Harvey Group Practice

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GP Trainee changes

Dr Jaimin Arya has completed his four-month rotation and has now left the practice; we wish him future success.

Dr  Shivanee Vigneswaran & Dr Nehal Joshi have joined the practice and will be with us for the next four months.

Herts Help

The Practice attended a Herts Valley’s CCG update this week and are pleased to share with patients details of Herts Help and Carers In Herts.  We heard great things about the services they offer to our patients and would like to spread the word further about these two amazing local support networks.  If you use them and would like to give us feedback, please speak to Catherine, our Practice Manager through the reception team or email her on e82084.harveyhousesurgery@nhs.net

https://beta.hertfordshire.gov.uk/microsites/hertshelp/hertshelp.aspx  and http://www.carersinherts.org.uk/

A step in the right direction

A step in the right direction – Come & join us on Tuesday’s at 2pm for a 30 minute walk. This is ideal for those wanting to start exercise in a friendly sociable group.

Please meet outside Harvey House Surgery

BOWEL SCREENING FOR PATIENTS AGED 60 – 74

For those patients who receive a kit in the post from the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening we would like to encourage you to return your kit as detailed.

Bowel cancer is a very common type of cancer and is more treatable the earlier it is detected. Regular bowel screening reduces the risk of dying from bowel cancer, which is why this screening programme was set up.

Screening is for people without symptoms. If you are concerned about any symptoms of bowel cancer, please make a doctor’s appointment to discuss these.

Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)

Since July 2014 we have made available the NHS Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) for our patients. This means that your doctor will be able electronically to send your NHS prescription for most medication (but not currently ‘Controlled Drugs’) to a pharmacy which you chose (your ‘nominated’ pharmacy) without the green prescription form. If you wish to use this service – please ask you regular pharmacy to act as your ‘nominated pharmacy’ or ask at our Reception. More info re. EPS at this short video clip which explains a little more. You can also read more about EPS at the patient guide for patients here.