Helston Community Hospital
A statement by Dr Ben Ashmore
GP Partner Leaving
The practice wishes to announce that Dr Sandy Anderson will be leaving the Practice on Thursday 29th March 2018, Sandy has been with the Practice since March 2008.
The Practice will miss him and his dermatology expertise greatly, however this is something he wishes to specialise in further with The Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust.
We wish him well for the future in his new career in Dermatology
New GP Partner
The Partners are pleased to announce that they have appointed Dr Fiona Briant as a 4 session GP partner with the practice.
Dr Briant as she has been with the practice since 2015 as a salaried GP and is a welcome addition to the practice team as a partner with the Practice.
Dr Briant will start as a GP partner on her return from maternity leave in 2019.
Mullion Health Volunteer car service
Mullion Health Volunteer car service are able to provide transport for patients from their home to hospital to attend a hospital appointment.
The aim of the service is to convey patients safely and in comfort to the appropriate appointment who have difficulty with transport for appointments.
If you would like further information please contact the service on
Meningitis B vaccination
If you are interested in your child having the vaccination privately, please call Jo Sugrue on 01326 242106.
There will be a charge for this vaccination and as it is not an NHS service, it cannot be done in your registered NHS surgery. To overcome this we have a reciprocal arrangement with St Keverne Surgery, but please do register your interest at Mullion Health Centre.
Any queries, please call Jo Sugrue on 01326 242106.
Meningitis ACWY Vaccination
Recently started University or starting this year?
If so you are advised to get the
Please call for an appointment.
NHS Summary Care Record
The NHS in England is introducing the Summary Care Record, which will be used in emergency care. The record will contain information about any medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had, to ensure those caring for you have enough information to treat you safely.
As a patient you have a choice:
· Yes I would like a Summary Care Record – you do not need to do anything and a Summary Care Record will be created for you. Healthcare staff will ask your permission before they look at your record, except in certain circumstances for example if you are unconscious.
· No I do not want a Summary Care Record– Please visit your surgery and pick up a leaflet and opt out form. This form should be given to your GP practice. Additional copies of the opt out form can be requested from the dedicated NHS Summary Care Record Information line on 0300 123 3020.
For more information, telephone the dedicated NHS Summary Care Record Information Line on 0300 123 3020 or visit the website at www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk where you can find information in other formats and languages.
You can choose not to have a Summary Care Record and you can change your mind at any time by informing your GP practice.