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Primary Care Networks. As part of new initiative by NHS England we are working together with the other practices in Hatfield to provide additional services to our patients. A clinical pharmacist will be starting soon through this new initiative. 

Clinics & Services

Chronic Disease Reviews

  • Diabetes
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Stroke
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Hypothyroidism (Low Thyroid State)

Our patients with any of the above conditions will be regularly reviewed by our GP’s and practice nurses.

Antenatal Clinics

When you find out you are expecting a baby then book a routine appointment with a GP to arrange to be booked for your antenatal care with the midwives. Subsequent to booking your care is taken over by the midwife team and all your antenatal appointments and arrangements are made by them.

The local community midwives have drop in Clinic every Tuesday at De Havilland Clinic in Hatfield from 9.30 - 11.00 am.   No appointment needed for your first attendance, thereafter they will give you a booked appointment.

Child Health

First childhood vaccines are done at the same appointment as the first developmental check, which is at eight weeks of age. The immunisation schedule is described here.

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/vaccination-schedule-age-checklist.aspx

Women's Health

  • Contraceptive services are carried out by the practice nurses during their normal surgeries. Please book a routine appointment. If you are considering having a coil fitted, or a contraceptive implant please speak to a Practice Nurse.
  • Smears/HPV testing are carried out by our Practice Nurses. All women between 25 and 65 will receive an invitation every 3 to 5 years (interval depends on age). Book a routine appointment with a Practice Nurse - please specify that it is for a smear.
  • The breast screening programme saves lives. All women aged 50 to 65 are invited for a mammogram when the mobile screening service visits the area every 3 years. The next round of screening is scheduled for 2021.

Travel Health and Immunisations

Immunisation can be arranged with our practice nurses by appointment, two months before departure. Before you meet the nurses we ask you to visit htttp://travelhealthpro.org.uk then complete the Travel Questionnaire This questionnaire can be found on the above Travel Vaccinations tab                                           

Minor Operations

A number of our GPs will perform minor operative procedures for removal of skin lesions, removal of ingrown toenails and the like. Please see a GP in a routine surgery who can then arrange an appointment at our Tuesday afternoon clinics. Please note we do not treat warts/verrucas.

'Flu Vaccinations

Available from September each year for all patients over 65 years and those in high-risk groups such as diabetics, asthmatics,those with heart and chest disease and pregnant women. Supplies of the vaccine usually arrive at the end of September.

Special clinics will be arranged and advertised at the surgery and here on the website near the time.

 
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