PATIENTS are being asked to only contact a Herefordshire GP surgery if they need an urgent appointment today.

Due to Covid-19 related sickness, Hereford Medical Group's duty team, who deal with urgent, on the day, appointments has reduced staffing.

"This has had an impact on our capacity and we ask that patients only contact us if their issue is urgent for today," a spokesperson said.

"Our reception staffing levels have also been impacted, please be kind when contacting the practice via telephone."

Patients can book a limited selection of appointments via the NHS app and can also complete an online consult form for routine issues: