Homepage

FLU CLINICS 2021 - Update 07.09.21

FLU VACCINATION UPDATE: CLINIC ON SATURDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER HAS BEEN CANCELLED
 
Unfortunately we have been affected by the delay in flu vaccine delivery.
 
So far all of our patients aged 65 years and over have been allocated a time slot to come for their vaccination.
 
Like many practices across the country, we have been advised by our flu supplier that due to unforeseen road freight challenges, there will be a delay to our scheduled delivery. The company are hoping the delay will be no longer than 1-2 weeks but are unable to confirm anything until closer to the time.
 
We will be contacting all patients affected to CANCEL THE CLINIC ON SATURDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER so please bear with us. As we get updates, we will post here and on our website. We will also contact patients to re-book their new appointment.
 
Please accept our apologies for the delay, but we hope that you understand that this is out of our control.
 
Lorna Nicholas
Practice Manager

BLOOD BOTTLE SHORTAGE UPDATE - 01.09.21

NATIONAL BLOOD BOTTLE SHORTAGE
 
We have been notified that there is a National shortage of blood test bottles used locally. These are sourced and supplied to us by NHS England.
We have received instructions from NHSE that we must only undertake urgent blood tests until at least 17th September. This affects both GP surgeries and hospitals. Unfortunately there is nothing we can do about this as a practice. The supply situation is not one we have any control over.
We will do everything we can to make sure that essential tests are carried out.
 
“What does urgent mean?”
It means things like blood tests that are needed for urgent cancer referrals, blood tests that are needed for safe prescribing of certain medications or tests which might help us avoiding having to admit patients to hospital. We will have to consider each clinical situation individually.
 
“What if I have a blood test booked?”
We will be looking at our appointment book over the next few days to see which patients should be delayed and which should not. Please wait to hear from us. If you don’t hear anything, please attend your appointment as arranged.
 
“What if I have a chronic disease like diabetes?”
We will most likely have to delay any “routine” monitoring blood tests. The senior clinicians will assess whether it is safe to defer a test for individual patients for a while until the supply chain is back to normal. However, if your chronic disease needs a blood test for safety reasons, we will do our best to get that sorted for you, assuming the local area does not run out of bottles completely.
 
Please bear in mind that we have NO CONTROL over the supply situation. We, like you, are in the hands of NHSE. We are following their guidance, which will no doubt be updated as the situation changes.
 
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Lorna Nicholas
Practice Manager

July 2021 Update - Advice regarding medical care in Cornwall

All our health services are busy right now, especially our ambulance service and the emergency department team at Truro hospital.

You can play your part in supporting us to care for people with serious and life-threatening illnesses.

When the Surgery is closed did you know you know you can get help and advice by calling 111 or go online at 111.nhs.uk? You may not need to go and wait in our busy emergency department and could be directed to a minor injury unit which will be quicker and closer to home.

Only dial 999 for an ambulance if it’s an emergency and you think you’ll need the care of paramedics on the way to hospital.

 

If you don’t think it’s a serious or life-threatening emergency:

Call your own GP. Even if you are in Cornwall on holiday, you could get a phone or video consultation with your doctor at home.

Go online at 111.nhs.uk or call 111 to get expert advice and be signposted to where you can get the best and nearest care for your needs.

Ask a pharmacist for advice – they’re experts in treating minor health issues like colds, urinary infections, stomach upsets, aches and pains.

For further information please visit NHS Kernow CCG at https://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/get-info/choose-well/

COVID VACCINATION UPDATE: ANYONE FROM THE AGE OF 16 CAN NOW HAVE THIER VACCINE

Please follow the link to book in for your covid vaccination using the online national booking service or by caling 119. 

Book or manage your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

If you are 16-17 years old and would like your vaccine, please  look online at Find a walk-in coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination site - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

National Data Opt-out

Please click on the link below for more information regarding the national data opt-out

https://digital.nhs.uk/services/national-data-opt-out

Patient Participation Group

Are you an enthusiastic and motiviated individual? If so you might be just the person we are looking for!

Rosmellyn Surgery runs a Patient Participation Group which is a route for people to advise and inform the practice on what matters most to patients and to help identify solutions to problems.

Members of the PPGs should think about the wider patient interest and not just their own personal concerns when serving on the PPG.

If yout think this might be for you please contact the surgery with your contact details and we will be able to provide the current group with your information.

NHS Friends and Family