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Calling all Students!

Are you moving into Falmouth for your second year? We are located very close to most student accommodation in Falmouth and our branch Woodlane Surgery is in the middle of the Falmouth Art College Campus. We have walking access to several pharmacies and are a short walk from Falmouth town centre and the beaches. Drop in anytime and pick up a registration form. 

We also are able to continue prescriptions of necessary items over the holidays to save you the trouble of registering in your hometown if you will be back after the breaks. We can send any prescription electronically to pharmacies outside our local area.

Summary Care Record

There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). It is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.

 

Why do I need a Summary Care Record?

Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.

This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.

Who can see it?

Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record. 

 

How do I know if I have one?

Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by looking at our interactive map or by asking your GP

Do I have to have one?

No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the form at the foot of this page.

More Information

For further information visit the NHS Care records website

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