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IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO ALL PATIENTS REGISTERED AT ECCLESFIELD GROUP PRACTICE

Car Park Facilities (May 2022)

There is a car park at the surgery with spaces available for a limited number of patients. Please use this when you are visiting the surgery.  If the car park is full and you need to park on the street, please try to ensure you are not blocking the local residents access to their homes.  

Many thanks

Ecclesfield Group Practice 

Have your say on proposed new health centre(s)

Sheffield has been awarded £37m by the government to transform Sheffield GP practices across the city.

NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the organisation who buy and plan health services in the city have funding to build up to five new health centres bringing together GP services, other health services, and some voluntary all under one roof. Council services may also have a presence in some of the buildings.

Our area hasn’t benefited from previous funding for GP buildings, so many of the practice sites are in need of modernisation. Some GP practices in these areas have shown an interest in potentially moving into the new buildings and the CCG and practices want to hear patients’ views and ideas before making a decision.

Exact locations haven’t yet been agreed but there are preferred sites for each health centre.

Health Centre Interested practices Potential locations
Foundry hub 1
Pitsmoor Surgery
Burngreave Surgery
Cornerstone Surgery (branch)
Sheffield Medical Centre
·    Sheffield Medical Centre
·    Catherine Road
Foundry hub 2
Herries Road Surgery (branch) 
Page Hall Medical Centre
Upwell Street Surgery
·    Rushby Street
SAPA 5 hub 1
Shiregreen Medical Centre
Elm Lane Surgery
Firth Park Surgery     
Dunninc Road Surgery
·    Concord Sports Centre
SAPA 5 hub 2
The Health Care Surgery
Buchanan Road Surgery
Southey Green Medical Centre
Melrose Surgery (branch)   
Margetson Surgery (branch)
·    Buchanan Road / Wordsworth Avenue
City hub
Clover City Practice
The Mulberry Practice
·    TBC

What do you think of these plans?

On behalf of practices, NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), want to hear what you think about the suggested locations, accessibility, and services. This is just the start of a conversation between the CCG, GP practices and their patients and will help us to shape our plans. If the plans progress further, there will be a further opportunity to have a say on detailed proposals later on this year.

Fill in the online survey here:  https://www.sheffieldccg.nhs.uk/get-involved/healthcentres.htm 

If you prefer you can feedback your thoughts to your local community partner.  

As practices are so busy helping patients, we ask you to please not contact our practice about the plans. Please fill in the online survey, speak to one of the community partners or contact the NHS Sheffield CCG communications and engagement team on sheccg.comms@nhs.net. They will coordinate all views and pass on to practices in full.

Comment from GP and Chair of NHS Sheffield CCG Dr Terry Hudsen

Terry Hudsen, GP and Chair of NHS Sheffield CCG said, “This is fantastic news for the city and could see more than 100,000 patients benefitting from modern health premises, tackling health inequalities in the city.

“I would encourage anyone who lives in the areas where a new health centre is being considered to have their say as it is important that we work with local communities to meet their specific community needs.

“One option will be to retain the status quo and not build the new health centres at all. We have been offered this funding by the government and it is a great opportunity for us to explore improving health care facilities for local people.”

Tell us what you think

You can have your say by filling in the online survey here:  https://www.sheffieldccg.nhs.uk/get-involved/healthcentres.htm

You can also speak to someone at our local community partners:

They will be collating feedback on behalf of the CCG.

Additional information

This is part of a £1 billion boost to NHS capital spending from the government. The Sheffield funding is part of £57.5m for South Yorkshire.

The funding will also be used to improve and make more space in some existing GP practice facilities. Nine practices from across the city are expected to receive investment for refurbishment and extension of their current premises.

If you need any further information please contact the NHS Sheffield CCG communications and engagement team on sheccg.comms@nhs.net

Working Win

Free service helps people to find, stay and thrive in work 

A trail blazing scheme in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw has been extended to support more to people to find, stay, and thrive in employment. Working Win is a completely free service for people with physical or mental health conditions, and works with individuals to meet their employment goals. 

Working Win supports people with health conditions to find work, and to stay in or return to employment. If you’re struggling in work, or would like support to find a job, get in touch for one-to-one support to manage your wellbeing, and to stay well in work. You’ll also have access to debt and benefits support, a free Westfield Health package, support from a team of qualified health professionals, and more. 

Places are limited, and referrals are open until 31st March 2022. Sign up at  https://www.workingwinreferrals.co.uk/  

Face coverings required in practice

Public health guidance remains in place suggesting individuals should continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces, where you may come into contact with people you do not normally meet.

With current case rates in South Yorkshire remaining high the Directors of Public Health for Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield are advising that well fitted and correctly worn face masks have made a difference to transmission rates through the course of the pandemic and are therefore encouraging people to continue to wear them.

You will still be required to wear a face covering when using NHS services. We ask that patients continue to wear face coverings when visiting our practice. Hand sanitiser is also available for you to use whilst in practice and we ask that you continue to maintain a safe distance from other patients whilst in the waiting room.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Thank you!

We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for all the lovely gifts and cards we received over the Christmas period. 

 

Thank you

GP DATA FOR PLANNING AND RESEARCH (GPDPR) - June 2021

Data Opt Out Information

You may be aware of a new NHS Digital initiative https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-collections-and-data-sets/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research  to extract information from GP records for research and other purposes. Patients might want to opt out of this data collection and there are 2 different requirements to opt out:

  1. Type 1 data opt out - Urgent action required as the opt out window closes on 23 June 2021
  1. Type 2 data opt out - No time limit

This is to protect non-GP data held on your system, e.g. hospital or clinic treatment.        

Direct.Gov Website Information

Please use the following link for all the latest updated information from the government regarding COVID 19

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus