There are many other staff working closely with the practice. Many of them are based just across the road at the Bellair Clinic, or else they come into the surgery on a regular basis to work with us.
Mental Health: Helena Clemo works for Outlook South West and is seconded to the surgery. You may be referred to her by your GP, and she will phone you initially to discuss your needs and arrange appointments for you, which will normally be at Rosmellyn.
You can also self-refer to OutlookSW and to BeMe by clicking on the links.
Addaction: Alison is a counsellor from Addaction (used to be CADA, Cornwall Alcohol and Drug Agency) who sees people with alcohol related problems.
She may be contacted on 01736 365 467 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also find out more information about where to get help for drug and alcohol addiction on the addaction website.
Stop Smoking: Carl is our Smoking Cessation advisor. He runs special clinics to help you give up – please contact reception to make a first appointment.
Midwives: Becky Lee is an experienced midwife who will support you through all stages of your pregnancy. Her ante-natal clinic is on Wednesday afternoons. Contact the surgery to make an appointment.
The midwives can be contacted on 01736 874180. They also run drop-in clinics at Sure Start.
Health Visitors: Our Health Visitor is Kay Draper. Health visitors provide support for children and their families from before birth to full time school age.
She can be contacted on 01736 571100 and on facebook at HealthVisitorsCornwall
School Nurse: Karenza Stewart is the schools nurse for the area. She offers support to children aged between 5-19 years old and their families. She runs drop-in health clinics in local schools, health screening and advice for parents.
Karenza can be contacted on 01736 757100
District Nurses: The District Nurses are also based at Bellair and can be contacted on 01736 571120. Our surgery liaison District Nurse is Debbie Walsh, assisted by Kate Burch.
Community Matron: Janet Laskey is our Community Matron. She will see people with serious chronic illnesses and try to help them look after their condition at home. She also helps with rehabilitation to home after periods in hospital for elderly, frail people.
Macmillan Nurses: Palliative Care Nurses provide support to people suffering from terminal illness, and are particular experts in dealing with symptoms such as pain and nausea. Your GP will refer you to them if she/he feels it is appropriate. Jess Chiesa is our Macmillan Palliative Care Nurse.