Online health talk booking now!

FPS has been given the chance to collaborate with the Maltings PPG in St Albans on an online webinar called ‘Is That Blood In My Poo?’ on Tuesday 10th May at 6.30pm.

There’s always a sense of panic if we find the unexpected in our stools; but how should we react?

The reasons for spotting blood in your stools don’t always have to be related to bowel cancer but it’s something that must not be ignored if it happens.
Rectal bleeding (bleeding from the bottom) is often noticed as small amounts of bright-red blood on toilet paper or a few droplets that turn the water in the toilet pink. You should always get rectal bleeding checked.
If you would like to know more about this topic and what it entails then please join us on 10th May at 18.30 where we are delighted to be joined by Mr Colin Elton who will have all the answers!

To book your free space on this webinar, click the link below:

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Mr Elton works for HCAHealthcare, a private healthcare provider. As such, he may discuss treatments which are not available on the NHS and cannot be provided by Parkwood Surgery. Any fees mentioned for his services are optional and only payable should a patient decide to pursue private healthcare. This webinar is provided entirely free of charge.

Parkwood Surgery

Parkwood Surgery

Parkwood Drive, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 2LD

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Telephone: 01442 250 117

Out of Hours: 111

 

Visiting our Surgeries from Thursday 24th February, 2022

(Parkwood, Gadebridge and Boxmoor)

Dear Patients,

Whilst the Government is relaxing the Covid rules, within a healthcare setting the guidance is not changing at present due to the higher risk nature of our settings, and therefore we are continuing to uphold our infection control measures and current Covid restrictions that are in place.

We will still be asking patients to wear face coverings whilst attending the surgery.

We would still encourage patients to contact the surgery by phone rather than visiting in person, where possible.  This is to try and keep our staff and as many patients as possible safe – including those who cannot be vaccinated or whose immune systems are weak or compromised.

Thank you for your co-operation and understanding

Parkwood Surgery

 

 

Are you pregnant or have a child under four? Did you know you could be missing out on free fruit, vegetables or milk worth at least £220 a year and free vitamins?

If you are more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under four years old, and in receipt of certain benefits, you could be entitled to a Healthy Start prepaid card worth £4.25 per child per week, to spend on healthy food and milk.

If you are entitled to Healthy Start you will also get free vitamins designed to help pregnant and breastfeeding women and growing children.

Pregnant women and parents of children over one and under four years old can apply online for a new Healthy Start digital prepaid card which will be topped up every 4 weeks. Parents of children under one year old can get £8.50 per week.

Check your eligibility on How to apply – Get help to buy food and milk (Healthy Start)

You can also use the benefit-checker on the County Council’s website, and access free information about benefits that you might be missing-out on – www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/benefits

Visiting our Surgeries from Thursday 27th January 2022

(Parkwood, Gadebridge and Boxmoor)

Dear Patients,

Although there will changes to the rules and regulations from the 27th January, 2022 those for NHS settings will continue as they have for the previous months. This means that patients visiting the surgery will need to wear a face mask, follow social distancing rules, be free of Covid symptoms and sanitise their hands. Any patients with an exemption to wearing a face mask will be expected to wear a visor.

These procedures are to protect the most vulnerable patients who need to come to the surgeries. It will also protect the staff because if our staff test positive then others may have to isolate, and it may require us to reduce the services we can offer and depending on numbers may need to close as has happened with some other GP Practices around the country.

Colin Neal

Practice Manager

The government suggests that you continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you may come into contact with other people you do not normally meet.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own

 

Dear Patient,

Please make sure that you book your appointment for your Covid Vaccination as soon as you can when invited. 

If you book your appointment and cannot attend, please remember to cancel your appointment using the link shared in the message. 

We have recently been having a lot of patients booking their vaccine at Maxted Road and not turning up. This takes away an appointment for another patient and wastes considerable resources at our site.

Please protect yourselves and protect those that you care about. Get your jab.

Thank you. 

Dacorum GPs. 

 

How to report an issue with your Covid Vaccination record.

UK administered Covid Vaccines

If you have received a Covid vaccine in the UK call 119 and select the vaccine record information option

119 Options

  • Test and Trace Service
  • Covid 19 Vaccination Booking System
  • NHS Covid Pass Service
  • Report an issue with your Covid vaccination record

 

Covid Vaccines Administered Overseas

If you have received your COVID-19 vaccination overseas, then please see the following link for information:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/tell-nhs-about-coronavirus-vaccinations-abroad/

 

Covid-19 Booster Update 14/12/21

Further to the government’s announcement on Sunday 12th December, Parkwood surgery have provided details of all patients aged 18+ who are eligible for their booster vaccination, directly to the team at Maxted Road vaccination site.

The Maxted Road team will invite patients themselves by text or phone, dependant on vaccine availability.

Patients can also contact 119 for more information on national led vaccination sites or walk in centre availability.

 

 

 

Welcome to Parkwood Surgery

The aim of the Practice is to ensure that the services we provide to you are as all–embracing as possible, offering a holistic approach to providing healthcare.

Our focus is to provide all of our patient’s services in a familiar, welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. Our main surgery is located in Warners End and we have small branch surgeries in Boxmoor and Gadebridge.

We have an in-house Pharmacist and who is clinically trained to deal with many of our reviews such as Medication, Asthma, COPD, Hypertension/BP.

We are also a training practice and have trainee GPs and trainee hospital doctors.

We provide a range of services including some that were traditionally provided in hospital. This includes minor operations for the removal of lumps and bumps especially those that look possibly malignant, diabetic clinics, joint injections, warfarin monitoring and travel injections. We are also accredited for the Gold Standard in palliative care in which we work closely with Rennie Grove palliative care nurses.

 

Visiting the Practice during the COVID-19 Pandemic

We are still open and available for all of our patients so if you are feeling unwell or are experiencing any change in your health, please do contact us. We are still your GP Surgery and still here to look after you, our Doctors and Nurses are still working and are available to speak to you and then offer you a normal face to face appointment if they feel you need to be seen.

There is a nationwide campaign that was launched by the Institute of Practice Management highlighting the abuse that general practice reception staff can face on a daily basis.  We are partnering with a group of GP surgeries that also serve our local community to make an official statement and to share awareness of this campaign, as disappointingly we do experience this from a small number of our patients.

The past 18 months are likely a period in our history which no one would ever wish to see repeated; it has affected every single person. Whilst a lot of sectors and industries have shut up shop or reduced their capacity in an effort to keep their employees safe, Primary Care has not only remained open, but has increased the number of appointments available, ensured that all premises are COVID secure, changed the way we work completely to maintain services, all of this whilst at the same time managing a vaccination centre to ensure our patient populations receive their COVID Vaccines as quickly as possible. We are dealing with unprecedented levels of demand.

Your local GP practice has continued to care for patients by adapting their way of working to ensure that you could continue to receive the care you needed. Changes such as telephone and online triage were brought in not only to protect patients, but also to mitigate risk and protect the staff as much as was possible, thereby ensuring that staff were able to come into work every single day throughout this pandemic. Whilst accessing your surgery may have been and may continue to be in a different way, we have always been open and have been seeing patients that needed to be seen.

Every member of staff has gone above and beyond, sometimes at a cost to themselves (and sometimes their family) to ensure that patients get the best possible care that we can deliver under such challenging circumstances. We are all tired. We have all been pushed to our limits, and often beyond. All whilst working harder than ever before, so a patient shouting or swearing can be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.

Unfortunately, the love and appreciation that was there for the NHS has diminished and it has been replaced with aggression and frustration. The increase in abuse that our reception staff and doctors alike have had to endure is totally unacceptable. The swearing, shouting, heartless comments, and slander which is posted on social media is frankly, quite demoralising and does not always represent the truth. We do not deserve to be treated in this way and we will not hesitate to implement our zero-tolerance policy on anyone who thinks this type of behaviour is, whether in person or on social media.

We ask that you be kind to anyone you come into contact with at your surgery – we are trying our best to serve you safely and ensure your health is looked after. Everything we do is with the aim to continue to provide the best care and support needed to our patients whilst keeping everyone safe.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3ru4QhVZ2a8&feature=youtu.be

 

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Plans for GP surgery Extension

Plans to create more space for an existing GP surgery in Hemel Hempstead.

For further information, please see our extension information page.

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Posted on December 20th, 2021

If you have received your COVID-19 vaccination overseas then please see the following link for information:   https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/tell-nhs-about-coronavirus-vaccinations-abroad/

Parkwood surgery Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:30 until 18:30
    18:30 - 20:00 Pre-booked appointments only!
  • Tuesday
    08:30 until 18:30
    07:00 - 08:30 Pre-booked appointments only!
  • Wednesday
    08:30 until 18:30
    07:00 - 08:30 Pre-booked appointments only!
  • Thursday
    08:30 until 12:30
    13:30 until 18:30
    12:30 - 13:30 Closed for staff training
  • Friday
    08:30 until 18:30
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
    Alternate Saturdays for pre-booked appointments only!
  • Sunday
    CLOSED

Boxmoor branch surgery

  • Monday
    08:30 until 12:00
  • Tuesday
    08:30 until 12:00
  • Wednesday
    08:30 until 12:00
  • Thursday
    08:30 until 12:00
  • Friday
    08:30 until 12:00
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED

Gadebridge branch surgery

  • Monday
    08:30 until 12:00
  • Tuesday
    08:30 until 12:00
  • Wednesday
    08:30 until 12:00
  • Thursday
    08:30 until 12:00
  • Friday
    08:30 until 12:00
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED

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