Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information

For our latest Covid-19 news and updates, please visit the Practice News page

Impact of Coronavirus On The Service

During the current Coronavirus pandemic, the surgery is trying to minimise patient face-to-face contact.

DO NOT attend if you are symptomatic with a cough, fever or shortness of breath.

DO NOT attend if you are self-isolating due to household symptoms.

Please only attend the surgery if you have been instructed to do so.

If you have symptoms suggestive of Coronavirus, please use NHS111 online (https://www.111.nhs.uk/covid-19). This will direct you to the most appropriate action. 

We are experiencing a high volume of calls and thus we appreciate your co-operation at this extremely difficult time. The workload of the entire staff is being prioritised and we appreciate your patience.

Coronavirus information for Sheffield Patients and the Public

coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.

Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.

Novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) is a strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China.

Please see the following NHS link for further information including:

  • Symptoms and what to do and preventing the spread of infection  

https://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

The following link is for patients who should be sheilded because they have a medical condition which makes them extremely vulnerable but didn't get the Government letter.They can register online or someone can on their behalf if they have their NHS number - https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

The number of Univeral Credit claimants has risen dramatically in the city. As the Job Retention Scheme comes to an end we would encourage you to use the following for guidance www.sheffield.gov.uk/universalcredit

Information Regarding Sick Pay and Certifying Absence From Work

Please click on the link for advice regarding what to do if you or someone in your household has developed symptoms which require you to self-isolate.

Guidance for employers:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/guidance-for-employers-and-businesses-on-coronavirus-covid-19

Guidance for employees:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-guidance-for-employees

If you require a sick note (GP Fit Note/Med Cert 3) from a GP for an existing health condition to submit to your employer to receive sick pay, please specifically check with your employer that this is still required because some employers have waived this requirement due to the pressure on GP's at this time.

Information Regarding Ordering and Obtaining Prescriptions

Prescriptions can be ordered online. To reduce physical contact, there is now a box in the porch of the main entrance for paper requests. Please ensure that your requests are clear to reduce any confusions. Most prescriptionscan be electronically sent to the pharmacist of your choice. Over-the-counter medications are also available from the pharmacies.

Covid Vaccinations

Booster Vaccines

  • You can book an appointment for a booster dose if it's been 152 days (5 months) since your 2nd dose and you're in one of these groups:

    You'll be offered appointment dates from 182 days (6 months) after the date of your 2nd dose.

    You can abookif you're a frontline health and social care worker. You'll be able to book an appointment for a booster dose if it's been at least 182 days (6 months) since your 2nd dose of the vaccine.

Please click here to book online.

 

16 and 17 year olds

  • The Joint Committee on Vaccine and Immunisation (JCVI) has announced that all 16 and 17-year-olds in the UK will be offered the first dose of the covid-19 vaccine.
  • Book vaccines via nhs.uk/coronavirus-vaccination, 119 or by attending a walk-in clinic.
  • Please don’t contact your GP about vaccination for this age group.
  • 16 and 17 year olds will not need parental consent to have the vaccine.
  • The only vaccine currently approved for under-18s in the UK is Pfizer.

12 – 17 year olds with underlying health conditions

  • Children aged 12 to 17 years with specific underlying health conditions that put them at risk of severe COVID-19 should be offered 2 doses of Pfizer vaccine with an interval of 8 weeks between doses.
  • This currently includes children with severe neuro-disabilities, Down’s Syndrome, underlying conditions resulting in immunosuppression, profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD), severe learning disabilities or who are on the learning disability register.
  • If you are eligible you will be contacted by the NHS when it is time for your vaccination appointment.
  • Please don’t contact your GP about vaccinations.