COVID-19 Pandemic - Support for Clinically Extremely Vulnerable Patients
The following link is for patients who you may think need to be shielded because they have a medical condition which makes them extremely vulnerable to the coronavirus (COVID-19) but did not receive a letter from the Government. Patients who think they may qualify can register themselves or on the behalf of someone else if they have their NHS number at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable
COVID-19 Pandemic - A Thank You To All Patients
The Practice would like to extend a big thank you to all patients and we greatly appreciate the support and cooperation we have received during this difficult and uncertain time.
As you will be aware, the current COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected normal life and we have had to rapidly adapt to new guidance and changes daily. Please be assured that we are constantly reviewing all the guidance on the pandemic and working hard to ensure that we are able to provide continuing care going forward. With current projections we are expecting potential further disruptions in the coming weeks so please bear with us during this time.
Once again, thank you to everyone for their support and stay safe, stay indoors and save lives!
COVID-19 Pandemic - Ordering Prescriptions
We understand that some patients may be concerned about their medicines during the ongoing situation. Please be assured that there is enough medicine for all if we behave responsibly. Therefore, the Practice will not be altering its normal policies for prescribing at this time. Remember, only order the medication that you need, when you need it. Pharmacies are currently under great strain dealing with the number of requests they are receiving along with their own staffing issues. We have therefore been asked to remind patients to allow up to 72 hours to collect your prescription.
Thank you for your understanding in this matter.
New! - First Contact Physiotherapist
The Practice would like to introduce the new First Contact Physiotherapist service that is available to any patients who are suffering from aches, pains, and musculoskeletal problems. Patients are fully assessed and any appropriate referrals or investigations can be made by the Physio. Patient The services is based in-house on Thursdays and Fridays and can be booked directly by our Reception team, with no need to wait for a GP appointment.
New! - Health Link Worker
Our new Health Link Worker is here to help if you find you are suffering from problems relating:
- Emotional welbeing
- Healthy lifestyle
- Physical activity
- Social groups
- Family and parenting
- Employment welfare
If you are unsure what help you need, then they are able to help navigate you to the correct service that will benefit you the most. You do not need to see a GP to access this services and you can book directly with our Reception team at either Practice or by calling us on 0114 234 5338.
The Hillsborough GP Network
Dr Milner & Partners are very pleased to announce that the Practice is now part of the Hillsborough Network; a collaboration between the Hillsborough Practices alongside Dykes Hall Medical Centre, Far Lane Medical Centre and Dr Bradley and Partners (Tramways Medical Centre).
This will enable us to offer new services to the Hillsborough community, such as the First Contact Physio and Health Link Worker (see above). We hope to develop new services over the coming years and hopefully these will have a positive impact on our patients and the local community.
New Partner - Dr Linda Williams
We are delighted to announce that, as of October 2019, Dr Linda Williams has become a GP Partner at the Practice. This means she will now work alongside Dr Neil Milner and Dr Martin Hakes to help shape the future of the Practice going forward.
We hope that you will all join us in passing on our congratulations.
Dr Abi Watson Starts GP Student Tutor Role
We are please to announce that Dr Abi Watson will begin a new role as a GP Student Tutor for the University of Sheffield, joining Dr Hakes who has been in the same role for the last 8 years.
This work does not affect her commitments to the surgery and patients will be unaffected. We hope that with this important work the Practice can continue to support and play a role in helping to shape and encourage the GPs of the future.
Patient Participation Group - WE NEED YOU!
The Practice is currently seeking patient volunteers to be part of our Patient Participation Group (PPG). This group meets annually along with Practice representatives to discuss changes, issues, and improvements that have occurred within the last 12 months in a constructive environment. We are also seeking members to improve our virtual group, with extra communicatiosn via e-mail with issues from Sheffield CCG and new proposals as they arise throughout the year. This input can help us make informed decisions about the ongoing direction of the Practice. Patients with individual concerns are encouraged to raise these through our complaints procedure.
The next PPG meeting is scheduled for the 1st May 2019. If you would like to attend and be part of the discussion, please contact the Practice at email@example.com or alternatively ask to speak to the Practice Manager about PPGs on 0114 2345338.
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.
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 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