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Chair’s Blog – GP contract, urgent care and Twitter

In this blog Chair, Dr Tim Moorhead, reflects on the new GP contract, our latest urgent care survey and getting to grips with Twitter.

13 March 2019
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NHS in Sheffield invest in children’s mental health services

NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have announced they will be investing £615,500 in children and young people’s mental health support.

12 March 2019
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New forward-thinking care home apprenticeships for Sheffield

NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), a nursing home in Sheffield and Sheffield City College have come together to pilot an apprenticeship scheme for care home staff.

06 March 2019
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Have your say on Sheffield’s end of life care services

NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Macmillan Cancer Support and Sheffield Hallam University are coming together to improve services and care for people at the end of their lives.

22 February 2019
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Sheffield nurses celebrated at awards event

Sheffield general practice nurses and healthcare assistants were recognised for their hard work and dedication to patients at the first ever Sheffield General Practice Nurse and Healthcare Assistant Awards.

08 February 2019
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Blog from our Chair- The NHS Long Term Plan and staying well this winter

In his first blog, Dr Tim Moorhead talks about the NHS Long Term Plan and staying well in the cold

04 February 2019
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Local doctors urge women to take up the offer of a smear test

The importance of cervical screening (commonly known as a smear test) is being stressed by doctors throughout South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw during the national Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2019 (21 to 27 January).

25 January 2019
Working together for improved outcomes for special needs children

Partners in Sheffield including Sheffield City Council, Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), health services and schools have pledged to make a number of changes to deliver consistently good outcomes for children and young people with special education needs and/or disabilities.

25 January 2019
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Sheffield’s 13 ways of improving the lives of people with dementia

Help improve the care and support for people living with – or caring for those living with – dementia in Sheffield.

14 January 2019
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Home grown healthy eating at Dovercourt GP Practice

Members of the team at Dovercourt Group Practice have been going above and beyond to help their patients eat healthier, creating an allotment next to their GP practice on Skye Edge Avenue.

26 November 2018
Keeping antibiotics working for you

Health services in Sheffield have been working hard to keep antibiotics working by reducing the number of courses prescribed unnecessarily.

13 November 2018
Awards to recognise health care heroes

NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are encouraging the public to celebrate the hard work of general practice nurses and healthcare assistants by nominating them for an award.

05 November 2018
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GP Practices partner with parkrun

NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is supporting GP practices to become ‘parkrun practices’. The scheme aims to see thousands of patients being ‘prescribed’ outdoor physical activity rather than medication.

29 October 2018
Are you entitled to a free flu vaccination? Get yours now

NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are encouraging those eligible to get their flu vaccination and help minimise the spread of flu this winter.

17 October 2018
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‘Scroll Free September’: how was it for you?

As ‘Scroll Free September’ comes to a close, Dr Steve Thomas has shared his experiences of social media, and his perspective on how reducing ‘scrolling’ can be beneficial throughout the year.

28 September 2018
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Sepsis awareness: our plan to save lives in Sheffield

NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are spreading the word around sepsis to help healthcare staff and Sheffield patients know how to spot the signs and symptoms of this life threatening disease early.

11 September 2018
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Your Lay Members – and what they do for you

Former Sheffield teacher and Public Health consultant Chris Nield joins the board (formally known as the Governing Body) for NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Chris’s role as Lay Member will be integral in reducing health inequalities and giving Sheffield people a voice in the decision making process.

05 September 2018
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Sheffield A&E visits at a 3 year high as top symptoms that could be seen elsewhere revealed

Health chiefs in Sheffield are encouraging people to think twice before going to A&E this Bank Holiday. Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (FT) has revealed the most common symptoms seen at A&E that could have been better treated elsewhere.

24 August 2018
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8 in 10 Sheffield patients rate Sheffield GP practices as ‘good’

GP practices in Sheffield have been rated ‘good’ by 8 out of 10 people in the new GP Patient Survey.

16 August 2018
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GP Practices work together to become more ‘dementia friendly’

Plans are in place to make GP practices across Sheffield ‘dementia friendly’, increasing access for dementia patients and helping to improve their quality of life.

06 August 2018
City’s £6 million plan set to support people with complex needs

Sheffield’s £6 million plan is set to be agreed at a cabinet meeting today to support people with drug and alcohol problems, and other complex needs.

24 July 2018
Sheffield CCG continues to be rated as ‘Good’

NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been rated as “good” by NHS England for the second year running as part of an annual assessment known as Improvement Assessment Framework.


13 July 2018
Sheffield Cancer Information Hub wins prestigious award

An innovative Sheffield Cancer Information Service has won a Healthcare Transformation Award in the Improving Cancer Outcomes category.


05 July 2018
Great British Bake Off Star Judges NHS Bake Off for Charity

Sheffield NHS staff are raising money for charity by competing in ‘The Great NHS70 Bake Off’


04 July 2018
Special celebratory event to mark NHS’ 70th birthday

Sheffield’s NHS is coming together in the City Centre to mark the 70th anniversary of the day the NHS was born at an interactive free event for adults and children showcasing past, present and future advances in healthcare.


26 June 2018
Celebrate the NHS 70th birthday at Annual Public Meeting

NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group will be celebrating the NHS 70th birthday at their Annual Public Meeting this year.


19 June 2018
Nurses pledge to improve bowel cancer screening

Sheffield GP practice nurses have pledged to help boost the number of people doing their bowel cancer screenings.

11 June 2018
Extra funding for Sheffield adult mental health crisis services

People at risk of a mental health crisis in Sheffield will be able to access new support services thanks to a £429,000 funding boost for the city.


05 June 2018
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New health-led employment trial launches across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw

A new health-led employment trial that will support people with a mental or physical health condition to find and remain in employment has been launched by Sheffield City Region and South Yorkshire Housing Association (SYHA) with backing from NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group.

31 May 2018
Urgent Care consultation update May 2018

THE next steps in the process to review urgent (non-emergency) care services in Sheffield are being outlined this week following the 18-week consultation which finished earlier this year.

22 May 2018
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Waiting times reduced thanks to new GP practice system

Over half of all GP practices in Sheffield have taken steps to help patients receive the right service first time by introducing a new ‘Care Navigation’ system.

15 May 2018
Have you been offered choice by your GP?

Have you been referred by your Sheffield GP for further treatment in the last 12 months? 

11 May 2018
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‘Can’t make it? Cancel it!’ – new citywide campaign targets missed GP appointments

A new citywide campaign has been launched to urge people to cancel GP appointments if they can’t attend – and has been backed by superhero ‘DNA Man’.

Created in partnership by Chapelgreen Practice and Ecclesfield School, ‘DNA Man’ is a superhero that aims to raise awareness of the problem of missed appointments, and encourage patients to cancel if they can’t attend.

04 May 2018
Stay prepared this bank holiday weekend

Sheffield GPs are encouraging people to make sure their medicine cabinet is well-stocked to prepare for any minor illnesses or ailments that may strike over the bank holiday.

04 May 2018
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Celebrating Sheffield’s Award Winning Nurse Mentors

Sheffield nurses have scooped local and regional awards for their work supporting the future workforce.

All the award winners have received training and support though a scheme ran by NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and other CCGs across South Yorkshire.

23 April 2018
Funding boost for diabetes programme

A diabetes programme in Sheffield has been boosted with £845,000 of funding to continue to develop its valuable work in the city. This brings the total funding across two years to £1.4million.

18 April 2018
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Helping Sheffield people prevent diabetes

Help and support is available for people in the city who are at risk of developing the
Type 2 diabetes – that’s the message as part of Diabetes Prevention Week (April 16-

13 April 2018
Pride in our NHS: the pharmacists that are going above and beyond over Easter

Healthcare professionals across Sheffield are reminding residents to visit the local pharmacy if they start to feel unwell over this Bank Holiday Weekend (30 March – 2 April). Wicker Pharmacy’s Afsha Khan is one of the many dedicated pharmacists across the city, ready to offer expert advice over Easter.


26 March 2018
 ‘DNA Man’ combats missed appointments across Sheffield

GPs have worked with children to create a new superhero to combat people not turning up for their GP appointments.


22 March 2018

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