South Kerrier and Isles of Scilly GP Locality
The South Kerrier GP Locality stretches from the south coast locations of St Keverne and Mullion over to the town of Helston and over the sea to the Isles of Scilly.
The five GP practices in the locality have a registered population of approximately 32,000 patients.
The GP Lead for South Kerrier locality is Francis Old.
The GP Lead for Isles of Scilly locality is John Garman.
Helston Hospital is a community hospital which provides not only in patient beds but also minor injury units and out patient clinics.
St Mary’s hospital on the Isles of Scilly is a small community hospital which provides not only in patient beds but also minor injury units and outpatient clinics.
On the mainland, the priorities relate to improving access to services locally. A GP weekend review clinic has been trialled and is set to continue, working along the minor injuries unit at Helston Community Hospital.
On the Isles of Scilly, work is progressing towards joining up the health and social care provision to make the best use of the resources. There is a daily ‘multi-disciplinary team meeting’, and a ‘clinical forum’ through which patients and their carers can contribute suggestions that improve the care they receive.
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