The NHS in Sheffield and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
The risk to the general public is moderate. If you have arrived back to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau within 14 days, follow the specific advice for returning travellers.
Call 111 now if you've been:
• to Wuhan or Hubei Province in China in the last 14 days (even if you do not have symptoms)
• to other parts of China, including Macau and Hong Kong, in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild)
• to Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Republic of Korea or Malaysia in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild)
• in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus
Do not go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.
Suspected Norovirus outbreak in GP Practice
There is diarrhoea and vomiting circulating in the community therefore to avoid further spread patients with these symptoms are advised NOT go into the surgery.
If you have symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting please call the surgery or 111 for telephone advice.
If you are looking after someone with diarrhoea and vomiting please ensure you are washing your hands after looking after them and before preparing food etc.
For more information, please follow the link below:
Friends & Family Test
Please spend a few minutes completing our Friends & Family test
The NHS Friends and Family Test (FFT) was created to help service providers and commissioners understand whether their patients are happy with the service provided, or where improvements are needed. It is a quick and anonymous way to give your views after receiving care or treatment across the NHS.
Since its launch in 2013, more than 25 million pieces of patient feedback have been submitted. The FFT has been rolled out across most NHS services, including community care, hospitals, mental health services, maternity services, GP and dental practices, emergency care, patient transport and more.
Health Visitor/School Nurse Access to Child's Medical Records
In future your Health Visitor and School Nurse will have shared access to the GP’s medical notes on the electronic record system for your child until they are 6 years old. This share will automatically be removed on your child's 6th birthday. If you do not want the Health Visitor or School Nurse to see the GP records then let your GP surgery know. There may be circumstances where, if we are concerned that your child may be at risk of harm we will need to share information without your consent. In most cases we would let you know that we had to do this.