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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

 

Please use Online Consult - this went live on the 30th April 2020 and gives general advice for most medical conditions.  This is a new service for all NHS GP Practices.

 

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Our phone lines have been fixed this afternoon. We apologize for any inconvenience caused 30.06.2020.

NHS Services provided by GPs - the GMS Contract.

 

GPs are not employed by the NHS, they are self-employed and they have a contract with the NHS to deliver specific work caring for patients. This is the General Medical Services (GMS) Contract. 

 

GPs are paid for providing services agreed in the contract. They are responsible for running their Practices and covering their costs e.g time, staff, building, heating, lighting etc in the same way as any small business.

 

For non NHS services, which are not in the GMS contract, the Practice needs to charge a fee to cover the costs. This includes; medical reports for insurance companies, claims on private health insurance, other letters and forms which require the doctor to review the patient's medical records and some vaccinations. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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