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.
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.
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
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