Free Flu Vaccination!!!
We have now completed our 3 scheduled flu clinics with over 2,000 patients receiving the vaccine. If you missed your appointment, or did not receive your invitation letter, you may attend our catch-up clinic on Saturday 5 November between 8.30 am and noon. You will not need to call the surgery to make an appointment.
Before attending, please check you are eligible to receive a free injection. Details are available here . We are required to check the patient is eligible before giving the injection; and we do have to turn away a few each year who are not entitled to this free service under the NHS.
We advise all eligible patients to take advantage of the protection that the flu vaccine offers; and we encourage patients to have the vaccination administered by a doctor or nurse in one of our flu clinics.
As your family doctor, we have been providing flu vaccinations for many years; and this is an important part of the coordinated package of healthcare we provide for our patients.
Children and the flu vaccine
The flu vaccine for children is a nasal spray and is available each year on the NHS for two, three and four-year-olds. Children with a long-term health condition should also have a flu vaccination because their illness could get worse if they catch flu. This includes any child over the age of six months with a long-term health problem such as a serious respiratory or neurological condition.
In addition, ALL children in school years one, two and three may now receive the flu vaccine (nasal spray) through their child’s school. Unfortunately, we are unable to vaccinate this group of children at the surgery unless they have a long-term health condition as described above. Over the next few years the programme will be extended to children in other year groups.
If you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person, whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill or if you receive a carer’s allowance, then you are entitled to a FREE flu vaccine.
Physical Activity - Wonder-drug!
Please see our new poster promoting the benefits of physical activity.
The Wellbeing Service offers psychological help and practical support for people experiencing a wide range of very common mental health problems such as worry, low mood, insomnia and stress. For further information please follow the link Wellbeing Service.
If you have not yet registered please find out more about our on-line services
Would you recommend Fernville to Friends or Family?
Whenever we do something for you, you are entitled to apply "the Friends & Family Test" by answering the simple question: “How likely are you to recommend our GP practice to friends and family if they need similar care or treatment?” All GP practices in England are introducing this test as a quick and simple way of collecting patient feedback to improve services.
You can pick up a form in the surgery for this, or complete the test using our automated check-in screen. But you may prefer to do this online following the link below. You can also view the results!
What you told us, and what we're doing about it:
Please follow the links to download our
Fernville is a modern, expanding practice with an excellent reputation, located conveniently in Midland Road, close to Hemel Hempstead town centre.
Our practice area includes the whole of Hemel Hempstead and we welcome any patient not yet registered with a local Doctor.
GP appointments within 2 working days whenever this is clinically necessary
Same day appointments for urgent problems
The option to book appointments up to 4 weeks ahead
The right to see a doctor or nurse of your choice
Evening appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays as well as a Saturday morning surgery.
For more information, please download a copy of our Practice Information Leaflet.
To access the information we are required to publish about our doctors' pay, please follow the link here .