Please see below a message from Dr Mark Durling:
It is with some sadness that I have announced my retirement from our Practice Partnership at the end of March 2021. I joined the practice in 1996 succceeding Dr Hunter.
It has been an amazing career and I have gained so much professionally and personally over the last 25 years.
The Practice has changed immeasurably, and we are all immensely proud of the developments we have made.
I will miss very much those of you I have had the privilege to care for, and I thank you all for your trust and in many cases friendship. I believe that the practice has and will continue to improve and change with the times.
The last year has been extremely difficult for you all and I extend my thoughts and sympathies to those who have struggled with this dreadful pandemic.
I have been truly fortunate to work with a marvellous team of Partners and Nurses, administrators, and reception staff, together with our attached colleagues, I feel the practice is able and willing to adapt to the significant changes and challenges ahead. I will remain as a practicing GP for the time being and have agreed to provide some locum support, so I very much hope I will be able to see you face to face in the future.
Above all, I know the Partnership will thrive and develop and that we have a great team who work immensely hard and try their absolute best to care for you well.
I wish you all health and happiness in the future'.
Dr Mark Durling
After such a distinguished career serving the population of Sheffield and the NHS more widely, I am sure all patients would like to take this opportunity to wish Mark a long, healthy and happy retirement.
Unfortunately, during these strange times face to face contact is significantly limited and, therefore, if you would like to pass on any messages to him please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or post your comments to me at the surgery.
I will update you all on the surgeries plans to replace Mark as soon as these are available.
Corona Virus Update - DAILY DROP IN SURGERY SUSPENDED until further notice
Anyone with a new cough, high temperature or fever, DO NOT ATTEND SURGERY, and you should self-isolate based on the current advice available from NHS 111 or by visiting NHS 111 on-line at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/.
Further information is also available on www.gov.uk.
Access to online appointments is also now suspended to reduce the risk of patients attending surgery with no history of symptoms.
Corona Virus Update - 2nd April 2020
Grenoside Surgery 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
• Book appointments online
• Request Repeat Prescriptions
• Request Fit/Sick Notes
Sign-up is simple and you can create an account here
For all urgent appointment, we ask that you undertake a symptom assessment through DoctorLink.
The symptom assessment 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 at your GP Practice, you simply click on the “book an appointment” button and book your appointment directly.
If no appointments are available, you will see a “request an appointment” button, please click this.
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.