Shiregreen Medical Centre

492 Bellhouse Road
Shiregreen
Sheffield
S5 0RG
0114 245 6123
sheccg.shiregreenmc@nhs.net



Welcome to Shiregreen Medical Centre

About Shiregreen Medical Centre

With patients’ needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need.
As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Our mission is to provide excellent clinical care to the patients in the surrounding areas, wherever possible.

We know how these are worrying times for you and your families. In light of the current COVID -19 pandemic situation and in order to protect all of our patients and staff we have had to take the following necessary action –

Latest government advice – 18 May 2020

Stay at home

It is vital those who are showing symptoms, however mild, must continue to self-isolate at home, as now, and that the household quarantine rules continue to apply.

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
• Do not leave home if you or someone you live with has either:
• a high temperature
• a new, continuous cough
• loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

Most people with coronavirus will have at least one of these three symptoms.

Use the 111 online coronavirus service if you have any of:
• high temperature
• new, continuous cough
• loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

NHS 111 will tell you what to do and help you get a test if you need one.

Testing

Use the 111 online coronavirus service if you have any of:
• high temperature
• new, continuous cough
• loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

NHS 111 will tell you what to do and help you get a test if you need one.

Stay alert to save lives

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:
• Stay at home as much as possible
• Work from home if you can
• Limit contact with other people
• Keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
• Wash your hands regularly
• Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

The reasons you may leave home include:
• for work, where you cannot work from home
• going to shops that are permitted to be open – to get things like food and medicine
• to exercise or spend time outdoors
• any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid injury or illness, escape the risk of harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person

Cover your face

The Government advises people wear a face-covering in crowded places where social distancing isn’t always possible example on public transport or in some shops.
Homemade cloth face-coverings can help reduce the risk of transmission in some circumstances.
The evidence suggests that wearing a face covering does not protect you, but it may protect others by stopping the spread of the virus if you have the virus but don’t have symptoms.
Please note, face-coverings should not be used by children under the age of two, or those who may find it difficult to manage them correctly, for example, primary age children unassisted, or those with respiratory conditions.

NHS is open for business

If you need medical help, the NHS is still here for you.
The practices is open and available for patients who need care.
If you need medical help from us, contact us by phone on 0114 2456123 to be assessed. Please don’t turn up at the GP surgery without an appointment.
If you need urgent medical help, use the NHS 111 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.
If it’s a serious or life-threatening emergency, call 999. If you are told to go to the hospital, you must go to the hospital.
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 – http://sheffieldurgentcare.co.uk Click here to visit the website…

Fit notes

Please do not ask your GP for a fit note if you are off work because of coronavirus. Instead, you can get an isolation note to send to your employer as proof you need to stay at home. These can be obtained electronically by visiting http://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note Click here for fit note…
If you need a fit note for something other than coronavirus, it must be signed by a doctor but you do not always need to see a GP in person to get one.
Please don’t turn up at the practice unless we have told you to. In the first instance, ring the practice to talk to someone.
“Fit note” is the informal name for a Statement of Fitness for Work. Find out more about when you need a fit note.

Children returning to school

The government has announced the phased return of early years and some age groups to school which we understand some of our patients may find unsettling. Unfortunately GPs are not in the position to advise teachers/parents of children whether they should return to school. People should make their own decision from reading government advice.
Returning to work
The government has announced that for the foreseeable future, workers should continue to work from home rather than their normal physical workplace, wherever possible. However, they have said that all workers who cannot work from home can now travel to work if their workplace is open. Unfortunately GPs are not in the position to advise people whether they should return to work. People should make their own decision from reading government advice. If you are in the shielded high risk (clinically extremely vulnerable) group you should have received a letter from the NHS which you can use as written documentation for your employer. Shielding is currently in place to 30 June 2020 but further guidance is likely.

For the latest advice :

• Who is at higher risk of from coronavirus – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/people-at-higher-risk-from-coronavirus/whos-at-higher-risk-from-coronavirus/ Click here for website…
• On people in shielded or extremely vulnerable groups https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19 Click here for website…
• Latest government advice on education – https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus/education-and-childcare Click here for website…
• Sheffield City Council page on coronavirus – Sheffield City Council

Drive Through Blood Tests

We are now offering drive-through blood tests to vulnerable patients who may be affected by COVID-19.
Please view/download the leaflet below for further information.

Drive Through Blood Taking – Information Leaflet

Youth Covid-19 Response Personal Experience Study 16-24 year olds

We would be grateful if you could complete this online study looking at how Covid-19 is affecting the lives, mental health and wellbeing of young people aged 16-24. It is an academic study, not commercial and results will be used for academic research only. It is a joint project between UCL and Imperial College London and is covering the whole of the UK.
-It is going to be really important to understand what the needs are now and moving forward for policy and healthcare.
-This age group is particularly vulnerable as they tend to fall between the cracks in terms of health provision but also have a voice.
-There are concerns that they are an especially vulnerable group for mental health through this and being affected by the impacts of education and employment.

The study is an anonymous and online survey that takes about 15-20 minutes. Please click here for the survey

Temporary Closure of Melrose Surgery

Melrose Surgery, branch site of Shiregreen Medical Centre has had to close temporarily.

Due to staff sickness, we have taken the difficult decision to close the surgery in the short-term in the best interests of our patients’ and staff. We are fully committed to getting the surgery open again just as soon as we have enough clinical staff to provide safe, quality services.

During this time, services will be moved to Shiregreen Medical Centre. Melrose patients who need advice, a prescription or to see a GP or nurse should call the usual number – 0114 2795016. They will be able to access appointments at Shiregreen,492 Bellhouse Road, Sheffield, S5 0RG, which remains open as usual.

CQC Ratings – Shiregreen Medical Centre and Melrose Surgery have been awarded a rating of ‘Good’ on the last inspection from Care Quality Commision (CQC). The date of the last inspection was 23rd July 2019.

You can find the certificates on the link below.
CQC Certificate

Important Information

Please note that from Tuesday 7th May 2019, you can no longer book an appointment at the reception desk before 08.30am.
Our phone lines continue to be open from 08.00am (from 8.15am at Melrose) and we would encourage you to book any appointments via the telephone or register for online services – ask reception for details

Accessibility

Both premises are accessible for patients with disabilities and a wheelchair is now available at Shiregreen for getting around in the building. If you require any help to get into or around the building please let us know and we will do our best to assist you.

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