Greyfriars Surgery25 St Nicholas StreetHereford, HR4 0BHTel: 01432 265717
All consultations are by appointment only and are usually with the patient's own doctor, or if more appropriate, a practice nurse. In an urgent case you will be seen as soon as possible. If uncertain of if, how or where you should be seen the receptionists will assist you.
Appointment times are Monday – Friday 08:30 – 17:30
You can book appointments online via the link at the top of this page. You need to sign up in person with identification at the surgery to access this service and viewing medical records.
Our Nurse practitioner is a highly skilled nurse who has completed three years of extra training, qualifying her to diagnose, treat and prescribe. She runs a clinic every morning for those patients who need to be seen quickly that day.
If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else.
In addition to the practice’s normal opening hours, you can also book an appointment in the evenings and at weekends. This may be with a different GP, nurse or location than you are used to. These appointments are pre-bookable by contacting the surgery during our opening times – please ask for an extended access appointment.
Whilst we encourage our patients to come to the surgery, where we have the proper equipment and facilities available, we do appreciate this is not always possible. In this respect, if you do need a home visit, you can help us by calling reception before 11:00.
You may only request a home visit if you are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. Your GP will only visit you at home if they think that your medical condition requires it and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed. Please bear this in mind and be prepared to provide suitable details to enable the doctor to schedule house calls
You can also be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP. You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.
You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).
It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.
You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.
The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.
For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)
Our practice nurses are highly skilled Nurses who have completed extra training to manage a wide variety of illnesses. They are specialists in Diabetes, Asthma, COPD and heart diease. They can also advise on travel and all aspects of womens health.
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