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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.

 

October 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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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. 

 

FLU VACCINATIONS - If you are over 65, or under 65 and usually have a flu vaccination, please contact reception as soon as possible to book your appointment.  For 50-64 year olds who are not in a clinically indicated group, we are still waiting for further information from the government regarding when and how flu vaccinations will be made available.  We will update this site as we hear more.


THURSDAY, 22ND OCTOBER - PLEASE NOTE WE WILL BE HAVING A COMPUTER UPDATE THIS AFTERNOON AND OUR SYSTEMS WILL BE OFF LINE FOR THREE HOURS

Making Caring Visible has never been more important in these unprescedented times. 

 

What do we mean by Carer?


A Carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who, due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.

 

This is different from a paid care-worker.

 

Anyone could be a Carer, a 15-year-old girl looking after a parent with an alcohol problem, a 40-year-old man caring for his partner who has terminal cancer, or an 80-year-old woman looking after her husband who has Alzheimer’s disease.

Although for many carers, caring can positive and rewarding, there are lots of reasons why caring can also leave you needing support. It might affect your physical and emotional health, your finances, relationships, social isolation, education or career.

 

 

Do you look after someone? 5 things Carers UK recommends you do:

  1. Tell your friends, family, GP that you are a Carer. See the Carer registration form on the 'Our Documents' page of this website, or pop in and collect one at the surgery.
  2. Find out more about your health and the person you care for, their treatment and condition.
  3. Contact Carer Links Herefordshire and find out what practical, financial and emotional support is available. Tel: 01432 663057
  4. Think about making a plan in case of emergency.
  5. Make time for yourself today, even if its only ten minutes.

 

 

What can the surgery do for carers? 5 things we can offer :

  1. If you tell us about your caring responsibilities we can update your record so the GPs and Nurses know you look after someone.
  2. We offer a Carer Health Check with a Nurse to ensure you are on top of your health. You also get a flu jab to keep you well during the winter months.
  3. If you look after someone who is also a patient here we can register you as their Carer. This means that, with their consent we can talk to you about their health.
  4. We can work with you to try and ensure appointments are arranged in the best way possible so that visiting the surgery is as stress free as it can be for both you and the person you look after.
  5. We can help you to find support locally.  There are a number of websites listed below which provide specific support for young carers:

Herefordshire Council has a Young Carer Service https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/info/200147/social_care_and_support/416/carers/2

 

Crossroads Together offer a range of support services to carers including information and advice service, called CarerLinks.  The CarerLinks team based in Hereford offer free emotional and practical support to unpaid family carers across Herefordshire, helphing them protect their health and well-being, being able to cope with their caring role. 

https://www.crossroadstogether.org.uk/  

Telephone service - Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm on 01432 663057

or email herefordshire@crossroadstogether.org.uk

You can also join their CarerLinks Facebook group

 

Hope Support Services - provide support to 11 -25 year olds when a close family member is diagnosed with a life threatening illness. http://www.hopesupport.org.uk/

 

No Wrong Door - offer a safe space for those aged 11 - 25 to access information, guidance and support, along with different activities that can help build skills, self-esteem and confidence.  https://www.facebook.com/pg/NoWrongDoorHereford

 

St Michael's Hospice offer a Children and Young People's Service for anyone aged 25 and under who has a close family member diagnosed with a life threatening illness. 

https://www.st-michaels-hospice.org.uk/hospice-care/support-for-carers/support-for-children-young-people-families/

 

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