Appointments

To make an appointment call us during normal surgery hours on
0114 321 7510 or
BOOK ONLINE

Out of Hours

Call 0114 321 7510 to access the
out of hours GP service

Home Visits

Call 0114 321 7510 before 10am

Opening Hours

We are open Monday to Friday
7:30am to 6:00/7:00pm

Prescriptions

You can order repeat prescriptions at the surgery, by post or online

Available Services

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Welcome to Valley Medical Centre's Website

The Valley Medical Centre is home to the Stocksbridge Medical Group which was formed in 1988 and provides medical services for the local community in Stocksbridge and Deepcar as well as nearby villages.

An open letter from the NHS

NHS Sheffield CCG have written an open letter to all residents to let you know about the challenges facing GPs in Sheffield and what you can do to help us, help you. Please take a few minutes to read it in full here: Open Letter to Sheffield Residents.

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Door 43

We are pleased to inform you of the relaunch of our Door 43 young peoples service in the Upper Don and to introduce our Health and Wellbeing Practitioner Kate Hedley. Door 43 helps support young people aged between 13 – 25 and is run by Sheffield futures.

Our service covers many issues faced by Young people including Anger and frustration Anxiety/stress Appearance Bullying Depression Family Feeling safe or unsafe Finding things to enjoy Friends Gender and/or sexual identity Housing/having somewhere to live Losing a family member/friend Low mood/low self-esteem Mental health difficulties Money or benefits Physical health Problems at home Problems at school Relationship with food/eating disorder Self-harm or ...

"If you think talking regularly about how you're feeling or about something you’re going through would be helpful, we offer up to eight one-to-one support sessions. These sessions can be face-to-face, over the phone, text or video call. Call 0114 201 2800 or email enquiries@sheffieldfutures.org.uk to find our more or complete the referral form to let us know you're a young person interested in longer term support, and we'll have a chat to see if this option is right for you.

Our local service in the Upper Don is running at schools and other local surgeries. It will be restarting at Valley Medical Centre on Weds 17th November 2021. There is also a drop in at Stocksbridge Leisure Centre – Under 16s 3.30pm – 4.30pm and for Over 16s 4.30pm – 5.30pm.

Young people can also self-refer using the online 'Door 43 Referral Form - Sheffield Futures'. Any referrals via this route will be reviewed through our central allocations process (city centre Door 43), to determine which area of our Door 43 service would be most suitable. You can find more information regarding our wider provision at Door 43 here if you wish Helping you with your mental health & wellbeing - Sheffield Futures

COVID BOOSTERS

Dear Patients,
Today (20.09.21) some of you will have received letters and texts about booking for your COVID 19 vaccine booster. To do this you need to use the National Booking site either online or calling 119.

You cannot book without an invitation and these are only sent in strict order of eligibility, which is six months after you completed your second dose.

In Stocksbridge we have a site at the Leisure Centre. We will not be delivering this program at the surgery.

Appointments are available at the Leisure Centre by booking online or contacting 119

Vaccines for both Flu and Covid 19 can be on the same day. There is no requirement to wait 7 days.

Please protect yourselves by booking for a booster when you receive an invitation.

Thank you

From the 19 July 2021 nothing will change at the surgery

Patients will need to still wear a mask, socially distance and use hand sanitiser in the surgery and staff will continue to wear PPE.

We do understand that it can be frustrating but we know that when people come to us they are sick and vulnerable (and some cannot receive the covid vaccinations due to medical reasons).

Continuing with these precautions will help to protect our staff and patients.

Thank you for your co-operation.

COVID-19

The latest guidance
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Coronavirus - stay alert to the symptoms

Sites Offering COVID Vacine to 18 to 49 Years

More information can be found here www.sheffieldccg.nhs.uk

Coronavirus Vaccination Update. Phase 2

We are pleased to advise our patients of the Upper Don PCN that Phase 2 of the Coronavirus Vaccination Programme will continue in our area at the Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre. Phase 2 of the program is to vaccinate patients under 50 in Cohorts 10-12 and anyone missing from groups 1-9.

This will enable our patients to continue to receive first dose vaccinations in a local centre and not have to travel to mass vaccination sites. We are hoping this facility will be available by the end of May. Patients will be able to book using the National Booking Service on line and not through the local surgery.

Staff at the practices of Deepcar, Oughtibridge and Stocksbridge will complete the second doses of the 10,000 patients already vaccinated.

Thank you for your continued support as we work towards emerging from the lockdown.

Earlier this week we had the pleasure of a visit from our Mayor - Richard Crowther

Mayor Richard Crowther, presenting award to the team

"I am writing to you in my capacity as Mayor and Chairman of Stocksbridge Town Council.

Earlier this year, the Town Council took the decision to present Valley Medical Centre with a 2021 Annual Citizens Award in recognition of the valuable contribution you make to our community.

I would be delighted to visit in order to present you with your certificate and plaque, if this would be convenient.

Congratulations on this recognition of your much-valued contribution to the local community, and I look forward to hearing from you.

With best wishes

Richard

Councillor Richard Crowther
Mayor and Councillor for North Ward
Stocksbridge Town Council

Matt Hancock visits Valley Medical Centre.

We were very pleased to welcome Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health to Valley Medical Centre on Friday 30th April 2021.

He came to meet the Upper Don Team who have been delivering COVID vaccines over the last few months to the patients of the three practices, Deepcar Medical Centre, Oughtibridge Surgery and Valley Medical Centre.

Here are some pictures from the day.

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Photo of Matt Hancock visit

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Valley Medical Centre would like to invite you to join DoctorLink.

We have been looking at how we can improve access to Practice services; DoctorLink is our new online service where you can access advice and appointments on line.

Registration is simple and you can register here:
app.doctorlink.com/valleymedicalcentre/register

For all urgent appointments, we ask that you undertake a symptom assessment through DoctorLink.

The symptom checker will ask you a number of questions to help to identify your problem.

The outcome of your assessment will direct you to the right treatment, whether emergency care, your GP, nurse or self care.

If your outcome indicates that an appointment is required, you simply click on the request appointment link.

Once the request has been submitted, you will then be contacted by the Practice Team, to arrange an appointment within the identified timeframe (as outlined in the outcome of your symptom checker).

The information you provide will be shared with our clinical team (where appropriate) and will assist in providing robust information of your problem to the required clinical team member prior to your appointment.

You can even download the App:
Get it on Google Play Download on the App Store



For the most up to date advice on coronavirus please visit the website:
www.gov.uk/coronavirus


For guidance on shielding, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/.../guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19


To reduce your chances of catching COVID-19 and reduce pressure on your local GP practice during this busy time, appointments will be carried out over the phone unless there is a clinical need for you to come into the practice. This will help minimise risk while continuing to ensure people get the care and advice they need.


Need support from a mental health service?
Click here for more information.

Useful Links for Support & Advice during Covid-19

COVID-19: Information and support for our 13-19 year old patients
COVID-19: Information and support for our adult patients
COVID-19: Information and support for families

Coronavirus and your Wellbeing:
www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing

10 tips if you are worried about Coronavirus:
www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-anxiety-tips

How to look after your Mental Health during Coronavirus
www.mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus

Elefriends - Supportive Online Community
www.mind.org.uk/information-support/support-community-elefriends/


Sick Notes / Isolation Notes

If you are at home with Covid-19 symptoms you do not need a sick note for your employer. A digital isolation note can be obtained without contacting a GP. Visit www.111.nhs.uk/isolation-note.

If you require a sick note (GP Fit Note/ Med Cert 3) from a GP for an existing health condition to submit to your employer to receive sick pay, please specifically check with your employer that this is still required because some employers have waived this requirement due to the pressure on GP's at this time.



Results of 2019 IPSOS Mori Poll

This patient survey is carried out independently of the practice and randomly with our patients. We are very pleased with this year's results and would like to share these with you.

Please visit www.gp-patient.co.uk