Monthly Archives: March 2016

Carers Information

Carers Coffee Mornings

Carers coffee mornings are held regularly at St Johns HQ, The Walk. There is no need to book, just turn up! The next coffee mornings will be on:

  • Friday 7th April 2017
  • Friday 2nd June 2017
  • Friday 4th August 2016
  • Friday 6th October 2017
  • Friday 1st December 2017


Carers in Herts

Carers in Herts re running many Courses and Workshops during the year.  We realise most of these are not local to Potters Bar, however the “Caring in Confidence” Course and “Dementia Carer “Forums are being held at the Wyllotts Theatre, Darkes Lane.

For details of these and other Courses and Workshops available, please speak to Lynn, Carers Champion.  Please note Carers in Herts can help with alternative care costs and transport should you require it.

Patient Transport to and from Hospitals

If you need help with getting to your healthcare appointment then you should call Patient Transport Services. The contact number for booking non-emergency patient transport (PTS) is 0300 303 2101. Transport may be available to you depending on:

  • Your medical condition
  • Your mobility
  • Your support needs

This will be assessed by PTS and the GP’s have no control/input into this.

For transport to NHS Hospitals or clinics in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire:

Patients will be assessed and accessible transport will be booked for those patients whose medical need or mobility means that they cannot travel by any other means (including family and friends, taxi or voluntary car se

For transport to hospitals or clinics outside Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire: 

Call handlers will provide advice and assistance for these journeys.

Patients should have their NHS number to hand when they book a journey.  You can find this on your appointment letters.

 Patients who are not eligible

If you are not eligible the patient transport service will advise on alternative door-to-door transport options, such as the voluntary car scheme. There is usually a charge for this transport.