HEREFORD Medical Group has issued a warning to all its patients after a suspicious phone call.

The group, which runs Station Medical Centre, said it received a report that one of its patients was contacted by someone pretending to be from the surgery.

The person asked about the medication that the patient was taking and told them that they would require a panic alarm at a monthly cost.


But the group, which also runs Quay House Medical Centre and Credenhill Surgery, said that luckily, the patient did not pass on their bank details to the caller.

Instead, the patient contacted the medical group to see whether this was a genuine call, which it wasn't.


"We would like to reassure our patients that we would never call and ask for payment information unexpectedly," a spokesperson said.

"The only time you will be asked by us to pay a fee is when you have requested a specific report or service that attracts a pre-agreed charge.

"HMG is not associated with this alarm company in any way, and will never make any patient information available to third parties."