.support.patientaccess.com and you can log your problems directly.
Winter Resilience 2018-2019
Winter weather can be bad for your health. Increased levels of illness lead to increased demand on medical services.
The Village Surgery is helping to address the extra demand for our services during coming Winter months, including on-the-day and soon appointments by:
- employing a community pharmacist
-employing a paramedic
- funding extra GP sessions.
We now also have appointments that can be booked directly by 111
Help us to help you Stay Well this Winter:
-keep warm, keep well.
-get a flu jab in you are eligible
- wash your hands
- drink fluids, eat well
- keep your prescription medicines up to date
- look out for others
- ask advice from your pharmacist if you start to feel unwell
- call your GP or 111 if you need ore help
- for life threatening emergencies, call 999 (as at any other time of year).
There is a national shortage of Epipens for young people. If you are normally prescribed an Epipen, please see advice below from the NHS. We would also advice that, if you received a device that you are not familiar with, that you ask the pharmacist for a demonstration of how to use it.
To help us ensure we are keeping your information safe, we will now need your name, DOB and address before you can collect any document or prescription from the surgery.
Please also make sure we have your up-to-date contact details
New local data sharing scheme " My Care Record"
From 1/9/18, a new local data sharing scheme was rolled out across Hertfordshire, "My Care Record". This allows other local healthcare professionals to access key bits of your medical information eg key medical problems, medications, allergies, investigation results etc. This initially started in Watford A&E and Herts Urgent Care Centre but is being rolled out across other local services (eg diabetes clinics, physios, district nurses) soon. The aim of such data sharing exercises is to allow the health and care professionals looking after you access to relevant information that will help them make informed decisions about your treatment.
You can opt out of this at any time. Please click here if you want to opt out, and drop the form at the surgery.
My Care Record Opt out
We are now pleased to be collecting donations to pass onto local food banks. We would be grateful for any donations you can make. Large Foodbank collection baskets are in both reception areas.
Shape Up Harpenden
This is a 12 week weight management programme for men. Anybody who meets the following criteria can register via www.shapeupherts.com:
-BMI of at least 30 (or 28 if BAME background)
-Herts Resident or registered with a herts GP
Hasty is a local service delivered from our surgery, for young people aged 5-19 years suffering with stress, anxiety or low mood. If you would like to know more please speak to your GP, who can assess whether a referral is appropriate. This is a pilot scheme running from 26/2/19 to 26/7/19.
(Site updated 19/02/2019)