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Welcome to Summerfield Health Centre

We provide comprehensive NHS primary care services to help you manage your health and well-being.

Car Parking

The surgery has a car park for patients at the front of the premises. Patients are reminded that parking in the surgery car park is not guaranteed and should allow sufficient time to find alternative parking arrangements at busy times. Disabled parking is available.

Know who to turn to for your healthcare

We want to help you get the right medical assistance when you’re ill, injured or have a long term condition. Going directly to the person with the appropriate skills is important. This can help you to a speedier recovery and makes sure all NHS services are run efficiently.

Pharmacist

When you need healthcare advice or help with medicines

Optician

Sudden loss of vision. Blurred vision. Painful or red eyes?

Dentist

When your mouth or teeth need urgent attention

NHS Out-of-hours

When your GP and local pharmacy are closed

Minor injury

You will usually need a GP referral, except in an emergency.

Accident & Emergency

When an illness or injury is serious or life-threatening

NHS App

Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet — including prescriptions and appointments.

Alert

Important Updates

COVID VACCINATION WALK IN CENTRES for 16+

The list of locations is available here

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING WEARING OF MASKS

Throughout the pandemic we have strived to make the surgery as safe as possible for all our patients and staff. We will continue to do so going forward. So from the 19th July we will continue to ask you to help us with this. We would like patients to still wear a mask, socially distance and use hand sanitiser in the surgery and staff will continue to wear PPE. We do understand that it can be frustrating but we know that when people come to us they are sick and vulnerable (and some cannot receive the covid vaccinations due to medical reasons) so we feel it would be wrong to not take these small precautions to protect people. In terms of opening up, as many of you know, we have never been shut and in fact have consulted with much higher numbers of patients than we did pre-covid (face to face, by phone, by e consult and by video), not counting vaccinating 90% of the adult population twice in the last 6 months. Our community has come so far in trying to minimise the impact of Covid and we are sure you understand that we need to keep our community safe whilst the number of Covid cases remain high.

E CONSULTS

ALL patients aged 18 to 40 will now need to submit ALL medical queries through our eConsult system online. When calling the surgery you will be advised to use this system instead. This decision has been implemented by the Practice Partners due to the high volume of calls we are taking at this time. Please follow this link to access the system.

COVID SAFETY

For all surgery appointments please attend alone, unless the appointment is for a minor in which case only one adult may accompany them. Please note that for child appointments no siblings will be allowed into the building. For adult appointments no children will be allowed into the building. We are following national guidelines to ensure the safety of all our patients.

COVID VACCINATION STATUS FOR TRAVEL

The full guide is available here 

ACCESSING THE SURGERY

More information on our current procedures is available here

HAVE YOUR SAY

If you would like to take part in a survey regarding the future of St Albans City Hospital urgent care this is available here

OPTING OUT OF DATA SHARING

Further information is available here.

CHANGES TO PRACTICE SERVICES:

APPOINTMENTS: At this time please do not go to the surgery, unless you are advised to do so by a member of the Practice team. To protect all our patients and staff, and in line with guidance from NHS England, we have needed to make some changes to our service during the pandemic.  We have temporarily discontinued our online booking service. When telephoning the surgery, patients will be asked what their concerns are by the receptionist. This is to enable us to determine the best course of action for the patient. Please be assured if you need to speak to a clinician you will be offered a telephone consultation in the first instance. We are able to deal with many issues remotely- by telephone, video, online consultation and with photo communications. A face to face appointment will be offered if deemed necessary by the clinician.

PRESCRIPTIONS: These can be ordered online through patient access.  If you do not already have this service, please download it via the NHS App https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/the-nhs-app/   or our receptionists will be happy to help you over the phone to set this up. We are asking all patients to nominate a pharmacy that we can send their prescriptions to electronically, this is to reduce the footfall into the surgery and again will assist in keeping all staff and patients safe.

We are open to all patients we are just operating in a different way to keep patients and staff safe during this difficult time. Please be assured that we are trying to do our very best for you. We are extremely busy trying to adapt in difficult times while continuing to provide the highest standard of care. However there are inevitably going to be changes to the service you have previously been used to. We thank you for your patience and cooperation during this period.

In response to minimise risk of coronavirus, we are taking a number of precautions:

  • For the time being, there will be no online or face-to-face appointments to book directly. Please phone reception to arrange a telephone consultation.
  • Please do not come to the Surgery for any reason, if you have a cough, cold or temperature, or have travelled to an at-risk country in the past 14 days. Please speak to us first.
  • Prescription requests can still be made online, via your Pharmacist, over the telephone or posted through the letterbox at our door.

Visit NHS.uk for the latest guidance on coronavirus COVID-19, including symptom checker, self-care and social distancing.

Refer to NHS 111 Online to check if you have coronavirus symptoms. If you have severe COVID-19 symptoms and need further advice call NHS 111 — not the surgery.

Isolation Notes are available online from NHS 111, if you are self-isolating and need a note for your employer.  Help, guidance available from our COVID-19 support page.