North Cornwall GP locality

The north Cornwall GP locality stretches from Bodmin to Port Isaac and up to Bude.

  • North Cornwall GP Locality
  • Bude
  • Bodmin

The locality has nine GP practices with a registered population of approximately 65,000 patients. The area is rural with significant distances for patients to travel to the main acute hospitals in Truro, Plymouth and Barnstable. The geography also provides challenges in accessing outpatient services, x-ray and travel times for urgent visits out of hours and emergency vehicles. Fore more information, go to the locality's GP surgeries page.

The GP Lead for North Cornwall GP locality is Dr David Farrar.

Other healthcare

Bodmin Community Hospital provides physical and mental health care services to people in Bodmin and the surrounding area. Free car parking is available at this hospital. The hospital’s minor injury unit (open 8am to 10pm) is run by highly skilled nurses who are available to treat a range of minor conditions. X-ray facilities are available Monday to Friday between 9am and 4.45pm (closed on bank holidays). 

Stratton Community Hospital provides a small number of hospital beds for local people and is also a minor injury unit, ran by highly skilled nurses, which is open 24-hours a day. Free car parking is available at this hospital. X-ray facilities are available Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm (closed on bank holidays).

Local priorities

North Cornwall is a Primary Care Home site. The locality is focusing on collaborative working and developing integrated community teams to achieve closer integration of services around General Practice.

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    Our assurance rating

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  • 19/06/2018

    Annual report and accounts

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  • 15/06/2018

    FreeStyle Libre available to eligible patients

    NHS Kernow has agreed to commission the flash glucose monitoring device, FreeStyle Libre for qualifying adults and children with type 1 diabetes. The offer to the qualifying patients is

  • 11/06/2018

    Helping people in Cornwall recognise the risk of developing diabetes

    With an estimated 29,000 people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly currently living with diabetes and a further 26,000 people at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, health organisations

  • 08/06/2018

    Please help support your local NHS by using the right service

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