Hodnet Medical Centre - News

  • 12 Sep 2019

    Half day closure 16.09.19

    Dr Raichura's funeral will take place on Monday 16th September at St Swithun's Church, Cheswardine at 1pm.  Donations to Cricket Without Boundaries, a charity working to empower communities through cricket.  The surgery will close at 12 ...

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  • 1 Sep 2019

    Dr Raichura

    It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of Dr Raichura on 31st August 2019.  Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time and we ask that you respect their privacy.

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  • 28 Jun 2019

    Telephone Consultations

    A small number of appointments are now available for telephone consultations with a doctor.  These are bookable on Wednesday mornings prior to the start of the morning Open Surgery, and commence at 745am. 

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  • 19 Jun 2019

    Wi Fi

    Plus NHS Wi-Fi   Free Wi-Fi is now available to patients to use while they wait for their appointments. To sign in please go to your Wi-Fi settings on your device and click to connect to the "NHS Wi-Fi" access point. You will be taken to a ...

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  • 19 Jun 2019

    Please Beware!

    A patient living in the Hodnet area has telephoned to inform us that 2 men knocked on her door, claiming to be from Hodnet Medical Centre.  They asked questions regarding her husband's medication and then proceeded to try to sell her some ...

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  • 18 Jun 2019

    Goodbye to Faxes!

    The Health Secretary has announced that GP practices will not be allowed to buy fax machines from January next year and will not be allowed to use them beyond March 2020 For this reason we are no longer accepting faxes into the surgery. You can order your repeat medication online, using Patient Access. Please ask at for details and help with enrolling at reception

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  • 18 Mar 2019

    Text Messaging Service

    From Monday 1st April 2019 we will be using a Text Messaging Service to communicate information and messages that are relevant to each individual. This service will NOT be used for an appointment reminder service. Can you please check that we have your correct mobile number. If you wish to opt out of this service please inform reception.

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  • 18 Oct 2018

    Flu immunisation advice for pregnant women

    All pregnant women are recommended to receive the flu vaccine which can be given at any stage of pregnancy. Immunisation is safe for both mother and baby, and can also protect your baby for the first few months after birth. Pregnancy naturally weakens the body’s immune system and as a result flu can cause serious complications for you and your baby. Vaccination against flu reduces these risks. Serious complications of flu include pneumonia, septic shock (a severe and life-threatening infection of the whole body), meningitis and encephalitis (inflammation of the brain). You can get vaccinated at any point during your pregnancy, however fit and healthy you might feel. Benefits of the flu vaccine Flu vaccination in pregnancy also means that flu antibodies are transferred through the placenta to the baby. This gives the baby some protection against flu for the first few months of life. Studies have also shown that women who have been vaccinated against flu are less likely to give birth prematurely, and less likely to have a low-birthweight baby. The vaccine is also inactivated, so cannot cause flu itself. Councillor Lee Chapman, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Health and Housing said: “The flu jab is the safest way to help protect you and your baby against flu, no matter how many months pregnant you are or however fit and healthy you may feel. “If you are pregnant (or know someone that is) and haven’t yet had your flu jab, please speak to your midwife, GP or pharmacist to arrange an appointment as soon as possible. Not only will you be protecting yourself but the health of your baby.” Dr Julian Povey, Chair of NHS Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group, and Dr Jo Leahy, Chair of NHS Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “We would urge anyone who is pregnant to get the flu vaccination. During pregnancy, a woman’s immune system naturally weakens to ensure that the pregnancy is successful. As a result, pregnant women have a higher chance of developing complications if they get flu, particularly in the later stages of pregnancy, such as bronchitis, a chest infection that can become serious and develop into pneumonia. "It’s safe during any stage in pregnancy, from the first few weeks through to the woman’s due date and doesn’t carry any risks for mother or baby. Women who have had the flu vaccine while pregnant also pass some protection on to their babies, which lasts for the first few months of their lives.” Aside from having your flu vaccine, the best way to prevent the spread of flu is to practice good hand hygiene. Catch coughs and sneezes in a tissue, throw the tissue away and wash your hands. If you think you have flu, stay home and rest until you feel better. Call NHS 111 if you have an underlying health condition or feel really unwell. The flu jab is the safest way to help protect you and your baby against flu, no matter how many months pregnant you are or however fit and healthy you may feel. For more information about the flu vaccination visit www.nhs.uk/fluvaccine.

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  • 13 Sep 2018

    New telephone system update

    Redcentric - our new phone providers have had to re-schedule the timeline/key dates for our system installation. The revised installation date is now in November.The migration from the old network provider to the new should be completed by mid- November, however it is expected that on our “Go Live” date (Monday 19th November ) the lines will not be available between 1-3pm. We apologise for any difficulty that you may experience in contacting the Surgery during this period of migration. Thank you

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  • 18 Jul 2018

    Formal closure of Ellerdine branch surgery

    Dr. Naresh Raichura M.B.ch.B., M.Sc. Dr. James R. Mehta MBBS. DRCOG. The Medical Centre Hodnet Shropshire TF9 3NF 17th July 2018 Tel: 01630 685230 Dear Patient/Householder, HODNET MEDICAL PRACTICE REQUEST FORMAL CLOSURE OF ELLERDINE BRANCH SURGERY The practice formally applied to NHS England to close the Ellerdine surgery with effect from 31st May 2016. The branch surgery has not actually functioned since March 2008, and remains closed. To date, we have not been in a position to resume our previous service, but have continued to maintain a weekly drug delivery and repeat medication slip collection service. Since the branch surgery closed in March 2008, the increasing pressures of general practice, and current problems recruiting and retaining doctors , have resulted in our resources now stretched to a point where we feel unable to resume the previous level of service. We can offer better capacity at Hodnet, with a larger physical presence, more consulting rooms and good clinical supervision, support and dispensing facilities. We have followed the procedure required to present and support our application. This has involved consultation with the Patient Participation Group, Parish Councillors, Ellerdine Village Hall Committee, representatives from both NHS England and Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group. Shropshire Commissioning Group has now informed us that they support our application, and the formal closure has taken immediate effect. Delivery of repeat medication, and collection of repeat request slips will cease with the final date being Thursday 18th October 2018, and from this date it will be necessary to collect your medication from Hodnet. Medical Centre. Similarly, your repeat prescription slips will need to be delivered to Hodnet, unless ordered on line. Please ask at reception if you would like to register to order your repeat medication on line. Dr N Raichura & Dr J Mehta

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