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3 hours ago, LovePotion said:

If you think there really is a pandemic then you are part of the problem. Wake up and see what is going on here.

So, let's see then. On the one hand, almost every health professional in the world is saying that it's a pandemic. On the other hand, some person on an internet forum has just told me it isn't.  So who should I believe? Tricky....

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9 minutes ago, dave_the_m said:

So, let's see then. On the one hand, almost every health professional in the world is saying that it's a pandemic. On the other hand, some person on an internet forum has just told me it isn't.  So who should I believe? Tricky....

Don't say I didn't try and warn you.

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1 hour ago, LovePotion said:

Don't say I didn't try and warn you.

But you haven't warned me about anything.

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Not seen a G.P face to face since March 2020 I have seen by nurses quite a few times for Bloods and Diabetes checks etc.

 

During the pandemic, I've had a number of G.P phone consultations, I've a complex medical history wth various conditions. I've preferred these and the G.Ps haven't  been shy on referring me to the hospitals when  they've deemed necessary to do so.

 

In June whilst discussing routine blood results, I happened to mention I'd had a headache and vision issues at the weekend, and  that it had sorted itself out, this was 4 days earlier, the G.P wanted to refer me for a test, within an hour I had a call from neurology to attend the Hallamshire  5 hours later confirmed with a Blood clot in the brain.

 

 I'm almost fully ok now and taking meds to prevent further episodes, 

 

since then, I've had dozens of Hospital visits for repeated tests ranging from MRI, CT, Cardiograms, 72hrECGs, Cameras Top and Bottom, checks for Blood Cancers, bubble study,  a check for a hole in the heart, next month I'm having MRI with contrast again for kidneys.

 

All staff at  my G.P and Hospitals have all been friendly and stayed positive throughout, my experiences may not tally with others, but for me the NHS staff have been fantastic throughout.

 

 

 

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just rang today 22 in que, something going on, major crisis?

"since then, I've had dozens of Hospital visits for repeated tests ranging from MRI, CT, Cardiograms, 72hrECGs, Cameras Top and Bottom, checks for Blood Cancers, bubble study,  a check for a hole in the heart, next month I'm having MRI with contrast again for kidneys."

 

You must have good medics, i have had severe chronic illness for 30 years, and had only couple of those listed.

 

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On 18/10/2021 at 20:51, LovePotion said:

Don't say I didn't try and warn you.

Love Potion Number 9, you are the one who needs to wake up, have you been watching too many David Icke or "Ick" as I call him videos lately ?

 

There really is a pandemic ... but I guess unless you know someone who has actually died of it, it never brings it home to you ... and it is instead as non-real to you as the real ness of the anti-vax theories that you no doubt follow avidly on social media 😞

 

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22 November 2021

As you may have heard on the news or read online, there are currently unprecedented pressures across our health services in Sheffield. This is in common with most areas of the country and is leading to huge levels of demand for GP services.

You may have struggled to get in touch with your GP practice recently or had to wait for an appointment. We understand that this can be frustrating, especially if you are feeling ill. This has sometimes led to the misperception that practices are not seeing many patients. We want to reassure you that practices are doing all they can to get through to and see as many patients as possible.

Surgeries in Sheffield have worked incredibly hard to provide services throughout the COVID-19 crisis and continue to do so. We are very proud of how practice staff have responded to these challenges to care for you. This is at the same time as giving 382,510 people, two doses of the lifesaving covid vaccination since December.

For everyone’s safety and to ensure we continue to provide care, the way we respond to patients has had to change during the pandemic. England is still in the middle of a pandemic with very high rates of covid which are increasing in Sheffield day by day.

At the current time, our practice teams are working hard to protect patients and their staff from the deadly COVID-19 virus and stop the spread.

Many more video and telephone consultations are taking place to protect everyone and prioritise those most in need. We know many patients like not having to attend their surgery in person when the problem can be safely dealt with remotely. Not only do most patients like telephone and online appointments, but they also stop covid from spreading and staff can get through to more patients, including those with urgent health needs.

For these reasons, we see fewer patients face-to-face, but if you are assessed as needing a face-to-face appointment or if you request one you will still have one although you may have to wait a bit longer in some cases. 

We want everyone to understand that we’re busy and what we’re doing in Sheffield to improve access. We also need your support to help us and help yourselves.

 

What we’re doing

GP surgeries are working hard to cope with the additional demand which includes bringing in more staff in different professional roles to help. Extra funding and support are also being shared across South Yorkshire to make even more appointments available.

NHS Sheffield CCG has invested in more evening and weekend appointments at extended access hubs across the City and are investing more in technology to improve communication and efficiency.

The CCG are also offering support to individual practices who may be struggling with staffing shortages or other problems to help them to continue to provide services.

 

Help us to help you

The public has given incredible support to the NHS during the pandemic but it’s not over yet and we still need your help.

When you’re unwell, A&E can seem like the quickest solution, but that’s not always the case. Only go to A&E or call 999 in an emergency life threatening situation. If your issue isn’t an emergency, there’s are more appropriate services for you to choose from:

  • GP Hubs, which are open outside of your usual GP opening times
  • The Minor Injuries Unit
  • The Walk-in Centre

A trip to the pharmacist can also get you the same high level of care, but more quickly. Your local pharmacist can help and advice on the best treatment, they can also help you decide whether you need to see a doctor.

If you need to see a GP when your practice is closed, you can access the GP out of hours service known as GP Hubs. There are a range of NHS urgent and routine healthcare services available on weekday evenings and at weekends through hubs across Sheffield that are open 365 days a year. You can book appointments for these services through your usual GP practice or by contacting NHS 111 when your GP practice is closed.

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, please don’t visit a surgery or pharmacy without first taking a test, using the information here.

While we know being poorly or injured can be stressful and concerning for patients and their families, please be kind to practice staff. We ask you to treat your doctors, their staff, and other visitors courteously and act reasonably at all times.

Thank you for your continuing support, from Sheffield’s Primary Care Clinical Leaders

 

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I can only say I have been incredibly lucky compared to many people. In the last 6 months I have seen my gp, surgery nurse practitioners, hospital department consultants and nurses including audiology, ophthalmology, dermatology and others. In every case the care and treatment has been exemplary. I have the highest regard for all the fantastic people at RHH, thank you to all of you.

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