Hodnet Medical Centre - News

  • 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 Jun 2019

    Half Day Closure 26.06.2019

    The Surgery will be closed on: Wednesday 26th June from 12noon This is to allow all Practice Staff to take part in a Protected learning time session. All surgeries within the North Shropshire area will be closed this afternoon for training purposes. This is in line with the Government's directive to improve training and education within the NHS, and to give all practice staff the opportunity to participate. If you require medical treatment whilst the surgery is closed please call NHS 111 on 111

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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 Mar 2019

    Half day closure 30.04.2019

    The Surgery will be closed on: Tuesday 30th April from 12noon This is to allow all Practice Staff to take part in a Protected learning time session. All surgeries within the North Shropshire area will be closed this afternoon for training purposes. This is in line with the Government's directive to improve training and education within the NHS, and to give all practice staff the opportunity to participate. If you require medical treatment whilst the surgery is closed please call NHS 111 on 111

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  • 19 Nov 2018

    Half day closure 22.11.18

    Half Day Closure The Surgery will be closed on: Thursday 22nd November from 12noon This is to allow all Practice Staff to take part in a Protected learning time session. All surgeries within the North Shropshire area will be closed this afternoon for training purposes. This is in line with the Government's directive to improve training and education within the NHS, and to give all practice staff the opportunity to participate. If you require medical treatment whilst the surgery is closed please call NHS 111 on 111

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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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  • 26 Sep 2018

    Ordering Repeat Medication

    TEMPORARY ARRANGEMENTS FOR ORDERING REPEAT MEDICATION Due to current unavoidable staffing issues in Dispensary, we are unable to accept requests for repeat medication, (including online ordering) until Monday 8th October, when we anticipate returning to normal service. Patient Access service has been temporarily disabled. In the meantime, it will be necessary to bring your repeat medication ordering slip to the medical centre during surgery time, and taking your signed prescription to a pharmacy of your choice. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause. --------------------------- Hodnet Medical Centre 26.09.2018

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