COVID19 VACCINATION PROGRAMME
We are pleased to let you know that our group of practices will begin vaccinating the priority cohort on Tuesday 22nd December. We are in the process of contacting those patients who are eligible, so please do not call us. Because of the nature of the vaccine available, we are delivering the service as group with other local practices. Appointments will be at The Flowers Health Centre. The vaccine has to be used in a very short space of time, so appointments are likely to be booked at short notice.
COVID Vaccination information for patients
BRITISH ISLAMIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (BIMA) STATEMENT ON COVID19 VACCINATION
BIMA have recommended the Pfizer vaccine for at risk cohorts. Please click on the following link to read the full statement:
TOP 10 QUESTIONS ABOUT VACCINES ANSWERED BY IMAMS AND SCHOLARS
Vaccination queries for the Muslim communities
FREE VITAMIN D FOR PATIENTS AT HIGH RISK OF COVID19 COMPLICATIONS
Patients who are on the Governments Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (Shielding) list are eligible for free Vitamin D supplements, click on the following link for more information:
Get vitamin D supplements if you're at high risk from coronavirus (COVID-19) - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
HERRIES ROAD BRANCH IS OPEN!
We are pleased to announce we have reopened Herries Road. The new national guidelines have altered this plan slightly, so we will be open just on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9.30am-1.30pm. There will be GP, Nurse and Healthcare appointments on site. Please call 0114 2326590 during opening hours to book an appointment.
We have held a number of successful Saturday flu clinics at both Burngreave and Herries Road. There are still a number of people who are high risk of complications from the flu who have not been vaccinated. Please call or email the surgery if you would like to have the injection. Follow the link below for more information:
Flu - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
LONG COVID SYMPTOMS
If you have had the coronavirus infection, you may find your recovery has not been straightforward, The NHS has launched a service to help people who may be suffering from Long Covid. Click below for more information
Your COVID Recovery | Supporting your recovery after COVID-19
Wearing a mask in an enclosed space is now mandatory in England. People with certain conditions are exempt. Please download and keep one of these cards if exemption applies to you.
Mask exemption cards
If you do not have a face mask, see below on how to make your own:
Updated information about Sheffield:
Covid-19 | SheffNews.
Government Launch new Test, Track and Trace scheme:
Introducing Trudi, our emotional wellbeing worker!
In conjunction with The Foundry Primary Care Network, Trudi is employed to help support patients from Burngreave, Firth Park and Page Hall Surgeries and Sheffield Medical Centre. We are proud of the work she does to help patients cope with mental health illnesses. Our support team will be growing next week with the addition of Paul, our mental health nurse and Maggie, our psychotherapist. They will work alongside existing services like IAPT, counsellors and CBT therapists.
Advice regarding Universal Credit:
Age 12-18 in Sheffield and feeling a little low or anxious?
Keeping fit for your mental health:
A guide to mental health services in Sheffield:
If you need a blood test but would prefer not to come to the surgery, we can refer you to a new drive through blood sampling service at Sheffield Arena:
Drive through phlebotomy
Stop smoking services still offering help during pandemic:
Stay alert, more information about what you can and can't do from 24th July 2020:
How long should you self isolate for?
Helpful advice if you have Asthma or COPD:
How to use your inhaler:
Advice for people with heart failure:
Guidance for diabetics:
Been self isolating and need a sick note for work?
Information and services for refugees and asylum seekers
Support for Asylum seekers English
Support for Asylum seekers Arabic
Support for Asylum seekers Tigrinya
Support for Asylum seekers Kurdish
Increase in domestic violence during Coronavirus pandemic
if you need help or advice, contact: http://www.ashianasheffield.org/
If you are in danger and unable to talk on the phone, call 999 and listen to the questions from the operator and if possible, respond by coughing or tapping the head set.
Call 999 from a mobile
If prompted, press 55 to Make yourself heard and this will transfer your call to the police.
Pressing 55 only works on mobiles and does not allow police to track your location.
Call 999 from a landline
If only background noise can be heard and operators cannot decide whether an emergency service is needed, then you will be connected to a police call handler.
If you replace the handset, the landline may remain connected for 45 seconds in case you pick up again.
When 999 calls are made from landlines, information about your location should be automatically available to the call handlers to help provide a response.