SHEFFIELD NOROVIRUS WARNING
Please see the following link on how to stop Norovirus from spreading this winter - Norovirus Information
It is especially important that we follow these guidelines to ensure that this spreads as little as possible. We would ask that if you already have symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting or suspect that you are suffering from Norovirus that you avoid coming into the surgery wherever possible.
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR CLOSING INFORMATION
Please click on the following link for more information - Porter Brook's Christmas and New Year Closing Information
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
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:
- 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 Information Poster
PRACTICE NEWSLETTER - SUMMER 2018
Please click on the following link to view our Summer 2018 practice newsletter - Summer 2018 Practice 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?