Mid Cornwall GP locality

The Mid Cornwall GP locality covers the Roseland over to Lostwithiel, encompassing St Austell and up to the Clays, Newquay and Padstow.

  • Newquay
  • St Austell

Three Harbours Medical (Lostwithiel Surgery, Fowey River Practice and Middleway Surgery)

A cluster of three practices with around a 19,500 registered population. A key focus for this cluster is the care of their most frail people. The practices share an eldercare nurse co-ordinator and are working in collaboration to develop this model of care.

This group is a Primary Care Home site and have developed their IT capability to be able to work from any site across the cluster. This capability is now being used to deliver extended GP practice opening hours across the cluster. Patients are now able to book appointments until 8pm Monday to Friday and on Saturdays.

St Austell

This cluster consists of one large practice with a population of around a 31,000 registered population. This is the largest single practice in the county.

The focus of this practice is to bring services closer to people and for the closer integration of community and primary care services. Examples of these include the following:

  • The practice employs a social prescribing co-ordinator.
  • The countywide social prescribing programme is located within this practice with a link worker.
  • The practice employs two clinical pharmacists.
  • The practice employs a senior nurse that leads on integrating closely with the community clinical teams.
  • The practice provides outpatient ophthalmology services on-site.
  • The practice provides extended opening hours on Monday to Fridays to 8pm and on Saturdays.

This practice was one of the first 15 Primary Care Home rapid test sites.

Mid Cornwall rural cluster

This is a cluster that has five practices covering a population of around a 36,000 population. This cluster spans from Mevagissey over to the Roseland, Probus and up to St Stephens and the Clays area. These five practices are similar in that they are all rural and most of them have a small practice populations.

The key focus for this cluster is to implement a cluster wide ‘Active Signposting’ approach. 

The practices of Brannel Surgery and The Clays Practice have a link worker working with them as part of the county wide programme.

Newquay and Petroc cluster

This cluster has three practices covering Newquay, St Columb and Padstow and covers a population of around 47,000.

Newquay is rapidly growing town following a major house building programme (4,800 new homes over the next few years). There are plans for another 6,000 new homes by 2030 which are estimated to increase the population by 10,000.

This cluster is a Primary Care Home site.

Other healthcare

Fowey Community Hospital - This hospital’s minor injury unit is currently closed. The nearest minor injury unit is in St Austell. 

Newquay Community Hospital provides in patients beds and outpatient clinics to people in the local area. The hospital’s minor injury unit is run by highly skilled nurses who are available to treat a range of minor conditions. X-ray facilities are also available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Probus Surgical Centre provides numerous NHS day case procedures, including hernia, cataracts and carpel tunnel.

St Austell Community Hospital provides inpatient care and a range of outpatient clinics to people in the local area. Free car parking is available at this hospital.The hospital’s minor injury unit is run by highly skilled nurses who are available to treat a range of minor conditions. X-ray facilities are also available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Locality priorities

Community resilience
We are working with local secondary and primary schools and other local teams to improve the mental health, resilience, health and well-being of young people.

Social prescribing
The experience and learning from the Newquay Pathfinder is still alive and kicking in the cluster. The collaborative way of working and ethos around increasing social connections is still recognised as being important for their communities.

  • Commencing in December 2018 will be a leg ulcer group for the people at Narrowcliff Surgery.
  • Working with the county wide social prescribing programme with a link worker being located at the two Newquay practices.

Home visiting model
A recent pilot with South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust was felt to be a great success and provided improvement to the demands on primary care. The practices are working to make this a permanent service across the cluster.

GP surgeries in this locality

The 12 GP practices in the locality have a registered population of approximately 133,000 patients. The GP lead for the mid Cornwall locality is Dr Stephen Gray.

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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