Link to zoomable map Falmouth Health Centre, GP unit Tel 01326 210090
Trevaylor Rd, Falmouth, UK, TR11 2LH



Practice Profile
 

Falmouth is Cornwall’s leading south coast resort and home to the County’s Maritime Heritage. Situated at the entrance to some of the most sheltered recreational waters in the country, Falmouth offers excellent opportunities for water sports such as surfing, diving, and windsurfing and exceptional sailing in the Carrick Roads and Fal Estuary.

It is predominantly a maritime, holiday area and a University town with local employment in tourism, shipping, boat building, specialist light industry and the arts as well as a distinctly rural surrounding area.

Falmouth has a local population of about 27,000 and a further 12,000 in the adjacent town of Penryn and surrounding villages. This can increase significantly in the summer without overwhelming the local population as happens in some smaller seaside towns in Cornwall. The Practice area includes Falmouth, Penryn and a number of surrounding villages.

Thanks to the influence of the National Maritime Museum, the University, the Tate in St Ives and the Eden Project, Falmouth is enjoying a renaissance and is one of the most sought after locations in the county. The Medical School based in Truro has further enhanced the research and educational facilities available locally.

Falmouth is ten miles from the county town of Truro which is also the location for the district general hospital (Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske), the base for nearly all our local consultants and the main referral centre for Cornwall. We are part of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Primary Care Trust (NHS Kernow).

We are a six Partner practice working from the Health Centre in Falmouth with a list size of 8750. The surgery building is an NHS Property Services owned health centre and we benefit from on site District Nursing, Health Visiting, Midwifery, Chiropody and Mental Health Teams. We are adjacent to Falmouth Community Hospital which has consultant led Eldercare inpatient beds with an Eldercare Day Hospital and inpatient and outpatient physiotherapy.

Our Partners are Dr Richard James, Dr Nick Rogers, Dr Victoria Hartnell, Dr Paul Davoren and Dr Denise Lasbury and Dr Rachael Wilson. Drs Rogers and Davoren work full time. Dr James recently reduced from full to part time and is retiring in March 2017. Our experienced Nursing team includes a Nurse Practitioner and the Practice management team consists of a Practice Manager, Geoff Dennis; a Patient Services Manager, Caroline Cable; and an experienced and committed team of reception, administrative and secretarial staff most of whom work part time.

The Practice operates a flexible appointment and telephone appointment system which allows patients to pre book face to face and telephone consultations and ensures that patients are dealt with quickly and reduces the pressure on emergency appointments. We also offer on line consultations via eConsult. This service is currently being trialled by our CCG but we hope that it will be commissioned as a permanent service.

We offer a wide range of in-house services including Practice Nurse diabetic and asthma clinics, cardiac rehabilitation, phlebotomy, psychology and alcohol counselling, and have facilities for a wide range of extended diagnostic and therapeutic services including, spirometry, audiometry, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, cardiac event monitoring, and minor surgery.

We meet our cervical cytology, childhood immunisation and other targets and we have 100% QoF performance in 2016. See our results here NHSE QOF database or search at NHSDigital (was HSCIC). We are active members of our local Commissioning group.

We are an enthusiastic EMIS Web Practice and we continue to develop paperless systems and adopt innovative solutions where they benefit Doctors and patients. We have been instrumental in helping other Cornish practices migrate to EMIS to strengthen the presence of our systems in the county. We offer secure on line appointment and repeat prescription ordering services and we are accredited for the IM&T DES.

We offer a degree of Occupational Health Services to local industry especially maritime and we are actively involved with the RNLI. We are a training Practice and we are actively involved in training medical students with the Peninsula Medical School.

Out of hours cover is provided by Cornwall Health.



Contact details:
The Falmouth Health Centre Practice
Trevaylor Road
Falmouth
TR11 2LH
Tel: 01326 210090
Fax: 01326 434829
Email:  eMail

Or contact the Practice Manager, Geoff Dennis, direct on 01326 310160 or 07921 240856 or email 
 

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Further information can be obtained from the following Internet links. 

 

Falmouth Town Official Website  
Combined Universities of Cornwall
University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus 
Exeter Medical School
Eden Project
Falmouth University
National Maritime Museum 
Cornwall LMC
Cornwall's Health Service Intranet 
(NHS net only) 
Local non medical links  
www.thisiscornwall.co.uk  
Property in Cornwall