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The true cost of General Practice

Patient survey results - The Village Surgery scores top marks - click on link below

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Clinics & Services

Feel you may need counselling? Congnitive Behavioural Therapy may help 

Patients can now self refer for the above service

consultation_6As well as providing the full range of General Medical Services, all doctors offer maternity, contraceptive and minor surgery services. Rather than allot specific times for clinics, patients with, for example, asthma or diabetes, or who wish to discuss menopause problems or well person issues can be seen in any surgery. The exceptions are for child health surveillance and midwives' clinics which are held frequently. Full details are available from reception.

Breast Awareness and Mammography

Every woman should know how her breasts look and feel. A general check, for example whilst showering or bathing, every now and then is very sensible. If any lumps or other changes develop, they should be reported to your doctor without delay. From 50 to 64, all ladies should have a mammogram performed every three years and the surgery helps the NHS Breast Screening Service in this.


A lot of infectious diseases are preventable by adequate immunisation and the surgery provides the full range of vaccines for childrsyringeen, travellers and workers in special situations.

For Children


2, 3 and 4 months Diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, inactivated, polio, Hib, Men C

and pneumococcal

12 - 15 monthsMMR (measles, mumps and rubella), Hib, Men C and pneumococcal
3 - 5 years Diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, polio, MMR
13 - 18 yearsDiphtheria, tetanus, polio (usually offered at school)


For Adults



At the incidence time of a dirty or deep wound or burn, especially if treatment is delayed.

Influenza, Pneumococcal Vaccine

Over 65s, diabetics, those with chronic chest, heart, liver or kidney disease.

For Travellers

We run a comprehensive Travel Clinic offering vaccination and advice on avoiding many foreign illnesses including malaria, typhoid, hepatitis, yellow fever, rabies and Japanese encephalitis.

For all these services, please ask reception to make an appointment for you to see our nurse though, for young children, appointments are sent automatically.

Child Development Clinics

Schedule for Routine Checksdoctor_baby_girl


when... by...
BirthDoctor (in hospital usually)
6 weeksDoctor in surgery by appointment combined

with postnatal care

8 monthsHealth visitor in child clinic
21 monthsHealth visitor in child clinic
39 monthsHealth visitor in child clinic


Health visitors can be contacted on 01582 715 675 for Harpenden and 01582 833546 for Wheathampsted.

In house Procedures

We offer in house procedures for injections on:   shoulders, acromioclavicular joint, elbow, wrist, carpal tunnel, hip trochanteric bursa, osteoarthritis for knees and ankles, plantar fasciitis, trigger finger, base of thumb CMCJ.  We also offer surgeries for ingrowing toe nails and excisions for some lesions.  Please ask our receptionist for further details.


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