Dr Naresh Raichura – Book of Condolence

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Hodnet Medical Practice have today announced on its website that a Book of Condolence is available in the practice.

The full announcement reads:

We now have a book of condolence for anyone who would like to add their thoughts. Please ask at reception. Thank you for your many kind comments already received, they are much appreciated.


Hodnet Medical Centre – Half day closure 16.09.19

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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 […]

Hodnet Medical Centre – Half Day Closure, 22 Nov 18

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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 […]

Hodnet Medical Centre – Extended Access Appointments

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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:


Hodnet Medical Centre – Ordering Repeat Medication

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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 […]

Medical Centre – New Telephone System Delayed

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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 […]

Hodnet Medical Centre – Flu Clinics 2018

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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 […]

Hodnet Medical Centre – Telephone Problems 14/8/18

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Hodnet Medical Centre has today on its website reported a problem with its telephone system:

Telephone Failure We are currently experiencing a problem with our existing telephone system. The engineers are working to address the problem, and expect the system to be up and running as soon as possible. We apologise for the inconvenience caused, and look forward to our […]

New Telephone System for Medical Centre

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Update Sept. 2018: This work has been delayed – more details here.

Patients at Hodnet Medical Centre may wish to be aware of the following information which has just been posted on the Practice website:

A new telephone system is scheduled to be installed at Hodnet Medical Centre week beginning Monday 30th July. The migration from the old network provider […]

Formal Notice of Closure of Ellerdine Branch Surgery

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Hodnet Medical Centre’s website carried the following announcement on 18th July regarding the formal closure of the branch surgery at Ellerdine:

Dear Patient/Householder,


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 […]

New Out of Hours Medical Help/Advice Arrangements from 17 July

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Hodnet Medical Centre’s website provides the following information about imminent changes to the provision of out of hours medical help or advice. From 17th July, the NHS 111 service will replace the current out-of-hours GP telephone access service provided by Shropdoc in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. See below for more details:

NHS 111 service to take calls out-of-hours across […]

Hodnet Medical Centre – Half Day Closure 26/06/2018

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Hodnet Medical Centre has announced in the news section on its website home page that it will be closed on the afternoon of Tuesday 26 June:

Half Day Closure 26/06/2018

Half day closure The surgery will be closed for half a day on: Tuesday 26th June 2018 from 12.30pm To allow all Practice staff to take part in a protected […]

Hodnet Medical Centre – Patient Access Problems

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Update August 2018 – We understand that this problem has now been resolved.

Earlier today (7 June 18) posted this announcement on its website:

Patient Access Problems (Posted on 7 Jun 2018)

Please be aware that Patient access is currently experiencing problems which affects the online prescription ordering system. This does not seem to affect patients newly registered to Patient […]

Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin CCGs – Extended Hours Survey

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Last week Hodnet Medical Centre published details of its Extended Opening Hours arrangements. Today, (9 May 18) it has published details of a survey which is currently being carried out by Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

The survey opened on Monday, 30 April, and closes on Friday, 25 May at 5pm.

All patients who are over […]

GP Extended Opening Hours

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This week (4 May 18) Hodnet Medical Centre has added information to its website about extended hours in which patients can make midweek evenings and weekend appointments with GPs and nurses.

The information which is in the form of the graphic below, states the extended hours service is operated by Shropdoc, and can be routine appointments can be booked by […]