Below, you will find the latest news and current information for our practice during the COVID-19 pandemic
For the latest NHS Guidance on COVID-19, please click the following link: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Current COVID-19 symptoms are:
What to do if you have symptoms
If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:
- Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.
- Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.
Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get your result. For more information about how to get a test, please click here.
Sheffield Drive-Through Bloods Service
The drive through phlebotomy service will be moving to Building 183 (Former Blood Service site), Longley Lane, Sheffield, S5 7JN from Monday 14th December.
The service at the Sheffield Arena will close on Thursday 10 December and will re-open at the new location on Monday 14th December. The service will be open from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) and 8.30am to 1pm on Saturday. For more information, please click here to view the information leaflet.
We will be contacting our patients when we have more information regarding the vaccination and when it will be distributed. For more information about the vaccine, please click here. Currently, the vaccinations will not be administered at our surgery. Details will be given to you where to go when we book your appointment.
If you have a Covid vaccination booked, please be advised that you may have to wait outside whilst you wait for your turn, this is to reduce the number of people in the practice at one time and to ensure social distancing can be maintained.
After you have had your vaccination you will be asked to wait 15 minutes so staff can observe you in case you have a reaction. If the waiting area does get too full we have a marquee set up for patients to wait in outside.
Although you will be sheltered under a marquee, it is still cold and therefore it’s advised that you:
• Do not arrive at the practice too early for your appointment, please only arrive a maximum of 10 minutes early
• Please wrap up warm – bring a big coat, hat, gloves and a scarf
• Have transport arrangements planned beforehand
British Islamic Medical Association’s position statement on COVID-19 vaccination
(15/01/21) - The British Islamic Medical Association has issued position statements on both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccinations. They recommend both vaccinations for eligible individuals in the Muslim community. Their statements are also endorsed by the Muslim Council of Britain, which can be viewed by clicking the following link - https://mcb.org.uk/resources/coronavirus/#vaccine.
The Second Lockdown
From 5th November - 2nd December 2020, the government announced a second lockdown. However, we are still here to help you. We are still open 8am - 6pm as usual, over the phone. We are currently still running a GP telephone-only appointment service, so please give us a call if you need to speak to a GP.
Flu jab for Health and Social Workers
(13/11/20) - If you are employed at a Health and Social workplace such as a care home, you are entitled to have a free NHS flu jab at our practice. Call us on 0114 242 6428, to make an appointment.
Appointments at the practice
If you need an appointment please ring the surgery at 8am. You will then be directed to the most appropriate clinician such as a doctor, nurse, pharmacist or physiotherapist. If there are no appointments left you may be asked to call again for non urgent matters the next day.
A clinician will conduct a telephone appointment and if a physical examination is required or a face to face assessment is necessary you will be brought to the surgery at an appropriate time. NHS England have created a video about how General Practices are functioning throughout COVID. To watch the video, please click here.
We are experiencing a high demand in phone calls and are sorry that it can be difficult to get an appointment. We are all working very hard to provide a fair service for our patients and hope you can bear with us at this difficult time.
If you have an upcoming appointment, PLEASE read this information leaflet before attending: Instructions for patients coming in.pdf
Greg Fell, Director of Public Health in Sheffield tries to clear some of the confusion existing at present over the guidelines and talks about getting back to basics. To view his latest video, please click here.
COVID-19 Advice For Your Health Condition
If are pregnant or you have one of the following long term conditions: asthma, heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic lung disease, please follow the links below for COVID-19 advice specific to your condition.
Inflammatory Arthritis: https://www.nras.org.uk/news/coronavirus-what-we-know-so-far
Respiratory/Lung Disease: https://www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/coronavirus/people-living-with-lung-condition
Heart Disease: https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/heart-matters-magazine/news/coronavirus-and-your-health
NHS Volunteer Responders
Do you need some help while self-isolating? If you, or someone you know, needs a hand with collecting shopping or prescriptions, or just wants someone to talk to, the new NHS Volunteers Responders service can help. Please call 0808 196 3646 or please click here to visit their page.
Self Isolation Sick Note
If you have to stay at home due to Coronavirus and cannot work, you can obtain a sick note by following this link: https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note