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COVID-19 precautions will remain in all hospitals, GP practices and other healthcare sites 19 July

Patients, visitors and staff will be required to continue wearing masks, gel their hands and adhere to social distancing while in any of South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw’s hospitals, GP surgeries, community health centres and other health locations despite the lifting of national restrictions on Monday 19 July.

The guidance is in line with national infection prevention control guidance set out by Public Health England on 15 July stating that mask-wearing should continue in health and care settings beyond the 19 July.

As of Monday 19 July, patients, visitors, healthcare staff will need to:

  •       Continue to wear a mask. Masks will be freely available at all sites in case anyone does not have one with them.
  •                    Continue to wash/gel hands regularly especially on entry and exit.
  •        Keep a distance from other people at all times unless it is part of the care being given
  •        Not attend if they have any Covid-19 symptoms or have been asked to self isolate by NHS  Track and Trace.

Masks will be freely available at our hospitals, GP centres and community venues and so please do feel free to approach a member of staff if you forget to bring one along. We will continue to monitor the situation and national guidance in the coming weeks and make changes where it is safe and appropriate to do so. In the meantime please check the website and social media of local hospitals and other healthcare organisations to check the current restrictions in place including visiting arrangements and coming for appointments.

Please note that the surgery will be closed for staff training from 12.30 on the following dates. We will reopen as normal the following day.

Tuesday 28th September 2021.

Wednesday 20th October 2021.

Wednesday 17th November 2021.

When the Practice is closed-   If you require medical assistance urgently please ring the normal surgery number 0114 2488187 and you will be put through to the out of hours service, or alternatively call 111.

NHS App – now available. Gives you access to online symptom checker (NHS Website A-Z) and also access to your practices online services which you already use. Download the NHS app from your App Store. Visit https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/nhs-app/ to find out more.

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from: 

  •        the NHS Appwhich you can download from app stores 
  •        the NHS website
  •         119 - by requesting a paper letter

You will need to register to use the online services, if you have not already. It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified.

If you cannot access the online services, and you have had both doses of the vaccine, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel outside the UK in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take up to 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status. Please do not contact the practice about your COVID-19 vaccination status unless you have been advised to by the 119 service.

When you're planning your travel, you should check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel.

Online Services - To be able to make and cancel appointments online, and request repeat medication online, please bring your ID to reception to obtain your password and instructions.  If we know you well we may be able to vouch for your identity, and register you without ID. 

Can't get a convenient appointment: We may have appointments available at our hubs on evenings and weekends, please contact Reception.

Reception Team

Our reception team are trained to do a difficult and demanding job.

Please give them as much information as you can in order to help them to help you; they are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the doctors and nurses and anything you tell them will be treated in absolute confidence.

In their work they are following the instructions of the doctors and procedures and protocols laid down by the practice.


 

Community Midwives

Julie Porteous is the Midwife based in the Practice. She holds a weekly ante-natal clinic together with a doctor for regular review of ante natal and post natal patients.

Community Nurses

The District Nursing Team for the area is based at Birley Health Centre. The Team comprises; Team Leader – (position vacant) , Staff Nurses - Sylvia Hutton, Wendy McPherson, Louise Pledger, Nicola Tinkham & Paula Wallace, plus Support Worker - Geraldine Goodwin. They provide general nursing care, treatment & advice on wound dressing, disability aid, incontinence aids and other nursing services to housebound patients. Advice and referrals can be made by telephoning 271 6422, or by facsimile on 2511266.

Health Visitors

The Health Visiting Team for the area is based at Birley Health Centre. The Team comprises of Glynis Collier, Helen Peel, Amanda Beaumont & Joy King. They are registered Nurses who have undertaken further training in health promotion, child health and health visiting. Their work is concerned with promoting Family Health in the Community and can be contacted on 2483815.

Health Visitors are able to offer advice to anyone, but work particularly with pregnant women, the under fives, the elderly and those with special needs. They can be contacted Monday to Friday on 2483815, but as they work in the community, please be prepared to leave a contact number on their answerphone. In addition the health visitors are available to give advice to mothers in well baby clinic in the surgery.

Attached Staff

Physiotherapy:
We have two Physiotherapists who visit the Practice to carry out a clinic. This is a limited service and patients are referred to them by the GPs and are then seen by appointment.

Podiatry:
The Podiatry Service offers a limited service mainly to Patients with Diabetes and severe circulatory problems. Referrals are through the GPs.

Counselling.
There is a small team of counsellors working within the Practice. Referral to this Counselling Service is through the GPs
Miss Kat Parkes Physicians Associate (f)
Mr Luke Hill Physicians Associate
 
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