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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.

 

***IF YOU ARE A PAID HEALTH OR SOCIAL CARE WORKER, PLEASE CONTACT THE SURGERY SO THAT WE CAN BOOK YOU IN FOR YOUR COVID VACCINATION***

 

 

February 2021 - 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. 

 

 

COVID-19 Vaccine - We are joining with our colleagues in S&W Herefordshire to deliver the COVID-19 vaccines from a central location in Ross-on-Wye.  Patients will be contacted directly to attend the clinics in the order determined by NHS England, starting with the staff and residents of care homes.  Be assured that as soon as you are entitled to receive the vaccine, you will be contacted.  Please note that in order to staff the clinics, we are having to reduce the number of routine appointments at the surgery.  Please be patient with our reception team if you are not able to book an appointment for the day of your choice.


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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Doctors and non-NHS letters

Time spent on completing forms and preparing reports takes the GP away from the medical care of his / her patients. Most GPs have a heavy workload, even if your GP is not in the surgery full time they will be working long hours and paperwork takes up an increasing amount of their time.

 

Non-NHS work must be undertaken outside of NHS contracted time. 

 

I only need the doctor's signature - what is the problem?

 

When a doctor signs a certificate or completes a report, it is a condition of remaining on the Medical Register that they only sign what they know to be true. Therefore in order to complete even the simplest of forms, the doctor needs to check the patient's entire record. Carelessness or an inaccurate report can have serious consequences for the doctor, with the General Medical Council or even the Police. 

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