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Wargrave House Surgery23 St Owen StreetHerefordHerefordshire, HR1 2JBTel: 01432 272285
**COVID VACCINE INVITATION LETTERS**
We are aware that some patients have received letters that are not for them due to a technical issue.
We have reported this incident to the ICO and CCG.
We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience and would like to reassure you that it is being investigated.
If you have received a letter, please destroy it.
We will be in touch via telephone to book you an appointment in line with the Covid vaccination guidelines.
To reduce the risk of cervical cancer, it is advised that smear tests are performed every three years on all women between the ages of 25 and 65. It is sometimes necessary to perform smear tests more often than this. The Health Authority will notify you when your test is due. If you have any questions regarding smear tests please feel free to discuss them with the practice nurses or doctors.
The doctors and nurses provide advice on all aspects of family planning. Implants and coils can be fitted at the surgery.
This clinic is held on Wednesdays with 2 practice nurses. Childhood immunisations are given by the practice nurse. If your child is ill it is important that you attend one of the ordinary doctors' surgeries, to prevent spread of infection to the other well babies.
These are run by the practice nurses and take place on a regular basis. For further details please enquire at reception.
They carry out blood tests, blood pressure control, smoking cessation and weight control working under the supervision of the practice nurses.
We have midwives at the surgery who provide antenatal and postnatal care. Throughout your pregnancy the doctors and midwives work closely with each other. Please book directly with the midwife if you think you may be pregnant and they will be able to discuss your antenatal care in more detail.
We carry out standard checks on 6-8 week old children and their mothers to a set criteria. More information about your 6 week check can be found on NHS choices, in your red book, on the NICE guidelines website or to see our practice leaflet on 6 week checks click here.
Minor surgical procedures are performed at the surgery.
This screening test for breast cancer is offered to our female patients between the ages of 50 and 70. You will be notified by the Hereford Breast Screening Service by post when this is due. They will also write to you with the result of the screening test. Please feel free to discuss any concerns you may have with one of the doctors or nurses.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need 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.
For information about the area you are travelling to please follow this link: https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
It is important to fill in our travel form as early as possible - at least 8 weeks before you travel - as an appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations, for which we need the relevant vaccinations in stock. Your 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.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse. PLEASE BE AWARE THIS NEEDS TO BE SIGNED BEFORE HANDING IN.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:Wargrave
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.
A full price list can be downloaded from here.
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