Healthcare team

District nurse

The doctor will arrange for a district nurse to visit when appropriate.

Community midwife

The midwife’s role at this surgery is to monitor the wellbeing of mothers and babies during the antenatal period, following the NICE guidelines on antenatal patterns of care.

The midwife holds an antenatal clinic here, by appointment, every Monday Morning. Please enquire at reception for details.

Further antenatal clinics are held at the Drop-in Clinic at Waltham Cross Health Clinic on Monday and Friday from 9:30am to 11am. There are also sessions held at Hoddesdon Health Centre on Tuesday and Thursday between 9:30am to 11am. Evening clinics are also available at Hoddesdon and Waltham Cross Health Centres by appointment.

The midwife aims to maintain continuity of care postnatally, when home visits will be undertaken to advise, supervise and support new mothers.

Carers’ Co-ordinator

Daniel Warner oversees this. If you would like to enquire about registering as a carer please speak to our patient care Services team

Social Prescribing team

The Maples has links to Social prescribing link workers through our PCN – Broxbourne Alliance. It is an approach that connects people to activities, groups, and services in their community to meet the practical, social and emotional needs that affect their health and wellbeing.

In social prescribing, local agencies such as Patients GP Practices, local charities, social care and health services refer people to a Social prescribing link worker. Social prescribing link workers give people time, focusing on supporting people to take control of their health and wellbeing and support with social issues such as isolation, or help with practical issues such as form filling and signposting to organisations to provide help/support. Social prescribing is an all-age, whole population approach that works particularly well for people who:

  • have one or more long term conditions
  • who need support with low level mental health issues
  • who are lonely or isolated
  • who have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing.

please speak to our patient care Services team if you feel this service is suitable for you.

Health visitors

The major part of the health visitors’ workload is with the 0 to 5 year olds and their families, assessing, supporting and identifying health needs. Whether it’s at a home visit, over the phone or at a baby clinic, the health visitors can offer advice on:

  • post-natal depression
  • emotional support
  • your child’s growth and development
  • feeding your baby, including breast feeding and introducing solids.
  • healthy eating and exercise
  • staying safe and preventing accidents
  • behaviour difficulties (including sleeping, eating, potty training and teething)
  • immunisations
  • some medication prescriptions
  • common infections and skin problems in childhood
  • support for children with special educational needs and disabilities
  • domestic abuse.

Call the health visiting service on 0300 123 7572 to get advice over the phone

The major part of the health visitors’ workload is with the 0 to 5 year olds and their families, assessing, supporting and identifying health needs.

ChatHealth 0-5 Text Messaging Service for Patiens and Carers of 0-5 year olds

Get advice from our Health Visiting Team via the award-winning text messaging service for parents and carers of babies and children aged 0-5 yrs. All you need to do is text us on 07480 635164. The service is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.