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Sarum House Surgery
 Sarum House Surgery

Reception: (01432) 265422
Prescriptions (01432) 271736
Fax: (01432) 271 610
sarum.web@nhs.net
Thursday 14th June 2018 - We have a problem with our telephones this morning. The telephone provider has been informed and is working on the problem. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

GDPR - General Data Protection Regulations ( posted on May 24, 2018 )

On 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulations come into effect.  As a result we have updated our data protection policies and have developed a patient privacy notice.  These have been developed jointly with four ohter practices in Hereford City Centre who we will be merging with on 1st July to form Hereford Medical Group.  As a result, the documents cover both the existing pratices and the new practice. These can be found by clicking the links below:

 

 

Friday 2nd March - Weather update ( posted on Mar 2, 2018 )

7.45am

Our staff have battled in through the snow and the surgery is open today although appointment availability will be for urgent matters only. 

 

We would ask patients who have appointments booked to let us know as soon as possible if they are not able to make their appointments. This will allow the doctors and nurses to plan the care of those patients who do need to be seen today. 


Thank you 

How much do you know about how a GP surgery works? ( posted on Feb 5, 2018 )

We’ve all been to the doctor, right?  We know how it works; we know how to get an appointment and what to say when we go.  I’m always surprised at how little people do understand about how their doctor’s surgery really works, and how to get the best out of them. 

 

In this article a GP explains how your GP practice works.  Take a look, you may be interested in what it says! 

Self referral to physiotherapy ( posted on Jan 16, 2018 )

If you feel that you need a referral to the practice based physiotherapist then you do not necessarily need to see a GP.  If you complete this form and drop into the reception team then the physiotherapist will review your needs and, if appropriate, arrange an appointment for an assessment.

Help us to help you ( posted on Dec 29, 2017 )

The Royal College of GPs' '3 before GP' refers to three questions patients should ask themselves before booking an appointment with their GP.

 

Friday 22nd December ( posted on Dec 22, 2017 )

Please note:

 

The surgery will be closed between 12.30pm and 3.30pm on Friday 22nd December.  The surgery will reopen at 3.30pm and remain open until 6pm. 

 

For today only, urgent prescription requests will also be accepted on the main surgery number after 3.30pm - 01432 265422.

 

If you have a query which cannot wait until 3.30pm, please call 07908 358955.  This number should be used for URGENT requests only. 

 

Thank you and Merry Christmas

Article in the Hereford Times ( posted on Jun 22, 2017 )

We are currently working with 4 other practices in Hereford City Centre with a view to merging in April 2018.  The practices are: Moorfield House Surgery, Greyfriars Surgery, King St and Bobblestock Surgeries and Quay House Medical Centre.

As part of our communication with our patients, a letter was recently sent to the Hereford Times explaining the reasons for the merger.  This letter has been taken by the newspaper to produce an article on the merger plans which has been published today.  

A copy of the letter that was sent to the newspaper, which contains a bit more information about why we are working towards a merger of services, can be found by clicking here

National Diabetes Audit ( posted on Jun 22, 2017 )

We are taking part in an important national project about diabetes care and treatment in the NHS. The project is called the National Diabetes Audit (NDA).  Please click here for more information about what this means and what information we will be submitting. 

National Cyber Attack - update on local services ( posted on May 15, 2017 )

Services are currently operating as normal in Herefordshire and the CCG have issed guidance for patients who may be concerned that their service will be affected.  This can be accessed by clicking here.

Direct access to physiotherapist appointments ( posted on Apr 26, 2017 )

Our Physiotherapist, Sue Skyrme, can now see you for an initial consultation without needing to see a GP first. This is ideal for anyone with:

  • back pain (less than 6 weeks)
  • ankle/shoulder/knee problems
  • sprains

Sue will assess your problem and give you a plan for treatment/ exercises that will help you. If she feels that a GP could also help then she will advise you of this.

 

Ask reception for a ‘physio triage’ assessment if you are contacting us for an appointment and think you might benefit from this.


Sarum House Newsletter - issue 8 - April 2017 ( posted on Apr 26, 2017 )

Sarum House Newsletter - April 2017 

The latest edition of our newsletter is now available in the surgery or by clicking here. 

Dementia Friends ( posted on Jan 23, 2017 )

We are always keen to ensure that we provide support and care to all of our patients and during a staff training session last week we learnt about how we could better support patients, and their families, with dementia.  As a result, most of our reception and administration staff are now 'dementia friends'.

 


Pharmacy First Minor Ailment Scheme ( posted on Jan 20, 2017 )

Did you know that you can now visit a pharmacy for advice and treatment for a range of minor ailments? This may be more convenient for you at busy times of the week, or even during weekends or evenings, depending on the opening times of the pharmacies taking part. The ailments covered include: allergies/hay fever, conjunctivitis (sticky eye), eczema/contact dermatitis, insect bites/stings, threadworm, athlete's foot, diarrhoea, indigestion or heartburn, skin rashes or itches, or vaginal thrush. Click here for more information and a list of the Herefordshire pharmacies taking part in this scheme.

Winter - Extra Appointments Available ( posted on Jan 4, 2017 )

Over the winter period we will be offering additional appointments (up to 10% extra per day) in order to speed up access to see a GP. 


  • These additional appointments will be available on most days
  • Patients who call for an appointment on the day may be asked for the reason for their request in order to ensure that they are able to speak to the most appropriate professional.
  • Patients may be offered an initial telephone call with a GP to discuss their symptoms before being booked for a face-to-face appointment. 

Sarum House Newsletter - September 2016 ( posted on Oct 13, 2016 )

The latest edition of our newsletter is now available in the surgery or by clicking here

New surgery development ( posted on Jul 21, 2016 )

Find out more about our plans to develop a new surgery building by clicking on our dedicated website page.

Ear syringing ( posted on Jul 15, 2016 )

You may be aware from the media that patient demand in General Practice is increasing and yet practice resource levels have barely changed. As a result, we have had to review the range of services offered by our nurses.

 

Patients are finding that there are longer waiting times to book an appointment for essential nursing services such Long Term Condition reviews, ECGs and wound care.  We have to prioritise our clinical services to ensure those most in need have the treatment required. Ear syringing - where not needed for clinical reasons - is not funded.  Therefore we have reluctantly taken the decision that we will not be offering ear syringing appointments at Sarum House.  We have produced a leaflet which explains other options.  

 

There are also other highly effective self-care methods that you can use to keep your ears clear of wax. Please see your local Pharmacist for advice. 

Developing our surgery ( posted on Jun 29, 2016 )

Together with three other surgeries in Hereford, Sarum House is seeking to develop a new premises from which to deliver our services.  This would be a purpose built centre with brand new facilities.  As part of this development, we are holding a public information event about the plans on Tuesday 12th July.  The event will take place at the Town Hall between 12.30pm and 8pm.  If you would like to find out more, then please feel free to drop in between those times. 

 

New GP - Dr Hayley Driver ( posted on Jun 3, 2016 )

 

We are pleased to welcome Dr Hayley Driver who has joined the practice and will be working on Monday, Tuesday and Friday.  Dr Driver is from Hereford originally and is returning to live here after spending time living in the Midlands. 

New Herefordshire Sexual Health Service ( posted on May 17, 2016 )

There is a new Herefordshire sexual health service which replaces the service that used to be based at Gaol Street.  

 

The new Sexual Health Clinic is now open and replaces the service that used to be run at Gaol Street clinic.

The new clinic can be found at:
29-30 Commercial Rd, Hereford, HR1 2BG
01432 266908

Further information, opening times and free home testing kits can be found on the website:
www.knowyourstuff.nhs.uk

Sarum House Newsletter - May 2016 edition ( posted on May 5, 2016 )

Issue 6 of the Sarum House Newsletter is now available to pick up in the surgery, or click here to see it now.

Sarum House Newsletter - May 2016 edition ( posted on May 5, 2016 )

Issue 6 of the Sarum House Newsletter is now available to pick up in the surgery, or click here to see it now.

Dr Malins is retiring ( posted on Feb 8, 2016 )

 

After many years at Sarum House, Dr Malins will be retiring on Friday 4th March. 

 

Patients will continue to be able to see other GPs in the surgery and, in June, we will be joined by a new GP, Dr Hayley Driver. 

 

We would like to wish Dr Malins a long, healthy and happy retirement. 

Flu Vaccination Season 2015 ( posted on Sep 4, 2015 )

Flu Vaccination Season 2015

The flu vaccination season is now upon us - click here to see if you are eligible for a flu vaccination and for the dates of our October flu clinics.

Be Sunsmart! ( posted on Jun 16, 2015 )

See our Health Advice page for updated advice and guidance on why and how to avoid sun damage this summer

Induction Loop ( posted on Apr 7, 2015 )

Induction loop notice

 

We now have a portable induction loop for use by those who have a hearing aid with a ''t'' setting.  If you would like to make use of this during your consultation with a doctor or nurse, then please let our receptionists know when you arrive.

Newsletter Issue 3 available now! ( posted on Mar 26, 2015 )

The Spring 2015 issue of our practice newsletter is available now. Click here to read it now, or pick up a copy from the surgery.

Sarum House Newsletter: issue 2! ( posted on Dec 18, 2014 )

The latest issue of the Sarum House Newsletter is now available to view here or pick up a copy in the surgery. Contains up-to-date surgery news and other useful and seasonal information. A large print version is also available from reception.

Sarum House Newsletter! ( posted on Sep 20, 2014 )

For latest news and information, as well as more about Sarum House GP Surgery, please see Issue 1 of the Sarum House Newsletter! - pick up a copy from reception or the waiting room or click here to view it now.

Flu vaccinations for children ( posted on Sep 20, 2014 )

This year, flu vaccines are available for 2,3,and 4 year olds, and also for those in school years 7 and 8 at secondary school. This vaccine is given as a nasal spray rather than an injection. These vaccinations will not be done at the Saturday flu clinics so please contact the surgery for an appointment for your child on 01432 265422. For more information, see the Flu Vaccinations 2014 tab on our main menu.

NHS England ( posted on Sep 21, 2013 )

How information about you helps us to provide better care     •Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so we can provide the best possible care for everyone.    •This information along with your postcode and NHS number but not your name, are sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information.   •This allows those planning NHS services or carrying out medical research to use information from different parts of the NHS in a way which does not identify you.    You have a choice.    •If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything. •If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please inform a member of the practice team who will record this on your medical records    •More information can be found  www.nhs.uk/caredata

Flu & You ( posted on Sep 21, 2013 )

Flu & You
 
IS IT FOR YOU?
 
To protect people who are most at-risk of serious illness or death if they develop flu, the Department of Health recommends flu vaccination every year for everyone in the groups below:-
 
 
•People aged 65 years and over
•All those aged 6 months or older with the following conditions
•Chest problems
•Chronic heart disease
•Diabetes
•Chronic kidney disease
•Chronic liver disease
•Chronic neurological disease
•People who are immunosuppressed, have no spleen or on medication that lowers the immune system
•Pregnant women
•People living in long stay residential care homes
•Carers
Sarum House Flu vaccination clinics are:-
Saturday 5th October 2013  8.30 - 11.00
Saturday 19th October 2013  8.30 - 11.00
PLEASE PRINT AND COMPLETE A FLU VACCINATION LETTER AND BRING THIS WITH YOU.

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