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

email: fownhope.medicalcentre@nhs.net

Telephone: 01432 860 235
Fax: 01432 860 900
Prescriptions: 01432 860 241
District Nurse: 01989 769081

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

BREAKING NEWS: Fownhope Medical Centre has been rated as Outstanding in a recent CQC inspection

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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