North Cornwall GP Locality
The North Cornwall GP Locality stretches from Bodmin to Bude and down to Lostwithiel.
The North Cornwall locality stretches from Bodmin to Bude and down to Lostwithiel and includes 10 GP practices and their 68,246 patients.
The area is rural with significant distances from patients to the main acute hospitals in Truro, Plymouth or Barnstable. The geography also provides challenges in accessing outpatient services, x-ray and travel times for urgent visits out of hours and emergency vehicles.
See the locality's GP surgeries page.
The GP Lead for North Cornwall GP locality is David Farrar.
There are community hospitals in Bodmin and Stratton, Bude which provide not only in patient beds but also minor injury units and out patient clinics.
The locality is working on a number of local initiatives which include:
- working with other community providers and voluntary sector partners in developing communities that are better integrated to support patients;
- increasing the links with mental health services;
- delivering a pilot Polypharmacy scheme and then evaluating it; and
- developing communications between Bude/Stratton and Holsworthy/Bradworthy - initially looking at out of hours services.
The locality is using the NHS Kernow model of Living Well as the bedrock of the above work.
Within the locality, work is also starting on how the practices can work together to deliver general medical services and also at the impact of increased demand and how best to meet it.
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