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  • If you need medical help, the NHS is still here for you.
  • If you need medical help from your GP practice, contact them either online, by an app or by phone to be assessed.
  • If you need urgent medical help, use the NHS 111 online service. If you cannot get help online, call 111.
  • If it’s a serious or life-threatening emergency, call 999 
  • If you are told to go to hospital it is important that you go to hospital.
  • You should continue to attend your appointments, unless you have been told not to attend. 

Prescriptions

  • You can order your repeat prescriptions on the NHS App and through your GP surgery or pharmacy’s online service, where available.
  • If you need to collect a prescription and have coronavirus symptoms or are self-isolating at home – please arrange for a friend, relative or volunteer to collect for you.
  • To help us to keep supplying medicines to everyone who needs them, please only order repeat prescriptions in your usual quantities at the usual time.

Routine vaccinations

  • It is important that you or your baby or child still have routine vaccinations. They protect against serious and potentially deadly illnesses and stop outbreaks in the community.
  • If the person needing vaccination has coronavirus symptoms or is self-isolating because someone in the household is displaying symptoms, please contact your GP practice for advice. 

Cancer Patients

  • If you have a symptom that you are worried about, you must contact your GP Practice.
  • Your clinician will discuss with you the benefits of starting or continuing your cancer treatment against the increased risks of contracting coronavirus. 

 

Heart Attack Patients

  • If you think you or a family member are suffering with the symptoms of a heart attack you must dial 999 immediately.
  • If you or a family member develop symptoms such as heavy or tight chest pain that may spread to your arms, neck or jaw, or make you breathless, sick, sweaty or light-headed and that doesn’t go away, this could be caused by a heart attack. Dial 999 immediately.

 

Stroke Patients

  • If you think you or a family member are suffering with the symptoms of a stroke you must dial 999 immediately.
  • You can spot the symptoms of a stroke by using the FAST test:
  • Face - is the face drooping / fallen on one side? Can they smile?
  • Arms - can they raise both arms and keep them there?
  • Speech - is it slurred?
  • Time to call 999 if you see any of the above signs

Pregnant Women

  • If you are pregnant it is important that you still attend your antenatal appointments and continue to seek advice from your midwife or maternity team.
  • If you are worried about your health or the health of your unborn baby, please contact your midwife or maternity team.

 

Parents of young children

  • If you are worried about the health of your baby or child, please call 111.
  • If it’s a serious or life-threatening emergency, call 999

 

Mental Health

  • NHS is here to support your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as your physical health.
  • If you are concerned about the mental health of your child, please contact your GP or check online self-referral options for under 18 years olds at:

www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/

 

  • If you are facing mental health issues contact your GP or key worker, if you have one, and continue to access your mental health services as usual. We are also still open for new referrals, via your GP or online.
  • If you’re experiencing stress and anxiety, you can get further information, including how to self-refer to psychological therapies at:

www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/

 

  • If you are facing a mental health crisis, use the NHS 111 online service. If you cannot get help online, call 111.

 

Learning Disability and Autism

  • If you need medical help reasonable adjustments will be made so you get the right care and support.
  • Your local community teams and crisis support lines are available if you are worried or anxious.

 

 

Clinics & Services

In addition to GP consultations the practice offers a comprehensive range of clinics and healthcare services:

  • elderley_BP_checkCervical Smear Tests  - normally performed by the practice nurses.
  • Coronary Heart Disease - this clinic is run by the nurse practitioner following referral from a GP and is by invitation only.
  • Diabetes - our lead diabetes nurse, in conjunction with the lead diabetes GP, run twice weekly clinics for the benefit and management of our diabetic patients.
  • Family Planning – we can advise on a full range of contraceptive methods – pill, progesterone only pill, diaphragm, IUCD, implants, injectables, natural family planning and condoms. Repeat pill prescriptions, emergency contraception, post-coital pill, IUCD, pregnancy testing are also available along with advice on safe sex.
  • Child Health - these clinics are run weekly to assess a child’s development and monitor progress at key stages.
  • Minor Surgery - we have the provision to carry out minor surgical procedures. Arrangements are made through a doctor.
  • Mammogram - in conjunction with the Mermaid Service, regular mammogram screening of those patients within the specified age groups. Any female over the age of normal recall who would like to have a routine mammogram, should contact the Mermaid Centre on 01872 252880.
  • Vasectomies - any male considering a vasectomy should contact the practice secretary who will forward the patient details direct to the vasectomy clinic.
  • Dressings Clinic - on discharge from hospital, stitches may need removing and dressings may need changing. These procedures are done at the dressings clinic at Camborne Redruth Community Hospital. Please telephone to book an appointment 01209 881750.
  • Stop Smoking Clinics - these are held in conjunction with the stop smoking service at various locations in Camborne and Redruth. For your nearest clinical location please contact the service on Camborne 215666.
  • syringeImmunisations for Adults - we urge all adults to maintain their immunity to Tetanus and Polio by attending regular update immunisations. Please enquire at reception for details. It is also strongly recommended that all women planning to become pregnant should have their immunity to German Measles (Rubella) checked and, if necessary, the immunisation can then be given.
  • Travel  Immunisations -The Practice provides a full range of immunisation and advice on travel abroad. Please enquire which immunisations are required remembering to give yourself plenty of time to have them (at least 8 weeks) before you travel. Full details can be obtained via the nursing department. A charge is payable for some injections.
  • Flu Vaccinations - flu vaccinations are available each Autumn by appointment. Please note we do not always write offering an invitation to attend the practice, therefore you should contact the surgery in September to book an appointment if you require a vaccination.
  • Child Immunisation Clinic - it is most important that your child is properly immunised. The clinic is held weekly and is run by the practice nurse. Children will be invited by letter. If you have any queries, please contact reception.
 
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