Dental Problems - If you have a dental problem you will need to make an appointment with your dentist. If you are unable to make an appointment or if you are not registered with a dentist, please call the Cornwall Dental Helpline on 01872 354375.
Social prescribing is the term used for how the Stennack Surgery refer patients to ‘services’ in their community instead of offering only medicalised solutions. The first point of referral at the Stennack Surgery is normally through Ruth Todd our Community Co-ordinator or Manda Brookman our Community Maker.
They can talk to patients about the things that matter to them. Together they can co-produce a social prescription that will help to improve their health and wellbeing. However patients can get involved by just coming down to anyone of the activities on offer from the Community Hub.
The community activities range from yoga classes to pop-up cafes, from walking clubs to gardening, alongside a host of many other groups and activities.
Social Prescribing is really taking off here at the Stennack Surgery and is available to absolutely everyone. Research shows that patients who are lonely or isolated; patients with mild mental health issues who may be anxious or depressed; and, those who struggle to engage effectively with services often find huge benefits from Social Prescribing.
It is also relevant to people with wider social issues such as poverty, debt, housing, relationship problems, all of which impact on their health and wellbeing. Very often these patients may have frequent repeat visits to their GP or to their local emergency department – effectively trapping them in a ‘revolving door’ of services.
The Stennack Surgery Community Hub formed in 2018 from the Waiting Room with help from Volunteer Cornwall and Active Plus and is now home to a wide variety of services and community activities throughout the week. In 2019 the Community Hub will undergo a major refurbishment with financial backing from the lovely Friends of Stennack Surgery (FOSS) group. This refurbishment is fully supported by our Patient Participation Group who recently conducted a patient survey to help aid the redesign, the results of which are available below:
Waiting Room Patient Survey
Want to find out more - please see the list of activities currently running from the Stenanck Community Hub or contact Reception and ask for Jemma or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Monday Home Group provide a drop-in advice clinic in the foyer of the waiting room between 9.30am - 11.30am for patients with housing queries and problems. Please drop-in for a chat and a cup of tea. Outside of these times please visit their website or ring 0345 141 4663
Every Tuesday between 10am-12noon our Stennack Surgery Connected Communties Group run in association with Active Plus meet in the Waiting Room. With different activities every week you can take the opportunity to learn and try new things, get more active and become more involved in your community. There really is something for everyone from Pop-up Cafes to Pottery to Energy Saving Advice, and there will always be a smiling face and a cup of tea!
Watch a video about the group here
Drop in on a Tuesday between 10am-12noon or for more information telephone 01326 567174 or email email@example.com
A Diabetic Support Group runs from the Community Hub every Thursday from 10am-4pm. The group is run by Spencer Wimbleton from Diabetes UK and help and advice is available for Diabetic patients, Patients who are Pre-Diabetic with raised blood sugars, as well as those who would just like to find out more about the risk of Diabetes and how to reduce these risks. Diabetic Risk Assessments are also available.
Please pop down on a Thursday or alternatively please visit the Diabetes UK Website for more information
A Nordic Walking Group has been formed. The six week programme is scheduled to kick start on Wednesday 27th February at 10.00am - 11.30am.
If you are interested in getting involved please contact Reception and ask for Jemma. Alternatively please contact the instructor, Kelly Bennett on 07540478919 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Nordic Walking in Cornwall or to register please visit their website
Yoga & Pilates classes will be starting in the Community Hub - please check back for more details or contact Reception and ask for Jemma. Alternatively you can also email email@example.com
The Stennack Sensory Garden is in full swing, a working group is currently meeting every Thursday between 9.30am - 11.30am. Their aim is create a relaxing green space at the front of the Stennack Surgery for all to enjoy. The project will take place over a 12 month period, if you are interested in being involved please contact Manda Brookman from Volunteer Cornwall by email at MandaB@volunteercornwall.org.uk or ring Reception and ask to speak to Jemma.
The Move it or Lose it fitness classes have been developed by experts to help you to improve you flexibility, agility, aerobic health, balance and strength for greater strength. All exercises can be done seated or standing depending on your ability.
Classes take place every Wednesday between 1.30pm - 2.30pm in the Surgery waiting room. If you are interested or require additional information please contact Reception and ask for Jemma. Alternately please email the instructor Martha on firstname.lastname@example.org
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