Falkland House Surgery Noticeboard
Covid vaccine update:
Update on COVID Vaccinations
You may have heard in the media over the last couple of days that the COVID Booster Programme is being extended:-
- Boosters will now be administered at 3 months rather than 6 months
- Boosters will now be offered to all 18-39 year olds
- Second doses will be offered to 12-15 year olds
- Boosters will be offered to Immunosuppressed patients, these will be administered 3 months following 3rd doses being given.
We are currently waiting for guidance from NHSE prior to inviting patients. Please do NOT contact your GP Practice. When the time is right for you to receive a vaccine or booster the NHS will contact you.
NHS Sheffield CCG have written an open letter to all residents to let you know about the challenges facing GPs in Sheffield and what you can do to help us, help you. Please take a few minutes to read it in full here: https://www.sheffieldccg.nhs.uk/news/OpenlettertoallSheffieldResidents.htm
We are currently experiencing some disruption with our phoneline.
You can contact us about a medical, administrative or prescription issue by clicking here.
We aim to respond within 48 working hours.
In October 2021 2,370 appointments were booked at Falkland House Surgery - averaging 112 appointments per day.
This includes both face-to-face and telephone appointments.
NHS England Data Sharing Policy
There has been a number of reports in the press and on social media regarding the new Data Policy and what this means for the general public.
NHS England have produced a 'mythbusting' website to help patients understand what the Data Sharing Policy means. For more information please follow the link: https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information
If you do not want us to share your identifiable patient data for purposes except for your own care, you can opt-out by registering a Type 1 Opt-out. This prevents your data being shared with NHS Digital if you register your opt-out before 1 September 2021. You can still register your opt-out at any time after this date and it will prevent any more data being shared with NHS Digital.
To Type 1 opt-out please fill in and return the below form to our email at firstname.lastname@example.org before the 1 September 2021
Type 1 opt-out form
If you are in JCVI (Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation)cohorts 1-9 and haven’t had your first covid-19 vaccination, and don’t have one booked, please contact the practice to arrange as soon as possible. This is for first vaccinations only, if you’ve already had your first vaccination please wait to be contacted about your second appointment.
Please note, if you are not in cohorts 1-9 we will not be able to book you an appointment over the phone. Please wait to be contacted.
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.
Porter Valley Primary Care Network Listening Service
What is a Listening Service?
All of us find ourselves facing difficulties from time to time and in a busy, sometimes stressful life, it’s important that people know that they are being listening to. Each of us is more than just physical. The health of our inner self can affect our well-being in every other aspect.
You may find it helpful to talk to someone independent, who has time to listen and is experienced in supporting people through life’s challenges.
For more information please see the leaflet below:
Listening Service Leaflet
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
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