Trescobeas SurgeryTrescobeas RoadFalmouthTR11 2UNMylor SurgeryLemon HIllMylor BridgeTR11 5NDFlushing SurgeryCoventry RoadFlushingTR11 4XDtrescobeas.email@example.com, Tel: 01326 315615
We run the following clinics at Trescobeas Surgery:
Psychology and Counselling Service. Provided by Outlook South West which is contracted to the Primary Care Trust (PCT). Appointments can be booked via self referral on 01208 871905.
Echocardiogram Service. Provided by Echogenicity which is contracted to the PCT. It is open to the whole PCT and provides a quick and local diagnostic test and report. Access is via Choose & Book via a referral by your GP.
Ultrasound Service. Provided by Peninsula Ultrasound which is contracted to the PCT. It is open to the whole of the Cornwall and Scilly Isles PCT and provides a quick and local diagnostic test and report. Access is via Choose & Book via a referral from your GP.
CADA service. This service provides weekly clinics on Tuesdays most weeks. Referral to this service is via your GP.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel, please contact the surgery for further information. Alternatively you can visit the MASTA website, NaTHNaC website or Boots in Truro who can also offer advice. They will need to know which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
Please fill out the attached travel questionnaire to allow the nurse to order in the appropriate vaccinations prior to your appointment: Travel Questionnaire
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment may be required and certain vaccines need to be administered 2 weeks before you travel to provide cover.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability. Alternatively please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Trescobeas Surgery is conveniently located close to the Woodlane Campus and also within easy walking distance of the main student residential areas of Falmouth. Within 2 miles of the main Temough campus, the surgery is a modern purpose built facility that offers on site parking and is on the main bus route.
We are a friendly, approachable team who with fully understand and are used to dealing with the health care needs of the towns student population.
Please click the above link to take you to the Diabetic Video Library.
This library is a really useful tool that can be used to educate patients, deliver standardised information about your condition/treatments and save the GP and nurses time.
Patients come to us, asking us to prescribe diazepam for fear of flying. There are a number of very good reasons why prescribing this drug is not recommended.
1) Diazepam is a sedative, which means it makes you sleepy and more relaxed. If there is an emergency during the flight it may impair your ability to concentrate, follow instructions and react to the situation. This could have serious safety consequences for you and those around you.
2) Sedative drugs can make you fall asleep, however when you do sleep it is an unnatural non-REM sleep. This means you won’t move around as much as during natural sleep. This can cause you to be at increased risk of developing a blood clot (DVT) in the leg or even the lung. Blood clots are very dangerous and can even prove fatal. This risk is even greater if your flight is greater than 4 hours.
3) Whilst most people find benzodiazepines like diazepam sedating, a small number have paradoxical agitation and increased aggression. They can also cause disinhibition and lead you to behave in a way that you would not normally. This could impact on your safety as well as that of other passengers and could also get you into trouble with the law.
4) According to the prescribing guidelines doctors follow (BNF) Benzodiazepines are contraindicated (not allowed) in treating phobia. Your doctor would be taking a significant legal risk by prescribing against these guidelines. They are only licensed short term for a crisis in generalised anxiety. If this is the case, you should be getting proper care and support for your mental health and not going on a flight.
5) Diazepam and similar drugs are illegal in a number of countries. They may be confiscated or you may find yourself in trouble with the police.
6) Diazepam stays in your system for quite a while. If your job requires you to submit to random drug testing you may fail this having taken diazepam.
We appreciate that fear of flying is very real and very frightening. A much better approach is to tackle this properly with a Fear of Flying course run by the airlines. We have listed a number of these below.
Easy Jet: http://www.fearlessflyer.easyjet.com
British Airways: http://www.flyingwithconfidence.com/courses/venues/glasgow
If you are taking the contraceptive pill, you will be required to undertake a review each year. The pill questionnaire below is available to fill out as an alternative to attending the surgery for a review. You will need to use the blood pressure machine in the foyer area of the surgery reception to complete this.
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