Practice Nurse Clinics
We have a highly qualified nursing team with specialist training in chronic diseases. Judy, Jackie and Sarah are our Practice Nurses, Kathy is our Assistant Practitioner and Georgina Williams is our Phlebotomist. They are able to advise and administer travel innoculations, vaccinations, dressings, blood tests, tend to minor injuries, ear syringing, ECG tests etc.
The Practice Nurses undertake the routine management of patients with Diabetes, Asthma, COPD, Heart Disease, Stroke/TIA and High Blood Pressure.
We encourage a healthy lifestyle for all by providing advice and information on smoking, alcohol, diet and exercise. Where appropriate we will offer specific help and support for those who need to change their lifestyle. We offer advice and support on Quit Smoking on a one to one basis and appointments are arranged in advance through the reception.
All the doctors undertake ante-natal and post-natal care in partnership with the Community Midwife Fiona Sullivan who is based at Chacewater Surgery. She also organises Parent craft classes.
Childhood Immunisation Clinic
Childhood immunisations are carried out by the Practice Nurse wherever possible at the weekly clinics held on Wednesdays between 2.00pm - 3.00pm.
Alternative appointments can be made if required please leave a message at reception and the nurse will call you back.
We provide contraceptive services and we are able to fit IUCDs (coils). Please speak with a receptionist who will be happy to advice you where to get more information.
All our Practice Nurses carry out patients' annual Pill Check and can offer advice on all types of contraception if required.
All patients having Contraceptive Implants or IUCDs fitted will be required to sign a 'Consent to Treatment' Form.
Fiona Sullivan is our Midwife and her clinics are held on a Wednesday afternoon here at the surgery. If it is your first appointment please complete the Maternity Information Pack available from reception and bring it with you.
The midwives and maternity support staff hold various Workshops including Antenatal, Labour, Breastfeeding and Preparing for Baby. These practical sessions have been shown to be the best way to learn about parenting and it also gives you the opportunity to meet other parents to be who also live in the locality. You and your partner or friend are invited to attend these days which are held throughout the month in various locations thoughout our local area. Please contact the Truro Health Office on 01872 354305 to book your place.
To contact a Midwife at any other time
Emergency and urgent advice 01208 251300
Midwives Office - non urgent advice 01872 561336
Delivery Suite 01872 252361/2
Many minor injuries can be dealt with here at the surgery by our Practice Nurses or doctors, this may include sprains, minor cuts and grazes etc.
However please telephone us if you think we can help - fractures or more serious injuries may be redirected to either the Minor Injuries departments at Falmouth or Redruth or the main casualty unit at Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske.
We have a modern, well-equipped treatment room and the doctors undertake a variety of minor operations at the surgery. Appointments are only by referral from your doctor.
Liquid Nitrogen Clinics, for the freezing of warts etc, are usually held on the last Wednesday of the month. Appointments by referral only and a waiting list is in operation at reception.
All minor operations will require the patient to sign a Consent to Treatment Form, prior to the GP commencing.
Outlook Southwest-Counselling Service
Outlook Southwest see patients who may be having difficulties with stress, depression, anxiety and/or other problems and who have been referred to them by the GP.
They provide different approaches for different types of problems. Some people are offered information, advice and practical suggestions for ways of helping themselves while others are offered the choice of seeing a psychological therapist for a number of appointments.
The available options and your own choices will be discussed with you in the first appointment. Generally first appointments last from between 30 to 45 minutes.
The therapists give your GP a brief summary of their work with you – you are welcome to see this. If there is anything you would prefer your therapist not to tell your GP, let them know. However, therapists have a duty of care. This means that if they have serious concerns about any risk to yourself or others they will need to tell your GP.
Cancelling Appointments and wasted appointments lead to longer waiting times. Please let the surgery know as soon as possible if you have to cancel. Patients who miss or cancel at short notice more than one appointment will generally be discharged by Outlook Southwest.
Further information : www.outlooksw.co.uk
Our Physiotherapist Liz Davoren is here all day Tuesday and on a Thursday afternoon and has a clinic on a Saturday morning. Appointments by referral only. If you have any queries please contact Julia Bermingham who is the administrator for Liz.
If you want to quit smoking, we are here to help you every step of the way. Patients do not need to be referred by a GP - you can contact our reception team and make an appointment with Kathy James or Jackie Slater from our Nursing Team.
We can give advice and information on the benefits of stopping smoking, as well as explaining the potential damage to your health. We will offer help and support along the way and we will also advise you on choosing the most helpful aids to support you in stopping.
Well Woman Checks
These are carried out by the Practice Nurses and we offer a general health check, cervical smear and advice about breast self-examination.