Opening Hours

We are open Monday to Saturday with a choice of appointment only and drop in surgeries.

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Prescriptions

You can order your prescriptions by post, online, at reception or by calling 0114 283 0863. Click here to find out more about ordering repeat prescriptions »

Health Advice

To help you decide if you need to see a doctor we have some advice on the treatment of common illnesses and accidents. Click here to read the advice »

Patient Participation Group

Read the results of our recent patient survey.

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Clinics and Services

We run a wide range of clinics and services. Click a heading below for more details.

Asthma Clinic

Asthma Clinic

All patients with Asthma will be invited to see our Practice Nurse specialising in Asthma on a regular basis. You will be offered an initial 30 minute appointment. You will be asked to attend appointments until we have your Asthma under control, after which you will be recalled on an annual basis for review. It is very important you attend these appointments, even if you are feeling well, so we can monitor your medication and compliance.

At your initial assessment we will:

  • Explain about the clinic and its objectives
  • Measure and record your height
  • Measure and record PEFR and predicted PEFR
  • Carry out reversibility testing
  • Illustrate how to use the different inhaler devices
  • Explain how your medication works
  • Supply you with appropriate literature on Asthma
  • Give you a follow up appointment
  • Record findings in your medical record using a dedicated template

At your follow up appointment we will:

  • Check and discuss your symptoms control
  • Check your inhaler technique and compliance
  • Check your PEFR
  • Discuss treatment and devise a self management plan
  • Record findings in your medical record using a dedicated template
  • Arrange follow up appointment
  • Provide appropriate information leaflets to help manage unexpected acute attacks
  • Offer annual flu vaccination if you are on step 2

Antenatal Services

Antenatal Services

We provide antenatal care in conjunction with our local hospital, the Jessop Wing at The Royal Hallamshire Hospital.

Most of your care during pregnancy is done by our community midwives with only a few visits to hospital for scans etc.

If you need to contact the midwife you can do so through their office on 0114 2268301.

If you have just found out that you are pregnant:

  • Book a routine appointment with the doctor to discuss this.
  • The doctor will ask you to leave your name and telephone number with our receptionist.
  • Our midwife Sarah Stuchbury will contact you to arrange to see you.
  • You are advised to take Folic Acid 400 micrograms every day for six weeks from the first day of your pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

We would encourage all mothers to try to breast feed. This is the best option for you and your baby. If you are having difficulty, you can contact one of our midwives or the breast feeding adviser at the Jessop wing.

Anti-coagulation Clinic / Warfarin Monitoring

Anti-coagulation Clinic

Welcome to our anti-coagulation clinic - a Practice Nurse & Health Care Assistant clinic led by a GP.

It is estimated that about 950,000 people in the UK take Warfarin, representing 1.5% of the general practice population. Recommendations made within the national service framework for coronary heart disease have increased clinical awareness of the implications of Warfarin therapy for preventing stroke in people with atrial fibrillation. This is predicted to increase five-fold in the future, putting further strain on a secondary care sector that is already operating to full capacity.

Advances in technology have made point of care (POC) devices for measuring international normalized ratio (INR) adaptable for use in primary care. POC testing services offer accurate and instant results at greater convenience to the patient who does not have to visit a hospital for blood tests. There is also increasing evidence that primary care clinics can achieve high standards of anti-coagulation management.

The surgery operates a 'near-patient testing' system (NPT) using a specialized machine called a CoaguChek S. The CoaguChek S machine measures how well your blood clots. A finger tip blood drop is used instead of a venous (needle) sample. This method is well researched, simple and accurate. It has benefits for you the patient. For example:

  • greater continuity of care
  • saves time
  • less travelling
  • less waiting for test
  • less waiting for result
  • less waiting for new dose
  • less interference with work and social life
  • any changes in general health/medication can be identified immediately

We use a computerised system developed to help with the monitoring of patients taking Warfarin. Your new INR result is documented using the decision support software which confirms the correct new dose and suggests the next follow up date. The system keeps detailed records of your treatment and this is also stored in your electronic medical record. All this enables the nurse/doctor to maintain efficient, safe and effective anti-coagulation therapy.

Cervical Smears

Cervical Smears

Cervical smears should be done regularly from the ages of 25 to 65 and you will receive an invitation when this is due.

All those aged 25-49 will be called every three years, and all those aged 50-64 will be called every five years.

Please check with the practice nurse if you feel your appointment is overdue or you feel such examination is necessary when moving into the area.

It usually takes up to 3 weeks for the result. Patients are informed of their results in writing, with an appropriate explanation. If, however, you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of your test please contact the surgery for the result.

Child Health Promotion (Baby Clinics)

Child Health Promotion

Regular developmental checks for the under fives are undertaken by the doctors and health visitors and vaccination clinics are held by the practice nurses. It is important that all children undergo these checks and are fully immunised against childhood diseases.

Child Health Promotion Clinic's are held: Thursday's between 11am - 12.00pm

  • Doctor: Eight week checks
  • Practice nurse: Routine immunisations and pre-school developmental reviews

Child health clinics are for well children only. If your child is unwell, you will need to make an appointment to see your doctor during normal surgery.

To contact our Health Visitor: Tel 0114 2836930

Completion of Forms

Completion of Forms

Guide to Private Fees Charged to Patients

Fitness to Travel Certificate £15.00
HGV Medical £90.00
Holiday Cancellation Claim £15.00 up to £30.00 for extensive report (2 sided)
Insurance Certificate £15.00
Insurance short report £20.00
Private Medical Insurance Claim £15.00 up to £30.00 for extensive report (2 sided)
Private Sick Note £10.00
Renewal Driving Licence Medical £50.00
To Whom It May Concern letter £13.00
Westfield/HSC Forms £13.00


COPD Clinic

COPD Clinic

Patients who suffer with COPD should make an appointment with our Practice Nurse for an annual review.

Coronary Heart Disease Clinic

Coronary Heart Disease Clinic

This clinic is run by our Practice Nurse who offers regular checks on blood pressure and blood tests such as cholesterol. The purpose of these clinics is to ensure that all our patients receive the best quality care as defined by the latest guidelines. Our Practice Nurse will contact you to attend the surgery on a yearly basis.

Cryo-surgery

Cryo-surgery

Cryo-surgery is a freezing treatment for verrucas.
Please make an appointment with the Practice Nurse or Dr Davis.

Diabetes Clinic

Diabetes Clinic

Diabetes Clinics are on Wednesday afternoons this is run by our practice nurse.

We will see patients who work or are unable to come to diabetes clinic and at other times to suit and will, if necessary, see patients who are housebound in their own home.

We manage Type 2 Diabetes patients here within the practice.

Patients should make an appointment to have a blood test with our Health Care Assistant or Practice Nurse before they attend the diabetic clinic.

If you would like to know more about diabetes click here to see the Diabetes UK website and on this link for details of the Sheffield Branch of Diabetes UK.

District Nursing

District Nursing

We have a team of District Nurses who deal with patients who are housebound and/or just out of hospital.

Ear Syringing

Ear Syringing

You will need to see a doctor first, the doctor will decide if you require your ears syringing.

Ear syringing is done by our practice nurses.

ECG

ECG

This can be done at our surgery, referral by the doctor is necessary.

Family Planning

Family Planning

A full range of family planning care IUCDs, caps and implant contraception, are available from Central Health Clinic on Sheffield Tel: 0114 3054000.

The services we offer at our surgery:

  • Emergency Contraception (the morning after pill)
  • The combined oral contraceptive pill ( "The Pill")
  • The Progestrogen only pill (the Minipill)
  • Depo injection (the injectable contraceptive)

Referral can be arranged for:

  • Female Sterilisation
  • Vasectomy (male sterilisation)

How do I get contraception?

If you wish to start a new contraception for the first time please make an appointment with a Doctor to discuss options.

If you need emergency contraception please contact us as soon as possible.

It is important that if you take the morning after pill you take it within 72 hours of intercourse, preferably 24 hours. If you require this please tell the reception team so that they can arrange for you to see a doctor to contact you as soon as possible.

How do I get a repeat prescription of my contraception?

If you are established on contraception either on any form of the pill or the injection, then you can arrange a pill check or an injection with one of the nurses. For most people on oral contraception we will need to see you once a year for your pill check.

Please remember that all our services are entirely confidential.

Flu Vaccinations

Flu Vaccinations

We run 'flu vaccination clinics during October and November each year.

Please contact the surgery to book your Flu Vaccination if you fall within one of the categories below:

  • Age 65 and over
  • Age under 65 years and fall within one or more of the following risk groups: Asthma, Chronic Heart Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, Chronic Degenerative Neurology, Chronic Liver Disease, COPD, Diabetes, Immuno-suppressed, Stroke/TIA
  • Carers, Poultry Workers, Pregnant Women

Mental Health Workers

Mental Health Workers

The usual route to seeing a mental health worker is by referral from your GP, although any health professional can refer you.

New Patient Checks

New Patient Checks

If you are a new patient with our practice, you are welcome to have a new patient check. Please make an appointment with the Health Care Assistant or Practice Nurse.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

NHS physiotherapy is available by GP referral.

Sickness Certificates / Fit Notes

Sickness Certificates

You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.

Evidence that you are sick

Form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).

It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work' from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.

Travel Vaccinations

Travel Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to make sure you are adequately covered for your holiday. Please book your travel vaccinations with our practice nurse well in advance of your departure date. Failure to do so may result in your being directed to alternative private travel health clinics.

For European travel vaccines appointments must be arranged for at least 4-6 weeks before your departure date.

For all other worldwide travel vaccines, appointments must be arranged for at least 8 weeks before your departure date.

Fees Chargeable

ACWY £45.00 (Meningitis)
Diphtheria Free
Hepatitis A Free
Hepatitis B £25.00 (travel)
Hepatitis B £100.00 (occupational - course of 3 including blood test)
Polio Free
Rabies £150.00 (course of 3)
Tetanus Free
Typhoid Free
Yellow Fever Nearest Yellow Fever Centre is Chapeltown Surgery

Wart Clinic

Wart Clinic

Our Practice Nurse is trained to freeze verrucas and warts with Liquid Nitrogen. Please make an appointment with the doctor first.