17/11/21 - There is continuing high demand for appointments and we are sorry it can be difficult to get an appointment. We are currently operating a triage system where you speak to a GP/healthcare professional initially and if you need to be seen an appointment will be arranged for you either that day or an appropriate time afterwards. Infection control procedures have not changed and therefore anyone with a cough or fever will be not be seen in the main consulting rooms. This is to protect vulnerable patients from COVID.
COVID Booster Injections
To see if you are eligible to book your COVID booster, please click the following link: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/
For details of local "Grab a Jab" services where you can just turn up and get a COVID vaccination at a convenient site, without needing to book an appointment, please click the following link: https://www.sth.nhs.uk/news/news?action=view&newsID=1322
Our flu jab clinics this year will be in October onwards. If you are eligible for a flu jab, you will receive a text message or letter from us asking you to book in to make an appointment. Please don't contact us asking to book in, we will be in touch when when the appointments are available.
The Sheffield Star
The 2021 GP Patient survey was published in July – with fieldwork taking place between January and March of this year. Wincobank Medical Centre have been placed at Number 1. To view the article, please click here.
A GP's explanation of changes to access across General Practice
Please see the article below written by a GP in Sheffield explaining what is happening in General Practice. At Wincobank, we remain absolutely committed to providing a primary care service for all. We know there is frustration with finding it difficult to get appointments. This article explains the way we are working. We are also pleased to announce that we are expanding our GP team and this month (September) we welcome Dr Kate Shaw to the practice. Please click on the following links to view the article or video:
GP triage and demand.doc
GP triage and demand video link