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If a medical emergency arises out of hours, please telephone NHS 111

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For investigation results, please contact the surgery after 10.30am.

Home Visits
We would appreciate it if requests for home visits be made as early as possible after 8.30am.

Latest News

PARK RUN

On the 1st December we will be becoming a ‘Park Run Practice’
Park runs are free weekly timed events all over the UK encouraging people to become healthier and improve their well-being.

Our surgery is linking with Trelissick park run:
- It starts at 9am every Saturday morning.
- At least one member of our team will be there every week to either volunteer, walk, run and most importantly support you.
- Turn up and walk, jog or run 5k.
If you are not up for taking part you can get involved by becoming a volunteer.
There are other local park runs every Saturday at Heartlands and Penrose.
For more information and to sign up please go to -https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/

For more information please ask Emily Harrison or Katie Spencer.

FLU VACCINES UPDATE

We have now completed our flu official clinics for 2018 so if you have been unable to attend one of them please contact the Surgery to arrange an appointment with a Health Care Assistant.

In a medical emergency, please dial 999
If you require any medical advice please telephone 111 (NHS 111)
and you will speak to the National Out of Hours service

National Diabetes Audit: Helping to improve diabetes care

This GP practice is taking part in an important national project about diabetes care and treatment in the NHS. The project is called the National Diabetes Audit (NDA).
To take part, your GP practice will share information about your diabetes care and treatment with the NDA. The type of information, and how it is shared, is controlled by law and enforced by strict rules of confidentiality and security.
For further information about how your information is used please see the NDA patient information leaflet.
Taking part in the NDA shows that this GP practice is committed to improving care for people with diabetes.

National Diabetes Audit: Helping to improve diabetes care

If you do not want your information to be used, please inform the receptionist, your GP or nurse. This will not affect your care. More information is available – please ask a member of staff for a patient information leaflet.


Falmouth Health Walks  - A Healthy Alternative


Falmouth Health Walks meet every Tuesday at 10 am for a very sociable walk. 

These walks are all graded from 1 the easiest to 3 the slightly more challenging and vary every week with some lasting 60 mins and others lasting as long as 1.5 hours. We always walk to the pace of the slowest participant.

These walks are totally stress free and we make sure we stop for a coffee en route.  


Please give us a try and see if we offer what you want.  All walks are risk assessed and we go off in all weathers.


We are a fun mixed group of ladies and gents.  We meet at Princess Pavilions on alternate Tuesdays for a Falmouth based walk.


All of the Falmouth based walks have an option for a shorter 20 - 30 minute walk if needed. The other weeks we go out and about to many different places. We have a total of 18 different walks.


For further information please contact Mr. Dan Williams on:

Mobile: 07791 577863 or Home: 01326 315975 

 

CHACEWATER AND DEVORAN SURGERIES

NEWSLETTER

Communication

Please find attached a form to update your contact details with the surgery. We often find that the contact telephone numbers we have for patients are no longer in use and would appreciate it if you could take the time to update these for us.

As a practice we are keen to move towards email communication and would ask if you could also provide us with an email address we could use to contact you with. Due to patient confidentiality we would need to have separate email addresses for all patients over the age of 16.

Did you know that you can receive text messages to remind you when you have an appointment booked? We just need your mobile number and consent.

Virtual Patient Forum Group

We always welcome feedback from patients and have established a ‘virtual’ group of patients who can be contacted via email for their views and opinions on matters that may arise throughout the year. We would really like this group of patients to be a true representation of our patient population to ensure that the services we provide are useful and accessible to all patients.

If you would like to be involved in this please could you fill in the form which is available from reception or via our website. Our patient forum representatives will then discuss the thoughts and suggestions from the ‘virtual’ members at their meetings.

Are you a Carer?

The responsibility of being a carer can sometimes be quite challenging and it is important to look after your own health, if you feel you need any support from the surgery please do not hesitate to contact us to arrange an appointment with your Doctor.

Alternatively you may find useful information and support from the following charities:

 

Carers UK

www.carersuk.org

0808 808 7777

 

Age UK

www.ageuk.org.uk

0800 169 2081

 

Cornwall Carers Service

www.cornwallcarers.org.uk

01872 266383

 

Facebook

Have you seen our Facebook page? We regularly update this with useful information about the surgery and things that are happening. Why not become our friend and find out more!

 

Pneumonia vaccination

Are you 65years or over or have the following conditions?

 
•Diabetes
•Asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen
•Chronic respiratory disease
•Immunosuppression
•Chronic heart disease
•Cochlear implants
•Chronic kidney disease
•Cerebrospinal fluid leaks
•Chronic liver disease
•Occupational exposure to metal fumes (taking into account exposure control measures in place)

 

If so, you are eligible to have a pneumonia vaccination. Pneumococcal disease can cause serious illnesses like Pneumonia, Septicaemia (blood poisoning) and meningitis, which for some people can be life-threatening.

 

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