COVID-19

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:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
  • Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.

What to do if you have symptoms

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

  1. Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.
  2. 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.


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.

We are experiencing high demand 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


COVID-19 videos

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. 

Pregnancy: https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/guidelines/coronavirus-pregnancy/covid-19-virus-infection-and-pregnancy/ 

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

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

IBD: https://www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/news/updated-wuhan-novel-coronavirus-advice

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 



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