Falmouth and Penryn GP Locality
The Falmouth and Penryn GP Locality includes the four GP practices in the towns.
The locality is semi-urban with a number of smaller outlying settlements and a total of approximately 46,000 patients. The main acute hospital is in Truro which is approximately 12 miles away. Within this locality is the main campus for University College Falmouth. During term time the population of this locality substantially increases. This creates increased demand for GP services. In addition, Falmouth is also a tourist destination. To find out more, go to the locality's GP surgeries page.
The GP Lead for Falmouth and Penryn GP locality is Dr Ryan Jackson.
Falmouth Community Hospital provides hospital beds and clinics to support the health and wellbeing of people in the Falmouth area. Free car parking is available at this hospital.
Highly skilled nurses run the minor injury unit (open 8am to 8pm) and treat a range of minor conditions. X-ray facilities are also available Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm (closed on bank holidays).
The Falmouth and Penryn locality is part of a wider group called Carrick Commissioning Consortia. The Consortia covers the Coastal Cluster, Truro and Falmouth and Penryn.
The Carrick Consortia has been an established group of GP practices for at least 20 years and comprises GP and practice manager representatives from each surgery. This consortia is committed to achieving the best use of local health resources and achieving as much care as possible as near to the patient’s home as possible.
The most recent developments include:
- A pilot home visiting and triage service with Trescobeas Surgery and Penryn Surgery; and
- Funding for a discharge liaison clinical co-ordinator.
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