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COVID-19 precautions will remain in all hospitals, GP practices and other healthcare sites 19 July

Patients, visitors and staff will be required to continue wearing masks, gel their hands and adhere to social distancing while in any of South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw’s hospitals, GP surgeries, community health centres and other health locations despite the lifting of national restrictions on Monday 19 July.

The guidance is in line with national infection prevention control guidance set out by Public Health England on 15 July stating that mask-wearing should continue in health and care settings beyond the 19 July.

As of Monday 19 July, patients, visitors, healthcare staff will need to:

  •       Continue to wear a mask. Masks will be freely available at all sites in case anyone does not have one with them.
  •                    Continue to wash/gel hands regularly especially on entry and exit.
  •        Keep a distance from other people at all times unless it is part of the care being given
  •        Not attend if they have any Covid-19 symptoms or have been asked to self isolate by NHS  Track and Trace.

Masks will be freely available at our hospitals, GP centres and community venues and so please do feel free to approach a member of staff if you forget to bring one along. We will continue to monitor the situation and national guidance in the coming weeks and make changes where it is safe and appropriate to do so. In the meantime please check the website and social media of local hospitals and other healthcare organisations to check the current restrictions in place including visiting arrangements and coming for appointments.

Please note that the surgery will be closed for staff training from 12.30 on the following dates. We will reopen as normal the following day.

Wednesday 20th October 2021.

Wednesday 17th November 2021.

When the Practice is closed-   If you require medical assistance urgently please ring the normal surgery number 0114 2488187 and you will be put through to the out of hours service, or alternatively call 111.

NHS App – now available. Gives you access to online symptom checker (NHS Website A-Z) and also access to your practices online services which you already use. Download the NHS app from your App Store. Visit https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/nhs-app/ to find out more.

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from: 

  •        the NHS Appwhich you can download from app stores 
  •        the NHS website
  •         119 - by requesting a paper letter

You will need to register to use the online services, if you have not already. It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified.

If you cannot access the online services, and you have had both doses of the vaccine, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel outside the UK in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take up to 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status. Please do not contact the practice about your COVID-19 vaccination status unless you have been advised to by the 119 service.

When you're planning your travel, you should check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel.

Online Services - To be able to make and cancel appointments online, and request repeat medication online, please bring your ID to reception to obtain your password and instructions.  If we know you well we may be able to vouch for your identity, and register you without ID. 

Can't get a convenient appointment: We may have appointments available at our hubs on evenings and weekends, please contact Reception.

ASTHMA, DIABETES, HEART DISEASE and CHRONIC LUNG DISEASE

chdThe Practice has registers of patients with these conditions and the Practice Nurse reviews these patients regularly, giving advice on lifestyle, medication etc. For regular checks, patients are asked to use these clinics rather than busy surgery times.

CERVICAL CYTOLOGY (Smears)

All women between 25yrs and 64yrs are encouraged to have regular cervical smears carried out by the Practice Nurse. The Practice works closely with the Health Authority to identify patients who are due for these tests.

Baby / Child Immunisations

Please make an appointment with the Practice Nurse to have your baby or child's immunisations.

MINOR INJURIES

The Minor Injuries Unit, situated within the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, is open between 08:00hrs and 20:00hrs daily. This unit will assess and treat minor limb injuries such as sprains, minor fractures, cuts and bruises. It cannot see injuries to the head, neck, chest, back or abdomen or see minor illnesses such as sore throats, earache etc.

IMMUNISATION AND TRAVEL

The Practice Nurses will arrange immunisation for travel abroad together with other immunisations when recommended, such as tetanus, rubella, influenza and pneumonia for the over 65s. Please check that the vaccination you require is available on the NHS, some travel vaccines are not and a fee is therefore chargeable. Prescriptions for malaria prevention are not available on the NHS.

pregnantFAMILY PLANNING

Advice is available on all aspects of family planning. 

MINOR OPERATIONS

We are able to provide a limited amount minor operation procedures.  These are primarily for inflammation of soft tissues in the form of Steroid Injections.  Please ask at reception for more details. 

NEW PATIENT MEDICALS

All new patients are invited and are expected to attend for a medical check-up. This involves a general health check eg. height, weight, blood pressure and urine examination with our Health Care Assistant.

PRIVATE MEDICAL EXAMINATION.

Examinations for insurance, employment, driving and legal purposes are not provided on the NHS. If you require any of these, please ascertain the fee before arranging an appointment.

 
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