Cornwall Health 'Out of Hours' GP service
Cornwall Health is the provider of GP
urgent services when the GP Practices are closed
To contact, ring 111
Access to the out of hours service is via NHS 111.
The out of hours medical service for
all practices in Cornwall is provided by
This operates between 6.30pm and 8am weekdays and 24 hrs weekends and Bank
The doctors working for the service are a mixture of local GPs and other
Doctors (some of whom are foreign agency doctors), with Nurse Practitioners working some shifts.
The main facilities are;
Care Centres, most of which are based in Community Hospitals offering
consultations by appointment.
fleet of emergency cars fitted with medical and communication
equipment and manned by fully trained drivers.
communications centre staffed by experienced telephonists doctors and
nurses to deal
with enquiries and "triage" (prioritise) requests for emergency
help. All visit and clinic requests are discussed with a Doctor or Nurse.
||Links with other support services.
13 Aug 2016: Since the closure of the Cardrew walk in centre in Redruth we have
been advised that there is an enhanced service at Camborne and Redruth Community
12 May 2017