Welcome to The Village Surgery
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been recently updated to make it easier for you to gain access to the information you need about both of our practices (Amenbury Lane in Harpenden and Marford Road in Wheathampsted). You will have a 'named' doctor and we will try to encourage continuity whenever possible.
We are open and happy to help. Telephone and face to face appointments are both available as are text message responses to quick queries and video consultations when appropriate.
Think 'pharmacist' for simple queries on minor illness and medications. This allows us more time for more serious issues.
Meet The Team
Seen in the photo pre pandemic, we have a team of ten partners, a paramedic, a physician's associate, team of nurses, a pharmacist and two first contact physios to advise about a variety of healthcare issues. We are also a training practice and regularly have fully qualified doctors undertaking their specialist training at the practice.
Make an Appointment
Click here for information about the various ways to make an appointment with doctor or nurse.
We also have a 'first contact physio' great for adults with new presentations of joint/musculoskeletal problems and a clinical pharmacist who can offer help with medication reviews and queries.
Click to complete an Online Consultation Form
FOR SAFETY REASONS THIS IS ONLY AVAILABLE MONDAY 8am- FRIDAY 6.30pm
This is great for simple queries the pharmacy can't help with, if you think your query can be resolved by means or a text or message and if you need to request a particular type of appointment.
Following the COVID-19 booster announcement from the Prime Minister on Sunday 12 December 2021, local GP practices and pharmacies are working to provide vaccinations for all eligible individuals in line with national timeframes.
We may need to free-up staff to deliver this vaccination programme and if so, we must prioritise GP services and pause some routine healthcare appointments. We will continue to deliver patient care and will focus our support on those most in need as outlined below:
Please continue to contact us if you (or someone you care for)
- have a serious or urgent health concern that you need to speak to someone about today;
- have worrying symptoms that could be a sign of cancer;
- have been contacted about booking cervical and other screening or immunisations;
- have a complex long-term condition that you need ongoing help with;
- have a serious mental illness and need support;
- have a learning disability and need medical help.
For all other things we would encourage you to seek help in other ways described below:
- Visit the NHS website– for advice and information. It covers thousands of illnesses and conditions: nhs.uk
- Visit a pharmacist– for advice and medicines to ease symptoms and help treat your condition. Pharmacists are trained to spot worrying symptoms that require urgent medical help. Every area has a late opening pharmacy and most have consulting rooms where you can ask for advice in private.
- Visit 111.nhs.ukor call 111 – for free, round the clock help, when it’s an urgent but not a life-threatening 999 situation, or if you are unsure where to go to get the right help for your medical condition. You can telephone 111 to get straight through to mental health advice.
Accessing our services:
If phone lines are busy, please use our online form to seek help.
When contacting us please tell us as much as you can about what’s wrong so we can direct you to the healthcare professional best suited for your health care needs which might be a GP, nurse or another specialist such as a physiotherapist, pharmacist or paramedic. The information you provide will also help us to prioritise your care.
We will call our registered patients in to be vaccinated when they are eligible. Please wait to hear from us rather than calling us to check or make an appointment. This will help to keep phone lines free for patients needing medical help. You can also book a vaccination through the national booking service website or go to the Healthier Future website to check your eligibility for a vaccination, see answers to frequently asked questions, or find out about walk-in appointments.