News

18th Jul

Appointments at Mill Road Surgery

Dear patients,

Over the last few years there have been large changes to the system of booking appointments at the practice. With lots going on in the background and the speed of these changes, it hasn’t always been possible to keep you, our patients, up to date.

We have put together some information on our appointment system, which you can access via this link. We hope this explains the current process.

Many thanks,

Drs Ashton, Vas, Lowe, Warwicker and Wong

25th May

UP-TO-DATE CONTACT DETAILS

It is important that we have up-to-date contact details for you, so we can let you know about screenings, vaccinations and appointment reminders.

If you have changed your mobile number or email address recently, you can add it to your NHS record by following the guidance about managing your NHS account.

You may also receive a text or email from the NHS asking you to do this.

If you are unable to update your details online or through the NHS App, please get in touch with us and we’ll update your records for you.

25th Jan

Face coverings required in practice

Wearing Face Coverings in GP Practices

COVID-19 restrictions have been removed in England but there are no immediate changes to national guidance for healthcare settings. This includes the requirement for staff, patients and visitors to wear a mask or face covering.

Our practice is following the guidance set out by national government and local NHS Sheffield CCG infection prevention and control advice to keep patients and NHS staff safe by reducing the chance of catching COVID whilst at the health centre.

We understand that there are some circumstances where people may not be able to wear a face covering. Not being able to wear a face covering does not mean we will not treat you, but we may need to take additional safety measures in these circumstances.

Patients arriving ahead of an appointment in the building and who are not able to wear a face covering may be asked to wait outside until their appointment time, this is in line with British Medical Association recommendations.

This is to keep the patient who is unable to wear a face covering as safe as possible as they will be in the best ventilated environment, away from any potential source of COVID infection. Patients may wait in their vehicle in the car park if they wish to and we can contact them as the appointment starts. This will also help to keep other patients and health centre staff as safe as possible.

There are a range of other measures alongside face coverings that help keep patients and NHS staff safe that you will still experience at the health centre:

· social distancing measures inside the health centre

· regular hand washing

· using hand sanitiser

· using remote consultations where possible

· screening questions about Covid symptoms when patients arrive

· staff wearing PPE (including face masks)

· all staff having their Covid vaccines

Our staff continue to take regular lateral flow tests and to isolate if they have COVID symptoms.

Thank you, The Team at Mill Road Surgery

20th Dec 2021

Step Out Sheffield

Patients who may benefit from walking are invited to attend one of the free walks, led by volunteers from Step Out Sheffield. They are an entirely volunteer-led organisation and provide accredited short walks of up to an hour. Their walks are free and, under normal circumstances, run throughout the year except for Christmas Day. Some volunteers even lead walks during Christmas week.  People don't need to be referred or have a medical condition to join one. The aim is to encourage people to get out and socialise.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srb-Yp4PgsY 

Step Out Sheffield | Walking for Health

 

15th Dec 2021

Covid Booster Jabs for anyone over 18

If you have not yet arranged your appointment for your 1st, 2nd or booster covid vaccination then there are 3 ways for eligible people to book their appointment .

To see where in Sheffield is offering public vaccinations, please see the link below:

December 2021/ Jan 22 Vaccine Clinic List


Whatever this pandemic brings, we are committed to offering our patients the best General Practice care that is possible from our cheerful, caring team.

11th Dec 2021

Diabetes UK: time to get moving

Diabetes UK are offering online courses open to anyone living with diabetes. Please see the link and information below:

  • Try a different gentle activity each week
  • Get tailored diabetes information and support
  • Meet other people living with diabetes
  • There are also chair-based classes available

 

To find out more and sign up visit: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/about_us/news/get-moving-courses

29th Nov 2021

NHS Sheffield CCG Open Letter to Residents

Please follow the link to view NHS Sheffield CCG Open Letter to Residents