FLU SEASON AND VACCINATION
You may have seen the news that flu vaccination deliveries have been delayed. We will be contacting you shortly to ask if you are wanting the vaccination so we can plan our clinics in advance ready for when we are informed about our new delivery date. We are also still waiting for guidance from the government about a Covid vaccination booster programme. It is our intention that, if possible, we will offer both vaccines together at Burngreave Site so you only have to make one trip. If you receive correspondence from us asking for your intentions regarding flu and covid boosters please reply so we can try to organise in advance!
IT'S KNOW YOUR NUMBERS WEEK!
Knowing your blood pressure reading is really important as high blood pressure can increase your risk of a stroke or heart attack. Visit
Blood Pressure UK for more information.
NHS DIGITAL DATA SHARING
You may have seen something in the news about NHS digital and sharing of medical records. Please follow the link for more information
General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) - NHS Digital
If you would like to opt out, Please print out the form below and send it back to the surgery.
Opt out form
PARENTS, YOUNG ADULTS AND PREGNANT WOMEN
A new website has been launched by healthcare professionals in South Yorkshire. It has lots of advice for parents, young adults and pregnant women on common ailments and symptoms. The webpage can be translated into different languages using the ' accessibility tools' button at the bottom of the screen.
Home :: Healthier Together (sybhealthiertogether.nhs.uk)
LOCAL PUBLIC HEALTH COVID UPDATES:
Greg Fell - Sheffield Director of Public Health - YouTube
We understand your frustrations at trying to get through to us on the phone. We have invested in a new telephone system which should help to ease the problem. Please help us by only ringing to book an on the day appointment between 8.30-9.30am or 1-2pm. Appointments are still in very high demand, we are offering more GP consultations via telephone and face to face than before, but they do get taken very quickly. If you are requesting a prescription, the prescription line is very busy at 11am and 1pm, if you avoid ringing at those times you won't be waiting as long in the queue. If you have internet access, there are other ways of getting through to us. Please click on the online services tab above. You can request a phone consultation with the GP, or update your contact details without being registered for full online services. We would recommend that you do look to download the NHSapp which will allow you to book appointments, order prescriptions, change your contact details, and view your medical history. This includes your vaccination history so it will provide you with proof of your coronavirus vaccine when you have had it.
GETTING PROOF OF YOUR VACCINATION STATUS FOR TRAVEL PURPOSES
We do not provide coronavirus vaccination proof to enable travel. We would advise you to download the NHSapp. Please follow the link below to find other methods of obtaining proof.
Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
TEST AND TRACE SUPPORT PAYMENTS
You may be entitled to a £500 support grant if you have to take time off if you or a dependant child have been told to isolate by Test and Trace:
Coronavirus - Apply for a Test and Trace Support Payment (sheffield.gov.uk)
COVID19 VACCINATION PROGRAMME
We are pleased to let you know that our group of practices has been vaccinating the priority cohorts since Tuesday 22nd December. We are now inviting those in group 9 of the government’s priority groups. 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. If we have contacted you previously but you were unable to attend or you were hesitant about having the vaccine, there is still time. Please call Burngreave Surgery and we will book you an appointment as soon as we are able to. We are working with Sheffield City Council to provide transport to get people to The Flowers Health Centre if you are unable to get there yourself. We are encouraging everyone to have the vaccine, there are very few reasons why someone shouldn’t have it. Please follow the links below for further information:
Worries about AstraZeneca vaccine
If you could save a life
COVID Vaccination information for patients
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine Information - Doctors of the World ( VACCINE INFORMATION IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES)
BRITISH ISLAMIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (BIMA) STATEMENT ON COVID19 VACCINATION
BIMA have recommended the Pfizer & Astra Zeneca vaccines for at risk cohorts. Please click on the following link to read the full statements:
COVID-19 Vaccine Hub - Statements | British Islamic Medical Association (britishima.org)
TOP 10 QUESTIONS ABOUT VACCINES ANSWERED BY IMAMS AND SCHOLARS
Vaccination queries for the Muslim communities
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 Monday to Thursday, 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.
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
SELF CERTIFICATION NOTE
Doctor's sick notes are not needed until after you have been off work ill for longer than 7days. If you need a certificate for your employer before then, please download the following government form:
Self certification note
Wearing a mask in an enclosed space is expected 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 Test, Track and Trace scheme:
Foundry Primary Care Network Mental Health Team
In conjunction with The Foundry Primary Care Network, About our Primary Care Network (gpweb.org.uk) We were one of the first areas in the city to have a dedicated mental health team. We have a group of people who can help patients with mild, moderate or severe mental health problems. The team consists of emotional wellbeing workers, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JII7u1880_U a young person's mental health worker for people under 25, mental health nurses, mental health pharmacists, psychotherapists and psychiatrists, in addition to IAPT, counsellors and CBT therapists. The scheme has been so successful it is being rolled out across the city. If you are struggling, please get in touch, our team are waiting to help.
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:
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES:
Learning disabilities: your health | Sheffield Mental Health Guide
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE WITH AUTISM:
Autism: your health | Sheffield Mental Health Guide
Stop smoking services still offering help during pandemic:
What is the QUIT Programme? :: SYB ICS (sybics-quit.co.uk)
Stay alert, more information about what you can and can't do from September 2021:
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/
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