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Coronavirus

If you have  travelled from China,  Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days and develop a fever and/or a cough or shortness or breath, please stay indoors and avoid contact with others. Please call 111 for advice.

If you have travelled from Wuhan or Hubei provence, China in the last 14 days or you have been in contact with a confirmed Coronavirus case, please contact 111 for advice.

For more information, see links below:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/wuhan-novel-coronavirus/

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

 

Flu jabs 2019

Please book an appointment - go online/ call or visit reception 

Under 18s -clinics being arranged . Please see leaflet below about central delays in vaccine delivery:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/841809/Flu_vaccinations_for_under_18_flyer.pdf

Pharmacists in our surgery

We are pleased to have 2 clinical pharmacists joining our team, working with us and the other Harpenden GP surgeries. They will help resolve day to day medicine issues and provide advice and support for patients who take numerous medications.  They will help oversee safe prescribing of medicines, and may also support  the management of patients with long term conditions.

Measles outbreak

There are currently measles outbreaks in our area. Please call us to check your child/teenager is vaccinated- we can provide any missing vaccinations.

For more info, and for what to look out for, see leaflet and link below:

Measles Leaflet

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/measles/

Food banks and Hygiene bank

We are now pleased to be collecting donations to pass onto local food banks. We would be grateful for any non-perishable food donations you can make.  Large Foodbank collection baskets are in both reception areas.

Our Wheathampstead surgery is now also a collection point for The Hygiene bank. This aims to help those in hygiene poverty -  donations of shower products, deodorant, toothbrushes and pastes, sanitary products, laundry products etc would all be welcomed. For Harpenden collection points, please see this link: https://www.thehygienebank.com/hertfordshire

GDPR - Data Protection

In line with changes to data protection regulations, we are updating our procedures. 

WE WILL NOW NEED YOUR NAME, DOB AND ADDRESS BEFORE YOU CAN COLLECT ANY DOCUMENT OR PRESCRIPTION FROM THE SURGERY

Update re faxes

Since March 2018 we have not been sending or accepting faxes.  Please call the surgery for any enquiries. Or email the surgery on vsurgery@nhs.net

You can now follow us on twitter @TVS_GP

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