North Cornwall GP locality
The north Cornwall GP locality stretches from Bodmin to Port Isaac and up to Bude.
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.
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).
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.
GP surgeries in this locality
The locality has nine GP practices with a registered population of approximately 65,000 patients.
The GP Lead for North Cornwall GP locality is Dr Beth McCarron.
You can get involved in commissioning and a Patient Participation Group (PPG) by talking to the Practice Manager at your GP surgery.
You can also contact the Practice Manager to find out who the mandated GP is (it’s not necessarily one of the senior partners). A mandated GP is the member of the practice mandated to work on commissioning new services with NHS Kernow. As you can see on this page, each surgery has their own website, where you can find contact details for the Practice Manager.
The NHS.uk page for each surgery show the facilities available, such as induction loops, wheelchair access and parking.
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