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As part of a group of GP Practices working together as a GP Federation, New Road Surgery provides access to weekday evening and weekend appointments in the Watford Extended Access (WEA) service, which is managed by Direct Local Health Ltd. Our patients can now make an appointment to see a GP on weekday evenings, Saturdays 9am - 1pm and 3pm - 7pm, and Sundays 9am - 1pm; to see a Nurse on Saturdays 9am - 1pm and to have blood tests with a Phlebotomist on Saturdays and Sundays. Please ask the receptionist for further details on how to book an appointment. During these appointments your health record may be accessed and viewed by clinical staff other than your GP or a GP at your practice.  Please be assured that your confidentially will be maintained; for the service's full Privacy Statement please see 'Patient Information' at www.dlhealth.co.uk."

If you have a WEA appointment that you cannot attend please contact New Road Surgery or if we are closed please contact WEA directly on 07478 306 994.

Latest News

Arthritis, cancer and diabetes engagement sessions

Please let heather.aylward@nhs.net know if you would like to attend

Topic

Date / time

Summary of session

Arthritis Action

Tuesday 11 May

11.30 – 12.30

 

Arthritis Action is the only UK charity giving hands-on, practical help to improve the quality of life of people affected by arthritis. We offer an integrated self-management approach, which looks at both the physical and mental health impact of living with arthritis. We support people living with musculoskeletal conditions through healthy eating advice, mental health resources, pain management techniques, local Groups, and exercise advice and resources. Since April when the first lockdown began we moved all of our services online and have been running the groups using zoom, these have been a huge success.

Cancer services – an update

Thursday 13 May

1 – 2pm

The cancer team will give an update of the work that they are doing in west Herts and the projects that are currently running including ;  the Vague Symptoms Pathway project and the Learning Disability Cervical Screening project. They Herts Valley website  cancer pages have also been updated and we would welcome your thoughts and comments on the content.

Diabetes services – an update

Tuesday 25 May

3 - 4pm

There have been very significant improvements in diabetes care in west Herts  over the last few years for patients with complex diabetes. We are now looking to see how we can reduce variation, improve patients outcomes and look at how we can increase the prevention of type 2 diabetes.

We are keen to share what we know and our thinking to date on this transformation and get feedback from you.


Find out how physical activity can help you

Click here for more details


Online Consultations


Active Watford and Three Rivers Scheme 

Click here to view a video for the Active Watford and Three Rivers scheme


Safeguarding Support

For details of Domestic Abuse support please see the Three Rivers website

Make yourself heard

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/

Domestic Abuse Prevention Service

Three Rivers Domestic Abuse Service


NSPCC helpline: 0808 800 5000 If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support.


Childline 0800 1111: Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry.


MIND: Mental Health Support with specific advice on ‘Coronavirus and your wellbeing’. www.mind.org.uk


YoungMinds: Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and anxiety about coronavirus.
https://youngminds.org.uk


ICON: Babies cry: You can cope. http://iconcope.org/


SafeLives: Specific resources for domestic abuse and COVID.19

http://safelives.org.uk/news-views/domestic-abuse-and-covid-19


IRISi interventions: irisi.org/iris/find-your-local-iris-site/


Cancer Patients Advice 

Information and advice for cancer patients, with specific advice relating to covid-19.

Macmillan

https://www.macmillan.org.uk

East of England Cancer Alliance (FAQ)

https://www.canceralliance.co.uk/patient-information/questions-by-cancer-patients-on-covid-19-updated-5th-June.aspx

Cancer Research UK

https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer

Cancer Care Maps

https://www.cancercaremap.org/

Healthwatch Hertfordshire

https://www.healthwatchhertfordshire.co.uk/

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