Stevenage Locality Group

Stevenage Locality Group

There are nine practices in the Stevenage locality, covering Stevenage and the surrounding area.  They provide care for a population of over 92,000 and have a budget of £95.9m.

Most of the health budget is spent on acute hospital care which includes emergency treatment, planned operations, tests and investigations. 

The main hospitals used by patients in Stevenage are: Other providers: Local authorities:

Lister Hospital, Stevenage
QEII Hospital, Welwyn Garden City

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Hertfordshire County Council
Stevenage Borough Council

Who's who

Prag Moodley, Locality Vice-Chair StevenageDr Prag Moodley
Locality Chair Stevenage

GP at Stanmore Medical Group, Stevenage
Prag Moodley, Locality Vice-Chair StevenageDr Russell Hall
Locality Vice-Chair Stevenage

GP at Chells Surgery, Stevenage
Prescribing lead: Dr Rihni Saha 
Mental Health lead: Dr Prag Moodley
Patient Engagement lead: Dr Rajeev Kaja 
Long Term Conditions lead: Dr Imon Chakraborty & Nurse Karen Smith

Here are some of the projects we've been working on over the past year:

Winter is always a busy time for NHS services, so to help Stevenage patients who needed to see a GP urgently, two additional GPs funded by East and North Hertfordshire CCG  supported all the surgeries in the town by seeing patients who rang for an emergency appointment. This freed up more time for practice GPs to focus on managing their patients with long term conditions.

An additional GP has been visiting Stevenage care homes on a daily basis over the winter, funded by East and North Hertfordshire CCG, after a successful bid by Stevenage GPs for extra help to cope with the increased needs of patients over winter. The additional GP support has helped to identify particularly vulnerable residents, pick up winter‐related illnesses early and prevent patients with chronic conditions getting suddenly worse and being admitted to hospital.

In support of International Women’s Day, the Stevenage locality group worked with Stevenage Borough Council and local voluntary and charity sector organisations to fund free health checks for Stevenage women.  The checks took place in Stevenage town centre and included blood pressure checks, diabetes checks, and ideal weight checks. 


Bedwell Medical Centre
Canterbury Way Surgery
Chells Way Surgery
King George Surgery
Manor House Surgery
Shephall Way Surgery
St Nicholas Health Centre
Stanmore Medical Group
Symonds Green Health Centre


• Over 75’s Health Checks

• Winter Pressure Schemes

• Enhanced Commissioning Framework

• NHS Health Checks

• Weight Watchers / Slimming World Referral

• Care Homes Enhanced Service

• End of Life Project

• Map of Medicine

• Promoting Bowel Cancer Screening project

• New Patient Testing

• Anti Coagulation

Key health priorities

• Healthy lifestyles / Healthy weight

• Dementia

• Ischaemic heart disease


Last modified: 

31 Mar 2016