Constantine Cornwall

Constantine Surgery – not as we know it but still serving your needs

Neil Stevens, Practice Manager

The Constantine surgery, like all NHS organisations, has had to re-organise the way that health care is provided. This has meant restricting access to the surgery with unfortunately some routine procedures being postponed, an example being ear syringing.

The GP’s & Nursing teams are conducting consultations with patients via telephone & online (e-consult). Some patients are still being seen in surgery, for example baby immunisations have continued, and patients who have a significant medical concern are seen. All patients with long term conditions (Diabetes, Asthma etc.) are being reviewed either remotely or in person.

For patients who have visited the Con- stantine surgery they will be aware of initially a tent and now a medical trailer being located in the car park. This is for patients who require a blood test, or a blood pressure test, or another clinical procedure.The Practice Nurse or Phlebotomist will see these patients in a safe environment in full PPE ( Personal Protective Equipment ). This is to protect both the patient and member of staff.

The practice has been extremely well supported by the voluntary sector. Ice Trikes provided the tent (until the recent winds were causing problems) and now we thank Active Medics for the use of a medical trailer. We are also being supported by the many organisations in the village. The Friends of Constantine Surgery have been collecting & delivering essential medications for patients who are shielding in isolation for their protection.

Please also see the information on our facebook page and on the practice website: