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Penwith GP Locality

The Penwith GP Locality stretches from St Ives on the North Coast to Marazion on the South Coast.

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The Penwith locality stretches from St Ives on the North Coast to Marazion on the South Coast. The 10 GP practices in the locality have a registered population of approximately 68,000 patients.

The locality includes the towns of Penzance and Hayle, the small rural town of St Just and the Cardrew Health Centre in Redruth.

See the locality's GP surgeries page.

The GP Lead for Penwith GP locality is Neil Walden.

Other healthcare

Edward Hain is a community hospital and located in St Ives. It provides not only in patient beds but also out patient clinics.

West Cornwall Hospital is satellite hospital of Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust and is based in Penzance. The hospital provides not only in patient beds, day case surgery but also out patient clinics. The hospital also operates a 24/7 urgent care service.

St Michael's Hospital based in Hayle is a surgical unit and is operated by Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust.

Local priorities

The Penwith locality hroup has developed a Locality Plan, which sets out its priorities for 2015/16. These are:

  1. To improve the way that local practitioner teams work together, using shared tools, multi-disciplinary team meetings and service mapping, thereby improving the experience and outcomes for the people they support.
  2. To improve the co-ordination of care for people, especially those at high risk of complications or hospital admission, with a more proactive approach and working with the wider voluntary and community sector.
  3. To continue to develop the Living Well approach, whereby teams of volunteers work alongside health and social care practitioners to help people who have become isolated and highly dependent on care to take small confidence-building steps towards regaining independence.
  4. To implement a number of community pharmacy initiatives, such as home visits and more integrated working with local practitioner teams. 

We are developing a stakeholder engagement plan to ensure that local people are involved in implementing our plans for this year and in the future.

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