Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Important - Call 111 for advice if you're worried about a baby or child.
If they seem very unwell, are getting worse or you think there's something seriously wrong, call 999.
Do not delay getting help if you're worried. Trust your instincts.
Use the quick NHS coronavirus status checker to tell us about your current experience of the virus.
This will help the NHS plan its response to coronavirus by showing where the virus is spreading and how it affects people.
Our practice nurses hold special clinics for disease management such as diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma.
They also run clinics for cervical smear tests, baby vaccinations, dressings as well as offering ear syringing and removal of sutures.
Our phlebotomists will take blood tests as requested by your doctor and they also hold INR clinics for regular blood testing for patients who take Warfarin, which involves finger prick blood testing. The results are available instantly.
All the doctors in the practice are experienced in performing minor surgery and joint injections. We have a fully equipped treatment room for this purpose. Your doctor will be able to provide you with more information if you require treatment.
We provide a stop smoking service. Contact the practice for further information
We have therapists who are employed by Outlook South West and BeMe. They are based at the Hayle Community Centre next door. We also have an Addaction therapist who provide support for patients who are affected by alcohol and drug abuse.
District Nurses and Community Matron, although based in a separate office in the Community Centre, the District Nurses liaise with the practice staff and call in for any messages. Tel 01736 754991
Community midwives run regular antenatal clinics at the surgery. Tel 01736 571202
Health visitors run regular child developmental checks at the SureStart Centre. The baby clinic runs every Thursday afternoon where you can go along and get your baby weighed, meet other parents and obtain advice from the health visitors. Tel 01736 754374.
We have regular visits from the local Pharmacists and we also have support from the Pharmacists who are based within the Medicines Management Team at NHS Kernow in St Austell.
We occasionally employ locums to cover for sickness. annual leave etc. If you are seeing a locum doctor or nurse, you will be informed of this when you make the appointment.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines may have to be ordered if they because some are not held in stock. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Our doctors and nurses are available to offer advice on contraception.
Dr Jones, Dr Curnow and Dr Sanderson provide a Contraceptive Implant Fitting and Removal Service. Please discuss this with your own GP in the first instance.
Dr Jones, Dr Curnow and Dr Sanderson provide a Coil Fitting and Removal Service. Please discuss this with your own GP in the first instance.
If you are under 25, you can order a free chlamydia test online from freetest.me. This service enables young people to order and conduct a chlamydia test for free in the comfort of their own home. All you have to do is log on to the website www.freetest.me to request a test kit which will be sent to you through the post.
Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease. If left untreated it can lead to serious health problems.
C-Card - We are a C-Card distribution surgery offering free condoms to all aged 13 - 21 years. Please ask at reception. For more information click here http://c-card.areyougettingit.com/Default.aspx
As from 2nd December 2019 Brook will be delivering the sexual health services in Cornwall:-
www.sexualhealthcornwall.co.uk Tel: 03003030714
Our priority is to care for our patients and therefore non-NHS work does not take priority over our NHS work. We aim to complete forms within 1 week of request but at times it may take longer. Please note that some forms can only be completed by your own registered GP which may take longer if your doctor is not on duty. Please check with the receptionist.
Payment should be made at the time of request. We accept payment in cash or by debit/credit card. We regret that we are no longer able to accept payment by cheque. Receipts are available on request.
To see a list of our private service fees please click here Fees for Non NHS Services
EEU countries with whom there is a reciprocal agreement which entitles residents of these countries to NHS health care when visiting the United Kingdom are listed below.
· Czech Republic
There may be a reciprocal agreement with some non-EEU countries which entitles residents to some (possiby all) NHS care when visiting the United Kingdom. To find out if you are entitled to free NHS treatment please click on the following link
Any visitors from countries where no reciprocal agreement is in place, will be treated as a private patient and a charge may apply.
Please book at appointment at reception if you are unable to make any of the clinics
Influenza Vaccination Criteria
As part of its ongoing commitment to support the growing number of people across Cornwall and Isles of Scilly with diabetes, NHS Kernow has made over 50 health information videos freely available via a specialised online video library.
The bespoke video library covers topics including general self-care, looking after your feet, getting your eyes checked and preparing for pregnancy when you have diabetes, as well as top tips for healthy eating and much more.
Click here to access the Diabetes Video Library
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