Welcome to Nethergreen Surgery
Contacting the Practice Online
We are in the process of trailling a new online system for booking appointments. The system is currently switched off whilst we evaluate the first morning of the trial. It is hoped that, if successful, this new system will avoid patients having to wait on the phone and allow our staff to get you to the right person as quickly as possible.
As we resume the trial we will update our website and phone system accordingly. Thank you.
We are pleased to announce that we have completed 1st dose vaccine invitations for all patients over 18 and all priority cohorts.
If you are over 18 (or at risk), and not yet received an invitation to book an appointment or have been unable to book an appointment, please complete our online form and submit your details to us.
You can also book an appointment at the arena mass vaccination centre here or by calling 119. (Currently subject to some age requirements)
In keeping with the latest government guidance, we are contacting patients over 50 to bring their second dose forwards from 12 weeks to 8 weeks.
We will be contacting patients via SMS message to arrange this in the coming weeks. Any provisional appointment you had will be superceded and you should book a new appointment should you receive a text from us.
Proof of Vaccination
Please note that we are not able to provide letters confirming your vaccination status. Please follow the government guidance available here, which recommends downloading the NHS App or calling 119 to access your vaccine records. If you have been vaccinated but your record isn't howing in the NHS app, please wait until the update scheduled for 17th May before contacting the surgery.
Over 50, clinically extremely vulnerable and frontline health and social care workers
If you are over 50, clinically extremely vulnerable or a frontline health and social care worker and yet to have the vaccine yet for whatever reason, it’s not too late to come forward. You can now book a vaccination appointment online at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/ or call the free number on 119.
Additions to the clinically extremely vulnerable list
On 16 February, the government announced they were expanding the number of people being asked to shield, that is those identified as being clinically extremely vulnerable to serious complications from covid.
Rather than being place on the shielding list as a person that has one type of health condition, people are being asked to shield based on a combination of factors including underlying health conditions, ethnicity, age, weight and deprivation.
All people now identified as extremely clinically vulnerable will get a letter from the government asking them to shield explaining what they need to do. This means they will be advised to stay at home as much as possible and offered help such as for food or getting medicines where needed.
This data will be shared with GPs and they will be prioritised for being vaccinated. If newly added shielded patients haven’t yet had a vaccine, please do not contact your GP about the vaccine, they will contact you when they have supply available.
Updated vaccination advice for carers
Unpaid carers are now able to self-identify and book a vaccine appointment through the National Booking System by answering a few question that determines their eligibility. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or tell call 119.
An unpaid carer requiring a vaccination can be, but is not limited to:
• Someone who cares for a person who is within JCVI priority cohorts 1-6, provides close personal care or is the sole or primary carer.
• An adult family member or friend providing daily face-to-face care to a person who, because of their advanced age, requires support but is still living in their own home.
• A person caring for an adult with Down’s Syndrome.
• A parent/foster parent caring for a young person who is receiving Personal Independence Payments (PIP) because of a severe neuro-disability.
• Any adult providing supplementary unpaid care to an older person who is self-funding their own care package, for example through a domiciliary care agency.
• Two siblings who equally share and provide 24-hour care to an older person with dementia in addition to their own family and work commitments. If either sibling was to fall ill, the other would not be able to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the older person. Both siblings would be considered the primary carer.
If you need further support or advice please encourage them to contact the Sheffield Carers Centre by calling the Carer Advice Line on 0114 272 8362 or online at sheffieldcarers.org.uk/
Coronavirus General Information
Please click here for the latest information as to how the surgery is changing our service during the coronavirus pandemic.
Please find some useful links regarding Coronavirus below
- Latest government advice: gov.uk
- Guidance on Self Isolation & Social Distancing: Here
- Advice from Public Health England: NHS.UK
- The NHS 111 Online service is available if you suspect you may have Coronavirus
- Please consider the NHS App for ordering prescriptions.
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Disabled Patients & Carers
If you or a family member have a disability please let us know. We are able to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to have the same level of access as other patients. This could involve longer appointments, appointments at specific times, alternative methods of booking appointments, home visits, large print documents etc.
We support the NHS Accessible Information Standard, and endeavour to identify, share and meet any of our patients’ special communication requirements. Please let us know if you have any such preferences. The website http://www.easyhealth.org.uk has a variety of useful leaflets in accessible formats.
We also have an on-site car park for blue-badge holders only. Please let reception know if you have any special requirements. Our ground floor is adapted to support patients with limited mobility, however access the the 1st story is by stairway only. We will always endeavour to see patients downstairs should this be an issue. Please let a receptionist know if you would like to be seen on the ground floor and we will be happy to accommodate you.
If you are a carer please let us know and we can add you to our carers' register. There is a great deal of support for carers available - We have a notice board in the surgery outlining local events and contacts.
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