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If you need to speak to PCS about any of our services then click on the blue button below to find out how to get help.  Alternatively, you can book into one of our 'drop-in' sessions with Dr Andy Hilton and Nicki Doherty.
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In today's update we are covering:
  1. Relieving pressures on practices
  2. Vaccination Centre
  3. Big walk-in weekend
  4. Sexual Health LARC Activity BY PCS and PCNs
  5. Registering service development interests and expertise
  6. Sexual Health Event watch now
  7. Bowel Cancer Screening test kit and a COVID-19 self testing kit Confusion
  8. PCS Vision, Mission, and Priorities
  9. Patients in need of emergency contraception
  10. PCS 'drop-in' sessions
  11. Booking COVID tests for your team 
For Information
Relieving pressures on practices

We know from ongoing discussions with practices just how urgently extra capacity is needed to relieve some of the pressure you are all experiencing. We are looking at this closely with NHS Sheffield CCG in terms of what can be provided through our extended access hubs including ways that we can best  change the skill-mix and range of appointments. We will be in contact shortly once we have an update.  
Darnall Primary Care Vaccination Centre

Following requests for support from those PCNs which have decided against providing vaccination for cohorts 10-12 we have very rapidly mobilised our COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Darnall . The clinic is now open to walk-in patients from 7-9pm on weekdays and 9am-4.30pm at weekends and slightly longer hours for patients who pre-book.. 

Note that this weekend, as part of the 'Big Walk-in Weekend' the COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Darnall will be open even longer:

Fri 25 June: 6.30pm - 9.30pm 
Sat 26 & Sun 27: 8am - 8pm
Mon 28: 6.30pm - 9.00pm

We are working with the relevant PCNs to ensure that we effectively target their patients, and are currently scoping sites for additional pop-up clinics in those areas.
Big Walk-in Weekend

We are reaching out from Darnall to Upper Don Valley, SAPA5, Network North and University PCN patients.

We also have an walk in event on the 3rd July from 9am – 3pm at Hillsborough stadium.
Sexual Health LARC Activity BY PCS and PCNs

For a summary of comparison between PCN LARC activity with PCS LARC activity, view the document below.
View document here
Registering service development interests and expertise

As GP practices you came together to create PCS to do the things that you can't do alone. It's your organisation.

Our experience has shown that to deliver things the way you need them delivered we need to involve clinicians, managers and practice teams from the outset when services are being created.

Rather than wait until we have any specific project in the first stages of development, we would like to be pro-active and build up a register of those with an interest in future project development. So, if you have a specific area you are interested in then let us know so that we can contact you if input is needed in that area.
Register your areas of interest
Sexual Health Event 

We hosted a Sexual Health event last week: Genitourinary syndrome of the menopause, with Dr Sue Stillwell of STH, Dr Cawley and Dr Thomas. Now available to watch in case you were unable to attend.
Bowel Cancer Screening test kit and a COVID-19 self testing kit Confusion

The Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (BCSP) automatically sends Faecal Immunochemical Test kits (FIT) to people aged 60 – 74 years every 2 years, by post.
 
Some patients are receiving their BCSP kit around the same time as a Covid-19 self-test kit. As a result the BCSP helpline is experiencing an increase in helpline calls from confused and worried patients, who do not understand which test is which.
Read in full here
Patients in need of emergency contraception
 
We have been asked to provide some clarification around how patients can access emergency contraception.
Download Poster here
PCS 'drop-in' sessions

The PCS team is always keen to hear about anything you would like to raise with us in the way of feedback or any ideas you may have on how we might shape things going forwards. 
 
Dr Andy Hilton and Nicki Doherty keep a lunch time 'drop in' slot available in their diary on Wednesday (Andy) and Friday (Nicki).  If you would like to catch-up with them in one of those, please simply click the button below, and we will get back to you to arrange that.

Please note that these 'drop-in' sessions are in addition to the 1:1 meetings we have been arranging with practices.
 
PCS drop-in slot request
Booking COVID / Confirmatory PCR test following a positive lateral flow tests for your team
 
Please use this service to access COVID tests for your team members when they are either symptomatic or require a confirmatory test following a positive lateral flow test .

Download: Ask staff to save the contact details so they can easily access the service when needed.  

Book a test: using the button below. 

 
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Save testing contact details to your outlook
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