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 King Street & Bobblestock Surgeries 

 

King Street Surgery, 22a King Street, Hereford, HR4 9DA | Tel. 01432 272181  

        Fax. 01432 344725

 

Bobblestock Surgery, Grandstand Road, Hereford, HR4 9LP | Tel. 01432 354573

 

 You may be aware that King Street Surgery will be merging with four other Hereford medical practices on the 1st July 2018, to become Hereford Medical Group.

Unfortunately, as a result of the merger process all Patient Access on-line services will be unavailable from the 1st May until the 2nd July 2018.

 

The following on-line Patient Access services will be unavailable from 1st May to 2nd July:

Ordering repeat prescriptions, booking appointments, sending electronic messages, changing address details and registering as a new patient.

 

Please phone our prescription line 9.30am-12.30pm Monday to Friday on the above numbers option 2, alternatively you can e-mail kingst.prescriptions@nhs.net or order in person at either site in writing.

To register as a new patient you must visit the surgery.

 

We are unable to process routine prescription requests from Wednesday 9 May until Tuesday 15 May due to computer updates.

 

After the 2nd July 2018, patients who wish to use the Patient Access on-line services will be required to re-register for this service, by visiting reception at King Street Surgery or at another of the Hereford Medical Group sites with a form of ID.  We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.  We would like to thank you for your understanding and patience during our merger process.

 


Be healthy!


It seems that we are becoming an increasingly unhealthy nation with high rates of obesity, alcohol abuse, teenage pregnancy etc. often quoted in the media. If you have concerns about your own lifestyle and its effects on your health then you will find some useful resources and links to help guide you on this page.


Eat Smarter


Follow these simple steps for a healthier diet:

  1. Eat five portions of fruit or vegetables every day.

  2. Increase the amount of fibre in your diet.

  3. Eat plenty of starchy foods like bread, rice, pasta.

  4. Cut down the amount of fatty or fried food you eat. Try grilling instead of frying.

  5. Drink more water, and less caffeine-containing or sugary drinks.

  6. Cut down on your salt intake.

Get Fit


Aim for 30 minutes a day of moderate exercise, on 5 days of the week. You should aim to feel slightly breathless, sweaty and hot at the end of your session.

Watch Your Weight


Obesity increases the risk of many serious illnesses including heart disease, diabetes and some cancers to name just a few...


National studies have shown that most adults in the UK are overweight and that 1 in 5 is obese. Recent studies of UK children suggest that 1 in 4 is obese.


You can assess whether you are overweight by calculating your Body-Mass Index or BMI. In adults, a BMI of between 20 and 25 is ideal. A BMI of less than 20 indicates that you are underweight. A BMI of over 25 means that your are overweight. A BMI of over 30 indicates clinical obesity. You should seriously consider taking steps to reduce your weight.

You can work out your own BMI by visiting our BMI calculator page.

Drink Sensibly


The recommended limits for alcohol drinking are 21 units per week for men and 14 units per week for women. Sustained drinking above these limits increases your risk of liver disease, heart disease and high blood pressure.


As a general guide, half a pint of normal strength beer, a glass of unfortified wine or a single measure of spirits each contain 1 unit of alcohol. However you should be aware that many beers and wines are sold with increasing alcohol content in recent years and this guide may underestimate your alcohol consumption.

You can work out your own average alcohol consumption by visiting our Alcohol calculator page.

If you are worried about your alcohol consumption please feel free to discuss this with your doctor or practice nurse. You can also get more information from the links below.

Stop Smoking


Smoking causes heart disease, chronic obstructive airways disease, lung cancer, throat cancer... need we go on? Over 350,000 people are admitted to hospital each year with a smoking-related illness. Over 15% of 15-16 year-olds in the UK are smokers. Half of these will die from a smoking-related illness if they continue to do so.

No-one pretends that it is easy for everyone to give up smoking. However there is plenty of support available to help you do just that. If you want help in stopping smoking contact Halo Leisure and ask to make an appointment with a lifestyle coach. You can also discuss this with your local community pharmacist.


You can also get more information from the links below.

Play Safely


It can be embarrassing to talk about sex and sexual health issues. It can be even more embarrassing or worrying if you find yourself with an unwelcome infection or unexpected pregnancy... The websites below are some of many that offer advice on sexual health including general advice, contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and how to avoid them.

Don't forget that your doctor or practice nurses are available to discuss your concerns confidentially.

Travel Healthy


If you don't want your trip spoiled by ill health then you should ensure that you have prepared for possible health problems. The websites below offer advice on travel health including recommended vaccinations and malaria schedules, basic hygiene/food and avoidance of injury and sunburn.

Remember - If you need travel vaccinations for your holiday, please don't leave it until the last minute before booking in with our nurses to discuss your plans.

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