Coronavirus information for Sheffield Patients and the Public
A 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:
IMPORTANT PRACTICE INFORMATION
Welcome to the Hollies Medical Centre, My name is Dr Mike Lyons one of the GP Partners.
Due to the changing circumstances we are asking patients to avoid unnneccesary contact with the practice to ensure patient and staff safety.
Any person with any respiratory symptoms or temperature should seek advice via 111 or 111 online and not attend the practice.
Any patients with long term conditions or reduced immune systems should avoid contact at the practice unless first advised by one of our team.
Like other practices in Sheffield we are moving towards more telephone triage and assessment and we are garetful for your patience as we adapt to the current pandemic and PHE advice.
You can contact us via telephone, request a telephone call back via our website or email us.
Please refer to our website that we will update as often as possible, and the current 111 guidance if you or a family member are unwell.
If you attending the practice please ensure it is absolutely necessary, limit contact with others and follow strict hand hygiene advice.
If you are needing a sick not for self isolation please please follow this link:
you will also be able to get a sick note issued by 111 for self isolation, do not contact the surgery for this.
Register for Online Services
Our practice now offers a wide range of services through our website, register to gain access
MENTAL HEATH LINK WORKER
The Surgery has access to a Link Worker, who specialises in supporting young people with a variety of mood related issues. He has provied a short introduction as to his role and is based in the practice one pay per week, as well as local schools.
My name is Connor Watkins and I am the Young Person’s Link Worker for Nethergreen Surgery, part of the Porter Valley Primary Care Network.
If you are aged between 13 -18 and having difficulties with low mood, anxiety, poor confidence or self-esteem, I can work with you to understand more about how you’re feeling and help you find your way into well-being boosting activities to support your health and wellbeing.
This could be introducing you to social events, community activities and support services, helping you build the confidence to engage with these independently and tackle other issues you may be facing such as emotional problems, loneliness, isolation and difficulties with education and employment.
For further information or if you are interested in accessing this, please speak to your GP.