Update on the NHS in Cornwall 20.08.2021

Due to the current unprecedented pressure on the NHS in Cornwall, please be aware that there may be interruptions to the provision of routine services in order to enable us to concentrate on urgent medical issues.

We are working tirelessly to respond to everybody in a timely manner but need to prioritise patients with acute medical issues at times when demand is very high.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

National blood tube supply disruption - 31.08.2021


We have received notification from the KCCG that there is a national shortage of blood bottles.  All routine blood tests are to be postponed until 17th September 2021, clinically urgent blood tests will continue – Please see published NHS criteria below in bold font. 

We would like to ask all patients to avoid contacting the surgery regarding this matter.  If you have a blood test appointment scheduled and are effected we will contact you.

Further updates will follow from the KCCG once received.

We thank you for your continued support.


For primary care, the actions are:

All primary care and community testing must be halted until 17 September 2021, except for clinically urgent testing. Examples of clinically urgent testing include:

  • Bloods that are required to facilitate a two week wait referral
  • Bloods that are extremely overdue and/or essential for safe prescribing of medication or monitoring of condition
  • Bloods that if taken could avoid a hospital admission or prevent an onward referral
  • Those with suspected sepsis or conditions with a risk of death or disability

Notice of Works to Stennack Surgery Car Park - September 2021

As part of our ongoing programme of works, please note we will be commencing repair works to the Surgery car park on Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th September. 

There is a section of tarmac that needs replacing for safety reasons and as we are open until 8:00pm, the work cannot commence until after we close.

We would like to take this opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience or noise disruption this may cause, and can assure that the workforce will do their upmost to keep the noise to a minimum.  Unfortunately works will carry on until later into the night to ensure the carpark is fit for purpose when we open at 8:00am the following morning.  The tarmac suppliers do not open at the weekend; otherwise we would have opted to have the works completed during this time to avoid night time working.

Again, we apologise for the short term noise and inconvenience this may cause.

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