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Summer 2020 Newsletter

PATIENT NOTICE

The Avenue Medical Practice and Meadowgreen Health Centre have now merged.  Appointments will be available for all patients at both sites.  If you would like to ask a question or you have any feedback, please contact the Practice or email sheccg.meadowgreenhealthcentre@nhs.net

 

We would be grateful if you consider the following and let us know:

  • Has the care or service you receive changed in any way since Meadowgreen Health Centre and The Avenue Medical Practice merged?
  • What impact have these changes had on the care or service you receive? Positive/neutral/negative?
  • How have these changes affected you?
  • Do you feel these changes have affected you more because of your age, sex, disability, ethnicity, region or sexual orientation.
  • How can the practice continue to improve the care and service we provide?

Have your say here Care Opinion


Welcome to Meadowgreen Health Centre

We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.

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NHS App

Have you downloaded the NHS App yet? Did you know you can now use the NHS App to manage your GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions and view your GP medical records?  Click here to download

Serving You

Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment. 


FLU CLINIC FOR PATIENTS 65+ SATURDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER AND SATURDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2020 

at Meadowgreen Health Centre (Jordanthorpe Site Only)

This year the flu vaccine is being offered on the NHS to:

  • adults 65 and over
  • people with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
  • pregnant women
  • people living with someone who's at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
  • children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2020
  • children in primary school
  • children in year 7 (secondary school)
  • frontline health or social care workers

Later in the year, the flu vaccine may be given to people aged 50 to 64. More information will follow.  However, if you're aged 50 to 64 and in an at-risk group, you should not delay having your flu vaccine.

The Practice will be calling adults 65 and over in the first instance, due to those vaccinations being delivered first.

  • Patients must arrive exactly at the time of their appointment.
  • Wear a face covering and please use hand sanitizer on entering the building
  • Be prepared to wait outside the surgery for up to 10 minutes.
  • Socially distance whilst in the queue.
  • Come in loose clothing in a top you can lift past your shoulder as clinicians will be in full PPE standing at their door, so there will be no privacy.
  • Patients are not able to ask any questions.  This appointment is purely for your flu vaccination.

The Practice will keep you updated of when further clinics will be arranged.

Please book on line where possible or telephone 0114 2378877 or 0114 2375648


Latest information if you have been made redundant

If you have been made redundant and are needing help to make a claim for Universal Credit, please use this link which has all the latest information you will need:

www.sheffield.gov.uk/universalcredit


THANK YOU!

We would like to say a huge thank you to some very special people who have helped the Practice  to get through this very difficult time. 

Big shout out to ……

Bradfield School, who have donated to us very much needed visors to enable the Clinical Staff to see patients safely.

Also we would like to say a big thank you to Georgina Gunner from the ‘Helping Dress Medics’ Charity who has donated scrubs for the Clinicians to wear so they can follow infection control guidelines.

Their fundraising page is www.gofundme.com/f/helping-dress-medics

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Coronavirus

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

Patient Participation Group

We are actively recruiting new members for our Patient Participation Group

Have your say: 

Attend quarterly meetings

Engage with the progress of the Practice

Improve services following Patient's comments and suggestions

Ask at Reception for more information


General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new law that determines how your personal data is processed and kept safe, and the legal rights that you have in relation to your own data.   

The regulation applies from 25 May 2018, and will apply even after the UK leaves the EU.

Please click here for more information.


Partners in Care

Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.


Access

Our Practice premises have suitable access for people with disabilities and there are designated car parking spaces close to the surgery entrance. Toilet facilities enable wheelchair access and support for disabled people.


Improving access to general practice: evening and weekend appointments now available

Please contact reception to speak to a GP for these appointments. 


Practice Policies 

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