Falkland House Surgery Noticeboard
Please DO NOT contact the Surgery with enquiries about the vaccine, please visit the above page and wait to be contacted.
As of January 2021 we understand from the latest government guidance that our priority order for vaccinating patients is as follows.
- residents in a care home for older adults and their carers - Mostly complete.
- all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers - Mostly complete, final patients being contacted.
- all those 75 years of age and over - Mostly complete, final patients being contacted.
- all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals - Mostly complete, final patients being contacted.
- all those 65 years of age and over - Being invited by the Arena
- all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality. (This group includes carers) - In Progress
- all those 60 years of age and over - Pending
- all those 55 years of age and over - Pending
- all those 50 years of age and over - Pending
Vaccination Invitation Letters from the National Booking System
If you are aged (75) or over, and have not yet had a vaccination, you may get a letter from the NHS national booking system inviting you to make an appointment at a large scale centre like Sheffield Arena.
These are being sent to people who live within 45 minutes of one of the centres that has been opened, which might be in a different area to where you would normally receive your healthcare.
Please note that you do not have to book an appointment at one of these centres if it is not convenient for you to get there. You can choose to wait for an invitation from your local GP practice. Please do not contact your local practice about an appointment until you receive an invitation from them.
DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY IF YOU HAVE A COUGH OR FEVER
Due to the current situation we are temporarily allowing patients to order prescriptions over the phone between 2pm and 5pm. This is for patients who do not have access to online services or email.
In order to support patients with limited access we request that any patients who are able to register for online services contact the Surgery by telephone.
COULD YOU HELP US COMBAT LONELINESS & ISOLATION IN SHEFFIELD? DO YOU HAVE A LITTLE TIME TO SPARE EACH WEEK? - If so, please see the link below:
Porter Valley In Touch
Think Self Care!
Please follow the link below for some useful information on common ailments:
Why Weight Sheffield
Below is a link to the website for 'Why Weight Sheffield' a free self-referral programme designed to help people achieve long term weight loss though a healthy lifestyle.
Our Patient Participation Group has successfully applied to the British Heart Foundation in conjunction with the Dept of Health to be supplied with a community defibrillator and cabinet. This is a fantastic result for the whole community. A big thank you to Lynn and her team of dedicated volunteers.The cabinet will be sited on the outside wall of the surgery so will be accessible to surgery staff during practice opening hours as well as members of the public when the surgery is closed. More information can be found on our Patient Group page.
Electronic Prescription Service - A new way to get your medicines and appliances. Electronic Prescripton Service
We now have some literature available in other formats eg - Practice Leaflet in large font, Stop Smoking guide in braille, childhood immunisation DVD. Due to limited supplies some of these items will only be available to borrow rather than keep. As part of this initiative could you please let reception know if you have any particular information/communication needs so that we can improve our service to you.
Our premises has suitable access for disabled patients. As we have on-road parking only, please ensure that you park in a safe place and do not obstruct or inconvenience our neighbours.
Universal Credit Information Sheet
(Site updated 23/02/2021)