Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Read general information such as:
Muchbirch SurgeryMuch BirchHereford, HR2 8HTTel: 01981 540310
We have blood pressure monitors and nebulisers that are available to patients on short term loan. If you borrow equipment, please return it to reception within one week and replace the used batteries.
For help and support Telephone the Stop Smoking Helpline on 0300 123 1044 (Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4pm).
Or visit the website: www.nhs.uk/smokefree
Herefordshire Heartstart is a voluntary organisation that teaches people of all age ranges and backgrounds Emergency Life Support skills. For further information telephone 0845 60 60 654 email: email@example.com or go to their website at www.herefordshireheartstart.co.uk
NHS-funded services offered in Herefordshire via the Any Qualified Provider schemes can be found via the following link: www.herefordshireccg.nhs.uk/contractors-contact-details
If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault in the last 28 days please call 0808 178 2058 or visit www.theglade.org.uk Phone lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Your GP can refer you to a specialist, if clinically necessary. If you wish to be referred to a specialist in a particular field you should see the GP to discuss.
If you ask your GP to refer you to a specialist, they will probably suggest that you first try various tests, or treatment options, to see whether your condition improves. Generally, you cannot self-refer to a specialist within the NHS, except when accessing sexual health clinics or accident and emergency (A&E) treatment.
A specialist will only see you with a letter of referral from your GP. The letter will give the specialist essential background information, such as your medical history, and it will also contain details that the specialist needs to pay particular attention to.
For more information, read this leaflet about what happens when you are referred (PDF, 596kb)
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete a travel risk assessment (see below). The practice nurse will determine your appointment needs with this information and we will then contact you to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
It is important that this initial appointment is as early as possible - at least 8 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the following website has helpful information. To visit please click:- http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcareabroad/EHIC/Pages/about-the-ehic.aspx
Click on the pdf links below to access the forms:
Travel advice leaflet
Travel Risk Assessment form
Please return this form to the surgery in person or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org as early as possible before travel. We will then contact you to make your appointment.
Yellow Fever Travel Information
For Yellow Fever travel information for patients aged over 60 please click the following link:
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Please note we do not undertake passport countersignature.
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