Welcome to Carnon Downs GP Surgery situated midway between Truro, Falmouth and Redruth.
We are a dispensing practice offering care to approximately 5700 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 hope that you will use our website to make the best use of the services we provide.
NEWS ABOUT THE COVID-19 VACCINE
Please do not call the surgery, leave the lines free for patients that need medical assistance. Check here first for all news and information regarding the vaccine.
The practice has been asked by NHS England to work with other local practices in our Primary Care Network to offer the covid-19 vaccine which we have agreed to do.
We have been told this will be from the 1st December all being well but this may change as we have no date for delivery of the vaccine as yet and there are issues logistically around delivering the vaccination.
Given that the plan is to vaccinate as much of the population as possible we have been told to do this in stages, prioritising those most vulnerable first. Patients over the age of 80, housebound patients, Care Home residents and staff plus NHS staff will be the first to be vaccinated. Depending upon your age and/or health conditions you could be invited anytime over the next few months. Be assured we will contact you as soon as it becomes available to you to arrange your appointment.
We have been told there are various possible vaccines but we haven’t had confirmation of which one we will receive so at this point cannot provide further detail.
Please note you will need two appointments either 21 or 28 days apart depending upon the vaccine we receive but we will help you book these when we contact you; you must have both for it to take effect. If you haven’t had flu you should have this as soon as possible as there must be at least 7 days in between flu vaccine and your first covid. National guidance is encouraging everyone who is eligible to have flu as the increased risk of the severity of covid should you also get flu are significant. Appointments are available now for flu.
Please do not call the reception team for more information as we need to keep the telephone lines available for patients who may need urgent medical attention. This is a huge undertaking for ourselves and our partner practices at Perranporth, St Agnes and Chacewater so we ask for your patience. By working together we can make this happen as quickly as possible.
The Partners at Carnon Downs Surgery
WINTER FLU VACCINATIONS AND WHY YOU ARE BEING ASKED TO WAIT
Further to recent media announcements please note all 50 - 64yr old patients will be vaccinated as soon as we have notification of stock delivery from NHS England.
We will contact you as soon as it is available. Please make sure we have your up to date mobile telephone number and correct home address, please do not call the surgery leave our telephone lines free for patients who need medical assistance.
To update your mobile number click on the 'Update your clinical data' button above and send us your new mobile telephone number.
Many patients have been contacting the surgery asking for a flu vaccination when they may not fit the criteria. Below are some useful links as to why you may be asked to wait this year.
Why am I being asked to wait leaflet and info
Website link to gov.uk
NEWSLETTER AUTUMN 2020 - PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW
Newsletter Autumn 2020.pdf
WINTER FLU VACCINATION CAMPAIGN 2020
We have now nearly completed our flu campaign for 2020 for patients over 65 years of age and those under 65 years of age with a Long Term Condition or in one of the groups entitled currently to receive the vaccine.
If you are aged over 65 years of age we still have stocks of vaccines remaining but our clinics have now ended. Please call the team for extra dates being added.
If you are a patient under the age of 65 years and have a long term condition, registered carers, pregnant women or patients work in a residential care home, work in a NHS setting or hospice or for social services please call the team as soon as possible as we are now operating a waiting list. We hope to have more of this vaccine in before the end of November but if we are unaware you require one we may not have enough stocks.
If you are a patient aged between 50 - 64 years of age NHS England have instructed us to prepare to vaccinate you all and we are just waiting for the vaccines to arrive, we will contact all patients within this cohort when we know more information. Please keep checking this website for the most up to date information. No dates have been given to us as yet. (Nov 2020)
For children aged 2 and 3 years of age on 31.8.20 we will still be holding some clinics on a Monday afternoon, again these dates are now very limited so call the team.
UPDATED INFORMATION ON CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 - see COVID 19 update page
PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY IF YOU HAVE NEW SYMPTOMS OF A PERSISTENT COUGH, HIGH TEMPERATURE, LOSS OF TASTE AND SMELL OR THINK YOU MAY HAVE CORONAVIRUS, OR HAVE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO MAY HAVE IT.
In order to limit the risk of spread of coronavirus we will be asking all patients who attend the surgery to wear a face covering or mask if possible.
For more updates see our Covid-19 page at the top of the menu bar.
Click on the above link for an invite to find out information and support from a local specialist Nurse and Dietician.
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(Site updated 20/11/2020)