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LATEST NEWS  19.10.17

Have you had your flu jab yet?  Please book an appointment with one of our nurses.

Have you signed up for online access yet?  It is the easy way to order repeat prescriptions and you can also book and cancel appointments online.  Download the application form using the link at the bottom of the page.

We would like to use your mobile phone number to send you SMS appointment reminders and health information.  If you do not wish to receive text messages please inform reception.

Our new telephone queuing system is now operational.  We hope this will help patients to contact the surgery more easily.

Patients registered to GP practices in North Hertfordshire are being asked their views on GP opening hours by East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS England. The survey can be found here

Please find attached a link to our CQC report:


Welcome to Orford Lodge Surgery

doctor_baby_girlThe practice is a long established partnership of five doctors offering a full range of primary care medical services at a newly refurbished and extended surgery in central Hitchin. We also have a salaried GP working as part of the team.

The practice area includes all of Hitchin and the villages of Charlton, Gosmore, Holwell, Ickleford, Langley, Offley, Pirton, Preston, St. Ippollyts, and the Wymondleys.  Each patient has a doctor who is accountable for their care, which is the same doctor they are registered with.

The partners work closely with a full primary health care team of allied professionals including nurses and health visitors. This practice is part of the East and North Herts Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).  Information about how the CCG uses and shares information about you can be found here:

This surgery website is used to present all our patients with news and information about our practice. We will keep it current with any developments or other details that we feel are relevant to you. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like. We can use your ideas to improve our online services and further develop the content of this site.

Should you need to see a doctor urgently during the out of hours period or Bank Holidays, please dial 111 for the NHS 111 service.  Calls are free from both landlines and mobiles.

Alternatively, the Urgent Care Centre at the new QEII Hospital, Welwyn Garden City treats injuries and illnesses in children and adults and is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Further information is available here.

Complaints and Concerns

We endeavour to give you the best service possible at all times, but there may be occasions when you have a complaint or a concern about the service you have received from the doctors or staff working here. The surgery has a procedure in place to deal with complaints, available here. The Practice Manager will always be happy to speak to you on the phone or in person.

Online Services

You will need to complete an application form to access online services, available here.

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