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FLU CLINICS -

There is expected to be an increased uptake of the Flu vaccination this year,In order to adhere to social distancing guidelines and deliver our vaccines to you safely and efficiently, we will be holding Saturday flu clinics at The Health Care Surgery on Palgrave Road on the following dates  :

  • Saturday 3rd October
  • Saturday 10th October
  • Saturday 24th October
  • Saturday 31st October

We will be running a mop up clinic on Saturday 7th November at Dunninc Road , but this will depend on having sufficient vaccines in stock.

You can book your appointment online from Wednesday 16th September, or call the surgery between 4pm and 6pm from Monday 21st September. Please ensure when booking online that you book yourself into the correct age slot.

Patients will be screened and have their temperature taken prior to receiving the vaccination, Face coverings must be worn

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UPDATE ON RE-OPENING OF DUNNINC ROAD SURGERY


 

SERVICE UPDATE


The surgery, like all surgery's, is still dealing with how we manage service delivery whilst the COVID infection is present.

This means we are having to do some things differently and manage acute issues such as:-

  • Sudden drop in staff numbers due to either quarantine through symptoms until tests results are back or quarantine due to being an identified contact with a carrier
  • Remote working for GPs as we can only adhere to social distancing if we reduce staff numbers on site
  • Isolated working for some staff due to medical conditions or age which breaks up the team and makes working more difficult
  • Adhering to PPE guidance for face to face appointments which slows down the consultation 
  • Dealing with the majority of clinical contacts remotely to protect patients and staff

One of the issues our increased telephone activity has caused is blocked telephone lines and also calls dropping off the system . We have found a solution to this which will increase our telephone lines but due to the increased demand by all service providers we will not be on the new system until mid to late September. We can only apologise for this and we are trying to push this work through as quickly as we can.

How we are managing demand despite the issues above

We are delivering around 38,220 appointments per year which means we have the capacity to see every one of our patients around five times a year. These appointments do not include our "extra" clinical staff such as our Health Care Assistant, phlebotomist, physio and pharmacist. We do still struggle to meet the demand of our patient population so we ask that you only contact us if your condition can not be resolved using over the counter medications or local pharmacists. 

One last thing I would like to mention is flu season. This will start mid to late September when our vaccines arrive and we are predicting a high uptake of the vaccine. We will be putting information on this site ans sending text messages as soon as we can detailing how the clinics will work and how we will be managing our housebound population. We have not received any information on the flu vaccine programme for the 50-64 years old with no health risks which was brought in this year due to COVID except that any vaccination for this cohort will not be given until November at the earliest. 

Ordering Medication

We do not take prescription orders over the phone, the easiest way is to download the nhs app onto your mobile phone or tablet and complete the simple registration process.

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 new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China.

  • Please see the following Gov.uk link for further information including:

    Symptoms and what to do and preventing the spread of infection  

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-guidance-to-assist-professionals-in-advising-the-general-public/guidance-to-assist-professionals-in-advising-the-general-public

Notice: Changes to Dunninc Road Patient Access Form 2nd January 2020

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Sheffield  
0114 241 2700 or

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0333 321 8282  
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