NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group

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The NHS is open

GPs and practice staff are at the frontline of the NHS, often your first port of call when we are unwell. This remains the case - practices are open and available for patients who need care or treatment.

Since the beginning of the covid-19 outbreak GP practices have been responding to the crisis and are working hard to ensure patients, particularly those who are vulnerable, get the care they need.

If you need medical help from your GP practice, contact them either online or by phone to be assessed. Please don’t turn up at a GP surgery without an appointment.

Patients can access GP services that they need but the services are being delivered slightly differently – by telephone or video appointment. Face to face appointments are being offered but we’re trying to keep people from physically coming into practice as much as possible to help stop the spread of the virus and to keep patients and staff as safe as possible.

If you have a long-term condition it is now more important than ever that you keep this condition as well controlled you can. If you have any vaccinations scheduled or need contraception, you should still contact your practice as normal.

Don’t be worried about adding to their workload, they are open and want to see patients who need to be seen. Putting it off could make the situation more serious in the long run.

Pregnant women

If you are pregnant, it is important that you still attend your antenatal appointments and continue to seek advice from your midwife or maternity team.

If you are worried about your health or the health of your unborn baby, please contact your midwife or maternity team.

 

NHS 111

If you need urgent medical help, use the NHS 111 online service. If you cannot get help online, call 111.

If it’s a serious or life-threatening emergency, call 999. If you are told to go to the hospital, you must go to the hospital.

 

Routine vaccinations

It is important that you or your baby or child still have routine vaccinations. They protect against serious and potentially deadly illnesses and stop outbreaks in the community.

If the person needing vaccination has coronavirus symptoms or is self-isolating because someone in the household is displaying symptoms, please contact your GP practice for advice.

 

Mental health 

The NHS is here to support your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as your physical health.

If  you have concerns about your mental wellbeing you should contact your GP or the Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust Single Point of Access (SPA) line on 0114 226 3636 - https://www.shsc.nhs.uk/contact-us.

There is also useful information in the Sheffield Mental Health Guide here: https://www.sheffieldmentalhealth.co.uk/

If you are facing a mental health crisis and you are concerned about your immediate wellbeing, use the NHS 111 online service. If you cannot get help online, call 111.

 

Please visit our FAQ section on accessing GP services, by clicking here

NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group

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722 Prince of Wales Road
Sheffield
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