Tamar Valley Health also have a branch surgery in Gunnislake.
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 the mandated clinician is. It’s 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 area is rural with significant distances for patients to travel to the main acute hospitals in Truro, Plymouth and Barnstable. The geography also provides challenges in accessing outpatient services, x-ray and travel times for urgent visits out of hours and emergency vehicles.
The clinical director for Launceston and Tamar Valley primary care network is Mark Stone (clinical pharmacist).
Stratton Community Hospital provides a small number of hospital beds for local people. There is also a minor injury unit, ran by highly skilled nurses, which is open 24 hours a day. Free car parking is available at this hospital. X-ray facilities are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. The x-ray is closed on bank holidays.
This primary care network is focusing on collaborative working and developing integrated community teams to achieve closer integration of services around general practice.