Welcome to Abbotswood Medical Centre
With patient’s needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Flu season is here! Please contact us on 01923 673 060 to book your flu vaccine. The following groups are eligible for vaccination.
- adults 65 and over
- people with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
- pregnant women
- children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2019
- children in primary school
- frontline health or social care workers
Has your child missed their flu jab at school?
If your child has missed their flu jab at school, please contact 01462 341 173.
We are recruiting!
We are currently seeking two full time receptionists to join our team. Please click here for a full job description and to apply. We look forward to hearing from you.
Support for Young People
A patient information leaflet detailing resources to help support the mental, sexual and physical health of young people in Hertfordshire, as well as some information to support parents has been released by a GP working in Hertfordshire. Aside from the SafeSpace Mentoring Programme, all the resources listed within the leaflet can be accessed by patients themselves and so do not require a referral from a professional. The leaflet can be accessed here.
There have been a number of measles outbreaks reported in our area. Measles is a highly infectious and unpleasant viral illness. It can sometimes lead to serious complications. One of the best ways to prevent the spread of this serious illness is to make sure you are fully vaccinated. Please contact us if you or your child has not had the two recommended doses of the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine. To find out more about what to do when there is a measles outbreak, visit: NHS - Measles outbreak: what to do
Stop Smoking Service
You're 4 times more likely to quit smoking with our help.
Our healthcare assistant, Varsha, runs a supportive, non-judgemental, stop smoking clinic. Please make an appointment with her to get started on your journey to becoming smokefree.
Try the new NHS App
If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.
If you already use an online service such as Patient Access you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.
For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp or watch this video: NHS App YouTube
Data Protection at Abbotswood Medical Centre
On 25th May 2018 General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into effect in the UK. As a result of these regulations we have updated our privacy notice: Abbotswood Medical Centre Privacy Notice
Watford Extended Access service - GP appointments are now available 7 days a week in Watford & Three Rivers
As part of a group of GP Practices working together as a GP Federation, Abbotswood Medical Centre provides access to weekday evening and weekend appointments in the Watford Extended Access (WEA) service, which is managed by Direct Local Health Ltd.
Our patients can now make an appointment to see a GP on weekday evenings, Saturdays 9am - 1pm and 3pm - 7pm, and Sundays 9am - 1pm; to see a Nurse on Saturdays 9am - 1pm and to have blood tests with a Phlebotomist on Saturdays and Sundays. Please ask the receptionist for further details on how to book an appointment.
During these appointments your health record may be accessed and viewed by clinical staff other than your GP or a GP at your practice. Please be assured that your confidentiality will be maintained; for the service's full Privacy Statement please see 'Patient Information' at www.dlhealth.co.uk.
Friends & Family Test
Please take the opportunity to complete one of the response cards in the waiting room. Further information about the FFT can be found on NHS Choices website: FFT information
Online appointments & repeat prescription requests
Patients are now able to make appointments online as well as request repeat prescriptions.