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Fownhope Medical Centre
Common Hill Lane, Fownhope, Hereford, HR1 4PZ

email: fownhope.medicalcentre@nhs.net

Telephone: 01432 860 235  
Prescriptions: 01432 860 241

Providing lifelong care that is: safe, effective & dependable - for all of our community.

 

September 2020 - In order to keep our patients safe, the surgery is continuing to operate a triage model of care.  Once your care needs have been assessed by a clinician - either by phone or by reviewing your online consultation - please be assured that you will be offered a face-to-face appointment if the clinician feels that your care cannot be handled over the phone. 


Please use Online Consult - This is a new service for all NHS GP Practices and our reception team can walk you through how to use it.

 

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Further to recent Government Guidance on wearing face masks, please see document from Worcestershire & Herefordshire LMC, stating that our GP's are not in a position to provide patients with exemption letters.  There is more information about this in our NEWS section of this website.

 

We have been issued with Guidance Notes for Parents of Children who are Self-Isolating from Worcestershire & Herefordshire LMC.  Further information is in 'Our  Documents' section of this website. 


THE SURGERY - INCLUDING DISPENSARY - WILL BE CLOSED ON THE MORNING OF WEDNESDAY, 23RD SEPTEMBER FOR CLINICAL GOVERNANCE

Blandford Fly warning! Its that time of year again...

 

Blandford Fly bites are most common during May and June.  They usually occur on the ankles/legs and can be very painful. They may produce a severe, localised reaction around the area of the bite.

 

Advice for prevention is to cover your ankles and legs when outside and use insect repellent.

 

Tips if you get bitten:


1. Clean the bite area and dry gently.

2. Do not scratch, this could lead to infection.

2. Apply cold compress or calamine lotion.

3. Hydrocortisone cream may reduce inflammation.

4. Antihistamine tablets can help if taken promptly.

5. Antihistamine creams are not recommended as

    they themselves can cause skin reactions.

6. Cover large blisters with a dry dressing.

7. If bites are on the lower limbs there may be

    swelling of the ankles and feet for several days –

    do not worry about this - just rest with the feet

    supported on a stool whenever possible.

 

Complications requiring medical advice:


1. Discomfort / swelling or red lines appearing in the groin area or armpit.

2. Fever.

3. Spreading redness/hotness around the bite lasting longer than 3 days.

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