Health, Social Care and Wellbeing


The Marches Medical Practice has its main surgery in Leominster, with a branch surgery in Bodenham.

Appointments may be made by telephoning the main surgery (01568-614141) or the branch surgery at Bodenham (01568-797000) or in person at either surgery.

Details, including the opening times of the Bodenham Surgery and the dispensing service there, are given on the Practice’s website, click here.


There are three defibrillators in the Village: one at the entrance door of the Parish Hall, one at the entrance of the GP Surgery and one at the entrance to the School.
The cases are not locked, though they do emit an alarm while open. The defibrillator equipment can easily be lifted out of the case and taken to the person in need. The defibrillator will speak out instructions and tell you where and how to place the pads onto the person’s chest.  It will talk you through what needs to happen from then on so, no training is necessary to operate it.

If you need to take the defibrillator, as soon as the emergency is over please inform the Bodenham Clerk, Chris Smith on 01568-797132.

Please let him know even if the defibrillator is not actually used. The Parish Council will clean the defibrillator, fit new pads if needed, and make sure it is ready for use again. This needs to be done as quickly as possible.

Bodenham and District Carers’ Group

The Group is open to anyone who cares for a relative or friend on an unpaid basis – even if that person doesn’t live with you or is in residential care. We meet on the third Monday of each month at 2pm at Siward James Community Centre, Bodenham HR1 3LS.

If you would like to know more about us, please contact:
Margaret James
Phone: 01568-797096
Email: Margaret James

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue service will give free advice on how to prevent fires from occurring and will give advice on other potential causes of accidents in the home.

Their Community Safety Teams can also visit your home at a time convenient to you and will fit a FREE Smoke Alarm. For more information call 0800-032-1155 or e-mail

Go to Herefordshire Council’s website here to find out about waste collection and recycling.

CoCo local community support: contact The Marches Surgery on 01568-797000
The Samaritans: call 116-123 or click here for helpful information
St.Michael’s Hospice
: call: 01432-852080 for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week support. Click here for more information
Age UK: For all types of support and information click here
Relate in Hereford
: for information on relationship support click here

The Garden Room Adult & Seniors Day Centre, Whitecross, Hereford: giving carers a breather and support, call 01432-278435

Bodenham Community Charityfor emergency funding and support email Susan Hack