WELCOME TO WOODHOUSE HEALTH CENTRE
Welcome to Woodhouse Health Centre. The Practice was newly formed in 2008 by merging of Dr. Spinks and Dr. Mitchell partnerships. Prior to the merger both surgeries were well established in the centre of Woodhouse village before transferring to Woodhouse Medical Centre in 1989. We offer a full general practice service and run specialist clinics for children, pregnant women, diabetes, asthma sufferers and for patients needing warfarin management. We aim to allow ample time for listening explanation and advice, so as to promote the better health of each patient in our care. We are also proud to be one of the main GP training practices in Sheffield, participating in teaching new and upcoming GPs within the NHS. Due to this we regularly have 3-5 trainee doctors on our list who spend 3-12 months with us before moving on to other areas of their studies.
To protect our staff and vulnerable patients we request a mask to be worn when in practice, anyone refusing to wear a mask may be asked to wait outside until their appointment. Masks can be provided on request.
Many thanks for your cooperation. - Woodhouse Health Centre
Woodhouse Health Centre Information
Long Term Condition Reviews
- We are currently starting a new initiative this year regarding our patients and their long-term conditions (LTC).
- Long term conditions include many of the chronic diseases such as Asthma/COPD, Diabetes, Heart disease and Mental Health.
- We are starting to send invites out via text messages inviting people into the surgery to have a Long-Term Condition review. This will usually involve seeing a Health Care Assistant first to take any required bloods, and/or height/weight/BP checks, before they book you into a follow-up appointment with either a Nurse or GP. These text messages contain a link for you to book the appointment online.
- This is a slow roll out – designed to be done in stages over the course of the entire year, so please do not worry if we do not contact you right away. Additionally, for people without access to a mobile phone or internet connection we will be in contact with you either by landline phone, or letter inviting you to make an appointment for your LTC review.
New NHS England Data Sharing Policy
There have been many reports in the press and social media regarding what this data policy means to the general-public. Many of these stories are either false, or misinterpreted. NHS England have produced a “Mythbusting” website aimed at helping patients understand what this data sharing policy is about. For more information please follow this link:
Self Help Centre
- Self Care Forum
- Self care for minor ailments
- What, When & Where in Woodhouse
- First Contact Nurse & Physician Associates conditions
- BMI Calculator
- Blood Pressure Calculator
- Explore Body Map
- Live Well
- Self Care Forum
- When Should I Worry (for mums and their children)
- Why Your GP may not prescribe your usual medication
Out of Hours Hub
Woodhouse Health Centre operates one of Primary Care Sheffield (PCS) Out of Hours Hub services. PCS provide a range of NHS urgent and routine healthcare services on weekday evenings and at weekends through four ‘satellite hubs’ across Sheffield. For more information click the picture below:
We have 2 social prescribers who are affiliated with our practice. Please see the .pdf's below for more information:
Who do I see - Advice Checker
Find out who you should be seeing:
Community & Useful Links
Patient Participation Group
We have just re-started our patient participation group (PPG) meetings after a long 2-year absence due to COVID. The first meeting after the COVID break was on 25th April - with the minutes available to view here. Our PPG meets quarterly (once every 3 months) with goals to work with the practice to provide practical support, to help patients take more responsibility for their own health and to provide strategic input and advice. More information (including minutes of all our previous PPG meetings) can be found in the “Patient Group” tab above. Anyone wishing to join the PPG can also find a link above that can be used to apply.
My Planned Care
Helpful information and guidance for patients waiting for a hospital consultation, treatment or surgery can be found on the official nhs.uk website here: https://www.myplannedcare.nhs.uk/ney/
The number of Universal Credit claimants has risen dramatically in the city. As the Job Retention Scheme comes to an end, and many people are made redundant, there is expected to be a second large spike in UC applications. This is likely to cause issues for households whose UC income falls significantly short of their expenditure. Citizens Advice expect a 30% increase in demand for their services as lockdown eases more.
Pathway is the UK’s leading homeless healthcare charity, helping the NHS to create hospital teams to support homeless patients. Each team includes a specialist GP, nurses, allied health professionals, housing experts and in some hospitals, Pathway Care Navigators: people who were once homeless who we train to support homeless patients.
Pathway teams provide patients with:
- Housing and benefits advice
- Help to recover important documents such as birth certificates, passports etc
- Links to community services
- Support and collaboration with other clinicians e.g. advice on drug interactions
- Complex care planning and discharge liaison
- Referral for addictions support
- Help with GP registration
- Fresh clothes, shoes and other basics (for example where these have been destroyed because of infection/infestation)
- Help to reconnect with loved ones
Sheffield Sexual Health Service Changes
SSHS have updated their website and information packs available to the public.
The UK Government has released some helpful advice for young carers during the COVID-19 pandemic - please see their webpage here
https://www.kooth.com/ - online Counselling and Peer Support service for Children and Young People aged 11-18 with online forums and self-help articles available 24/7 and online counselling from 12 noon -10pm on weekdays and from 6-10 pm at weekends.
Sheffield Children’s Mental Health Helpline - 0808 275 8892- This is a helpline for children, staffed by Sheffield Futures and CAMHS staff, able to give advice and support to young people. Open 9am to 9pm.
Sheffield Futures/Door 43— A young people's charity based in Sheffield providing mentoring and specialist support including peer support, counselling and wellbeing cafes-see also https://www.instagram.com/sheffieldfutures/
Gold Digger Trust- Charity working with young people on wellbeing and self-esteem.