National GP patient survey results 2022 copy and paste into your web browser: https://www.gp-patient.co.uk/patientexperiences?practicecode=L82039
First contact Physiotherapy : https://www.csp.org.uk/professional-clinical/improvement-innovation/first-contact-physiotherapy/fcp-patient-reception
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL) Support Association (CLLSA). This link has been suggested by a patient who found the CLLSA invaluable in helping him come to terms with the diagnosis and condition : http://cllsupport.org.uk
NATIONAL CAMPAIGN BY THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF GENERAL PRACTITIONERS: "PUT PATIENTS FIRST" www.putpatientsfirst.rcgp.org.uk
FLU VACCINATION : HELPFUL GUIDANCE: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/flu-influenza-vaccine.aspx
This year we ran early morning flu clinics at 7.00am to help those patients setting off to work earlier........it was not as popular as we hoped but believe that is because of all the other clinics available, including several late evenings to 8.00pm. We will certainly be doing the same in 2021 and will also be providing some clinics on our duty weekends as well
CORNWALL COUNCIL: HOME PAGE https://www.supportincornwall.org.uk/kb5/cornwall/directory/home.page
...........and for parents of two-years olds additional early education funding may be available:
EEFO is now SAVVY: The aim of this programme is to reduce health and social inequalities for young people. It provides a "young person friendly" quality-assured standard of service delivery which ensures there are no barriers for young people accessing local services. The practice participates in the scheme and has gained level 2 status: https://www.savvykernow.org.uk/
BPAS - British Pregnancy Advice Service: Local branch is based at Mount Gould Local Care Centre in Plymouth and can be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 03457-30 40 30. Patients can contact the service direct or can be referred by a GP http://bpas.org
Lifesaver App: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/lifesaver-mobile/id633999639?mt=8
Coughs and colds: http://www.newdevonccg.nhs.uk/information-for-patients/choose-the-right-nhs-service/self-care/coughs-and-colds/102088
Additional extra services: Rather than heading to the emergency department for treatment, Lostwithiel Medical Practice provides minor injury clinics through our daily triage system.
In addtion, there are minor injury units and urgent care centres open throughout Cornwall (Penzance, Bodmin, Lizkeard, Camborne, etc) some of which are open 24-hours a day.
The primary care centre at Camborne Redruth community hospital is open from 8am to 10pm, Monday to Friday. Details of the range of services, including opening times, are published online at www.kernowccg.nhs.uk and www.royalcornwall.nhs.uk/staywell
Pharmacists can give confidential expert advice and treatment for a range of common illnesses and complaints, such as allergies, minor cuts, bruises and skin conditions. They can also arrange an urgent prescription for a supply of any prescribed medicines that run out, so you don’t have to use the out of hours’ service or the emergency department. This service is also available for anyone who’s on holiday or visiting family during Christmas and new year. NHS Kernow’s head of prescribing, Georgina Praed, shares some advice on how to treat common ailments at https://soundcloud.com/kernow-ccg/coughs-and-colds
NHS 111 also provides 24-hour expert non-emergency medical help, including when your GP surgery is closed. It’s free to call from landlines and mobile phones and is staffed by fully-trained advisors and experienced clinicians.
If you do need to visit the emergency department, a minor injury unit or urgent care centre during the holiday, you can see how long you may have to wait by using the online waiting time service, which shows the longest wait, how many people are waiting to be seen and how many people are in the department. It also includes opening times and x-ray availability. Visit: www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/get-info/choose-well/ed-and-miu-waiting-times for details of services in Cornwall and Devon or the new NHS Quicker app, which can be downloaded for free from the App store: https://nhsquicker.co.uk/app/ (this link will open in a new window - popups must be allowed)