February News...

*Following a NHS England audit we will be stopping emailed prescription requests on 31st March 2019. Patients are encouraged to use the Access system to order medication. Please contact Alison Harries to obtain a password.

*   Staffing Sister Kim Harries has now joined the practice for four days a week. Kim has been the Diabetes Nurse here for many years but will now be taking on a more extensive chronic disease role.  The practice will not now have a medical student until May.

* The Virtual PPG website is now live. The website is MyPPG.

*Ear Wax Removal  Lesley Woakes, Head of Primary Care at the CCG, has responded to the PPG and offered to come to a meeting (hopefully April) to discuss this ongoing issue.

* A Memorial Walk is planned for the Spring more news on which later.  

*Training dates: Leintwardine surgery will be closed for the afternoon on the following dates 13 March, 12 June, 11 Sept, 11 Dec '19 for staff training.


On-line Services

Herefordshire CCG is keen that to promote on-line prescription ordering. Patients will need a password to do this but this is the same password that is used for booking appointments. The password also gives access to blood test results and immunisation history. E-mail addresses for the dispensaries will be switched off n 31st March 2019. On-line medication ordering is a much safer and reliable method of obtaining medication as there is much less room for error. To obtain your password please contact the Practice Manager r Alison Harries.

Medical Exemption Certificates

Medical exemption certificates need to be renewed regularly. The certificate currently lasts for a period of 5 years so it’s easy to forget to renew them but failure to do so may result in a £150 fine.  

General Information

A mobile phone appointment text service is now in operation and so you don’t miss your appointment and all you have to do is give the receptionist your mobile number. 

Recycle Your Inhalers etc.  The practice pharmacies will happily receive  your used inhalers including the pods for recycling.