THE STENNACK SURGERY DURING LOCKDOWN
We would like to thank our patients for their response to all the recent changes to care at the Stennack Surgery during the COVID-19 Pandemic. You may well have noticed the ways we have adapted to allow us to continue to function whilst maintaining social distance.
We remain open for business. Most of our services now function "remotely". We are increasing online services, our new IT system is helping this. Medications can be ordered online or via phone. Consultations where possible will be taken on the phone or via a video consultation, we can still see you if we need to. Blood tests are happening inside the surgery now that the weather has become colder. All appointments taking place within the surgery are in a well ventilated room.
Please explore the website, the changes and ways to access help are explained throughout. We will keep you updated via this website and Facebook.
Please see our appointment screen for more detail - here.
For all medical queries that you would normally consult your own GP surgery about please call your own GP surgery first who will be able to triage you remotely and if necessary send prescriptions electronically to our pharmacies here in Cornwall.
If you have a Minor Injury please call NHS 111 first so your injury can be triaged appropriately.
If you have a life threatening medical emergency - always ring 999
Want advice from a Doctor or Nurse Practitioner? Want to access self-help information or have an administrative request?
Please click on the link/image below.
Why not try eConsult a secure electronic service which is accessible 24/7.
PLEASE BE AWARE - e-Consult is a non-urgent service, we aim to respond to all requests 48hours, only available to registered patients of the Stennack Surgery.
PLEASE BE AWARE - eConsult is a non-urgent service, we aim to respond to all requests within two working days.PLEASE BE AWARE - eConsult is a non-urgent service, we aim to respond to all requests within two working days.PLEASE BE AWARE - eConsult is a non-urgent service, we aim to respond to all requests within two work
Covid-19 and requests for Med3 (‘Fit Notes’)
In the majority of cases, you do not need to ask your GP for a fit note or ‘sick note’ for periods of absence due to coronavirus (Covid-19).
The NHS website below explains that employees do not need to ask their GP for a for a fit note if they are off work because of Covid-19. Instead, they can get an isolation note to send to their employer as proof they need to stay home.
There is also a link below to a letter from the Kernow LMC which lists a breakdown of potential requests for fit notes, advice and outcomes. You might find it helpful to give this letter to your employer to help them determine the right course of action for you.
Covid-19 and requests for med 3
COVID-19: RESOURCES & ACTIVITIES
Citizens Advice Cornwall Newsletter - Spring 2020
COVID-19 Social Prescribing Directory
COVID-19 Social Prescribing Directory - PENWITH
MY HOUSE ROCKS
For useful educational resources visit My House Rocks - The website hosts an array of activities and classes for children to complete which helps to keep their little minds occupies throughout lock down.
CARING FOR PATIENTS WITH COVID-19 IN HOSPITAL
Unfortunately some of us will have family members who are admitted to hospital due to COVID-19.
The exceptional circumstances that we are likely to face will result in families being separated at this time. This NHS leaflet will cover…
- Caring for COVID-19 patients
- Patients with COVID-19 who become increasingly unwell
- Caring for yourself while your family member is unwell
- End of life care
NHS - Caring for patients with COVID-19 in hospital
Health Visiting and School Nursing Service for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
As the new academic year begins and children and young people are returning to school and education settings, we wanted to update you about some of the latest developments from the Health Visiting and School Nursing service.
More information can be found on the posters below
School nursing poster - primary
Health Visiting Poster
School nursing poster - secondary
Senior Parenting Worker in the Early Help Team
We now have a Senior Parenting worker in the Early Help Team covering the Penwith area working to deliver and support parenting programmes within our area.
The programmes below are being offered through Microsoft Teams-
- Being Passionate about Parenting the Early Years (1-3 years)
- Being Passionate about Parenting (4-11 years)
- Being Passionate about Parenting with a basic introduction to ADHD (5-11 years)
- Being Passionate about Parenting with a basic introduction to the Spectrum (5-11 years)
- Being Passionate about Parenting the Teenage Brain (12-17 years)
- Take 3 – supporting teenagers (12-17 years)
Referrals for parenting programmes continue to be made through the Early Help Hub.
Further details below-
Virtual Parenting Overview
CORNWALL HOSPICE COMMUNITY CARE
VIRTUAL COMMUNITY FRIENDSHIP CAFÉ & VIDEO CALLS
Feeling socially isolated, caring for someone, copying with a long-term illness or recently bereaved?
Members of the Cornwall Hospice Community Care Team are available to support, advise and signpost you to useful resources.
Since the closure of their Community Friendship Cafe due to COVID-19, the team have began to offer video calls and have launched a private Virtual group via Facebook. The virtual space enables you to gain...
- Support and information
- A place to share experiences
- Wellbeing activities
- Bereavement support
- Virtual friendships
If this is something you or someone you know may be interested in please check it out. Alternatively you can contact the Cornwall Hospice Care Team via telephone 01726 829874 or email email@example.com
Virtual Community Friendship Cafe Facebook Group
Cornwall Hospice Care - Video Calls
If you're pregnant, you may be unsure how COVID-19 can affect you, your baby and your pregnancy care.
It is important that you continue to attend your antenatal appointments and seek advice from your midwife.
If you begin to develop symptoms of COVID-19, please speak to your midwife who will advise what to do.
For more information please visit the NHS website.
COVID-19 Planning your birth
COVID-19 - Looking after you and your baby
COVID-19 - Parent information
ILLNESS IN NEWBORN BABIES
If you have any concerns regarding the health of you child please do not hesitate to contact us on 01737 793333 - We are here to help and support you.
If you require intervention while to Surgery is closed please contact NHS 111, OOH (Out Of Hours) or in the event of an emergency always contact 999.
Babies crying is normal and it will soon stop – YOU CAN COPE!
During this challenging time stress levels at home may be increased. For guidance please follow the ICON guidance for coping with crying.
I - Infant crying is normal
C - Comforting methods can help
O - It’s OK to walk away
N - Never, ever shake a baby
Please remember there is always someone who can help and support you, this may include your family, friends, Midwife, GP or Health Visitor.
ICON - Infant crying and how to cope
SEAFIT PROGRAMME - HELPING FISHERMEN STAY SEAFIT
COVID-19 - Stay SeaFit
NEEDLE EXCHANGE/SAFER INJECTING SERVICE CORNWALL
During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is the intention of We Are With You to continue the needle exchange service with little disruption.
For more information on the drop in clinics/the click and collect service, please view the attached document.
Needle Exchange - COVID-19
(Site updated 17/11/2020)