We are working as a network to deliver the vaccines and will be using Porter Brook Medical Centre as our vaccination site.
You will receive a call, contact or letter from your practice when It is your time to be booked in. Please DO NOT contact us or Porter Brook Medical Centre looking for a vaccine slot as these are being provided in a particular order.
You can check the Government website for information on the Vaccination Cohorts and when you are expected to get your Vaccine. We are vaccinating the most vulnerable first in age order which is care home patients and over 80's.
On the day of your appointment there will be marshalls outside the surgery who will show you where you need to go and what you need to do.
Many thanks to all our patients for helping us with the current situation by managing your health conditions at home. We want to reassure you however that if you have an urgent health need we are up and running to continue to offer normal care, but in a slightly different way.
Our access now is by telephone. Please be patient if you can’t get through - we have had 2 new phone lines installed to make this easier.
When you speak to the receptionist they will add you to the doctor or nurse call-back list depending on your problem. A doctor or nurse will call you back on the same morning or afternoon to assess the problem. We are also able to video call those we need to see and can bring people in to be seen in surgery if their medical condition needs this.
If you don’t have a phone, and no-one who can phone for you please come to Devonshire Green so the receptionist can speak to you about how we will assess you.
If you need a GP Fit note (sick note) for work we can arrange this by phone. If you are ‘Shielding’ due to your medical conditions, or ‘Self-isolating’ due to Covid 19 symptoms in yourself or someone in your household, please click here for guidance to download a letter for work regarding this.
We will be looking over the next few weeks at ways of continuing normal workload in new ways (for example annual health reviews for Asthma/ COPD/ Diabetes/ Vascular and heart disease) and will be in contact with you about this.
Please see further information below about the Network Mental Health Project and links from the City Council for families with young children, and also see the Latest News section of our website for any Practice news.
If you are suffering with musculoskeletal pain, (pain in muscles, bones, joints or tendons), we have a Physiotherapist who may be able to offer you some support. The clinics are on Mondays, please telephone reception and ask to book a telephone appointment in advance.
The Healthier Together is a community initiative
The Healthier Together programme relies upon patients and healthcare professionals working together to improve how local healthcare is delivered. The website provides advice for parents, young people and pregnant women, and clinical resources to support healthcare professionals – which means that your child is likely to receive consistently high-quality care, irrespective of which healthcare professional they see.
Concerns regarding face coverings:
Wearing face coverings has become mandatory on public transport and comes into effect in shops on 24 July 2020. We are aware that some patients might be understandably anxious about the Government’s recent announcements around the use of face masks in various public settings. GPs are not in a position to provide individual risk assessments or letters for patients who feel that they should be exempt from wearing a face mask in these settings. For more information regarding exemption from wearing face masks click here
Help if you’re homeless: domestic abuse
If you aren't safe in your home because of violence, abuse or threatening behaviour, you can get help with a safe place to stay or support to stay in your home safely. For more information on how to access help click on the link to Shelter
COVID-19 Support - Social Prescriber Service - We're Here for You
It is understandable that during times like this, people may be feeling afraid, worried, anxious, and overwhelmed. Our Social Prescriber can help you with finding the support you need, whether that be ensuring you have your groceries, linking-up to mutual support groups, or building your mental health. You can self-refer directly by emailing our Social Prescribing service at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel: 07707053892. Office hours Mon-Fri, 9-5pm.
Wellbeing support line for young people in Sheffield
Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield Futures and Sheffield CCG have come together to launch a wellbeing support line for young people in Sheffield.
People in the city aged 12 – 18 can now access support with issues such as low mood and anxious thoughts by calling 0808 275 8892. Lines are open Monday to Friday 5pm to 9pm and Saturday 9am to 9pm.
The team can speak to young people who might be struggling with challenges such as the current changes due to covid-19, exam stress, relationship issues, bullying or feelings of loneliness and isolation. For more information click here
New website and app for children's activities in lockdown
Create Sheffield and 50 things to do before you’re 5 are available from today and completely free to use.
Share your adventures using #homeadventures and #50ThingsSheffield
ShipShape work to tackle health inequalities and to empower people to achieve their own health and wellbeing goals. They run free and low-cost group and one-to-one sessions, both at our Centre and in outreach venues and develop positive cooperation with partner agencies. To see more of about their what is going on click ShipShape - What's on guide
Welcome to Devonshire Green & Hanover Medical Centres
We value all our patients highly, and will try our hardest to provide the best care for you we possibly can - if you think things could or should be better - please let us know - we take all comments and feedback seriously.
We serve a very diverse and complex practice population, and we look forward to helping you whatever your background or health needs.
Did you know that if you are registered for online access to appointments and you find that you no longer need your appointment that you can cancel appointments online? Even if you didn't make the appointment online!
If you would like to sign up for online access ask at Reception or click here to access our form and hand it in to Reception.
Do you want to join our Patient Participation Group?? for more information click here to download our invite.
Named Doctor for all Patients
See the new section under 'New Patients' giving details of this new government initiative - Named Doctor for all Patients. NB: You can still see any doctor within the practice (the doctor you see doesn't have to be your 'Named Doctor')
Get Well, Keep Well
We’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
Please have a look around the site and familiarise yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
(Site updated 10/02/2021)