Dr Hakes Granted Honorary Lecturer Status
We are please to announce that Dr Martin Hakes has been awarded the title of Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer for the Academic Unit of Medical Education at the University of Sheffield.
As you may be aware, for the last 8 years Dr Hakes has taken an active role in tutoring medical students from the University of Sheffield. This is a key part in giving new, upcoming doctors an understanding of the work carried out in General Practice and its importance to the wider NHS and patients alike.
Dr Hakes has been given this title in recognition of his continuing work and we would also like to thank all patients who have helped him with this throughout the years.
Minor Ailments in Winter
With winter upon us, it is important that patients understand how to treat many of the common conditions associated with the colder winter months. Our GPs support the use of the Minor Ailments scheme which is designed to enable patients with minor health needs to access medicines and advice that they would otherwise visit their GP for. It allows patients to see a qualified health professional at a convenient and accessible location within the community, and do not need to take up a valuable GP slot or visit A & E unnecessarily with a non-urgent condition. This scheme is available at most local pharmacies and we recommend that patients seek their advice before booking an appointment.
The Practice would like to remind all patients of the importance of cancelling any appointment that you do not need or do not intend to come to. Not attending appointments causes disruption and disappointment for other patients who may need to see medical assistance.
Dr Sarah Thornley
We are delighted to announce that Dr Sarah Thornley, who is currently cover for Dr Roma Brogden whilst she is on maternity leave, will be staying with the Practice on a permanent basis from June 2018. Dr Thornley will be working 4 sessions a week with normal working days to be confirmed. We are sure that you will all make her feel welcome at the Practice.
Care Navigation Well Under Way!
Our reception staff are now fully trained as Care Navigators. This means that they are prepared to help direct you to the best service for your specific health needs. Our receptionists are here to help you get it right. The receptionist might be able to suggest more appropriate professionals such as:
- Family Services
- Support Groups
Please don't be offended if they ask you what the problem is when you ask for an appointment.
Dr Milner Awarded RCGP Fellowship
We would like to congratulate Dr Neil Milner on his recently awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners. This is given in recognition of a significant contribution to:
- the health and welfare of the community
- the science or practice medicine
- the aims of RCGP, or any organisation which benefits general practice
Need Help at Home? - The Sheffield Directory
The Sheffield Directory is a website that where you can find information on community groups, support groups and an extensive list of leisure activities all within Sheffield. The directory contains information on areas such as:
- Carers information
- Money matters
- Housing and care homes
- Transport and mobility
You can find the website by clicking on www.sheffielddirectory.org.uk
New Service - Sheffield Advocacy Hub
The new Sheffield Advocacy Hub has launched as a single point of contact for all advocacy in Sheffield, including NHS complaints advocacy.
The contact details of the service are:
Sheffield Advocacy Hub, Michael Carlisle Centre, 75 Osborne Road, Sheffield, S11 9BF
Freephone: 0800 035 0396 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.sheffieldadvocacyhub.org