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The plea to patients as Camborne GP surgery closes

The plea to patients as Camborne GP surgery closes

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 1:07pm 3rd December 2018. (Updated at 3:51pm 3rd December 2018)

Patients are being urged to find a new doctors as a Camborne GP surgery is set to close.

The Phoenix surgery will be closing permanently on 31st December.

People are being asked to register with another surgery over the coming weeks to ensure continuity of care.

Three separate personal letters were sent out to explain the process after notice was given in the summer, with drop-in sessions run at the surgery for anyone who wanted help.

While most people have signed up with other practices in the area, a number have yet to register elsewhere.

"We are identifying vulnerable patients so we can help them with additional support.

"However, there are still many Phoenix patients who haven't registered elsewhere and we would encourage them to do so as soon as possible."

Doctors El-Borai, Harverson and Matthews at Phoenix Surgery

The surgery will be limiting appointments in preparation to close and will only be open during December for acute and emergency appointments.

Patients are therefore being urged to find another GP as soon as possible if they have not already done so.

Patients can choose where they wish to register based on their circumstances; there are four nearby practices who can take on new patients.

"With the onset of winter and the colder weather, Phoenix Surgery patients may need to see a GP or get medicine for illness in the upcoming months.

"If they're not registered with a new practice, they may not be able to get an appointment and this may delay their access to a GP.

"We would encourage patients to find another practice during November so they can get the help when they need it and not face any delays."

Amanda Fisk, Director of Assurance and Delivery at NHS England

The nearest practices who can register new patients are:

  • Veor Surgery, South Terrace, TR14 8SN Tel: 01209 611199 www.veorsurgery.co.uk
  • Trevithick Branch Surgery, Carn to Coast Health Centres, Bassett Road, TR14 8TT Tel: 01209 717471 www.carntocoast.co.uk 
  • Praze Surgery, School Road Praze and Connor Downs Branch Surgery TR14 0LB Tel: 01209 831386 www.prazesurgery.co.uk 
  • Harris Memorial Surgery, Robartes Road, Illogan and Lanner Branch Surgery TR16 4RX Tel: 01209 842449 www.harrismemorial.co.uk 

Patients can also choose their own surgery via www.nhs.uk

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