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NEW! Hospital Blood Tests

From Monday 17 May 2021, all blood tests done at Lister Hospital, New QEII Hospital, and Hertford County Hospital MUST be booked in advance, either online at https://www.enherts-tr.nhs.uk/services/blood-tests or by calling 01438 284044 Monday-Friday between 9am - 5pm.


Latest Coronavirus advice - https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus


COVID-19 VACCINATION STATUS NOW RECORDED ON THE NHS APP

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel.  A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine.  Vaccine status will be available from the NHS App which you can download from app stores.

When signing up for the app, it may take a few days for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use this service.

If you cannot access the NHS App, and you have had both doses of your vaccine, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119.  Only call 119 if you are due to travel abroad in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago.  It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

GP Practices cannot provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.

When you're planning your travel, check the latest information on Demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website.  Make sure you allow sufficient time to get proof of your vaccination status before you leave.


If you are on repeat medication please nominate a pharmacy so you can order and collect medication from one place


Nominate a Pharmacy - we encourage you to minimise your journeys: https://digital.nhs.uk/services/electronic-prescription-service/nominating-a-pharmacy


We are closed for business as usual every Wednesday from 12.30 to 2 pm for team meeting. 


New Service - Stevenage Extended Access - for routine evening and weekend appointments for Stevenage patients.... see our services section. Please see website for further details and regular updates.


Be SEPSIS aware - see www.nhs.uk/conditions/sepsis


Be measles aware - see www.nhs.uk/conditions/measles


Cancer Screening, can save lives -  see www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/screening


Childhood Illness - Click for more information


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