Fownhope Medical Centre

01432860235 Common Hill Lane, Fownhope , Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 4PZ

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 16 ratings for this GP surgery


  • Patient Focus Group
  • New Partners
  • Winning GP Practice for Carers


Fownhope Medical Centre is situated in a beautiful farmland
setting in the village of Fownhope providing family medical and dispensing
services to a widely dispersed population of approximately 5000 patients. The
practice area extends as far as Hereford and to the outskirts of
Ross-on-Wye and Ledbury.

The surgery has been recently extended and refurbished and has 8
consulting rooms and spacious waiting areas for patients. We have a large car park with easy access.

Our Dispensary is able to issue prescriptions to patients who live more than 1 mile from a pharmacy,  in addition we have a home delivery service for those patients who find it difficult to make collections in person.

At Fownhope Medical Centre we can offer;

  • Urgent appointments booked on the day
  • Pre-bookable appointments with a doctor of your choice
  • Telephone appointments

We offer an online service for booking appointments and ordering repeat medication.

We are a training Practice and we often have a Registrar Doctor with us completing their final year of specialist GP training.

Opening times

Reception times

Monday 08:00 - 13:0013:00 - 18:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 13:0013:00 - 18:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 13:0013:00 - 18:30
Thursday 08:00 - 13:0013:00 - 18:30
Friday 08:00 - 13:0013:00 - 18:30
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Surgery times

Monday 08:30 - 11:3015:30 - 18:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 11:3015:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 11:3015:30 - 18:00
Thursday 08:30 - 11:3015:30 - 18:00
Friday 08:30 - 11:3015:30 - 18:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Out of hours

If you need to see a Doctor urgently outside of surgery opening hours telephone: 111

Last verified on 29/04/2014


  • Dr Richard Kippax
  • Dr Alison Wood
  • Dr Mike Hearne
  • Dr Dinah Hawkyard

To read more about us and to find other staff members please view our staff page.

GPs at this practice

2 male and 2 female GPs

Online facilities

  • Online appointment booking: Data not available Online appointment booking
  • Order or view repeat prescriptions online: Data not available Order or view repeat prescriptions online

This GP does not currently offer online services. Find out more about accessing online services.

Data source: NHS Digital

Latest news

Patient Focus Group

  Patient Focus Group

 The Patient Focus Group has developed an Action Plan for 2014/15 to improve services at the surgery. Have a look at the Patient Focus Group page on our website to find out more…

 To read or download a full copy of our Local Patient Participation Report and Action Plan 2014/15 visit the 'Our Documents' page of the website.

Last updated on 29 April 2014.

New Partners

Partners to join Fownhope Medical Centre in June 2014.

 We are delighted to announce that Dr Dinah Hawkyard who has been salaried at the practice, will become a partner.

 Dr Hawkyard has been working at the practice for 3 years having returned from New Zealand with her young family and physiotherapist husband. Dr Hawkyard is from an established medical background having qualified at Birmingham University and trained as a GP in York.

 Dr Richard Kippax will be joining the practice as our 4th partner. 

 Richard has a long association with Herefordshire having trained as a GP at Cantilupe Surgery and worked as a Senior House Officer in Hereford Hospital. Working as a GP at the Belmont Medical Centre since 1995, his main interests are in vascular medicine, paediatrics, mental health, men's health and dermatology.

We look forward to Richard joining the partnership and bringing his skills and style to Fownhope.

Last updated on 29 April 2014.

Winning GP Practice for Carers

Carers award

 We are thrilled to announce Fownhope Medical Centre holds the following title:

 Winning GP Practice for Carers Support for 2013 as voted for by Herefordshire Carers.

 This award was set up by Herefordshire Carers Support to raise awareness of the needs of family Carers and services that can support them. Nominations were made by Carers across Herefordshire.

 If you look after a friend or relative who could not manage without you due to illness, disability or addiction you are a Carer. Let us know so that the GPs and Nurses can support you.

 We have a designated Carer Lead at the surgery who works with Herefordshire Carers Support.

 Herefordshire Carers Support offers free information, support and practical help.

Find more information and a direct link to their website by clicking on 'Support Available in Herefordshire' on our website.

Last updated on 29 April 2014.

Sculpture for Fownhope surgery

Walenty Pytel 'Core of the Community'

Fownhope Medical Centre is proud to display a work of art by world famous sculptor Walenty Pytel.

 Fownhope Medical Centre invited primary schools within its practice area to submit their pupils’ ideas and inspiration for a sculpture by Walenty Pytel who lives locally. 

The sculpture takes pride of place on the recently extended Fownhope Medical Centre situated in a beautiful orchard location on the edge of Fownhope village. 

Liz Moore – Practice Manager says ‘We wanted to encourage local children to be aware of and take pride in their health community’ 

Hannah Drury from Woolhope inspired Mr Pytel with her entry entitled:

‘Fownhope Medical Centre – Core of the Community’  

Liz Moore ‘We received some excellent entries but felt that Hannah had imaginatively captured local sentiments’ 

The artwork  focuses on an apple motif surrounded by foliage. Walenty Pytel commented that this is an unusual piece for him as he tends to represent animals in his work and it challenged the sculptor to recreate new forms. 

Walenty Pytel works in steel and bronze and takes his inspiration from nature. His distinctive work is displayed across Europe in public spaces and corporate settings.  

Last updated on 16 December 2013.

A New Prescription Delivery Van!

Thanks to the huge amount of support from local people the Fownhope and District Medical Trust has been able to purchase a brand new prescription delivery van. This means patients who are unable to collect medication from the surgery will continue to receive the delivery service.

The Medical Trust was established in 1994 and continues to raise funds to purchase specialist equipment for Fownhope Medical Centre which is not usually available at a GP Surgery.

Last updated on 12 September 2012.

Key facts

Registered patients


Weekday evening and weekend appointments offered here or nearby

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Latest reviews of this gp practice

excellent surgery

I have been a patient of this surgery for a number of years and always found the service to be excellent. This applies to GP – whether th...

2 July 2017

Very Supportive

I am a family member of a patient at this surgery. When I contacted them with my concerns regarding the patient, they were sympathetic an...

7 September 2016

Excellent - a real treasure.

This is such a good surgery - all staff are helpful and the pharmacy is extremely useful.

26 April 2016

Outstanding practice and staff

The staff at this practice deserve praise and thanks for the wonderful job they do. The reception staff are always so friendly and hel...

1 April 2016

This is a terrific surgery and I've known a few!

Moved here from the South East last year and after 6 visits (unusual, I’m not that sick!) I’ve found everyone at Fownhope to be very frie...

24 February 2016

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Last updated on 10 September 2014.

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