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 hospital in Truro. 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 North Kerrier West primary care network is Dr Matt Whiteley.
Camborne Redruth Community Hospital: There is a minor injury unit at this hospital. It is open 7 days a week, including bank holidays. If you need urgent care when your GP surgery is closed, doctors and nurses can treat minor injuries, including sprains, strains, broken bones, minor head injuries, cuts and burns. You can also get treatment for minor illnesses such as migraines, haemorrhoids, eczema, rashes, ear infections, tonsillitis and emergency contraception.
An x-ray service is available from 9am to 8pm, Monday to Friday and 12pm to 6pm on Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays. Free car parking is available at this hospital.
This primary care network is committed to achieving:
The primary care network is committed to developing an integrated care team approach to support people in their community. This will bring together a range of health and social care professionals to provide enhanced personalised and preventative care for their community.