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Flu Clinics

This years Saturday walk-in clinics will be held during September and October ( no appointment necessary), we will be notifying patients of their allocated Saturday and time slot for their Flu vaccine by text and voice mail. Each of the Saturdays will be specific to an age group. Due to the delivery schedule of the vaccines this year, the first 3 Saturday clinics will be for patients that are aged 65 years and over ( or turning 65 before 31st March 2020). Following in October will be two clinics for the under 65 year old cohort.

It would be extremely helpful to our planning if patients could attend on the date and site specified in their invite message. That said, we also understand that this may not be possible for everyone, please contact the surgery if you need to reschedule and will be advised of the alternatives.

We also kindly ask that patients do not use the car parks at each site when attending a Flu Clinics, but rather use the parking available nearby in the residential areas. This will ensure that adequate parking facilities are available for those that need to be parked closer to the surgery.

We look forward to seeing patients eligible for flu in the coming weeks !

10.07.19 - Critical Pressures on NHS

As you may have heard in the media there has recently been a temporary closure of the Emergency Department at Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske and pressure on the hospital continues. GP’s are being asked to help out by cancelling or limiting routine appointments and concentrating on urgent on-the-day appointments to avoid admissions where practicable. GP’s have also been advised that they may be asked to support the NHS system by helping outside the Practice setting. Although our own service is already stretched by high levels of demand, Carn to Coast will of course be supportive of the broader NHS and we apologise to patients for any impact on our service to them, especially in relation to the availability of routine appointments.

 

Update on prescriptions for fear of flying and to delay periods Click here.   

Julie's Head Shave

Julie one of Dispensers who is based at Homecroft Surgery , bravely shaved all of her hair off on Tuesday 21st May raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. This is in support a friend that is currently going through Chemotherapy treatment. Julie has raised a massive £1080, Julie would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has very kindly donated.

IMPORTANT Information for patients who are prescribed Gabapentin and Pregabalin medication. UPDATED 2nd April 2019

From 1st April 2019 both Gabapentin and Pregabalin will be classed as Class C, schedule 3 controlled drugs. In addition, also with immediate effect, ALL Controlled Drugs prescriptions can be sent to Community Pharmacies electronically. This eliminates the need for a paper prescription to be generated, and therefore no need to involve a pharmacy courier or for the prescription to be collected at any of our sites. Please ensure that the surgery has your nominated pharmacy recorded for your medication & prescriptions requests. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding the EPS system and the changes to Controlled drug prescriptions. We are always happy to help.

Get Seen Quicker! Did you know you can refer yourself for some conditions, or see a pharmacist for a variety of minor ailments?  Click here for more information on self-help options.

Job Vacancies- GPs & Practice Nursing Click Here 

BOOK APPOINTMENTS, ORDER MEDICATIONS AND VIEW YOUR TEST RESULTS - ALL ONLINE 24/7!

Did you know that you can sign up to 'Patient Facing Services' and choose from a variety of online services?  We can offer patients the ability to

  • Book your appointments online (GP appts only - each type of nursing appt needs a different time length and therefore it is difficult to make these types of appts accessible on line)
  • View your repeat medication screen and order their regular prescription directly from that screen (no more having to remember exact details of strength/spelling!)
  • View your investigation and test results (once they have been received into your record and the clinician has reviewed/commented upon them - we usually ask patients to wait a week after having had a routine test (longer for x-rays etc)
  • View your coded medical record (this means the key headings/diagnoses that appear on your medical record)

You don't have to have all of the above access if you don't want it - you can pick and choose the elements that work best for you.  We will need you to complete a form at the beginning, and bring in appropriate ID in order to ensure patients' confidentiality and security of information but once that's done you're up and running.  See more details on how to apply under 'Online Services' section of this website.

New eConsult - Advice from your GP online without having to wait for an appointment

You are now able to consult online with our own GPs with a response no later than the end of the next working day
How it works:
1. Click “Get Started” on our homepage on the eConsult banner 
2. Select self-help or consultation options
We will respond to all eConsults by the end of the next working day

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