Coronavirus - see 'News' for the links for latest advice
The latest advice for patients on Coronavirus can be found in the link below which is updated daily:
Stay at home
Do not meet others, even friends or family. You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.
Read the NHS advice about staying home, including how long to isolate for.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Use the 111 coronavirus service
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
(Due to the volume of calls NHS 111 is receiving, you may need to dial several times.)
Please do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital until you have received advice from NHS 111.
For general information about the coronavirus, visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Illness in newborn babies - new leaflet to help keep your baby safe and well.
Illness in newborn babies leaflet
It's here - a new way for us to help you get the right support. See 'About Us - a new way forward' for more
Find out about The Cornwall Link
The Cornwall link is an online portal where you can find information on a wide range of services, community groups and organisations in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The aim is to provide individuals, families, carers, volunteers and healthcare professionals with access to services and community based activities that will reduce social isolation and improve health and wellbeing. This platform has been designed in collaboration with Age UK Cornwall staff and clients, volunteers, GPs and supporting partners including, Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change, NHS Kernow, Cornwall Rural Community Charity and the Eden Project.
For students coming home from university - please book in for your Men ACWY if you haven't already
Measles - it's not just a kid's problem! See 'News' for more
Teenagers, young adults and anyone who has missed their MMR vaccination can get measles. Symptoms include high fever, rash (sometimes starting around the ears), sore red eyes, aching and feeling unwell. If you think it could be measles, please telephone the surgery before arriving to minimise risk of infecting others. If you know you haven't had your MMR vaccine and would like to, contact the surgery to make an appointment.
New arrangements for patients living out of practice area - see 'Surgery Information' page
Parents Guide for Feverish Children - see Latest News for the link
If you are a parent, please take a look at the link: Feverish Child Guide
Caring for someone experiencing mental health issues? See Carers Page
for info regarding a free 2 day course in Cornwall.
Free NHS Health Checks see 'Further Information' for details
NHS Electronic Prescription Service - see 'Further Information' for details
The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from. For more details please see to the right under Further Information.
Truro Health Park - Car Parking Regulations - see 'News' for info
Patients can park for up to two hours, and arrangements will be in place for patients who exceed the two hour period due to their appointments over-running.
These parking arrangements came into force at Truro Health Park on 1 April 2012 and came after months of research as a response to patient and public complaints that accessing the car park was proving increasingly challenging and causing problems to those affected. These arrangements mean fewer staff are able to park on site and all patients are encouraged to stay only for the length of their appointment so that spaces can be used by other patients. The regulations also clearly state that the car park can not be used by the shopping public or by local residents who are not using the facility.
If you have any comments or suggestions please write to:-
Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Primary Care Trust