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Coronavirus information for Sheffield Patients and the Public

A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.

Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.

Novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China.

Please see the following Gov.uk link for further information including

Symptoms and what to do and preventing the spread of infection

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-guidance-to-assist-professionals-in-advising-the-general-public/guidance-to-assist-professionals-in-advising-the-general-public

Many thanks
Primary Care Team
NHS Sheffield CCG
722 Prince of Wales Road
Sheffield
S9 4EU

Information used to support your care

 
When you see a doctor, nurse or any other health or social care professional, we ask you to share information about yourself.  This helps us offer treatment and care adapted to your needs. We keep a record of relevant information, which may be written down or held on computer.  This record is known as your health, medical or care record.
 
Your care record may include:
Basic details about you such as name, address and next of kin
Details of any diagnosis and treatment you receive including drug prescriptions
Results of investigations such as blood tests and X-rays
Details of contact you have with other health or social care professionals such as visits to clinics
Relevant information from other professionals and those who care for you
 
Different health and care professionals involved in your care may make their own notes, so you may have care records in different parts of the NHS and social care services.
 
Record Sharing
 
In order to deliver the best integrated health and social care services to you in Sheffield we share relevant personal data between professionals involved in your care - this means sharing records between your GP, primary care, hospitals, out-of-hours, ambulance services (111 and 999) and other health and social care organisations including the Local Authority.
Sharing your records helps us to ensure you receive the safest, most appropriate care for you, and reduces the need for you to repeatedly tell your story.
                                                                                                                                    
Security & Confidentiality
 
NHS and social care staff will ensure that all personal data is handled in a lawful manner.
Information about you is securely managed and controlled within Sheffield NHS and social care systems. We won’t usually share your records with anyone who isn’t involved in your treatment, care or support.
 
Your Rights
 
You have the right to access your records - for more information please ask your care provider.
You have the right to opt out of your records being shared at any time. However, by not agreeing to share your records you may not always receive the best available service that meets your specific needs.
 
For Further Information
 
Please discuss with your GP, reception, or see the Sheffield CCG website:
http://www.sheffieldccg.nhs.uk/about-us/looking-after-your-information.htm
 

We are a Self Care Aware practice

What is self care?

Self care is about looking after yourself in a healthy way. It can be anything from brushing your teeth, doing some exercise, managing common conditions (like headaches, colds and flu) or living with a long-term health problem, such as asthma or diabetes.

As a Self Care Aware practice we are here to help you feel able to look after your own health when it is right for you. So, when you come in for a consultation, the doctors, nurses and healthcare assistants in this practice will talk to you about what you can do to help maintain and improve your health. 

If you would like more information on how to manage your health issues yourself you might like to go to the Self Care Forum


Did you know?

The NHS belongs to all of us – help us to keep it working smoothly by turning up for appointments
Every time you see a GP it costs the NHS £43, on average, for a 12-minute consultation
A visit to Accident and Emergency costs £112

For information on other common conditions, visit the NHS Choices or Patient UK websites. If you are not sure about your symptoms, click here for the NHS Choices symptom checker where you can get advice on what to do next.

If you need more advice or you are unsure what the right thing for you to do is, ask your pharmacist for advice or call the surgery to speak to a doctor or make an appointment to discuss your problem further. 
 

​Tips for living with a long-term condition


NHS Choices has created some practical tips on living with a long-term condition. To download a leaflet that explains these in more detail, click here:
 

The following websites provide good information that can help you understand more about the common condition or long-term health problem that affects you: