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PATIENT UPDATE

SEASONAL FLU VACCINATIONS and POSSIBLE COVID BOOSTER VACCINATIONS

I am aware that patients are eager to understand the surgery's plans in terms of the Seasonal Flu Vaccination Campaign and any possible COVID Booster Vaccinations.

The situation is complex and changeable - the reasons for this are as follows:

We had a planned delivery date of 7th September for our Flu Vaccines.  We have just been informed our delivery date for the vaccines is being put back 1-2 weeks - and could change again due to the shortage of haulage drivers and supplies.

We are also very conscious that the news is full of stories around the COVID Booster Programme.  To date no instructions have been issued nationally about this although we expect an announcement soon.

The only recent announcement is concerning a 3rd vaccination for those patients who are immunosupressed, but no acutal details have been issued.

The eligible cohorts for the flu vaccinations are very similar to those Cohorts 1 to 9 for the original COVID Vaccinations and invites may be co-ordinated in the same way to enable planning for dates to be as smoothly as possible.

We are also very aware that we do not want to call the most elderly patients in for the flu only then to call them again for a booster as well as arranging the manpower needed re home visits for housebound patients.

The surgery reviews any updates in relation to the above on a daily basis and as soon as any plans can be implemented, we will update this site and begin notifying patients of the programmes we are able to deliver.

If you have any questions on this, please email me at chris.stocks@nhs.net and please avoid calling the surgery, as we are extremely busy with daily calls at present.

 

Thank you

Chris Stocks

Practice Manager

8th September 2021

 

19th July 2021

COVID-19 - CONTINUING SAFETY MEASURES

Please note the latest advice re COVID-19 can be obtained via https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

As this country moves out of most legal restrictions due to COVID-19, we feel it continues to be necessary to take the following safety precautions to protect YOU our patients and our STAFF.

To maintain the safety of patients and staff you will be asked to wear a face covering in the surgery - NO MASK NO ENTRY - unless clinically exempt.

Patients are asked to note the following will continue at the surgery:

LOCKED DOOR: In order to prevent the spread of infection this door wll remain locked.   Please press the INTERCOM on the right and a member of staff will answer ASAP.

PRESCRIPTIONS:  For all repeat requests please order online or telephone the surgery. Only in exceptional circumstances will paper requests be accepted - which can be placed in the post box to your left. ALL prescriptions not sent electronically via EPS will be posted out to the patient's home first class.

GP APPOINTMENTS: All initial GP consultations will be done via telephone. Patients with urgent clinical issues are asked to call the surgery as early in the day as possible; only a set number of appointments are available on the day.  You will be asked for details of the issue to determine if your problem is urgent. If appropriate, you will then be placed on the Telephone List for a GP to call you back.  A face to face appointment will subsequently be offered to you by the doctor if it is deemed necessary. When all the appointments are taken you may be asked to contact NHS111 to be triaged to the most appropriate service, referred to a local pharmacy or to an Out of Hours Hub.

We sincerely apologise for the distruption to services as we strive to provide an appropriate level of sevice to our patients. Please note that at all times we have the health and well-being of our patients and our staff in the forefront of our minds.

Chris Stocks

Practice Manager

 

NEW PATIENTS:

If you wish to register at our practice, please contact us on (0114) 240 3159 Option 6 to check you are within our practice boundary. We will then arrange to send a New Patient Pack out to you. Please do not use the online option.

 

DAILY DROP IN SURGERY AND ROUTINE BOOKABLE GP APPOINTMENTS SUSPENDED - please see News Page

Notice for Patients

GP APPOINTMENTS: All initial GP consultations will be done via telephone

With effect from Monday, 2nd August we have reinstated on-line booking of appointments - these are bookable from 6pm the evening before.  All these appointments will be telephone calls from a GP.

When calling the surgery, patients with urgent clinical issues are asked to call as early in the day as possible; only a set number of appointments are available on the day.

You will be asked for details of the issue to determine if your problem is urgent.  If appropriate, you will then be placed on the Telephone List for a GP to call you back.  A face to face appointment will subsequently be offered to you by the doctor if it is deemed necessary.  When all the appointments are taken you may be asked to contact NHS111 to be triaged to the most appropriate service, referred to a local pharmacy or an Out of Hours Hu

 

 

 

Chris Stocks

Practice Manager

21st July 2021

 

Welcome to Grenoside Surgery & Wadsley Bridge Medical Centre

Here at Grenoside and Wadsley Bridge Surgery our aim is to provide excellent medical care to all our patients. This leaflet is about who we are, the services we provide and outlines the standards we aim to achieve.

The Practice was founded in 1936 by Richard Panniker's Grandfather who had qualified in Sheffield. We have the privilege of having three and four generations of some families registered with us. We are a two site, four partner practice with a chemist on site in Grenoside, the practice is paper light.

Existing patients can enjoy access to our wide range of services at the touch of a button. Whether managing your appointment or ordering a repeat prescription you can now do both without leaving your home.

There is wheelchair access at both sites.

PLEASE NOTE THAT GP APPOINTMENTS ARE IN TEN MINUTE DURATIONS AND, THEREFORE, ARE  NOT APPROPRIATE TIME SLOTS FOR  CERVICAL SMEARS.  THESE SHOULD BE BOOKED WITH A PRACTICE NURSE AT RECEPTION.

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