The prescription order line will be open as usual over the Christmas period, only closing for Christmas day, Boxing day and New Year’s day. Please order your prescription as normal. Our operators will be happy to help if you need further information.
POL will be closed on the following weekends & bank holidays
Weekends Bank holidays
December 21st & 22nd December 25th & 26th
December 28th & 29th January 1st
POL is open as normal between 9.00am-3.00pm on:
Monday 23rd December
Tuesday 24th December
Friday 27th December
Monday 30th December
Tuesday 31st December
Thursday 2nd January
Friday 3rd January
In the event of the practice closures patients will be advised to contact the 111 service for medical attention.
We have now finished all of our 2019 Flu Vaccination Clinics, so if you are eligible please phone the surgery on 0114 229 1686 to arrange an appointment.
We have now been allocated further nasal flus for children who are eligible (age 2-3 year olds)
We have a clinic at Carterknowle Surgery on 9th January from 9.30am-12noon and at Dore Surgery on 10th January from 1.30pm-3.30pm
Alternatively, please arrange an appointment with the practice nurse
Find out if you're eligible for a free Flu vaccination
Dance with Dementia
We invite you to the leading dance for older people event, specialised in facilitating dance with older people with limited mobility and/or Dementia
Find out more
Some Great Local News
A few months ago, a heroic woman carried a man who collapsed nearby into our surgery, where an ambulance was called.
After a month long hospital stay, he was discharged on 11th January and has now been able to track down the woman who, doctors say, saved his life by carrying him to the surgery.
Find out more here: https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/guardian-angel-who-saved-sheffield-man-s-life-is-found-following-appeal-1-9617703
Missing Appointments Matters
It all starts with a glass of Water!
Staying hydrated helps prevent infections and keeps antibiotics working
Find out more
Find the links here:
How the NHS works
Evening and Weekend GP Practice Appointments
New Mums Physiotherapy Led Education Group
Have you had a baby in the last year? Do you want to know more about recovery after childbirth and the best types of exercises to do to be strong? Do you have any problems related to pregnancy or childbirth that you would like to know more about? Do you have any pelvic floor or abdominal muscle problems?
FREE drop in group at Victoria Hall
Veterans’ Mental Health
NHS England has published a leaflet on the dedicated mental health services available to Armed Forces personnel approaching discharge and veterans.
These are the NHS Veterans’ Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service and the NHS Veterans’ Mental Health Complex Treatment Service. The two services, which are available across England, are provided by specialists in mental health who have an expert understanding of the Armed Forces.
The leaflet follows requests from ex-forces, their families and MPs for clear information on the dedicated mental health services available for veterans.
For more information, visit the NHS website
Thinking about having a vasectomy?
Vasectomies are available at the Sexual Health Sheffield service, free of charge.
For more information click here
Join group sessions to learn and share methods for managing your symptoms.
10am-12pm on Tuesdays at Clifford House
Pregnant? See your Midwife
Contacting a midwife early in pregnancy ensures you benefit from health advice and the full range of pregnancy screening tests available.
See your Midwife
Dance to Health - Falls Prevention
Dance to Health is a new, pioneering falls prevention dance programme. It combines physiotherapy with the creativity, expression and energy of dance.
If you have fallen, are worried about falling, or just want to stay steady, then maintaining your health and fitness by strengthening your muscles and improving your flexibility is important.
Participants attending Dance to Health regularly report that it eases aches and pains and helps retain independence and quality of life.
Dance to Health at The U-Mix Centre
Dance to Health at Firvale Community Hub
Dance to Health at Balfour House
Home care project
Healthwatch Sheffield is currently undertaking a project speaking to people about their experiences of home care.
They are asking people to speak to them about their experiences, welcoming contributions from anyone who has had home care or has been a carer for someone who has had home care.
Healthwatch Sheffield Home-Care Project
Acupuncture for Cancer Patients
Are you a Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, or Gynae Cancer Patient, suffering from hot flushes?
8 out of 10 people say Auricular Acupuncture helps with their hot flushes. Take a look at these leaflets for more information:
Acupuncture for Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer Patients
Acupuncture for Gynae Cancer Patients
Changes to Gluten-Free Prescriptions
As of 1st December 2017, changes are being made to Gluten-Free prescribing in Sheffield
We are longer able to accept repeat prescriptions ordered on your behalf by pharmacies. Please see our prescription page for more information.
- Sheffield NHS Prescription Order Line - 0114 372 3000 -
Sheffield NHS Prescription Order Line- Patient Leaflet
Student Wellbeing Resource
Vulnerable Children and Young People’s Commission have developed a Student Wellbeing Resource with Learn Sheffield.
There is information about a range of emotional wellbeing needs, including local offers, that young people and parents might bring to their GP.
.SOS UK - Free App
The SOS UK app provides you with an easy way to keep an up-to-date medical record on your smartphone.
This means that if you are in Urgent Care Centers, A&Es, Inpatient Units, or in transition of care between GP practices, healthcare professionals and first responders can access your key medical information.
Find out more at: http://ppptestbed.nhs.uk/projects/emergency-contact-project/
Reading Well Programme
Reading Well supports people to live well with a long-term health condition.
Reading Well provides information and support for people living with a long-term health condition and their carers.
The books provide quality-assured information about common conditions and symptoms, practical advice for living with a long-term condition and support for self-management.
The list also includes titles to support the carers, friends and families of people living with a long-term condition.
Click on the link below for further information.
We are delighted as a training Practice to announce that we are one of the first practices in the region to take on trainees from the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University on the Physician Associates course.
Physician Associates are a new type of Medical Practitioner with post graduate clinical training and who work with Doctors and Nurses in the diagnosis and management of patients.
They are trained to perform a number of roles including: taking medical histories, performing examinations, analysing test results, diagnosing illnesses and formulating management plans.
They are always under the direct supervision of a Doctor.
Please discuss with the receptionist if you feel an appointment with the Physician Associates may be helpful for you.
Patient Participation Group
- We are looking for new members -
A Patient Participation Group was formed by the practice in 2011; and regular meetings are held where all members of the group are invited into the practice. The meetings give the practice feedback and ideas from the perspective of patients. The minutes from the meetings are available to view on the website.
This group is formed to discuss the services offered by the practice and to decide upon an area each year for change/improvement. An action plan is then formed to carry out the actions agreed upon.
In order to make our group more representative of our practice and its patients we are recruiting new members to the group. Please pass on your details to our receptionists should you be interested in joining our group.
The NHS Friends and Family Test
Hallam and South Locality GP practices want you to have the best possible experience of care. The NHS Friends and Family Test is a way of gathering your feedback, so we can continually review our service.
Your feedback will help us learn more about what you think your experience – what you like and what you think we can improve. Ultimately, you’re helping us to make changes that will ensure we can offer the best possible care.
Please take a couple of minutes to complete the sort questionnaire the link below.
Friends and Family Questionnaire.
Move More Sheffield
- Move More - Get more active in Sheffield and feel better - Register at - www.movemoresheffield.com/signup
Register free today at the website above to join others in local activities and events- increasing your fitness and wellbeing. Help Sheffield become a most active city in the UK by 2020.
Measles is a serious illness that can be unpleasant and lead to complications, especially in vulnerable, immunocompromised or pregnant patients. Measles is highly infectious to anyone who is not immune—being in the same room as someone with measles for more than 15 minutes is a significant exposure. Measles symptoms can include:
High fever Sore, red, watery eyes, coughing and/or runny nose, small red spots with bluish-white centres inside the mouth. A red-brown blotchy rash, which appears after several days
Anyone phoning the surgery with any of these symptoms should not come into the surgery or go into a walk-in centre or hospital A&E department where they could infect others.
For any further information then please follow the following link: https://www.england.nhs.uk/