Lister House SurgeryThe CommonHatfieldHerts, AL10 0NLTel: 01707 283 450
A variety of clinics are held throughout the week and access to all these (with the exception of the Baby Weighing Clinic) is by appointment only which can be arranged with a Receptionist by telephoning 01707-283450.
A team of Midwives hold a weekly antenatal clinic every Wednesday afternoon between 2.00 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. Appointment should be made by contacting Reception.
These take place between 1.30 p.m.– 3.00 p.m. each Thursday. Developmental and general health checks are done and Health Visitors are on hand for advice about feeding etc. Six weeks check at this stage may be done by the Doctor.
This is run by specially trained Health Care Assistants from 3.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. each Monday.
We offer a stop smoking programme designed to give smokers the very best chance of quitting. These clinics are run by our trained health care assistants and appointments can be made on 01707-283450. They offer help and support with smoking cessation with the options of medication if needed.
All asthmatic patients should make an appointment with of these clinics at least annually.
At these clinics you would be seen by Doctors, Nurses and Health Care Assistants and all diabetics should attend unless being cared for by the hospital. Please note that these clinic appointments are long and it is important to let us know if you are unable to attend.
General advice and pill checks are offered in normal surgery by all the Doctors and by the Practice Nurses.
These occur most Tuesday mornings to treat a variety of skin lesions.
Blood tests, X-ray, and microbiology results can take seven days to come back from the hospital unless they have been requested urgently.
Our receptionists are able to give you these results if you telephone 0844 576 9870 after 3.00 p.m.
This is normally available from October each year for patients aged 65+ and particularly those in high risk groups. These include diabetics, asthmatics and people with heart, kidney and chest disease, or taking immunosuppressant drugs. Appointments can be made through reception in the normal manner from mid September.
Patients over 65 and in high risk groups should have this vaccine which helps prevent serious pneumococcal disease such as pneumonia, septicaemia (blood poisoning) and meningitis. It is usually only required once and can be given with your “flu vaccination” or at any time during the year.
These can be arranged with our Practice Nurses by appointment. Ideally you should leave two months prior to departure to arrange these. A questionnaire should be filled out prior to your appointment so the Nurse can optimise your management. This is available from Reception.
If you are travelling abroad you may need certain immunisations and a form for these is available from reception. Your doctor or nurse will then advise on a recommended immunisation plan. Appointments for vaccinations should be made with reception for one of the nurse led travel clinics. These are arranged by appointment on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons.
The doctors are happy to complete insurance claims forms and carry out medical examinations for insurance companies, elderly drivers and LGV drivers. We also offer medicals for pre employment and recreational purposes e.g. diving and racing.
When booking please tell our receptionist that you are having a private medical as an extended appointment is required.
Please note that a charge is made for all non-NHS reports and examinations. Our receptionists will be able to tell you the relevant fee.
In addition to seeking advice from a doctor or practice nurse, you can speak with your local pharmacist or telephone NHS Direct on 0845 4647
Patients with dental problems, specifically dental infections should seek advice from their dental practitioner who will also provide information regarding out of hours service. If you do not have a dentist available you can access dentists on 01707 369645.
If you are in pain and require urgent treatment out of hours contact 03000 333224.
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