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Guidance: COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting

For information on the benefits and risks of the COVID-19 vaccination, please click here.

Webinar 21st April, 7:30pm: Want to find out how physical activity can help you?

Please see the poster below for more details and book your place: 

Shielded Patient List (SPL)

You may have recently heard in the news that more people have been added to the Shielded Patient List (SPL). This is following a review of a new, data-driven risk assessment, called the COVID-19 Population Risk Assessment. This has been developed to help identify people who may be at high risk from COVID-19.

As a precautionary measure, this group will now be added to the Shielded Patient List (SPL), on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer. This is to enable them to be prioritised for vaccination, if not already vaccinated, and to provide them with additional advice and support. In practice, this means they will now be offered vaccines at the top of cohort 6.

If you have been added to this group, you will receive a letter informing you of this from NHSE – please do not contact the surgery to ask if you are on this list, you will be informed very shortly if you are. If you have been added to the SPL, guidance and support for individuals at high risk is available here, to help you take extra precautions in staying safe.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

The first phase of the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme has started in the UK. Vaccinations are being delivered according to priority groups identified by the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). When it is the right time for you to receive the vaccine, you will receive an invitation to come forward. Please do not contact us to get an appointment, we will contact you. 

Information on the vaccine is available on the NHS.UK website. For anything else, your GP practice is open and if you need to get in touch, please ring call us or book an appointment online.

Our local CCG has created some frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 vaccinations that you may find helpful. You can find these here

Social Prescribing for wider health - with Dr Marie Anne Essam! 


Adults over 50s flu vaccination

As part of the Government’s expanded flu immunisation programme, adults over the age of 50 will be able to get their free flu vaccine from 1 December 2020. We will be contacting you to book this appointment. Please note that you also may receive a call from the NHS Immunisation Management Service reminding you to book your flu jab, this is a legitimate service and not a fraudulent call.  Please contact the surgery to book your appointment.

‘Stay Safe Hertfordshire: Play Your Part’ campaign

Herts Valleys CCG and Hertfordshire County Council have launched a new countywide campaign called ‘Stay Safe Hertfordshire: Play Your Part’.

Organisations across Hertfordshire are appealing to the public to play their part in preventing outbreaks of Covid-19 in Hertfordshire with a campaign that encourages people to take personal responsibility for protecting their community by following four simple actions:

  1. Wash their hands
  2. Stay socially distanced
  3. Wear a face covering when required
  4. Isolate and get tested if they get symptoms

Dr Nicolas Small, Chair of NHS Herts Valleys CCG said: “From Watford, to Borehamwood, across to Hemel Hempstead and St Albans, everyone in the local NHS and social care has been working incredibly hard during the Covid outbreak. Please don’t let all that work go to waste, play your part. Keep washing your hands, keep your distance from others and if you have symptoms get yourself tested. If you are asked to self-isolate because you have come into contact with someone who has coronavirus, please do so.”

Face coverings

As per the Government guidelines, from Monday 15th June, all patients aged 11 or over visiting the surgery will need to wear their own face covering at all times while inside the surgery. A cloth face covering should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably. It can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head. Please visit Thank you for your cooperation.

Fed up with COVID? Feeling uncertain or overwhelmed? Sad or Angry? Find out what we CAN do to look after ourselves physically & emotionally as we emerge from lockdown

Invitation to the Get Your Bounce Back Webinar - this is a free webinar on the 6th July at 8pm for patients and staff and it is designed to be very supportive during the COVID-19 pandemic. The focus of the webinar will be on how making simple general lifestyle changes and adding in certain practices can help to improve overall wellbeing and mental health.

To sign up for the webinar please email and for further information download the flyer.


Please do not come into the surgery if you or a member of your household has any of the following symptoms: a fever, a new continuous cough or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia). Please stay at home and self-isolate for 14 days. Please stay at home and self-isolate for 14 days.

We have changed the way we book our appointments in response to the latest Government guidance on COVID-19. All patients who request any type of appointment will first be telephoned by a clinician. To fid out more the way in which we have changed our surgery in light of COVID-19, please click here

The latest COVID-19 guidance and information can be from here and at

Neighbours Together

Neighbours Together is all about communities coming together to support people to stay active and socially connected in later life.

The popular over 55s What’s On guide is available at libraries, GP surgeries and community centres across Watford and Three Rivers, as well as online, and with your help we want to include all the exciting things that are going on for older people and support the development of new ideas.

You can find out what’s going on in your local area by visiting the Neighbours Torgether website where you can view a What’s On Guide or some Interactive Maps.

Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning Service (HAFLS)

Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning Service (HAFLS) runs a wide range of quality and approved courses for adults aged 19+, aimed to help improve people’s lives. They offer subjects such as English, Maths, Nutrition, Art and IT.

Watch the video below to learn more about HAFLS and visit the website

September System Migration - How will it affect you?

 As of  26th September 2017, Pathfinder Practice will be migrating their system from "SystmOne" to "Emis Web".

Over the next month or two, you will notice the team hard at work to ensure everything transfers as smoothly as possible. But don't worry! you won't need to do anything, and on the outside things will seem pretty much the same as it was.

If you have any questions or concerns about the migration, please feel free to email and one of the team will be happy to answer them.

Sharing Patient Information

Anyone making healthcare decisions needs access to high quality information: doctors need it to inform their clinical decision making; patients need it when deciding which treatment is best for them; and commissioners need it when making decisions about which services are right for their populations. is a new service being developed by NHS England which aims to achieve this ambition by providing timely, accurate information to citizens, clinicians and commissioners about the treatments and care provided by the health service.
Information about you and the care you receive is shared, in a secure system, by healthcare staff to support your treatment and care.

Information such as your postcode and NHS number, but not your name, will be used to link your records in a secure system, so your identity is protected. Information which does not reveal your identity can then be used by others, such as researchers and those planning health services, to make sure we provide the best care possible for everyone.

How your information is used and shared is controlled by law and strict rules are in place to protect your privacy.

We need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have. Posters and leaflets will be available in the practice and further information can be found at 

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