NHS Kernow’s website closed on 30 June 2022. Visit the NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board website for information about our health and care services.
Pharmacies will be open, but anyone who takes regular medication is advised to get their repeat prescription requests in as early as possible. Pharmacists can provide advice for minor ailments like colds, hay fever, upset tummies, aches and pains, and can also suggest over-the-counter medication to treat a variety of conditions. Make sure you also have some essentials at home including plasters, paracetamol, and antiseptic to manage any minor cuts and grazes.
Weekend and late night pharmacies in the areas affected by the G7 are also open.
Details of all pharmacy opening times are available on the national NHS website.
GP surgeries will remain open during the week as usual, and anyone who is registered with a Cornwall GP and needs health advice should call them first. If you have a planned home visit from a nurse or other clinician during the summit, please talk to them about the support you need during this time as soon as possible.
Anyone who is visiting Cornwall and needs non-urgent health advice should contact their own GP first, and not the surgery local to where they are staying.
Anyone who needs health advice when their GP surgery is closed, and it cannot wait until it re-opens should use NHS 111. You can call 111 or visit 111.nhs.uk and a trained advisor will be able to help you. This may include directing you to a minor injury unit, or a pharmacist.
Please do not turn up at a minor injury unit (MIU) or urgent treatment centre (UTC) without contacting 111 first – you will be told where to go.
MIUs can treat a range of conditions which have occurred during the previous 14 days. These include sprains and strains; broken bones; minor burns and scalds; head injuries (but not if someone is unconscious); insect and animal bites and stings; minor eye injuries, cuts, bruising and grazes. X-ray is available at some of our MIUs.
All MIUs will be open, and some in the areas affected by G7 are increasing their hours. This includes Falmouth and Newquay.
The MIU at Stennack Surgery in St Ives is open from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday. It will be open during the event on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 June.
The UTC at West Cornwall Hospital, Penzance is open for anyone that needs urgent medical care for injuries and conditions such as fractures, deep cuts, non-life-threatening head injuries and minor falls. Please contact NHS 111 first before attending.
You should only call 999 for an ambulance if it’s a life-threatening emergency and you think you’ll need the care of paramedics on the way to hospital.
Get health advice and details of services, including contact details and opening times.
If you are booked to have a COVID vaccination, please allow extra time for your journey if you live in an area where there will be travel disruptions. If you’re attending a clinic run by your GP practice, please check your surgery’s website for up-to-date information.