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Thursday, 4 March 2021


 For Much Hadham area call Juan on 07593 876279 

For Little Hadham call Jan on 07710 325363 

For Pelhams call rota team on 07599 616444  

For lifts to Hospital Appointments:  0300 123 1677

For help with Adult Social Care: 0300 123 4042

For help from Carers in Herts: 01992 586969

For Bereavement Support: 0808 808 1677 or

For General Crisis Support: 0300 123 4044 or

Monday, 1 March 2021

CAREbank News March 2021


Whilst village halls remain closed,  Zoom sessions continue with Sunday Church, Daily Lent reflections, Wednesday CuppaTime, Thursday Chair Yoga & Friday ballet.

Free 24 hours 0800 804 804 line, offering music, sleep support, prayer & reflection from Church of England via landline & mobile. For more information see the website at:

Stepping Stones - Emotional Resilience Workshops & Dementia Friends sessions are offered regularly via:      

of you who asked for help via our survey in Aug/Sept will be contacted by a volunteer working on behalf of Ash Valley Village Connections project to plan how you would like to start your support when lockdown eases. 

Whilst meeting with you face to face isn't possible during lockdown, we are taking this opportunity to start connections via phone until we can meet with you safely to  assist you using your preferred digital device.

We can loan residents without devices a tablet to practice with. Our mission is to help you create the online connections you need for video calls, shopping, banking, entertainment and anything else you have asked about, including  accessing vital services or the latest scams info. 

Please remember that a conversation with one of our volunteers does not commit you to anything, it is just to allow us to discuss which device you would like to use and what services you may wish to access with it.

Please don't hesitate to contact Claire on 07595 674241 if you would like to be added to the support list or have any questions. 

Our Hadhams Yoga, Pilates & Adult Ballet instructors will stream via a new digital portal so you can attend over 150 classes from home.

A Freephone & online Frontline service will pilot for joined up access to services; Citizens Advice, Community Transport, Carers in Herts, Adult social care, bereavement, domestic abuse & Fraud helplines.

We are linking up with other villages and organisations to ensure that as many dots as possible are joined for you for after lockdown.  

A very well equipped new kitchen in the Little Hadham Village Hall has been installed and will be ready for our Community Kitchen to thrive after lockdown.

Fee's home delivery service continues. Call 01920 449292 or
email at:

Sunday 28th March -  A home delivery is in the pipeline as a pre Easter feast for our Sunday lunch club members. Contact Claire on 07595 674241 for details. 


The Covid vaccination clinics at Bishops Stortford FC are a great success and we have made a significant contribution; Dr Oates having attended every session, on a voluntary basis, which happened to fall on her days off (she does only live around the corner!)

At the time of writing (15th Feb) 1,671 of our patients have received their first dose of vaccine, representing 25% of our practice population. This includes all our over 70’s, all our housebound patients (including St Elizabeths and Ashview nursing home) plus our clinically extremely vulnerable patients. We are moving through the priority groups quickly and have now arrived at the over 65’s (group 5)

However, we MUST NOT become complacent. Latest figures show that we have had 260 patients (4%) testing positive for C-19 since testing began in earnest and, sadly, we have had a few deaths. We peaked at 40 new positive cases weekly early in the new year but I’m pleased to say that recently that figure has dropped to just 5 per week; no doubt due to the effect of the post-Christmas lockdown and continued social distancing.

In early March (week beginning 8th) we commence the second dose programme and have had notification/confirmation of vaccine delivery. Please wait for us to contact you either by telephone or text in order to arrange your second appointment.

Stay safe
Dr Paul Haimes

For emergency appointments, please call from 8.30am. 
The practice is operating a telephone triage system and the doctor will call you back. Should the doctor feel it is necessary to see you they will arrange a face to face appointment.
For routine appointments, please call after 9.30am
For routine matters including test results, fit notes and medical information please call between 10am - 12pm & 3pm - 5pm only.  
The Pharmacy is closed between 1-2pm every day.
Please allow 5 working days for repeat prescriptions: e.mail requests to or book on-line at
(No Appt bookings are currently available on-line)

Sunday, 28 February 2021


Long Covid is a very real issue for people as they recover. The NHS have great info to help at:

Mental Health and Wellbeing issues are very much on the rise as lockdown continues so the NHS have collated very good tips and advice at:

For all the latest NHS Information and Advice:  

For latest Herts County Council advice:

Domestic Abuse is on the rise. There is a wonderful new service available at any pharmacy displaying this poster. You just need to give them the code word Ani.

Wednesday, 3 February 2021

CAREbank News February 2021

You have now helped us raise over £6000 which will all go to helping our frail and vulnerable stay connected. We are working very closely with our Health Centre to ensure all our patients will have the opportunity to benefit from the social, digital, entertainment and wellbeing outreach services offered by our new Hub. You can follow our progress at 

Contact Claire on 07595 67421 or Jan on 07710 325363 if you would like more information about this new way of looking after your wellbeing or would like to get involved as a hub volunteer. 


  • Our Village halls remain closed until lockdown eases but Zoom and other online activities continue as before. Updates can be found on the CAREbank website.

  • Active East Herts now have 150 streaming activities for your wellbeing at: or call 07468 481193

  • Healthy Hubs offer support at: 

  • For Much Hadham area call Juan on 07593 876279 
  • For Little Hadham call Jan on 07710 325363
  • For lifts to Hospital Appointments: 0300 123 1677 
  • For help with Adult Social Care: 0300 123 404
  • For help from Carers in Herts: 01992 586969 
  • For Bereavement Support: 0808 808 1677 or 
  • For General Crisis Support: 0300 123 4044 or
The NHS have issued the following guidelines relating to COVID vaccine scams, please share with your friends and neighbours. Remember the NHS will NEVER ask for;
  • Payment - all vaccines of FREE 
  • Your bank details 
  • Arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine 
  • Ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents 
For full info about this and other current Scams go to our website at:

For useful advice and support with financial problems, work or legal issues. 
 Telephone: 01920 459944

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

SCAM ALERT - re: COVID-19 vaccine


If you’re a member of Online Watch Link you might have spotted an alert to a scam. It texts people saying they are eligible to apply for the vaccine and to click on the link in the text message. The link goes to a very legitimate-looking website where it asks them to complete some details, in order for them to be able to apply for the vaccine. The text asks for different personal details including date of birth and card payment details. 

Please spread the word that this is not a valid text to patients; the NHS will never contact them for these kinds of details, and the vaccine is free. 

You can read more about this scam on the OWL website:

Monday, 9 November 2020



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