Get involved in commissioning and with a Patient Participation Group (PPG) by talking to the practice manager at your GP surgery.
You can also contact the practice manager to find out who your mandated GP is. It’s not necessarily a senior partner. A mandated GP 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 clinical directors for the mid Cornwall PCN are:
They have developed their IT capability to be able to work from any site across the cluster. This capability is now being used to deliver extended GP practice opening hours. Patients are now able to book appointments until 8pm Monday to Friday and on Saturdays.
The focus of this practice is to bring services closer to people and for the closer integration of community and primary care services. Examples of these include:
This practice was one of the first 15 Primary Care Home rapid test sites.
The key focus for this cluster is to implement an active signposting approach.
The Brannel Surgery and The Clays Practice have a link worker working with them as part of a county wide programme.
Newquay is a rapidly growing town following a major house building programme (4,800 new homes over the next few years). There are plans for another 6,000 new homes by 2030 which are estimated to increase the population by 10,000.
This cluster is a Primary Care Home site.
Fowey Community Hospital
This hospital’s minor injury unit is currently closed. The nearest minor injury unit is in St Austell.
Newquay Community Hospital
Provides in patients beds and outpatient clinics to people in the local area. The hospital’s minor injury unit is run by highly skilled nurses who are available to treat a range of minor conditions. X-ray facilities are available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
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 outpatient clinics to people in the local area. Free car parking is available at this hospital. The minor injury unit is run by highly skilled nurses who are available to treat a range of minor conditions. X-ray facilities are available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
We are working with local secondary and primary schools and other local teams to improve the mental health, resilience, health and wellbeing of young people.
The experience and learning from the Newquay Pathfinder is still alive and kicking in the cluster. The collaborative way of working and ethos around increasing social connections is still recognised as being important for their communities.
In December 2018 a leg ulcer group was set-up for Narrowcliff Surgery patients.
Working with the county wide social prescribing programme with a link worker being located at the Newquay practices.
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.