TRIAL OF NEW APPOINTMENT & TELEPHONE TRIAGE SYSTEM
Dear patients, Please be advised we have started to trial a new appointment structure and telephone triage system: with phone lines open from 08:10 hours in the morning from Monday to Thursday and from 08:30 hours on Fridays.
If you are over 40 years old and have not had a Blood Pressure check within the last 5 years, please book an appointment with our healthcare assistant.
Minor Injury Units are based at Camborne/ Redruth Hospital and Helston Community Hospital.
Camborne/Redruth Community Hospital has a Minor injuries and Illness Service. It is open from 8am to 10pm, seven days a week, including bank holidays. You do not need to book an appointment to use the the Minor Injuries and Illness Service and parking is free.
There are x-ray facilities available at Camborne/Redruth Hospital. To access the x-ray service you will need to be referred by your doctor who will provide you with a signed x-ray appointment card and advise you to telephone the x-ray department to book an appointment for your x-ray. Appointments can be booked between 9am to 8pm, Monday to Friday; and noon to 6pm Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays.
The West Cornwall Urgent Care Centre based at West Cornwall Hospital in Penzance offers Doctor cover 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and treats the following conditions:
1. Minor Burns, scalds and injuries.
2. Simple fractures (legs, arms, ankles and wrists). 3. Cuts which require stitching.
4. Chest and urinary infections.
5. Minor falls.
Call NHS 111 for non-emergency health advice (click 'Call 111' blue triangle at the bottom of the page)
or in case of an emergency 999
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Out of Hours Call 'NHS 111' on 111.
Appointments The practice strives to meet the needs of all patients. All consultations are by appointment. We offer a mix of appointments, some bookable two weeks in advance, some available 48 hours and 24 hours in advance and we also have appointments available on the day.
We also offer an Improved Access Extended Hours Service especially for patients who are unable to attend during our normal surgery opening times. Appointments with a Doctor, Health Care Assistant or Practice Nurse are available on Saturday mornings at Connor Downs by rota. All Saturday appointments must be booked in advance by telephone or in person during our normal opening hours.
Home Visits Where possible please try to come to the surgery. If you know you are going to need a visit please telephone in the morning. You will be asked to give a short explanation of the problem so that the doctor can be notified and decide how urgent your request is.
Dr Ellery qualified in 1991 at Manchester University. She grew up in the area and then moved to Australia where she completed her GP training. After returning to Cornwall she joined the practice in April 2004.
BSc. MSc, MB.BS. DCH.MRCGP
Adam Ellery joined Praze and Connor Downs Surgeries in April 2018. Previously of Cape Cornwall Surgery in Penwith, Adam will bring GP Registrar trainee doctors and Clinical Trials experience to the benefit of the practice and patients. Adam is the spouse of Dr Joanne Ellery.
MB ChB University of Bristol 2013; MRCGP
Dr Edgcumbe joined the practice on 2nd January 2019
MBBS Newcastle University Medical School 2010;MRCGP;DTM&H;FSRH
Dr Gibbins joined the practice on 2nd January 2019.
Our practice nurses are vocationally trained and receive regular updates. They see patients by appointment only and are involved in health screening programmes as well as running their own clinics for disease management. They are also available for vaccinations and holiday advice. ECGs and blood pressure checks, cervical screening and pill checks.
Rachel is an experienced Healthcare Assistant and joined the practice in January 2019 having previously worked at Phoenix Surgery. She has recently been awarded her Level 5 Diploma as an Assistant Practitioner.
Assistant Practice Manager/IT Manager
B Pharm 1982; Certificate in Independent Prescribing, University of Bath 2013
Dalia is a Senior Clinical Pharmacist and joined the practice on 1st May 2019
This service will be arranged by the doctors or hospital should you require it. When you are allocated a district nurse please ensure you have their contact numbers. The nurses work in specific teams depending on where you live.
Specialist Palliative Care Nurses are attached to the surgery and work closely with the district nursing team.
Smoking Cessation Advisor - Michele Stubbs - Michele holds a clinic at Praze, every other Thursday afternoon and will provide you with support and guidance. Michele is happy to contact you by telephone should you be unable to attend one of her clinics. Please ask Reception for her contact telephone number.
Social Prescribing Link Worker.
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