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Coronavirus Vaccine

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Coronavirus vaccine frequently asked questions - https://www.sheffieldccg.nhs.uk/Your-Health/covid-19-vaccine-faqs.htm


Coronavirus Vaccination

We are starting the vaccination programme from next week from our designated community site The Healthcare Surgery.  Due to a limited supply of vaccines at present we are following strict government prioritisation guidelines. The practice will get in touch with all eligible patients from the first cohort group as soon as possible. Please do not contact the surgery to book for your vaccine unless the practice has been in touch with you.

For further information regarding the vaccination programme please follow the link:

https://www.doncasterccg.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/PHE_11843_Covid-19_guide_for_adults_leaflet.pdf

If you have received a letter from the national booking system about a vaccination appointment and have any questions about this, please contact the number on the letter. The practice does not have any information on the centres and is not able to book appointments for patients at these venues. 

If you would prefer to have your appointment at our local service, you do not need to do anything – we will contact you as soon as an appointment is available.


CORONAVIRUS

We ask that patients still stay at home if at all possible and only attend the surgery if they have a pre-booked appointment. All appointments with a GP will remain only bookable via a telephone triage appointment. If the GP triaging feels your symptoms indicate that you may have Coronavirus and need to be seen these appointments will still be at our Elm Lane Branch. Due to staffing levels there will be no GP at Chapeltown on a Tuesday afternoon. We reserve the right to move all services back to our Elm Lane branch if staffing levels dictate. Thank you for your continuing co-operation during these difficult times. 


Vitamin D supplements for high risk Covid-19 patients

If you have received a letter from the NHS or Department of Health and Social Care and you are in within a high risk group and would like more information on the Government vitamin D scheme please click here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/people-at-higher-risk/get-vitamin-d-supplements/

All other patients are encouraged to buy vitamin D supplements over the counter from a local chemist. Please do not ring the surgery to request vitamin D supplements if you are not already being prescribe them for other reasons.


Face Masks and Coverings for Attending the Practice

We are doing everything we can to protect patients and staff. There is evidence that wearing a face covering may help stop a person infected with covid-19 from spreading the virus further. Therefore, we would appreciate it if our patients would wear a face covering when attending the practice. This can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head. Face coverings should not be used by children under the age of 2 or those who may find it difficult to manage them correctly- for example, those with respiratory conditions.


Prescriptions

During the coronavirus pandemic we are changing the way we take prescription requests. We ask that any patient who is able signs up for our online access to order prescriptions enabling patients to order at a time that is convenient for them. Alternatively prescriptions can be ordered via telephone between the hours of 10.00am and 12noon Monday- Friday. 


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Home Visits 

Please remember in this busy time that home visits must be requested before 11am. All visits will be triaged by telephone by a GP to assess if a visit is needed. Please be aware a GP may advise you require hospital admission without seeing you in line with current Coronavirus guidelines. 


If you need help when we are closed, please call the surgery number and you will be given details of our out of hours service. You may also call 111, the free NHS non-emergency number or visit the walk in centre on Broad Lane. 


Sheffield Healthy Holiday- Support for families during the summer holidays

https://sheffieldhealthyholidays.org/


Face mask exemption card templates can be printed from the link below 

https://www.sheffieldccg.nhs.uk/Your-Health/useful-links-and-resources.htm


Universal Credit Information Sheet 

www.sheffield.gov.uk/universalcredit


Our latest Friends and Family test results are out please click here to see the results.


From 4 April we will be taking requests for the same day GP call back from 8.30am until 11am Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Opening times for Bank Holiday and Staff Training can be found on our opening times page http://www.elmlanesurgery.com/page1.aspx?p=3&t=1

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