Dacorum is a prosperous area with an above average percentage of the population in good health. Each residential area has doctors, dentists, opticians and pharmacies in close proximity, making sure healthcare is easily accessible to all. 
Overall the borough ranks in the 25% least deprived of English Local Authority Districts. Life expectancy for both men (80.7) and women (83.4) is higher than the national average.
Primary healthcare in Dacorum comes under the umbrella of West Herts Primary Care Trust. Dacorum’s doctors, dentists and opticians are ready to receive new patients, subject to residency qualification. Visitors may qualify for treatment as temporary residents.
There are currently 22 doctor’s surgeries across the Borough (including branch surgeries), 11 in Hemel Hempstead, 4 in Berkhamsted, 2 in Tring, Kings Langley and Bovingdon, 1 in Markyate and 4 mental health properties.
Hemel Hempstead General Hospital's new 24/7 Urgent Care Centre offers patients with minor illness and injuries an alternative to a busy A&E department. West Herts Medical Centre offers walk in 8am – 8pm every day, 365 days a year with no need to be a registered patient to be treated which is a useful facility for new employees to the area.

Click here for a list of medical practitioners in the Dacorum area.


Dacorum is a safe place to live with a lower crime rate when compared against the county average, the Eastern region and the Country, according to the British Crime Survey.

In 2011/12 there were 29.0 crimes per thousand people, compared with 32.4 crimes per thousand people in the East of England region, and 38.4 crimes per thousand people in England.
Local Neighbourhood Action Groups and Home Watch Schemes provide good examples of local people taking joint responsibility to make their neighbourhoods safer. The partnerships identify and address problems in the area with effective solutions.


Dacorum has many leisurely activities for visitors and residents to indulge in; Dacorum offers everything to provide you with good health and tranquility. 

Click here for a list of gyms in Dacorum.

Dacorum is lucky to host many amazing hotels and spas, allowing everyone to enjoy a break away and rejuvenate. For a list of hotels and spas click here.

There's no better way to indulge yourself than with good food. Click here for a list of restaurants in and around Dacorum.