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Monday 25th May Bank Holiday - surgery closed

May Bank Holiday

 

COVID-19

COVID-19 Support – We’re Here for You

It is understandable that during times like this, people may be feeling afraid, worried, anxious, and overwhelmed. Our Social Prescriber can help you with finding the support you need, whether that be ensuring you have your groceries, linking-up to mutual support groups, or building your mental health. You can self-refer directly by emailing Eloni at Eloni-jayne.lewis@nhs.net. Tel: 07707053892. Office hours Mon-Fri, 9-5pm.​

THIS IS TO INFORM OUR PATIENTS THAT WE MAY HAVE TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE OUR ECCLESALL BRANCH SURGERY IN THE NEAR FUTURE.  YOU WILL APPRECIATE THE DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES WE ARE OPERATING UNDER AND DUE TO SELF ISOLATION AND SICKNESS WE ARE PLANNING FOR SEVERE SHORTAGES OF PRACTICE STAFF.  IF THIS HAPPENS, WE WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE TELEPHONE ADVICE AND SUPPORT AS PER CURRENT SET UP, BUT WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED REGULARLY.

Online appointment booking system currently suspended due to the Coronavirus outbreak.  We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

COVID-19 VIRUS

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS, ALL APPOINTMENTS ARE CANCELLED AND WE WILL CALL YOU INSTEAD.

 

IF YOU HAVE A NEW PROBLEM THAT YOU FEEL NEEDS A DOCTOR OR A NURSE, PLEASE TELEPHONE RECEPTION WITH THE DETAILS OF YOUR PROBLEM. PLEASE ONLY COME INTO THE SURGERY IF YOU HAVE BEEN ASKED TO DO SO ON THE PHONE.

 

WE HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND THE DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES FACING THE PRACTICE AND OUR PATIENTS.

 

THANK YOU

Coronavirus information for Sheffield Patients and the Public

coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.

Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.

Novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China.

Please see the following Gov.uk link for further information including:

  • Advice for travellers returning from Wuhan and Hubei province in the last 14 days:
  • Advice for travellers returning from, or transited through, China (other than Hubei), Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand in the last 14 days  
  • Symptoms and what to do and preventing the spread of infection  

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-guidance-to-assist-professionals-in-advising-the-general-public/guidance-to-assist-professionals-in-advising-the-general-public

 


Travel Vaccinations

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements at least 8 weeks before you travel.  This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. 

You will be asked to complete a travel questionnaire before you attend your appointment. Click on the link to open, print and complete the form.

Travel Risk Assessment Form

If there is less than 8 weeks before your date of departure, you will be asked to attend a Private Travel Clinic for your vaccinations and travel health advice.

Please note that we no longer offer travel health appointments at our branch site surgery, Ecclesall Medical Centre.  Patients registered at this site will be offered an appointment at our main site Upperthorpe Medical Centre.

Information about countries and vaccinations required can be found on the links below:

Europe Europe & RussiaNorth America North America
Central America Central Americaindia South America
egypt Carribeanlithuania Africa
bulgaria Middle Eastpoland Central Asia
china East Asiachina Australasia and Pacific

 

Hub Surgeries

If it is deemed appropriate, you may be offered an appointment at one of six GP access centres across Sheffield 6.00pm to 10.00pm weekdays and 10.00am to 6.00pm weekends.

Evening and weekend appointments are available to patients of the practice. To find out more please ask the practice or visit www.primarycaresheffield.org.uk/patients

The six GP access centres are:

The Crookes Practice, The Health Care Surgery, The Sloan Practice, Woodhouse Health Centre, The Flowers Health Centre, Burncross Surgery.

Patients who are overseas for short periods

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer telephone advice to patients who are staying overseas for a short period.  Therefore you will need to seek advice as required from an appropriate clinician where you are based.  We have been made aware that our Defence organisations indemnity provision is limited to UK patients only, and that we are not insured for telephone consultations carried out with patients who are outside the UK.

General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation is changing from 25th May 2018.  For further details please click on the link on the right hand side of the Home Screen.

 

Medical Students 

From October 2018 the practice is helping support train GP Medical Students. 

Some of our students will be sitting in with our practice GPs and/or nurses, those students in their final year of training will consult with patients and then present their findings to a practice GP.

You may be offered an appointment with a Medical Student. These appointments will be 30 minutes long in order that our practice GP can spend time with you at the end of the consultation. If you prefer not to see a Medical Student, please let the receptionist know.

You will be notified when a Medical Student is sitting in with a GP. Again, please let us know if you do not wish for them to be present. 

 

 

Upperthorpe & Ecclesall Medical Centres

Practice Manager/Business Manager

 

Due to the retirement of our long-standing practice manager, we are looking to recruit a full time enthusiastic Practice/Business Manager to join us and effectively lead our practice team.

We are a long established GMS practice with a list size of 12,000 patients. We have 2 very diverse surgery sites based in Sheffield 6 and Sheffield 11.

We deliver high quality primary care services and are high achieving in relation to delivering our contractual requirements and enhanced services.

We are active members of our primary care network and have developed a strong relationship with our member practices (City Centre Network). Our new manager will play a key role in working with the network and representing us and supporting the practice in delivering the requirements of the network contract.

We are a friendly, supportive team with a caring ethos and prize team working, many of our staff have worked with us for a long time.

Our team consists of 6 GP Partners, 3 Salaried GPs, a full Nursing team as well as an excellent admin /reception team. We are also embracing new roles with clinical pharmacists and a physiotherapist, and are part of a mental health project in the city centre.

It will be essential for the post holder to explore with us the best workforce models fit for our future.

We are seeking an aspirational, enthusiastic, highly motivated individual with sound management experience and excellent communication skills.

You should be committed to your role, a strategic thinker, a problem solver, IT literate, financially astute and have excellent organisational skills. You should have a good understanding of financial processes including payroll, pensions and current employment legislation.

Whilst a background in primary care is not essential, we would expect that the post holder would have:

 

  • Ability to not only lead and manage a team but inspire and motivate them to make best use of the skills and talents in the workforce
  • Confidently represent the practice and the practice’s interests in all areas, with excellent communication skills both within and outside the practice
  • A working knowledge of financial management, managing budgets and business planning
  • Previous relevant experience in the NHS at a senior level or a senior level within the public/financial sector.
  • A good level of education, evidence of ongoing personal and professional development and a management qualification/or equivalent experience at graduate/post graduate level.

 

General practice management is a rewarding, diverse and challenging career. We welcome applications from dedicated candidates who wish to join our team. For an informal visit or a chat to one of the partners, please contact:   jayne.atkinson@nhs.net

All applications to rachelpickering@nhs.net

Starting salary - depending on experience £40-£55K

Closing date Friday 5th June 2020

 

 

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