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This website provides many online facilities, including appointment booking and cancellation, and prescription ordering. It also contains a vast range of health information and resources, along with practical information on visiting the surgery. We hope you find it useful and informative.

About our practice

Our aim is to provide you with the best possible medical service.  All members of the practice team work closely together and are committed to continuity of care.

Hodnet Medical Practice will exist for the benefit of the patients, being responsive to their needs, whilst providing a personal efficient and friendly service.

This practice is within the Shropshire County PCT area.

Our list of approximately 4000 patients is looked after by two doctors:

Dr Naresh Raichura MBchB  MSc

Dr James Mehta MBBS DRCOG

Our Contact Details

The Medical Centre, Drayton Road, Hodnet, Shropshire, TF9 3NF

Telephone 01630 685230  

 

Practice News

  • 18Oct 2018

    Flu immunisation advice for pregnant women

    All pregnant women are recommended to receive the flu vaccine which can be given at any stage of pregnancy. Immunisation is safe for both mother and baby, and can also protect your baby for the first few months after birth. Pregnancy naturally weakens the body’s immune system and as a result flu can cause serious complications for you and your baby. Vaccination against flu reduces these risks. Serious complications of flu include pneumonia, septic shock (a severe and life-threatening infection of the whole body), meningitis and encephalitis (inflammation of the brain). You can get vaccinated at any point during your pregnancy, however fit and healthy you might feel. Benefits of the flu vaccine Flu vaccination in pregnancy also means that flu antibodies are transferred through the placenta to the baby. This gives the baby some protection against flu for the first few months of life. Studies have also shown that women who have been vaccinated against flu are less likely to give birth prematurely, and less likely to have a low-birthweight baby. The vaccine is also inactivated, so cannot cause flu itself. Councillor Lee Chapman, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Health and Housing said: “The flu jab is the safest way to help protect you and your baby against flu, no matter how many months pregnant you are or however fit and healthy you may feel. “If you are pregnant (or know someone that is) and haven’t yet had your flu jab, please speak to your midwife, GP or pharmacist to arrange an appointment as soon as possible. Not only will you be protecting yourself but the health of your baby.” Dr Julian Povey, Chair of NHS Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group, and Dr Jo Leahy, Chair of NHS Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “We would urge anyone who is pregnant to get the flu vaccination. During pregnancy, a woman’s immune system naturally weakens to ensure that the pregnancy is successful. As a result, pregnant women have a higher chance of developing complications if they get flu, particularly in the later stages of pregnancy, such as bronchitis, a chest infection that can become serious and develop into pneumonia. "It’s safe during any stage in pregnancy, from the first few weeks through to the woman’s due date and doesn’t carry any risks for mother or baby. Women who have had the flu vaccine while pregnant also pass some protection on to their babies, which lasts for the first few months of their lives.” Aside from having your flu vaccine, the best way to prevent the spread of flu is to practice good hand hygiene. Catch coughs and sneezes in a tissue, throw the tissue away and wash your hands. If you think you have flu, stay home and rest until you feel better. Call NHS 111 if you have an underlying health condition or feel really unwell. The flu jab is the safest way to help protect you and your baby against flu, no matter how many months pregnant you are or however fit and healthy you may feel. For more information about the flu vaccination visit www.nhs.uk/fluvaccine.

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  • 26Sep 2018

    Ordering Repeat Medication

    TEMPORARY ARRANGEMENTS FOR ORDERING REPEAT MEDICATION Due to current unavoidable staffing issues in Dispensary, we are unable to accept requests for repeat medication, (including online ordering) until Monday 8th October, when we anticipate returning to normal service. Patient Access service has been temporarily disabled. In the meantime, it will be necessary to bring your repeat medication ordering slip to the medical centre during surgery time, and taking your signed prescription to a pharmacy of your choice. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause. --------------------------- Hodnet Medical Centre 26.09.2018

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  • 13Sep 2018

    Half day closure Thursday 22.11.18

    The surgery will be closed for half a day on Thursday 22nd November 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 111 Thank you for your support,

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Information from the Care Quality Commission

Our practice is inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to ensure we are meeting essential standards of quality and safety.

This widget provides a summary of the results of the latest checks carried out by the CQC.

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