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COVID-19

Dear patients

We regret that we have to share this.

Unfortunately, over the last 2 months we have noticed increasing incidences of verbal aggression and disrespect towards staff, both on the phone and at the front door.

We appreciate how difficult life is at the moment and understand the frustration when the phone lines are so busy. We share this frustration.

However, our staff are working exceptionally hard to provide your healthcare needs under very difficult circumstances, which are set to worsen over winter with the 2nd COVID wave.

We are now enforcing a Zero Tolerance policy.
We will end phone calls for verbal aggression and call the police for aggression at the front door.
We endeavour to be kind and courteous to all patients, and we expect the same treatment in return.

We hope you understand that we need to protect our staff through these unprecedented times.
It is by working together as a practice with our patients that we will come through this testing period.

Training Practice

We are pleased to announce that we have been approved as a GP training practice. We will therefore be welcoming GP Registrars into our Practice from the 3rd February 2016.

Dr Gillgrass is the practice trainer.

GP Registrars are fully qualified doctors who are continuing their training in practice.

 

 

Which service, when?

Inappropriate A+E attendances for problems that are neither emergencies nor related to acute injuries from accidents, cause delay in assessment for those who have genuine need. NHS Sheffield is keen to help you choose the right service for your needs at the time, i.e "the right place at the right time". That might be, self-care, pharmacist advice, walk-in-centre, GP (including urgent access as at Crystal Peaks MC),or out of hours GP service. In order to facilitate that, there is some guidance available in our further information list. Please help by accessing the right service at the right time. This is especially important in the winter months when the health service is under additional pressure.Thank you

 

 

HGV/PCV Medicals- £99!

We have reduced our price for Heavy Goods Vehicle and Passenger Carrying Vehicle examinations. We believe there are advantages to having your registered medical practice carrying out these medicals as we have full access to your medical record, if there are any queries and we can rapidly arrange any further tests that may become necessary. Please contact reception to arrange an appointment.

 

People Living With Long Term Conditions

At Crystal Peaks Medical Centre, we aim to provide high quality proactive care to our patients living with long term conditions.

 

Living with diabetes?

Below are some links to relevant pages/ leaflets which you may find useful if you are living with diabetes:

Passport to Safer Use of Insulin

www.npsa.nhs.uk/corporate/news/passport-to-safer-use-of-insulin/?locale=en

 

Diabetes UK Leaflet

www.diabetes.org.uk/Documents/Guide%20to%20diabetes/monitoring/Ten-tips-healthy-feet.0212.pdf

 

Fitness to Drive

http://patient.info/doctor/fitness-to-drive

 

Living with chronic kidney disease?

Below are some links to relevant pages/ leaflets which you may find useful if you are living with chronic kidney disease:

Chronic Kidney Disease

www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Kidney-disease-chronic/Pages/living-with.aspx

 

National Kidney Federation

www.kidney.org.uk

 

 

Living with COPD/ asthma?

 

Below are some links to relevant pages/ leaflets which you may find useful if you are living with COPD or asthma:

Asthma UK

www.asthma.org.uk/advice/inhalers-medicines-treatments/inhalers-and-spacers/reliever/

 

British Lung Foundation

www.blf.org.uk/

 

Global Initiative for COPD

www.goldcopd.org/

 

Asthma UK Health Advice

www.asthma.org.uk/advice/

 

Breathe Easy Sheffield Support Group

www.blf.org.uk/support-in-your-area/breathe-easy-sheffield-support-group

 

Itchy Sneezy Wheezy

www.itchysneezywheezy.co.uk

 

Living with coronary heart disease?

Below are some links to relevant pages/ leaflets which you may find useful if you are living with coronary heart disease:

Coronary Heart Disease

www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Coronary-heart-disease/Pages/Introduction.aspx

 

British Heart Foundation

www.bhf.org.uk/heart-health/conditions/coronary-heart-disease

 

 

Living with cancer?

 

Below are some links to relevant pages/ leaflets which you may find useful if you are living with cancer:

Macmillan Cancer Support

www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/coping/getting-support/talking-to-us/index.html?gclid=CO_K9dyOw8sCFVTNGwodT_QEGA

 

Cancer Research UK

www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/coping-with-cancer/

 



 
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