Invites for those eligible for the COVID Booster and flu are being sent out - if you receive a text from Porter Brook Medical Centre please book in
GET YOUR COVID VACCINE
We are currently booking students into our COVID vaccine appointments at our main site Porter Brook Medical Centre, 9 Sunderland Street Sheffield S11 8HN. These can be for either your first or second vaccine. If you receive a text about your vaccine inviting you to Porter Brook Medical Centre please take the offer and get booked in. Our clinics are being held Wednesday afternoon from 1 pm to 5 pm for the next few weeks.
You can also book through the national booking system via the NHS app - you can get this free app by visiting www.nhs.uk/nhs-app/ Please note bookings made through the national booking system will be done at a different venue not our Porter Brook Medical Centre site.
Once you have the NHS app you will be able to also order your repeat medication, access your medical records, see some test results, book appointments as well as book your COVID vaccine.
COVID BOOSTER AND ADULT FLU CLINIC - 16th October 2021 at Porter Brook Medical Centre, 9 Sunderland Street Sheffield S11 8HN (our main site)
- If you meet the criteria for one of the 'at risk' groups for a COVID booster and it is over 6 months since you had your 2nd vaccination we will be contacting you to invite you to have your booster at the surgery. Please note, it is appointment only and not a ‘drop in’ clinic
- Please note: it has to be 6 months since your 2nd dose to be eligible for a COVID booster. We are unable to book you in before this as our invites are specifically for those who are eligible.
- If you are eligible for a COVID booster, we will aim to give you a flu jab at the same time on the 16th October 2021. Please note if you have your flu jab elsewhere you cannot have a COVID booster for 7 days afterwards. You may need to book your COVID booster through the national booking system. Please ring 119 for more information or download the NHS App at www.nhs.uk/nhs-app/
You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at Further information is available on nhs.uk.
Please visit the gov.uk website here for information on how the Government are dealing with the issue and for more information for the general public.
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.
NEW STUDENTS - GET YOUR REGISTRATION PACK HERE
Get your REGISTRATION PACK HERE. You will need to have completed the registration form and returned it to the surgery prior to you getting an appointment. We will also require some form on photo ID when submitting your registration form.
We are still having some difficulties with the phone lines at our main site (Porter Brook Medical Centre Tel 0114 2636100). This is because we are moving over to the new phone system. When you call the main site you will be instructed to press '0' as the line is out of order. Please follow this instruction as this will connect you to the surgery.
Apologies for the inconvenience this may cause or has caused over the last week or so. This temporary fault should be resolved on Monday 4th October 2021 when the new system is fully installed.
YOU SAID, WE DID
Please follow the following link to look at what we have done following patient feedback - YOU SAID, WE DID
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
Porter Brook Medical Centre & Student Health at SHU Practice Leaflet
You can find our practice leaflet here. This 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?