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Vitamin D

If you're listed as clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19, it is advised that you take Vitamin D supplements. This is particularly important if you've been indoors over the spring and summer as you may not have been getting enough vitamin D from sunlight. To access free daily vitamin D supplements if you're on the shielding list please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/people-at-higher-risk/get-vitamin-d-supplements/

If you have received a letter from the Government for the 4 free months supply of Vitamin D please click here VIT-D

If you have not received a letter and you would like Vitamin D supplements please buy them from your local Pharmacy do not request these from your GP.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

For Frequently asked questions please see the below link:

https://www.sheffieldccg.nhs.uk/Your-Health/covid-19-vaccine-faqs.htm

If your query is not answered here please email us at sheccg.porterbrookmc@nhs.net where we will endeavour to respond to you within 10 working days.


Easy read COVID vaccination poster
 

 

Fraudulent messages regarding the covid vaccination

We are aware that some people are receiving suspicious calls and text messages offering the COVID-19 vaccination.
Coronavirus vaccines are only available on the NHS. You can be contacted by the NHS, your employer, or a GP surgery local to you, to receive your vaccine. Remember, the vaccine is free of charge. At no point will you be asked to pay.

  • The NHS will never ask you for your bank account or card details.
  • The NHS will never ask you for your PIN or banking password.
  • The NHS will never arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine.
  • The NHS will never ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips.
    If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you believe you have been the victim of fraud or identity theft you should report this directly to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Where the victim is vulnerable, and particularly if you are worried that someone has or might come to your house, report it to the Police online or by calling 101.


YOU SAID, WE DID

Please follow the following link to look at what we have done following patient feedback - YOU SAID, WE DID

SEASONAL FLU ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION

The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk. This is to help protect them against catching flu and developing serious complications.

You should have the flu vaccine if you:

  • are 65 years old or over
  • are pregnant
  • have certain medical conditions
  • are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
  • receive a carer's allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill

For more information please visit: NHS - Who should have the flu?

GDPR (GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION) - 25th MAY 2018

Please use the following link to look at our GDPR / Privacy Notice page - GDPR / Privacy Notice Information

CARE NAVIGATION

The Practice has now completed its training for our Reception Staff to become Care Navigators. This means that they are prepared to help direct you to the best service for your specific health needs. Our receptionists are here to help you get it right. The receptionist might be able to suggest more appropriate professionals such as:

  • Opticians
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurse
  • Family Services
  • Support Groups

Please don't be offended if they ask you what the problem is when you ask for an appointment.

WHY YOUR DOCTOR MAY NOT PRESCRIBE YOUR USUAL MEDICINES

NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for buying health services on behalf of people in Sheffield, including medicines provided on prescription.

We need to make sure we get the best value for NHS resources and that patients get the most effective care and treatment.

In Sheffield, we currently spend over £3 million a year on medicines that are widely available to buy over-the-counter without a prescription and a further £300,000 on expensive branded medicines where a non-branded product would have been available at a much lower cost.

Please see the following leaflet and poster for more information.

Patient Leaflet

Patient Information Poster

PRACTICE NEWSLETTER - Winter 20/21

Please click on the following link to view our Winter 20/21 practice newsletter - Porter Brook Winter Newsletter

CQC FULL INSPECTION REPORT

Please click on the following link to see our full CQC Inspection Report.

LATEST PRG MEETING MINUTES

Please find the latest PRG Meeting Minutes here. (Click on the Reports & Surveys Tab)

PORTER BROOK MEDICAL CENTRE APPOINTMENT INFORMATION

Please click here to take a look at the practices appointment information. If you feel like you need more time, then please ask at reception for a double appointment

SHEFFIELD PRESCRIPTION ORDER LINE

When you are ordering your repeat medication, the surgery uses our local Prescription Order Line (POL). POL is open between 9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday and you can contact them on 0114 372 3000.

Trained NHS Healthcare staff will take your phone call and make sure you receive the medications that are suitable for you as well as the correct quantity of medication.

This will mean that the ability to leave a voicemail with the surgery has been ceased.

PLEASE NOTE: we will no longer accept repeat prescriptions ordered on your behalf by pharmacies unless you meet certain criteria.

Other ways to order repeat prescriptions

By post or drop off your request at Reception

Via Practice website Online Services - Please ask at Reception if you would like to register for this online service.

PORTER BROOK MEDICAL CENTRE & STUDENT HEALTH at SHU PRACTICE LEAFLET

You can find our practice leaflet here, which will give you a host of information about what the practice has to offer as well as an abundance of other information.

COUGH AND COLDS - WHEN SHOULD I WORRY?

Please click on the following link to find out more information about when you should worry about a cough or a cold.

When Should I Worry?

Excessive Ear wax- What can I do?

Please see this helpful guide on how to deal with your ear wax issued by the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Blocked Ears Self Care Guide

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