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Covid vaccinations at Harpenden Public Halls, Harpenden, AL5 1TE. 

Please find local Covid-19 vaccination centre newsletters here - they will answer Frequently asked questions and include information about vaccinations for housebound and care home patients

COVID VACCINATION NEWSLETTER 1 (8.1.2021)

COVID VACCINATION NEWSLETTER 2  (18.1.2021)

We are working with other Harpenden GP Surgeries which form the Harpenden Health PCN to  deliver Covid vaccination.   We will start with the over 80s in line with government guidance. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SURGERY - WE WILL CONTACT YOU WHEN THE VACCINE IS AVAILABLE FOR YOU LOCALLY.

Please find relevant information leaflet about the vaccine, which is important to read prior to vaccination here:  Covid Vaccine information leaflet

Find out more about the local vaccination programme:  https://www.stahfed.co.uk/covid-vaccination-patient-info

Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group (HVCCG) have produced this informative FAQ, please click on the link below:  https://hertsvalleysccg.nhs.uk/your-health-and-services/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need know

Mass vaccination centres

You may have received a letter from NHS England inviting you to book an appointment at a mass vaccination centre.  If you are unable or do not want to go to a vaccination centre you can wait and get your vaccination at  your local vaccination hub which is Harpenden Public Halls.  We will be in touch with you when it is your turn to be vaccinated, please do not call us before you are invited.

Flu vaccines 2020

The practice has run clinics to vaccinate patients who are 50-64years old, following the government announcement at the end of November 2020 that this group is also eligible for a free flu vaccination this year.  If you weren't able to make one of these clinics but would still like a vaccination please contact the surgery.

 We are continuing to provide flu vaccinations to those groups who normally get them.  If you are in one of the groups normally eligible for the flu vaccination (over 65s, under 65s in at risk groups, pregnant women and young children) and have not yet had your flu vaccine, please contact the practice as soon as possible to book an appointment.

The practice is running all its appointments and clinics in a Covid- safe way.

For further information about the flu vaccine, please see NHS link:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/    

Accessing appointments at The Village Surgery

For any URGENT issues  that needs addressing on the same day, or if you are unable to use the online tool, please telephone the surgery as before (01582 712021/ 01582 833446).

For any NON-URGENT issues, please click on the online-consult link below and complete a form.

https://www.online-consult.co.uk/org/the-village-surgery-3

Your online form will be triaged by one of our doctors, and we aim to respond to you in 2 working days.

Please complete the form in the patient's name if you are completing it on behalf of somebody else.

If you cannot find the appropriate link please use the "General health query" link.

We are piloting this online consultation tool for all non-urgent appointment requests to help keep our phone-lines free for our more vulnerable patients and to enable us to triage your problem into a suitable and safe appointment - eg telephone, video, face to face.

Throughout the pandemic our clinicians have continued to see patients in face to face appointments as deemed appropriate after online/telephone triage.

 

 

 GDPR - updated privacy notices

We have updated our Supplementary privacy notice - in relation to handling your data during the Covid 19 pandemic. Please see "GDPR, your medical records, data sharing schemes" tab below ( or https://www.thevillagesurgeries.co.uk/info_form.aspx?p=9)

                                                    

Staff updates

We are pleased to welcome Lisa Simmonds, a physiotherapist, who will be joining our team and also working with the other Harpenden GP surgeries. She will be able to help patients with muscolo-skeletal problems.

We are also excited to welcome Zoe Tanter, a Physician's associate, who has just  started  working with us and the other Harpenden GP surgeries.  She will be working alongside our urgent care practitioner and regular GPS to be able to help see patients with minor illnesses.



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