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The true cost of General Practice

Patient survey results - The Village Surgery scores top marks - click on link below

Need help with non clinical issues - please look at Community navigator tab in medical team


A number of appointments can now be booked on line using PATIENT ACCESS. To register - please click on the link above.

From 1.12.17 all GP appointments will be bookable on line - sign up now.

You can also book blood tests at Harpenden Memorial Hospital online

Harpenden patients

please call 01582 763951 for all appointments

Wheathampstead patients

Please call 01582 832258 tp speak to Wheathampstead reception

Urgent Appointments

If you feel you need to be seen on the same day as a medical urgency, please call our appointment's line :

Harpenden 763951

Wheathampstead 832258

The Doctors have asked patients to give the receptionist a brief discription of their symptoms.  This enables us to ensure you are given an appointment with the correct clinician - we now have an Minor Illness Nurse ( Laura Roffey) who can deal with many urgent problems and patients will be offered an appointment with Laura if she can deal with the problem. This frees up the GPs to allow them to deal with more complex issues.

Thank you for your co-operation.


Patients are encouraged to see their own GP whenever possible.

Appointments are at 10 minute intervals and can be booked up to one month in advance - if you have multiple problems to discuss - please ask to book a double appointment ( 20 mins ) If this is not done - the GP may deal with the most important problem during the appointmentThe GP can only deal with one patient during each 10 minute appointment - they cannot 'squeeze' in another family member.

To book an appointment - the quickest and easiest way is to go online - see link above for details.


We offer early morning and late evening appointments on certain  Wednesday mornings and  Tuesday and Wednesday evenings with GPs and Nurses. Please ask at reception for details


If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else. Patients can use the automated telephone and online systems to cancel appointments.

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