Hodnet Medical Centre - News

  • 14 Aug 2018

    Flu season

    Flu jabs – that time of year again! To help you to stay healthy and prevent the spread of flu among family, friends and work colleagues, taking advantage of the winter flu jab at the surgery is a good first step. Flu is contagious and it can be passed through coughing, sneezing or by touching infected surfaces or people. Most flu outbreaks usually happen in late autumn or winter, and, for most people, it's an unpleasant but not a life-threatening condition. We will be holding Flu clinics in October – actual dates will be released nearer the time, dependant upon the manufacturers’ supply of the vaccine. Please ring the surgery at the beginning of October for more information and to book an appointment.

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  • 14 Aug 2018

    Telephone problems

    Telephone Failure We are currently experiencing a problem with our existing telephone system. The engineers are working to address the problem, and expect the system to be up and running as soon as possible. We apologise for the inconvenience caused, and look forward to our new system!

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  • 26 Jul 2018

    New Telephone System

    A new telephone system is scheduled to be installed at Hodnet Medical Centre week beginning Monday 30th July. The migration from the old network provider to the new should be completed by 27th August, however it is expected that on our “Go Live” date (27th August) the lines will not be available between 1-3pm. We apologise for any difficulty that you may experience in contacting the Surgery during this period of migration. Thank you

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  • 18 Jul 2018

    Formal closure of Ellerdine branch surgery

    Dr. Naresh Raichura M.B.ch.B., M.Sc. Dr. James R. Mehta MBBS. DRCOG. The Medical Centre Hodnet Shropshire TF9 3NF 17th July 2018 Tel: 01630 685230 Dear Patient/Householder, HODNET MEDICAL PRACTICE REQUEST FORMAL CLOSURE OF ELLERDINE BRANCH SURGERY The practice formally applied to NHS England to close the Ellerdine surgery with effect from 31st May 2016. The branch surgery has not actually functioned since March 2008, and remains closed. To date, we have not been in a position to resume our previous service, but have continued to maintain a weekly drug delivery and repeat medication slip collection service. Since the branch surgery closed in March 2008, the increasing pressures of general practice, and current problems recruiting and retaining doctors , have resulted in our resources now stretched to a point where we feel unable to resume the previous level of service. We can offer better capacity at Hodnet, with a larger physical presence, more consulting rooms and good clinical supervision, support and dispensing facilities. We have followed the procedure required to present and support our application. This has involved consultation with the Patient Participation Group, Parish Councillors, Ellerdine Village Hall Committee, representatives from both NHS England and Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group. Shropshire Commissioning Group has now informed us that they support our application, and the formal closure has taken immediate effect. Delivery of repeat medication, and collection of repeat request slips will cease with the final date being Thursday 18th October 2018, and from this date it will be necessary to collect your medication from Hodnet. Medical Centre. Similarly, your repeat prescription slips will need to be delivered to Hodnet, unless ordered on line. Please ask at reception if you would like to register to order your repeat medication on line. Dr N Raichura & Dr J Mehta

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  • 12 Jul 2018

    Co Co - Compassionate Communitiies

    CoCo – Hodnet Compassionate Communities Developed by Severn Hospice as part of their community support strategy, Compassionate Communities (Co Co) schemes aim to provide a befriending service for those folk who may be in danger of becoming socially isolated from the community they have been part of due to frailty, being housebound or living with a long term illness. Such a person may already have various forms of “help” going into their home via health professionals or other agencies, but can still find themselves feeling lonely after these brief functional calls. What they really need is someone to talk to, someone with time to listen. A Co Co volunteer can provide this companionship by regular visiting on a weekly basis. Volunteers do not provide personal care, but rather companionship and a willingness to help the person to live their lives more fully in ways appropriate to them. This could be chatting about local news, playing Scrabble, doing a bit of gardening, attending an appointment together. Volunteers are trained and DBS checked, and wherever possible share some of their client's interests. Hodnet Co Co receives referrals through the Practice, via other community groups or agencies where our publicity is displayed or simply through an individual making contact with us themselves. The aim is to cover the area served by the medical practice, which extends well beyond Hodnet itself into outlying rural areas and villages. We value any opportunities to spread the word about our existence and raise our profile. We have posters in the waiting room, our flyers are available at Reception and we have a page on the village website too: www.hodnet.org.uk/coco Our phone number is: 07849 835687

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  • 22 Jun 2018

    New Out of Hours Arrangements

    NHS 111 service to take calls out-of-hours across Telford and Wrekin and Shropshire from 17 July 2018 From Tuesday 17 July 2018, patients across Telford and Wrekin and Shropshire who need urgent out-of-hours medical help or advice will need to call 111. The NHS 111 service will replace the current out-of-hours GP telephone access service provided by Shropdoc in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin in line with national policy to provide a consistent, integrated approach to urgent care; but any patients that need to see a clinician out-of-hours will still be seen by a local GP or other appropriate clinician. NHS 111 is much more than a helpline - if you're worried about an urgent medical concern, you can call 111 to speak to a fully trained adviser. Depending on the situation, the NHS 111 team can connect you to generalist and specialist nurses, or even a GP or pharmacist, and can arrange face-to-face appointments should you need one. It is free and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. There is also a new ‘ASK NHS’ app that has been designed that provides improved access to NHS 111 and other local NHS services. Advice is delivered by the virtual clinician ‘Olivia’ and she takes you through the steps of the symptom checker which can result in the booking of a GP appointment, access to NHS choices, a call back from a clinical expert or access to self-care. You can download the ‘Ask NHS’ app via Google Play (for Android phones) or Apple App Store (for iPhones). If you need more guidance on how to download the app please click here. If you are a patient living in Wales you should continue to use the Shropdoc number.

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  • 7 Jun 2018

    Patient Access Problems

    Please be aware that Patient access is currently experiencing problems which affects the online prescription ordering system.  This does not seem to affect patients newly registered to Patient Access.  Patient Access have informed us that ...

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  • 7 Jun 2018

    Half Day Closure 26/06/2018

    Half day closure The surgery will be closed for half a day on: Tuesday 26th June 2018 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 afternoon for training purposes. This is in line with the Government's directive to improve training and education within the NHS, and to give all practice staff the opportunity to participate. If you require medical treatment while the surgery is closed on the above afternoon – please call shropdoc on 0333 222 66 55 Thank you for your support,

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  • 9 May 2018

    Extended Hours Survey

    Patient Survey – Take Part Now to Help Shape the New Extended Hours Service for local GP Practices

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  • 2 May 2018

    Telephone failure

    We are currently experiencing a problem with our telephone system. The engineers are working to address the problem, and expect the system to be up and running as soon as possible. We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

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