Clinics & Services
Our nurses have all done extra training and are able to offer a wide range of services to patients, including the following:
Treatment of acute illnesses, such as earache, sore throats, coughs, sticky eyes, hay fever, cystitis and urine infections, stomach pains, diarrhoea and vomiting, back pain, skin rashes etc.
Treatment of Minor Injuries
Such as cuts, insect bites and sprains.
Management of Long Term Conditions
Such as asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.
Sexual Health Advice
Such as contraception (including emergency contraception), sexual health screening and smear tests.
Appointments can be made to see a midwife on Tuesdays between 09:00 and 11:30 and Thursdays between 13:20 and 15:30.
Patients with asthma can be seen by appointment at any time during the nurses’ surgery hours. We aim to review every patient with asthma each year.
Baby clinic is held on Tuesday afternoons. Appointments can be made between 13:30 and 14:50 to see the health visitor, nurse or doctor.
The counselling service we provide at Porter Brook is limited and can only be accessed after discussion with a doctor. We may recommend that you see the primary care mental health worker allocated to the practice. We often recommend some of the excellent voluntary counselling services:
MIND 0114 258 4489
Share Psychotherapy Agency 0114 273 0200
Relate (relationship counselling) 0300 100 1234
Cruse (bereavement counselling) 0870 167 1677
Shipshape 0114 2500222
For the students of Sheffield Hallam University a counselling service is provided by the University. Students can make their own appointments at the counselling reception or by phoning 0114 225 2136. For more information see the SHU site at: www.shu.ac.uk/services/sas/counselling/
Patients with diabetes are invited for regular reviews. If you are a SHU student with diabetes, we would like to see you annually, even if your diabetes is managed in your home town.
We can offer help to people whose lives are affected by street drugs such as cannabis and heroin. We work closely with other rehabilitation services in the city.
If you have any problems with an eating disorder, please ask a doctor or nurse to refer you to our Eating Disorder Clinic. You can be seen at either site by a nurse with additional training and experience in this area.
Other services which you might find helpful include South Yorkshire Eating Disorders Association (SYEDA) www.syeda.org.uk/ and Biteback which is a support service for University students who are affected by eating disorders.
Biteback is run by Syeda and offers free support, information and a safe and confidential space to share your experiences. Group sessions or one to one support are both available. Ring or Text Biteback on 0114 272 8822, 07722269855 via their website www.bite-back.org.uk/
The promotion of a healthy lifestyle has an increasing role in the care we provide for our patients. We provide advice and support for people who want to give up smoking. We will advise you about how much alcohol you drink, healthier eating and the importance of exercise.
Minor surgery is available by appointment for removing moles, sebaceous cysts, warts and so on after an assessment by a doctor or nurse.
An occupational health worker visits the practice twice a month. You can make an appointment to see him. He can discuss any aspect of your work that you think may be affecting your health.
To access Physiotherapy services, you will require a referral by a GP.
The practice offers an advice and vaccination service for travellers. It is important when you are planning to travel abroad that you make an appointment with the nurse six to eight weeks before you travel wherever possible. Porter Brook Medical Centre can give the vaccination against yellow fever. See the above tab for more information.
Useful Website for Patients
Sheffield Samaritans - https://www.samaritans.org/branches/sheffield-samaritans
Rethink - Help & Support for people affected by Mental Illness - https://www.rethink.org/
Mind - How to Cope with Student Life - https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/student-life/#.W46blyRKhhG