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FLU CLINICS

Flu season is almost here! Due to the need for social distancing, we will be running our clinics as appointment only. These will take place on Saturday mornings and afternoons and Thursday mornings. We will contact you by letter with your appointment, and instructions for the day. You will still be able to have your flu vaccination if you have a pre-booked appointment with the doctor, nurse or healthcare assistant. Our first clinic will be Saturday 19th September, invites for that day are in the post!

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:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering 

Updated message from Gregg Fell, Director of Public Health, Sheffield:

https://sheffieldnewsroom.co.uk/news/help-us-keep-sheffield-safe-public-health-update-from-greg-fell/ 

Government Launch new Test, Track and Trace scheme:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works 

https://contact-tracing.phe.gov.uk/help/privacy-notice 

Test, track and trace

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. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JII7u1880_U 

Advice regarding Universal Credit:

www.sheffield.gov.uk/universalcredit 

Age 12-18 in Sheffield and feeling a little low or anxious?

Door 43

Keeping fit for your mental health:

https://www.movemoresheffield.com/#stayactive 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/ 

https://10today.co.uk/ 

A guide to mental health services in Sheffield:

https://www.shsc.nhs.uk/heretohelp

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:

https://www.smokefreesheffield.org/#quitforcovid 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-advice-for-smokers-and-vapers/covid-19-advice-for-smokers-and-vapers 

Stay alert, more information about what you can and can't do from 24th July 2020:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do 

How long should you self isolate for?

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance 

https://youtu.be/bQCP7waTRWU 

Helpful advice if you have Asthma or COPD:

https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/triggers/coronavirus-covid-19/ 

https://www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/coronavirus 

How to use your inhaler:

https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/inhaler-videos/ 

Advice for people with heart failure:

https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/heart-matters-magazine/news/coronavirus-and-your-health 

Guidance for diabetics:

https://www.diabetes.org.uk/about_us/news/coronavirus 

Been self isolating and need a sick note for work?

https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/ 

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

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-uk-visa-applicants-and-temporary-uk-residents?utm_source=3ad31da9-7831-460b-8325-1d8c9fd514e4&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate 

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.

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