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FLU Vaccinations

You are entitled to a free Flu Vaccination if you are:

  • 65 and over
  • Have a heart problem
  • Have a chest complaint - breathing difficulties, including bronchitis, emphysema or severe asthma
  • Kidney disease
  • Lower immunity due to disease or treatment (such as steroid medication or cancer treatment)
  • Liver disease
  • Have had a Stroke or TIA
  • diabetes
  • Have a neurological condition e.g multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy or learning disability
  • Have a problem with your spleen, e.g.sickle cell disease, or you have had your spleen removed
  • Living in a residential or nursing home
  • You are a main carer for an older or disabled person
  • Pregnant

THE WAITING ROOM

Please provide us with an up-to date Email address to gain access to this service. You will be able to view your repeat prescriptions and allergies, order repeats and book pre-bookable appointments.

 

SHINGLES VACCINATIONS

Shingles vaccinations are still ongoing with the eligibility this year of those aged 70,78 and 79. Letters will be sent out with the flu letters for those aged 70, 78, 79 on 1st September 2014,

 

 

ACTIVE PLUS -Veterans Inspiring People

If you are over 50 years of age and looking to gain new skills, meet new people and have some fun, then come along. . For more information please contact 01326 567174 OR EMAIL:gary@activeplus.org.uk

 

Whooping Cough in pregnancy

There has recently been a rapid rise in whooping cough, with a big increase in young babies. Due to this information it is important that we protect those young babies who may suffer. The babies that suffer are usually too young to have their first vaccinations, therefore the only way pregnant ladies can protect their baby is to have the vaccination themselves while they are pregnant. The best time to get the vaccination is between 28 and 32 weeks. Please contact the surgery for more information.

 

Pneumonia

Anyone aged 65 and over is entitled to Pneumonia vaccinations from the NHS. If you fall into this age catagory and have not previously had this vaccination please contact the surgery, for an appointment.

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MOBILE NUMBERS

We have a service for a text message reminder for pre-booked appointments. We need to collect up-to-date mobile contact numbers for this!! Please contact us, or fill in the " your contact details" form from the link on our home page

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Change for life 9 out of 10 kids are set to grow up with dangerous levels of fat in their bodies. This can cause life-threatening Diseases. Collect a leaflet from the surgery or go visit www.nhs.uk/change4life
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Minor Illness Clinics
We have an on-the-Day minor illness clinic on a Mon, Tues & Wed see Practice Information link
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HPV Vaccinations
Has you daughter been invited, Girls aged from 12-18 are being called in batches, when letter is received please phone the surgery for an appointment.
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MBM Education/Research and beings a Training Practice

MBM Education/Research

Penalverne surgery is part of a federation of General Practitioners in West Cornwall called Mounts Bay Medical (MBM). Together we provide high quality, practice based clinical research, which has an educational arm.

The practice is actively involved in research to help improve treatment of illness and improve patient wellbieng. The practice is part of the Primary Care Research network and all the research carried out here has been thoroughly checked and approved by ethical committees.

You may be asked by the doctors or nurses whether you would be interested in participating in a study. Your participation is entirely voluntary. If you decline, it would not affect your care from the practice in any way. If you decide to join, you may leave the study at any time without explanation.

Link to Mounts Bay Medical Homepage

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Training Practice

Medical students and Nursing students attend the practice from time to time. We hope that you will co-operate with us and help the students to learn about general practice. However, you will be informed of their presence in advance, and if you do not want them to be present at a consultation, your wishes will be respected. This will not affect your treatment in any way.

 

GP Registrar

We are a training Practice, which means that fully-qualified doctors, who have usually completed their 4 years of training in hospital medicine. They then spend up to eighteen months working in a practice to develop their skills in general practice.

We usually have at least one GP Registrar and you may be offered an appointment with him/her at the surgery.

 

GP Training

BEING A TEACHING PRACTICE

 

What does this mean?

It means we are officially approved to teach and train GPs, Nurses and Medical Students.

 

What is a GP Registrar?

This is a qualified doctor who has decided to embark on a career in general practice, much like a surgeon or physician in the hospital. Like these doctors part of their training involves them spending a total of 18 months working at a teaching practice. This is usually divided into a 6 month and 12 month attachment. 

 

How much experience do they have?

By the time you see a GP registrar they will have spent at least 5 years at medical school to qualify as a doctor. Then they will have done 2 years working in hospitals. They will then start a 3 year training programme to become a GP, during which they will spend up to18 months in a training practice. Often the GP Registrar will have more up to date knowledge on hospital treatment and service than we do as they have just come from a hospital job. So by the time you see this doctor they may well have been working as a doctor for 4 years. 

 

Why do they have to ask other GPs in the practice for advice?

There is a vast difference in the range and types of clinical cases and patients seen in general practice compared to hospital medicine. In a surgical job at the hospital a doctor will only see surgical cases every day, in general practice an average surgery may consist of a general medical case, then an ill child, then patient with a skin rash then a patient with depression etc. So there is a wide variety which can be quite challenging when you start in general practice. The GP registrars are encouraged to ask for help whenever they want for your safety and benefit so please be patient, one day these doctors will also be competent GPs!



 
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