Medical Centre

Hodnet Medical Centre – Dispensary

The Medical Practice has posted the following clarification on it’s website today (25 Mar. 2020):

The dispensary is still open for you to collect your repeat prescriptions

Please could you leave 5 days rather than the usual 3 days before you collect your repeat as due to the current situation our dispensary staff are extremely busy.

Due to government guidelines we are unable to dispense more than one month’s worth of prescriptions at a time, this is to stop people stockpiling and creating drug shortages for everyone else. 

Hodnet Medical Centre – Important Update About Morning Surgeries

The surgery has posted the following announcement on its website on Monday 23 March.

Until further notice the morning “drop-in” surgeries will be “phone-in” only!

The official notice reads:

Changes to Morning Surgery

Morning surgery will now be done over the telephone, it will still be

between 8.30am and 9.45am.

If you do arrive at the surgery, you will be offered a telephone consultation only

We do have some telephone consultations available to book with our clinicians, please call us to make an appointment if you do not want to wait. 

A further update has been posted today (Tuesday 24 March, 2020):

In order to minimise the spread of Coronavirus, until further notice morning surgery will initially be carried out by telephone call. This is a precautionary measure to minimise the amount of patients sitting together in our waiting area and reduce contacts and risk for our staff and patients. 

  • Please do not come inside the surgery to book in to morning surgery
  • Ring the surgery to register your request for a consultation before 9.45am
  • In order to direct your consultation you will be asked for brief details of your symptoms
  • You will be telephoned back by a doctor or nurse, they will decide if you need to be seen.

For information about the centre’s dispensary, please see this post.

Hodnet Medical Centre – Half day closure 16.09.19

The Medical Centre has put a notice on its website stating that it will be closed on the afternoon of Monday 16 September for Dr. Richura’s funeral. The announcement reads:

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 noon, however there will be telephone and locum doctor cover for emergencies only.  Thank you for your understanding.

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Hodnet Medical Centre – Half Day Closure, 22 Nov 18

Hodnet Medical Centre will be closed for the afternoon on Thursday 22 November 2018. The announcement in the Practice News section of the Centre’s website reads:

The surgery will be closed for half a day on Thursday 22nd November 2018 from 12.30pm to allow all Practice staff to take part in a protected learning time training 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 while the surgery is closed on the above afternoon – please call 111 Thank you for your support,

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Hodnet Medical Centre – Extended Access Appointments

On 1st October, 2018 Hodnet Medical Centre became part of a network of practices (known as ‘hubs’) in Shropshire, working together to offer patients ‘Extended Access’ to pre-bookable appointments. These can be in an evening, at the weekend and on bank holidays.
Full information is available on the Extended Access Appointments page on the practice’s website. The basic details are:
Local pre-bookable appointments are available as follows:

  • Weekday evenings (Monday to Friday)
    between 6.30pm and 8pm (at a local area hub)
  • Saturdays
    between 8am and 1pm (at a local area hub)
  • Sundays and bank holidays
    between 8.30am and 12.30pm  (at a single site in central Shrewsbury)

To pre-book an evening, weekend or bank holiday appointment patients should contact the practice in the usual way during normal opening hours. Appointments may not be with their registered GP, but will be with a GP or other qualified healthcare professional. Patients will be advised about the location of the appointment at the time of booking, enabling them to make an informed choice about where and when they access care.

Hodnet Medical Centre – Ordering Repeat Medication

Hodnet Medical Centre has posted the following notice on its website:

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.

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Medical Centre – New Telephone System Delayed

The upgrade to Hodnet Medical Centre’s phone system has been delayed until November. Originally planned to go live towards the end of August, the switch-over is now planned for mid November.
The following information was published in the News section of the Practice’s website on 13 Sept. 2018:

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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Hodnet Medical Centre – Flu Clinics 2018

Hodnet Medical Practice website has recently published an advance reminder for patients wishing to receive a flu injection:

“Flu jabs – that time of year again! To help you to stay healthy and prevent the spread of flu among family, friends and work colleagues, taking advantage of the winter flu jab at the surgery is a good first step. Flu is contagious and it can be passed through coughing, sneezing or by touching infected surfaces or people. Most flu outbreaks usually happen in late autumn or winter, and, for most people, it’s an unpleasant but not a life-threatening condition. We will be holding Flu clinics in October – actual dates will be released nearer the time, dependant upon the manufacturers’ supply of the vaccine. Please ring the surgery at the beginning of October for more information and to book an appointment.”

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