Orford Lodge Surgery100 BancroftHitchinHerts, SG5 1NDTel: 01462 432042
LATEST NEWS 27.09.17
Have you had your flu jab yet? We are running a walk-in clinic on Saturday 7th October from 8.30 - 11.00am. No need to book an appointment - just turn up!
Our new telephone queuing system will be operational on Wednesday 11th October. We hope this will help patients to contact the surgery more easily.
Patients registered to GP practices in North Hertfordshire are being asked their views on GP opening hours by East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS England. The survey can be found here
Please find attached a link to our CQC report: http://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-548096721
Have you signed up for online access yet? It is the easy way to order repeat prescriptions and you can also book and cancel appointments online. Download the application form using the link at the bottom of the page.
Please make sure that we have the correct mobile phone number for you so that we can send SMS reminders for appointments.
The doctors see their antenatal patients during regular surgery appointments. A community midwife runs antenatal clinics on Monday morning and Thursday afternoon at the surgery. Midwife appointments are made at the surgery reception. Pregnant women can contact the midwife for advice at other times by telephoning 01438 314333 and asking for the midwives.
The doctors offer advice on all aspects of family planning during normal surgery consultations.
We encourage all children to be fully immunised. The Practice Nurses run a child health & immunisation clinic on Monday and Thursday mornings. Routine examinations for child development are offered by the doctors and health visitors in line with local guidelines.
We have GP led clinics which monitor the progress of patients with asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. We also have a Diabetes Specialist Nurse available to our diabetic patients.
Appointments for travel vaccinations should be made with the nurse at least 8 weeks before departure. The nurses will also be happy to discuss other travel requirements. Please see the above tab for more information.
A phlebotomist visits the surgery regularly to take blood samples. Appointments are made through the surgery reception. Our practice nurses are also able to take blood samples, depending on their availability.
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. The links below provide further information about the vaccinations required when visiting different geographic areas:
It is important you make your initial appointment as early as possible - at least 8 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment with the practice nurse will be required to actually receive the vaccinations. Travel vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second 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.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore incur charges.
Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales which are displayed in the surgery. Our reception staff will be happy to advise you of the charges along with appointment availability.
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