At West Herts Medical Centre we are able to draw on a host of expertise and support from within Herts Urgent Care. Amongst the services we benefit from is access to a wide selection of doctors who are all vetted and approved through Herts Urgent Care's clinical recruitment team.
Herts Urgent Care has many years of providing excellent healthcare to residents of Hertfordshire through the Out of Hours service and more recently through the NHS 111 service. By having local doctors working for us we can shape the care we deliver for people in Hertfordshire and beyond.
Doctors working for West Herts Medical Centre have gone through a lengthy induction and validation process in order for them to work for us. A lot of our doctors also work in the Out of Hours Service as well as working in their own practices. This means that they have a wealth of local knowledge and understanding of local services.
All non-clinical staff are expected to complete mandatory training in many areas such as safeguarding, infection control, confidentiality and their training is reviewed each year to ensure it is up to date.
Antenatal services are provided by Kate Rudd, Community Midwife. She is based at Hemel Hempstead General Hospital in the antenatal department and can be seen by referral from one of our doctors. Once you have been referred to the midwife team they will look after you throughout your pregnancy.
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The practice has close links with our local community nursing team and referrals can be made for patients who are housebound and who need additional support medical support.
Our community nursing team covers a wide variety of care needs and includes: taking bloods, dressing wounds, diabetic care, palliative care, educating patients and their families to carry out their own care, care of intravenous therapy lines, tracheotomy care, nursing care of patients living in residential care homes.
Should you require community nursing care because you cannot get to the practice to see our nurse please contact the practice on 03000 33 22 33 and ask to speak to a member of the practice team.
Tess Gartside is the practice liaison Health Visitor. We work closely with her in order to provide a good standard of care for our under 5's and their families.
Tess also works with the practice to support our vulnerable families and liaises with school nurses regarding our school age patients
Any member of the health visiting team can be contacted directly on 01442 454655 with matters relating to your child/children.
Gillian is our practice counsellor and sees patients for a wide range of issues relating to their mental healt. If you wish to see her you must first see the GP and discuss whether a referral for counselling services would be beneficial.