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Appointments

calendar_penAfter 8am please call : 

  • 01326 372502 for appointments at Penryn

After 8.30am please call : 

  • 01209 860170 for appointments at Stithians
  • 01326 250861 for appointments at Mawnan Smith
  • Or call into into either site
  • Or book online via our Online Services (we do not accept appointment booking by email)

The practice is able to offer telephone consultation appointments with the doctor in addition to our face-to-face appointments. The reception team will offer this option to you when you request an appointment. You may also be offered an appointment with our Minor Illness Nurse or the Clinical Pharmacist based on the purpose of your appointment.

Our reception staff are trained to ask certain questions in order to ensure that you receive the most appropriate medical care from the most appropriate medical professional. Any information given by you is treated with the scrictest confidence. If, however, you feel your issue is very private, you may decline and this will be respected.

There are some symptoms that the Practices Nurses will treat rather than a doctor ie urine infections.

We will do our best to accommodate your preferred time and day but please try and be flexible. Our appointments do book up quickly, so the earlier you ring after 8am, (8.30am at Stithians or Mawnan),  the more likely you are to get an appointment that suits you best.

We know it can take some time to get through on the telephone at this busy time, we have extra staff on the lines to help this, so please be patient and keep trying. Booking online saves having to phone the surgery. Online appointments can be booked in advance and on the day from 8am.

If you would like to see a specific doctor or would prefer a male or female doctor, please make this clear when booking and the receptionists will do their best to accommodate you.

Appointment Mix

The doctors and nurses offer a mix of 'same day' and 'advanced booking' appointments.

Please make your appointment in advance with a Practice Nurse instead of the doctor for the following

If you need an appointment for either a Coil or Contraceptive Implant fitting or removal, please make this clear when booking the appointment.

You may feel that your problem can be dealt with over the telephone- see the telephone advice page.

Appointments are 10 minutes long. Double appointments are available on request for complex or multiple problems.

Same Day Appointments

It is important for us to reserve some appointments to book on the “same day” so that we have sufficient capacity to see patients with more pressing medical needs.

If all appointments for the day are booked up, but you feel that your problem must be dealt with that day, then emergency appointments can be booked with the doctor who is on duty for that day. Please do not book with the Duty Doctor unless your problem is urgent.

Advanced Appointments (Booking Ahead)

We know that it is not convenient for everyone to book on the “same day”. We therefore offer the opportunity for patients to book appointments up to six weeks in advance.

Every doctor and nurse has a number of appointments which are available to book in advance. these can be booked by phone, in person or on-line.

Extended hours

On two mornings per week, usually Tuesdays and Thursdays, we have appointments available from 7am-8am. In order to book these you need to book in advance (not the same day).

These are very popular with working people.

 
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