Access to NHS Services during Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

General Information for patients regarding appointments and other contact agencies

All NHS services are under severe pressure at the moment, as we look after increasing numbers of patients who are sick with covid-19 and other seasonal illnesses.

We are also assisting (off site) with the delivery of the huge and vitally important covid-19 vaccination programme.

Do continue to get in touch with us if you need to. This is particularly important if:

  • your problem is urgent;
  • you have long term condition that is getting worse
  • you are worried about symptoms that might indicate cancer

Please also remember you can call NHS 111 for urgent concerns, and 999 for serious emergencies.

If you have an issue that is not urgent, you may have to wait longer than usual until your problem or concern can be dealt with.

Other very useful contacts and organisations

Your local pharmacist. They can help with minor complaints

Adults with mental health problems including depression and anxiety, you can refer yourself directly to the local wellbeing service, via their website.

If you’re experiencing a mental health crisis, call this freephone number: 0800 6444 101.

We have a childhood illnesses leaflet free to download here, full of advice and information for parents and carers of young children www.hertsvalleysccg.nhs.uk/Help_your_Child_Stay_Well_This_Winter

Herts Help has a range of support and information to help people though the lockdown here www.hertshelp.net/hertshelp.aspx

Thank you very much for helping us all manage under these very difficult circumstances.

NHS