Due to the coronavirus outbreak, how you contact us will be different at the moment. This is to limit face-to-face contact whenever possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus.
We are open as usual and if you need to see a GP, please ring us on 03451220809 or 03451220819. You can also call i-Heart 365 Barnsley (01226 242419) or NHS 111.
Appointments are being delivered face-to-face, online and over the telephone. If you are asked to come into the surgery for a face-to-face appointment, please remember to wear a face covering. Measures are in place to keep you safe from infection during your visit to the surgery.
PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY UNLESS YOU HAVE AN APPOINTMENT
As from July 24th 2020 everyone is required to wear a face covering when entering a shop or business. This is in addition to wearing one on public transport. If you feel you are unable to wear a mask for auditory/sensory/breathing reasons, please see the government website for guidance on exemptions https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers#exemptions-face-coverings or www.keepsafe.org.uk/mask and download an exemption card for you to show if asked why you are not wearing one. Please note, it is NOT the responsibility of the Surgery to issue anyone with an exemption letter or certificate.
Children (0-18) and shielding
The majority of children who have been previously identified as ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ will no longer need to shield.
Does my child need to continue shielding?
Children should continue to shield until 31 July. From Saturday 1 August, the guidance will be paused so clinically vulnerable people of all ages will no longer need to be advised to shield.
Children will only be removed from the shielded patient list by their GP or specialist doctor following consultation with the child and their family. Specialists and GPs will be asked to contact children and their families to discuss this over the summer. Families do not need to take any immediate action. We expect these consultations to happen over the summer.
Children who are removed will not be advised to shield again if government guidance on shielding is changed in the future.
If your child is transitioning to adult services before 31 July, you should have a discussion with their current and future specialist to determine whether your child should continue shielding.
GPs and specialist clinicians have been informed of the changing guidance.
Why is this changing?
The original shielded patients list was intended to identify people with conditions that put them at highest clinical risk from Covid-19, based on the evidence available at the time. It was developed early in the outbreak when there was less evidence and data on the groups most at risk from Covid-19.
Specialists in the Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health (RCPCH) have looked at the most recent evidence specific to children and developed specific guidance. The Chief Medical Officer and senior clinicians have reviewed the guidance and are confident in their findings and advice.
The latest evidence shows that risks to children are low and only those with a certain medical conditions are likely to be advised to shield if shielding needs to be reintroduced in the future.
Can my child return to school/nursery?
Children should continue to shield until 31 July. From 1 August, following the pausing of guidance, children will be able to return to school or nursey in line with their peers and school terms.
Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health (RCPCH) guidance: https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/covid-19-shielding-guidance-children-young-people#introduction
Shielding guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19
Education guidance: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus/education-and-childcare
Mental health and wellbeing advice: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/
If you have symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature or a new, continuous cough), do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy, or hospital. If you have these symptoms, use the 111 coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Source: National Health Service
We are asking that patients wear a face mask/covering when attending either Sheffield Road Surgery or Worsbrough Health Centre to help stop spreading the virus.
“This practice is supporting vital coronavirus (COVID-19) planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital. For more information about this see:
We will be open as normal at Sheffield Road surgery i.e. 8.00am to 6.30pm. However, our branch site will close Good Friday and Easter Monday.
Change to opening times - Sheffield Road will be open from 8.00am to 6.30pm until further notice
The Practice has decided to lock the main door at Sheffield Road, as we cannot let any more than 2 people in at a time. However, if you need to access the building, please use the intercom on your right hand side (2nd button). Our receptionist will then go through a screening process with you using the intercom.
In view of the Coronavirus the practice have put the following in place:
Removed the online booking option
Deactivated booking appointments through the automated telephone system
We will contact patients prior to their appointment to avoid them attending if they have any signs or symptoms of Coronavirus
ANYONE WITH SIGNS OR SYMPTOMS PLEASE SEE NHS111/CORONA - PLEASE DO NOT VISIT THE SURGERY
Please DO NOT enter the surgery if you’ve been to China in the past 2 weeks.
Call 111 now if you've been:
- to Wuhan in the last 14 days (even if you do not have symptoms)
- to other parts of China, including Macau and Hong Kong, or to Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Republic of Korea or Malaysia in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild)
- In close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus
- Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people. Tell 111 about any recent travel and any symptoms you have.
ADVICE FOR ANY TRAVELLERS WHO HAVE TRAVELLED FROM WUHAN, CHINA
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