Welcome to Carnon Downs GP Surgery situated midway between Truro, Falmouth and Redruth.
We are a dispensing practice offering care to approximately 6000 patients from a single modern site which is located on the outskirts of the village.
The practice team of doctors, nurses, dispensers and administration staff take pride in providing the highest standard of healthcare. Traditional values are combined with modern advances whilst encouraging patients to be active participants in the care they receive. We offer a full range of medical care plus many other extra services that demonstrate our ethos of innovation for patient benefit.
We are also part of the Coastal Primary Care Network working alongside Chacewater & Devoran, St Agnes and Perranporth Surgeries.
We hope that you will use our website to make the best use of the services we provide.
NATIONAL SHORTAGE OF BLOOD TEST TUBES
Important changes to routine and non-urgent blood test appointments
All GP practices are affected by the current national shortage of blood tubes and are taking urgent steps alongside our hospitals to prioritise their use for people with the greatest clinical need. This includes testing for serious conditions such as cancer.
We are following national guidance which has been issued in response to the shortage. As a result, we need to cancel and delay a number of patient appointments for blood tests deemed routine or non-urgent. If you have a routine blood test appointment the reception team at the surgery will be in touch directly if they need to cancel your appointment, this will be by phone or by text message.
Please be assured that appointments will be rescheduled once the situation has improved, and in line with national guidance. There are a few things you can do if you are affected by this change:
- Keep checking our website for regular updates – we will be sharing the latest patient information here as soon as we receive it.
- Check your phone for messages from us – we will also be using our patient text service to keep people informed.
- Please don’t call or contact us with questions about routine blood tests – we are experiencing exceptional levels of demand at the moment, and your cooperation will help us to reach those without smartphone or internet access with this critical information.
- Do get in touch online if your condition worsens or changes so that we can prioritise your blood test if necessary following clinical review
The changes are likely to be in place for at least four weeks. We will keep all our patients regularly updated as the national situation changes. We fully understand the frustration this is likely to cause, and apologise for the inconvenience.
UPDATE ON INFLUENZA VACCINATIONS 2021
CLINICS AS FOLLOWS:
OVER 65'S - SATURDAY MORNINGS 8.30AM - 1.30PM
UNDER 65'S WITH A LONG TERM CONDITION LISTED BELOW - FRIDAY AFTERNOONS 4.00PM - 6.00PM
PATIENTS AGED 50 - 65 WITHOUT A LONG TERM CONDITION - FRIDAY AFTERNOONS 4.00PM - 6.00PM
CHILDREN AGED 2 & 3 YRS OR WITH A LONG TERM CONDITION AND AGED UNDER 16 YRS - MONDAY AFTERNOONS 2.00PM OR 5.00PM CLINIC (ALTERNATING)
*** THE NURSING TEAM CAN ALSO ADMINSITER YOUR VACCINE IF YOU ARE IN THE COHORTS BELOW DURING YOUR APPOINTMENT IF YOU ARE SEEING A NURSE HERE AT THE SURGERY FOR BLOOD TESTS/ANNUAL REVIEWS ETC ***
We are due our delivery of vaccinations in mid September. Please do not call the team on reception yet as our lines are already extremely busy - as soon as we have the vaccines available we will be booking the clinics. We will send messages, advertise the dates in the local parish magazines and update this website so keep an eye on our Facebook page and your prescription re-ordering slip for news of dates and times when they become available.
The expanded influenza vaccination programme that we had last year will continue in 2021 to 2022 as part of our wider winter planning when we are likely to see both influenza and COVID-19 in circulation. This means that as a temporary measure the offer for 50 to 64 year olds will continue this year to protect this age group, as hospitalisation from COVID-19 also increases from the age of 50 years onwards. Please support our practice by attending the surgery for your flu vaccine. Your safety and the health of our community is our priority.
Therefore, those eligible for NHS influenza vaccination in 2021 to 2022 are:
- All children aged 2 to 15 (but not 16 years or older) on 31 August 2021 (School age children will be vaccinated at school – we can only vaccinate 2 and 3 year old children or if your child is on our Long Term Condition register.
- those aged 6 months to under 50 years in clinical risk groups (see our website)
- pregnant women
- those aged 50 years and over
- those in long-stay residential care homes
- close contacts of immunocompromised individuals
- frontline health and social care staff employed by a registered residential care or nursing home, registered domiciliary care provider, a voluntary managed hospice provider or Direct Payment (personal budgets) and/or Personal Health Budgets, such as Personal Assistants
Clinical Risk Groups/Long Term Conditions include:
- Chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as ; asthma (Not all Asthma conditions only those which requires an inhaled or tablet steroid treatment, or has led to hospital admission in the past), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis
- Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
- Chronic kidney disease
- Chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
- Chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson's disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), learning disability or cerebral palsy
- Problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
- A weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medication such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
- Being seriously overweight (BMI of 40 or above)
NHS GUIDANCE ON WEARING FACE MASKS - JULY 2021
England’s Chief Nurse has today reminded the public that everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules.
Covid restrictions will end in many settings in England from Monday 19 July.
However, Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are set to remain in place for all staff and visitors.
That means NHS visitor guidance will stay in place across all health services including hospitals, GP practices, dental practices, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure patients and staff are protected.
Staff, patients and visitors will also be expected to continue to follow social distancing rules when visiting any care setting as well as using face coverings, mask and other personal protection equipment.
The NHS will continue to support staff in ensuring that the guidance is followed in all healthcare settings.
For further details click here
WE ARE NOW LIVE ON THE NATIONAL BOOKING SYSTEM!
CHOOSE MOUNT HAWKE COVID CLINICS or BOOK AT YOUR MOST CONVENIENT CLINIC LOCATION - CHECK THE PRESS FOR DROP-IN CLINICS
LONG TERM CONDITION REVIEWS TO RESUME MAY 2021 - CLICK HERE
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(Site updated 21/09/2021)