Welwyn Hatfield Locality Group

Welwyn Hatfield Locality Group

There are 9 GP practices in the Welwyn Hatfield locality, covering the areas of Hatfield, Welwyn and Welwyn Garden City; providing care for a population of 108,000 patients and a budget for 2015/16 of £119.4 million.

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

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

East & North Herts NHS Trust (Lister/QEII/Hertford hospitals)

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Hertfordshire County Council
Welwyn Hatfield Council

Who's who

Dr Sachin Gupta
Locality Co-Chair Welwyn and Hatfield

GP at Garden City Practice, Welwyn Garden City
Dr Ashish Shah, GP Governing Body Member, Welwyn and HatfieldDr Ashish Shah
Locality Co-Chair Welwyn and Hatfield

GP at Wrafton House Surgery, Hatfield
Prescribing lead: Dr Steve Price
Mental Health co-leads: Dr Barbara Hanak and Dr Preenal Shah
Patient Engagement lead: Dr Tina Archdeacon
Long Term Conditions lead:  Dr Sarah Hoole 

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

Carer’s Project; Welwyn and Hatfield GP practices are working in partnership with ‘Carers in Herts’ to improve the health of people who care for their family or friends in the community.  Once they have identified those carrying out these vital and challenging roles, GP practices can prioritise their care, supporting their health and wellbeing so that they can continue to support their loved one.  Each practice now has a ‘Carers’ Champion’ who will help support and raise the profile of carers in the community.

Cancer Variation Project; GP practices in Welwyn and Hatfield are developing a more personalised approach to encourage patients to take up their appointments for bowel cancer.  Early detection is the best way to tackle this disease, which can prove fatal if it is not detected quickly.

Heart Failure Pathway; GP practices have worked with hospital specialists to develop a new approach to managing the care of patients with heart failure, which will support them as much as possible in their local area, improving their access to care and their overall experience.


Burvill House Surgery
Lister House Surgery
Potterells Medical Centre
Wrafton House Surgery

Bridge Cottage Surgery

Welwyn Garden City
The Garden City Practice
Hall Grove Surgery
Peartree Lane Surgery
Spring House Surgery


• Over 75’s Health Checks

• Winter Pressure Scheme

• 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

• Cancer Variation Project

• Heart failure pathway

Key health priorities

• Supporting the frail elderly

• Pre-operative healthy weight / healthy lifestyles

• End of life care in heart failure


Last modified: 

30 Nov 2016