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Join the Patient & Public Voices Forum to help shape the NHS Cancer Programme

If you would like to help shape the NHS Cancer Programme and can spare a few days a year please ask for an information pack and details of how to apply by contacting Kaz Obuka  075775544914. The closing date is Monday 30th September 2019

Open Afternoon - Fit for Living, Fit for Life. Saturday 12 October 2019 11.00am - 3.00pm. organised by Herts Valleys Community Integrated Musculoskeletal Service

Please sign up for a FREE community event with workshops, expert advice, wider community links and more. The event will be held at Wolsey House, Wolsey Road, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4TU. Refreshments are available.

  • Advice and information sessions to help you stay ‘strong, stable and supple’
    • Preventing falls
    • Keeping your bones healthy
    • Protecting your joints
  • Learn how the Connect MSK service works for patients and ongoing service improvements
  • Hear from other community services to help you

If possible, please book in advance via or email us

If you do decide to turn up on the day, you will still be welcome to drop in.

Primary Care Networks

We are delighted to advise that we are now working collaboratively with two other local GP Practices. The NHS never stands still – and this year has heralded a new idea in General Practice across England – something called Primary Care Networks (PCNs).  Practices are required to collaborate in PCNs which cover between 30,000 and 50,000 patients. This is to allow sharing of ideas and resources.


We have formed HLH PCN, St Albans. This consists of the following three surgeries

  • Harvey Group Practice
  • The Lodge Health Partnership
  • Hatfield Road Surgery


HLH PCN came into existence officially on 1/7/19. At this stage, the Practice Managers and Doctors at the three surgeries are starting to meet together and work out our plans to collaborate. The first piece of work we are doing together is we now have a Patient Care Coordinator. Sandra Parsons is working across all three practices and going out to meet our most vulnerable housebound patients.  She is identifying areas where there are health and social need and making sure that these people are getting all the support they and their carers need.

As time moves on, we shall be delivering other PCN-level services – such as employing a Clinical Pharmacist to work with patients and practices; delivering joint training to our teams across the three practices and working on specific nationally driven Quality Improvement areas (this year around End of Life care and certain Safer Prescribing initiatives).


Your own practice has opportunity for your own Patient Participation Group (PPG). If you are interested in getting involved in your own practice PPG or at a PCN level, please don’t hesitate your Practice Manager at your own surgery.


St Albans Patient Group

their latest newsletter has now been uploaded to our website.  Please see their subsection of New Patients tab. 

Get involved - join our Patient Group

Results from the latest GP Patient Survey

Care Quality Commission - read our latest inspection report


As part of the Herts Valley's CCG we are raising awareness of the MY CARE RECORD programme with our patients  see   for full information

What is My Care Record?

The people caring for you need access to your health and care record in order to make the best decisions about your diagnosis and treatment. This could include GPs, hospital-based clinicians, nurses, health visitors and social workers.

For this to happen more quickly and to improve the care you receive, a process has been put in place using existing computer systems.

This allows your information to be accessed by health and care clinicians and professionals within local health and care organisations that are providing you with care.

This does not share your record, but provides health and care clinicians and professionals access to view information relevant to your care and treatment. 

My Care Record Patient Information postcard

MCR fair data processing agreement

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