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 Welcome to Woodseats Medical Centre

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COVID-19 INFORMATION 

Last updated 25th January 2021

We are asking patients to avoid any unnecessary contact with the Practice to ensure both patient and staff safety. Do not visit the Practice or A&E if you display any symptoms

Open access to the Practice has been restricted, you will be screened via the buzzer at the main entrance before being granted access to the building. You will be asked the following:

  • Do you have a new cough?
  • Do you have a temperature? (Over 37.8 degrees)
  • Has your sense of taste or smell altered? 
  • Does anyone in your household have any of the above symptoms?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, you may be advised to go home and follow NHS Coronavirus guidance.


Please do not bring visitors to any appointments unless absolutely necessary and only arrive 5 minutes prior to your appointment time where possible. Please ensure to wear a face covering/mask when attending the Practice.


COVID-19 Vaccination

Following extensive trials, the first safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine has been approved in the UK and is being sent out in batches to Practice's throughout the UK to begin delivery available to priority groups.

Vaccinations are being delivered according to priority groups identified by the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). The vaccinations may not take place at your GP practice, but rather a local vaccination service (led by GPs, practice nurses and community pharmacists) who are responsible for delivering the vaccine to people in your community.

When you are eligible  to receive the vaccination, you will receive an invitation to come book an appointment. This may be via the phone, or through a letter either from your GP or the national booking system.

We know lots of people will be eager to get protected but we are asking people not to contact us to get an appointment as you will not be able to get one until you are contacted.

  1. residents in a care home for older adults and their carers - Almost complete 
  2. all those 80 years of age and over - Almost complete and frontline health and social care workers - Currently underway 
  3. all those 75 years of age and over - Currently underway 
  4. all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals - Currently underway 
  5. all those 65 years of age and over
  6. all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
  7. all those 60 years of age and over
  8. all those 55 years of age and over
  9. all those 50 years of age and over

    We will contact our eligible housebound patients as/when vaccinations become available

For further information, please see the following  leaflet produced by Public Health England - Public Health England COVID Vaccination leaflet

Easy read COVID vaccination poster


Vitamin D Supplements - If you're listed as clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19, it is advised that you take Vitamin D supplements. This is particularly important if you've been indoors over the spring and summer as you may not have been getting enough vitamin D from sunlight. To access free daily vitamin D supplements if you're on the shielding list please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/people-at-higher-risk/get-vitamin-d-supplements/

 


Zero tolerance 

Unfortunately, over the last few months we have noticed increasing incidences of verbal aggression and disrespect towards staff, both on the phone and at the front door.

We appreciate how difficult life is at the moment and understand the frustration when the phone lines are so busy. We share this frustration.

However, our staff are working exceptionally hard to provide your healthcare needs under very difficult circumstances.

We are therefore, now enforcing a Zero Tolerance policy. We will end phone calls for verbal aggression and call the police for aggression at the front door. 

We endeavour to be kind and courteous to all patients, and we expect the same treatment in return.

We hope you understand that we need to protect our staff through these unprecedented times. It is by working together as a practice with our patients that we will come through this testing period. 



Appointments and general enquiries:

In keeping with guidance issued by NHS England and Public Health England, we are temporarily suspending online face to face appointment booking. This is to help us identify possible cases of coronavirus before patients attend the Practice and offer the appropriate advice.

All general enquiries must be made via telephone or email. Our phone lines are operational as usual however during this very busy period, you may experience longer than average wait times. Please note we are unable to advise on whether to self isolate.

Blood tests - The drive through blood taking service will be moving to Building 183 (Former Blood Service site), Longley Lane, Sheffield, S5 7JN from Monday 14th December.
The current service running at the Sheffield Arena will end on Thursday 10th December and will re-open at the new location on Monday 14th December. The service will be closed at both locations on Friday 11th to Sunday 13th.

Once the service has moved to Longley Lane, usual opening times will resume and the service will be open from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) and 8.30am to 1pm on Saturday. For patients who cannot use the drive through service, blood tests will still be available at the Hallamshire and Northern General Hospitals but with additional measures in place to limit the risk of transmission of infection.

Drive through blood service


The NHS is open for business 

If you need medical help, the NHS is still here for you. 
If you need medical help from us, contact by phone on 0114 2850140 to be assessed. 

If you need urgent medical help, use the NHS111 online service. If you cannot get help online, call 111 and they’ll direct you to the best place. A&E and the walk in centre are open for urgent and emergency health needs. This Sheffield website includes information about the services available and when to use them, as well as information on waiting times for each of the urgent and emergency services in Sheffield - https://sheffieldurgentcare.co.uk

If it’s a serious or life-threatening emergency, call 999.

 



Please be aware that all calls are recorded for training     

        and quality purposes     


   
Mission Statement
"Always striving to provide the highest quality of health care and support to our local community"
"Each and every patient matters"

The partners and staff at Woodseats Medical Centre are committed to providing the highest standard of equitable patient care through our person centred, holistic approach and the provision of convenient and continuous access to a well trained and highly motivated primary healthcare team

            
        
    

If you are registered for Patient Online Services you can use https://systmonline.tpp-uk.com to order your repeat prescriptions or to request or cancel an appointment.

            

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