Central integrated care area

The central integrated care area covers 6 primary care networks in Arbennek Health, Coastal, Falmouth and Penryn, St Austell Healthcare, Truro and Watergate.
Central integrated care area primary care networks

Arbennek Health primary care network

Arbennek Health

This primary care network has approximately 31,500 patients and covers:

  • Brannel
  • Clays
  • Probus
  • Roseland peninsula

The clinical director for this primary care network is Dr Rawlins Murthy.

GP surgeries

Some of these practices also have branch surgeries in various locations within the locality.

Local priorities

Community resilience

Working with local secondary and primary schools and other teams to improve the mental health, resilience, health and wellbeing of young people.

Social prescribing

The experience and learning from the Newquay Pathfinder is still alive and kicking. The collaborative way of working and ethos around increasing social connections is still recognised as being important for communities.

Home visiting model

A recent pilot with South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust was felt to be a great success and provided improvement to the demands on primary care. The practices are working to make this a permanent service.

Coastal primary care network

Coastal

This primary care network has approximately 28,300 patients and covers:

  • Carnon Downs
  • Chacewater
  • St Agnes
  • Perranporth

This area has the oldest over-65s population in the county.

The clinical director for this primary care network is Dr Rob White.

GP surgeries

Some of these practices also have branch surgeries in various locations within the locality.

Local priorities

The practices in the primary care network have commenced a programme to create stronger links between them. The aim is to create a more sustainable and resilient primary care network. The model they are developing is around closer integration with community nursing teams, social prescribing and coordinated frailty management.

Falmouth and Penryn primary care network

Falmouth and Penryn

This primary care network has approximately 48,000 patients and covers:

  • Falmouth
  • Penryn
  • smaller outlying settlements

The clinical director for this primary care network is Dr Mark Morris.

GP surgeries

Some of these practices also have branch surgeries in various locations within the locality.

Local priorities

The most recent developments in this primary care network include:

  • a pilot home visiting and triage service with Trescobeas Surgery and Penryn Surgery
  • funding for a discharge liaison clinical coordinator

St Austell Healthcare primary care network

St Austell Healthcare

This primary care network has approximately 36,400 patients and covers:

  • Mevagissey
  • St Austell
  • the surrounding villages

The clinical director for this primary care network is Dr Stewart Smith.

GP surgeries

These surgeries also have branch surgeries in various locations across the locality.

Local priorities

The 2 GP practices focus is to develop a social prescribing model for their patients.

Truro primary care network

Truro

This primary care network has approximately 35,800 patients and covers:

  • Truro
  • some rural outlying settlements

The clinical director for this primary care network is Dr Andy May.

GP surgeries

Lander Medical Practice also has a branch surgery in a secondary location to the main practice site.

Local priorities

The 2 GP practices focus is to develop a social prescribing model for their patients.

Watergate primary care network

Watergate

This primary care network has approximately 48,500 patients and covers:

  • Newquay
  • some rural outlying settlements

The clinical director for this primary care network is Dr Dominic Brown.

GP surgeries

Local priorities

The 3 GP practices focus is to develop a social prescribing model for their patients.

Get involved with your GP practice

Get involved in commissioning and with a patient participation group by talking to the practice manager at your GP surgery.

You can also contact the practice manager to find out who the mandated clinician is. It is not necessarily a senior partner. A mandated clinician is the member of the practice mandated to work on commissioning new services with NHS Kernow. You can find contact details for the practice manager on your GP practice’s website.

The main general hospital for Cornwall is based at Treliske, Truro.

Falmouth Community Hospital provides hospital beds and health and wellbeing clinics. There is also a minor injury unit with free car parking. X-ray facilities are available Monday to Friday 9am and 5pm (not on bank holidays).

Probus Surgical Centre provides numerous NHS day case procedures, including hernia, cataracts and carpel tunnel.

St Austell Community Hospital provides inpatient care and a range of clinics. There is also a minor injury unit with free car parking. X-ray facilities are available Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm (not on bank holidays)

Truro Health Park provides community dentistry and podiatry services.

Carrick Commissioning Consortia

The Carrick Commissioning Consortia covers the coastal, Truro and Falmouth and Penryn primary care networks. The consortia have been an established group of GP practices for at least 20 years.

GP and practice manager representatives from each surgery in the consortia are committed to achieving:

  • the best use of local health resources
  • care as close to home as possible

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