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Information for Patients Following Referrals to Hospital

Our secretarial staff have had a very high number of calls recently asking for information regarding their referrals.   Unfortunately GP Surgeries in Herefordshire do not have access to Hereford Hospital's Appointments Systems.

We would therefore be grateful if you could telephone The Referral Management Centre on 01432 383100, as this is a dedicated line for patient queries.

If your query relates to a Radiology Referral, please call 01432 364014.


Please note the surgery will be closed on bank holidays Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June.


The surgery will re-open on Monday 6 June.

Job opportunities at Much Birch Surgery

We currently have the following positions available. Please enquire with Lydia Hughes for more information on 01981 540 310


Receptionist - closing date 20/05/22


Practice Nurse / Treatment Room Nurse - closing date 31/05/22


Opportunities availble for GPs looking for salaried or Partnership roles - speak to Lydia Hughes 01981 540 310


Patients in the below categories can book a spring covid vaccine booster, approximately 6 months after their third (booster) vaccination:

You can book online here or call 119.
Patients may also receive a text message from the surgery, offering to book at one of our neighboring surgeries. Please note, we are NOT holding any spring booster vaccine clinics at Much Birch Surgery.
Information on the vaccine is available on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine - NHS ( website.

Happy Retirement to Julia! 12.04.22

We bid a sad farewell today! Julia, our longstanding Healthcare Assistant and Dispenser has retired today after 21 years at the surgery.

We thank you Julia, for your long and dedicated service to Much Birch Surgery, the local community and the NHS. You will be so missed by both patients and staff.

Goodbye Dr Downing! 29.03.22

In March we bid a fond farewell to our wonderful GP Partner, Jane Downing. Dr Downing will be sorely missed by both staff and patients. We wish Jane a very happy retirement and we can’t wait to hear what exciting things await her!