Face coverings still required in practice:
Public health guidance remains in place suggesting individuals should continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces, where you may come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
With current case rates in South Yorkshire remaining high the Directors of Public Health for Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield are advising that well fitted and correctly worn face masks have made a difference to transmission rates through the course of the pandemic and are therefore encouraging people to continue to wear them.
You will still be required to wear a face covering when using NHS services. We ask that patients continue to wear face coverings when visiting our practice. Hand sanitiser is also available for you to use whilst in practice and we ask that you continue to maintain a safe distance from other patients whilst in the waiting room.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Changes to the appointment system.
We will be making changes to the appointment booking system from Tuesday 23rd November. Please click on this link for further information. Appointment changes
GPs In Crisis
There have been a number of misleading articles in the press recently about how GPs are working and what we do all day. Please be reassured that we are working as hard as we can to try and meet the demand. Please click below for more information
FLU SEASON AND VACCINATION
We are coming to the end of the flu season, there is still time to get your jab, please contact the surgery to book an appointment. Avoid calling a busy times like 8.30-9am, 11am or 1-2pm. You shouldn't have difficulty getting through at other times. We are holding a clinic on Saturday 11th December at Burngreave from 8.30-1pm.
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
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)
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
Updated information about Sheffield:
Covid-19 | SheffNews.
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)
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.