The Nap SurgeryTel: 01923 261035
Longmeadow SurgeryTel: 01442 833295
The doctors in this practice believe in prevention and are pleased to offer, together with the nursing team, daily appointments for patients requiring help, advice or treatment for any of the following:
We are pleased to advise that Dr J Lang has undertaken additional training in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and can offer expert advice, tests and treatment to anyone who feels they may be at risk.
All our doctors have experience in family planning and are pleased to provide care during normal surgery appointments.
We provide care for all children up to the age of five years in conjunction with the health visitors. Regular developmental examinations are carried out and the doctors strongly recommend that children receive all the routine vaccinations when they are due. Appointments are sent out for the immunisation clinics held every Thursday at Kings Langley but you are welcome to attend during normal surgery hours if you find the times are more suitable. They are also available at Bovingdon Surgery by booking a nurse appointment.
It is advised that all women between the ages of 25 and 65 years have this test. Invitations to attend are sent out routinely to our patients. Appointments may be made during normal surgery hours at your convenience. It is helpful if the receptionist is aware of the reason for the appointment, in order that appropriate time may be allocated.
Please make an appointment with the nurse for a smear unless you specifically need to see a doctor with a problem.
We invite all patients who have not attended surgery during the preceding two years to attend for a health check when blood pressure, urine and current health checks are carried out. Please make an appointment with the nurse.
We have a private Chiropodist who works from our premises. Please ask the receptionist for details of this service for patients who do not meet the strict criteria for NHS foot care.
We are pleased to have the services of two UKCP registered psychotherapists. Both use our premises to provide a private service for our patients. Your GP will guide you to the most appropriate counsellor to help with your particular problem - relationship, family, bereavement etc., or you can refer yourself. Please ask the receptionist for an information sheet for you to decide who you wish to see.
Counselling sessions are totally confidential and nothing will be discussed with the doctors or entered on your medical records without your permission.
This is a private service and charges will be made by the counsellor. We also have NHS counselling services on the premises, available to our patients only with referral from a doctor.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to 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. Please complete the questionnaire below & bring it along to the appointment with you if possible.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
It is important to make your initial appointment with a nurse as early as possible, and at least 8 weeks before you travel, as further appointments may be required if you need a course of vaccinations, or for any vaccines that have to be ordered, though most are kept in stock.
Your final appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on 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.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Our practice supports carers - we have notices and information which is regularly updated in order to support our patients who act as carers in any capacity. We have a Carer Champion, Dr Knowlden who is supported administratively by Catherine, however ANY MEMBER OF OUR TEAM will be able to support and signpost patients to where further information can be obtained, in addition to our usual clinician support.
If you regularly support someone, a relative, neighbour or friend, who is ill, frail, disabled, physically or mentally ill, or misuses drugs or alcohol, you are a carer. We are interested in identifying carers, especially those people who may be caring without help or support. We know that carers are often “hidden” looking after a family member or helping a friend or neighbour with day to day tasks and may not see themselves as a carer. Carers suffer typically high levels of stress, reduced immunity to illnesses, increased risk of physical injury, depression and stroke. They need support to manage their own health and ensure that they can continue to provide patient care.
We feel that caring for someone is an important and valuable role in the community, which is often a 24-hour job that can be very demanding and isolating for the carer. We further believe carers should receive appropriate support by way of access to accurate information on a range of topics such as entitlement to benefits and respite care and not least, a listening ear when things get too much. They may require more flexibility to attend appointments at the surgery to manage their own health needs and by identifying this we can understand why a specific time for appointment is requested for example.
Please see the link to the right for more information.
Carers in Hertfordshire is a carers' organisation. They provide information packs and have a self referral form - on notice boards in the waiting room areas, making this process quick and simple. visit www.carersinherts.org.uk for more information.
If you are a carer, this is an opportunity to let the Practice know so that we can update our records and also pass on your details to the Carers Service who can provide relevant information and advice, local support services, newsletter and telephone linkline.
Carers referral form - PLEASE PRINT, COMPLETE AND HAND INTO RECEPTION
In doing this, we can also keep you informed of the extra support offered to you, such as regular health checks, influenza vaccinations etc. If you have questions, or require further information, please speak to a member of the team.
There are other services locally who provide support for carers who we link with here at the surgery:
www.thecentreinthepark.org.uk/ as discussed and recommended at our Patients Group meeting. A local group, providing daily support for our community including a recreational centre and respite for carers.
The Kings Langley Carers Grouphttp://hertfordshirecrossroads-south.org.uk/index.php?node=news a local support group who can assist in all aspects of caring and respite meet at The Toby Carvery 10:30-12noon on the first Monday of every month or simply call 0208 905 1158 to speak to someone in their main office.
Hemel Hempstead Support Hub - William Crook House, Green End Lane, Warners End HP1 2BH another local group who meet on the second Wednesday of every month 10:30-12 noon - see www.carersinherts.org.uk for more information.
http://www.ageuk.org.uk/dacorum/our-services/carers-support/ AgeUK local carers support group
http://www.carechoices.co.uk/about-hertshelp/ Herts Help
http://www.dacorum.gov.uk/home/community-living/statistics-about-dacorum/health/carers Dacorum Council Carers support
http://www.careforcarers.org.uk/ a national care for carers website
http://www.hcpa.info/hertsgoodcare as linked by the HVCCG website
Also, specifically for young carers the following sites may be useful:
The Hertfordshire Hearing Advisory Service use one of our rooms on a regular basis, usually the third Wednesday of every month between 2pm and 3pm.
This service is for a free basic NHS Hearing aid maintenance, battery exchange, advice, information and practical support. In adverse weather, please call 01707 324582 to confirm the service is running before setting out on your journey.
THEY DO NOT PROVIDE HEARING TESTS, OR REPROGRAM NHS HEARING AIDS. see http://www.hhas.org.uk/index.htm for more details
They will be at The Nap site in 2017 on :
Wednesday 18th January
Wednesday 15th February
Wednesday 15th March
Wednesday 19th April
Wednesday 17th May
Wednesday 21st June
Wednesday 19th July
Wednesday 16th August
Wednesday 2nd September
Wednesday 19th October
Wednesday 15th November
Wednesday 20th December
a local support group who can assist in all aspects of caring and respite meet at The Toby Carvery 10:30-12noon on the first Monday of every month or simply call 0208 905 1158 to speak to someone in their main office.
William Crook House, Green End Lane, Warners End HP1 2BH another local group who meet on the second Wednesday of every month 10:30-12 noon - see www.carersinherts.org.uk for more information.
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