Hodnet Medical Centre - News

  • 13 Nov 2017

    Telephone system failure

    Hodnet Medical Centre would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by our recent telephone system failure on Friday 10th November 2017 and again this morning Monday 13th November 2017. Please be assured that we are working very closely with BT to resolve the issue as a matter of urgency.

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  • 19 Sep 2017

    Flu clinics start 9th October 2017

    Flu is a highly infectious illness that spreads rapidly through the coughs and sneezes of people who are carrying the virus. For most people, flu is an unpleasant illness, but it's not serious. If you are otherwise healthy, you will usually recover from flu within a week. However, certain people are more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as bronchitis and pneumonia. These people should have a flu jab each year. If you're at risk of complications from flu, make sure you have your annual flu jab available from September onwards. People who should have a flu jab The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk to ensure that they are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications. You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you: are 65 years of age or over (before 31st April 2014) are pregnant have certain medical conditions (see below) are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility receive a carer's allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill are a healthcare worker with direct patient contact or a social care worker (see below) Speak to your GP about whether you should have the flu vaccine if you are the parent of a child who is over six months old and has a long-term condition. Your child's condition may get worse if they catch flu Pregnant women and the flu jab If you're pregnant, you will benefit from the flu vaccine because it: reduces your chance of getting serious complications of flu, such as pneumonia, particularly in the later stages of pregnancy reduces your risk of having a miscarriage or your baby being born prematurely or with a low birthweight, due to flu will help protect your baby because they will continue to have some immunity to flu for the first few months of their life It's safe to have the flu vaccine at any stage of pregnancy, from conception onwards. The vaccine doesn't carry any risks for you or your baby. Talk to your GP or midwife if you are unsure about the vaccination. Flu vaccine for people with medical conditions The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to anyone with a serious long term health condition. That includes these types of illnesses: chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis chronic heart disease, such as heart failure diabetes chronic kidney disease chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson's disease or motor neurone disease problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease, or if you have had your spleen removed a weakened immune system due to conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or as a result of medication such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy If you live with someone who has a weakened immune system, you may also be advised to have a flu vaccine. Speak to your GP about this. Flu vaccine for health and social care workers Outbreaks of flu can occur in health and social care settings, and, because flu is so contagious, staff, patients and residents are all at risk of infection. If you're a frontline health and social care worker, you can protect yourself, your colleagues and other members of the community, by having the flu vaccine. If you care for someone who is elderly or disabled, speak to your GP about having a flu jab along with the person you care for. Children and the flu vaccine The flu vaccine is available for some children, but as a nasal spray instead of an injection. From September 2013, the nasal spray flu vaccine will be offered each year to all two and three-year-olds. It will also be offered to all children between the ages of two and 16 who have a long term health condition that puts them at extra risk from flu, or have previously been admitted to hospital with a chest infection. The flu vaccine will be offered to children with a long term health condition aged between six months and two years of age. How to get the flu jab If you think you need a flu vaccination, check with your GP or practice nurse. The best time of the year to have a flu vaccination is in the autumn from September to early November. Even if you've already had a flu jab in previous years, you need another one each year. The flu jab may only protect you for a year. This is because the viruses that cause flu are always changing. How effective is the flu jab? No vaccine is 100% effective, however, people who have had the flu jab are less likely to get flu. If you do get flu despite having the jab, it will probably be milder than if you haven’t been vaccinated. The adult flu injection doesn’t cause flu as it doesn’t contain live viruses. However, you may experience side effects after having the jab, such as a temperature and aching muscles for a couple of days afterwards. Your arm may feel sore at the site where you were injected. More severe reactions are rare. The flu vaccine only protects against flu, but not other illnesses caused by other viruses, such as the common cold. More information can be found at Patient.co.uk I

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  • 19 Sep 2017

    Half day closure 04.10.17

    The Practice will be closed for the afternoon of Wednesday 4th October 2017 for mandatory training. If you require urgent medical assistance which cannot wait until the Practice reopens on Thursday morning, please call Shropdoc on 0333 222 66 55

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  • 29 Jun 2017

    Half day closure

    The surgery will be closed for half a day on: Thursday 29th June from 12.30pm To allow all Practice staff to take part in a protected learning time training session.  All surgeries within the North Shropshire area will be closed this ...

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  • 17 Oct 2016

    Flu Vaccinations

    Flu and the flu vaccine Flu is a highly infectious illness that spreads rapidly through the coughs and sneezes of people who are carrying the virus. For most people, flu is an unpleasant illness, but it's not serious. If you are otherwise ...

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  • 6 Oct 2016

    Half day closure

    The surgery will be closed for half a day on: Thursday 6th October 2016  from 12.30pm To allow all Practice staff to take part in a protected learning time training session.  All surgeries within the North Shropshire area ...

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  • 21 Jun 2016

    Half day closure

    The surgery will be closed for half a day on: Tuesday 21st June from 12.30pm To allow all Practice staff to take part in a protected learning time training session.  All surgeries within the North Shropshire area will be closed ...

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  • 26 Apr 2016

    Breast Screening

    Breast Screening All women in the UK aged between 50 and 70 are routinely invited every three years to have a test to detect early breast cancer. The mobile X-ray unit is based at Market Drayton Primary Care Centre. Ladies registered at Hodnet ...

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  • 26 Apr 2016

    Bank Holiday Closing

      The Practice will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May.  If you require urgent medical assistance which cannot wait until the Practice reopens, please call Shropdoc on  0333 222 66 55

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  • 13 Apr 2016

    1/2 day closure 13.04.16

      Staff Training - Three afternoons a year the practice is closed so that doctors, nursing staff and admin staff can attend essential training. The aim of the training is to allow doctors and staff protected learning time for Continued ...

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