Welcome to the Three Spires Medical Practice
Truro GP Practice
Telephone number: 01872 272272
If you do require urgent medical care at any time when the surgery is closed, please call 111 to speak to an adviser at NHS 111.
If your call is an emergency, call 999.
Flu-like illness - see 'News' page for more information
Most cases of flu can be treated effectively at home. We have been advised by the Health Protection Agency to encourage patients to self-care, seek advice on treating symptoms via reputable on line resources such as NHS Choices, or to seek advice from a local Pharmacist before contacting the GP.
Patients are advised to rest and sleep, keep warm, take paracetamol or ibuprofen (unless otherwise contraindicated) to lower your temperature and treat aches and pains, and to drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.
More information can be found on www.nhs.uk/conditions/flu or via 111.
Patients who have severe / prolonged flu or other complicating factors, particularly children, pregnant women, those with chronic conditions and the elderly (or where symptoms have not improved after 7 days) should contact the Practice.
(Information provided from the Health Protection Agency)
How to order prescriptions
Due to the risk of errors when taking prescription requests over the telephone, we have taken the decision to stop the prescription line. However, there is a variety of other ways to order your repeat prescription:
You can order your prescriptions using any of the following services:-
Online: We are also able to accept requests for repeat prescriptions through SystmOnline. In order to utilise this service you must ensure that you are a registered user. If you have not registered as yet, please ask at Reception for a form or print one off from the website (you will need to produce 2 forms of ID). Please visit the 'prescriptions' page.
By hand: hand in your repeat prescription, clearly indicating which items you require and where you would like to collect your medication / prescription. This can be dropped in the box by the entrances to Truro Health Park.
In person: complete a form and drop it in the box at our Reception desk.
By email: send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org
By post: send to Repeat Prescriptions, Three Spires Medical Practice, Truro Health Park, Infirmary Hill, Truro TR1 2JA.
Macmillan Cake and Bake Week
In September the staff at Three Spires hosted a Macmillan cake and bake week, with delights such as caramel shortbread, coffee and walnut cupcakes, fruitcake, sausage rolls and red velvet cupcakes to name a few. Rather than just limit ourselves to one morning we went all out and indulged all week long! Our efforts raised a total of £150 and we want to say a huge thankyou to everybody who baked, ate and donated.
The Econsult pilot has now ended here at The Three Spires Medical Practice but there are still plenty of ways to contact us. SystmOnline will allow to you to book a face to face appointment.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEST
From the 1st December 2014 all GP practices are required to ask patients the Friends & Family test questions that will be monitored by NHS England on a monthly basis. The two questions are as follows:
How likely are you to recommend our GP Surgery to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?
Can you tell us why you gave that response?
Please let us know how we are doing and answer these questions by clicking on the 'Have Your Say - Friends & Family Survey' tab at the right of the page.
For urgent care when the Surgery is closed, please dial 111 to speak to NHS 111. If your call is an emergency, please call 999.
Online Repeat Prescription Changes - CLICK HERE for further information.
All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.
The average pay for GPs working in The Three Spires Medical Practice in the last financial year was £56,544 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 8 GPs and 4 GP assistants who worked in the practice for more than six months.
(Site updated 15/01/2018)