Essex County Council

Hertfordshire County Council


New scheme launched to tackle loneliness and ill-health

Would you or someone you know benefit from the help of a community navigator?

A successful scheme has been extended to help people who have spent time in hospital to feel more confident and supported in their local communities when they go home.  ‘Community navigators’ work with GPs, hospital staff and directly with the public to help people who would benefit from some extra support to get them settled back at home – the sort of help that those of us with local families and strong friendship groups might take for granted.

Rely on prescribed medicines? Order your repeat prescription now and have a healthier Christmas

If you or a family member rely on essential medication to stay well, don’t put your health at risk, think ahead and get your request for important repeat medication into your GP or pharmacy in good time. 

Christmas is coming and GP practices in East and North Hertfordshire will be closed at the weekends and on bank holidays.  GP practices will close at 6:30pm on Friday 22nd December and will re-open on Wednesday 27thDecember at 8am.  During this time it will be very difficult to obtain repeat prescriptions or find out about test results – so it makes sense to plan ahead.  


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