WELCOME TO WOODHOUSE HEALTH CENTRE

Due to the increase of COVID cases within the UK (30% nationally & 70% in Sheffield) we have temporarily reinstated our policy regarding mask wearing within the practice. 
This is to help protect our most vulnerable patients whilst they attend the surgery. 
Thank you for your understanding - the front door will remain open, and free masks are offered at reception when you arrive.

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.

 

Woodhouse Health Centre Information

Front Door Opening Times
Please note between 08:00am - 08:30am only patients with a
pre-booked appointment will be allowed entry

We advise all patients queuing for an appointment before 08:30am to ring at 08:00am.  We cannot guarantee availability after this time

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:
https://digital.nhs.uk/services/national-data-opt-out/mythbusting-social-media-posts

Self Help Centre
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:

Social Prescribers

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.

Covid Passport

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/

Universal Credit

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.

For help and advice regarding Universal Credit please click here

Pathway

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.

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Young Carers

The UK Government has released some helpful advice for young carers during the COVID-19 pandemic - please see their webpage here

Kooth

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.

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