East Cornwall GP locality

The east Cornwall GP locality stretches from the Rame Peninsula to west of Looe and from Saltash up to Launceston.

  • East Cornwall GP Locality
  • Liskeard
  • Saltash

The east Cornwall locality includes GP practices in Liskeard, Pensilva, Launceston, Saltash, St Germans, the Rame Peninsula, Looe, Callington and Gunnislake. East Cornwall is the largest of the 10 localities and has a registered population of approximately 105,000 patients.

There are 10 GP practices in the locality and patients generally use Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust for their acute hospital needs. For more information, go to the locality's GP surgeries page.

The GP Lead for east Cornwall GP locality is Dr Rehan Symonds.

Other healthcare

For many patients, travelling to Plymouth can be difficult and the east Cornwall locality is determined to commission services within the community where possible.

There are a number of clinics available in the community hospitals delivered by consultants or GPs with a special interest.

There are also diagnostic tests including ultrasound and echocardiography available in the community.

Local priorities

The locality has a good track record of delivering service improvements and commissioning local services.

East Cornwall is a Primary Care Home site. The locality is committed to developing an integrated care team approach to better support people within the community setting. This will bring together a range of health and social care professionals to work together to provide enhanced personalised and preventative care for their local community. 

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