Oak Tree SurgeryClemo RoadLiskeardCornwall, PL14 3XATel: 01579 335320
Please phone the new NHS line - 111 for urgent medical help or advice but not a life threatening situation.
For life threatening situations please dial 999.
Home Visits Telephone 335320 – The doctors do home visits when clinically necessary; it is helpful to request visits before 10.00am, then a Doctor will return your call. This call from the Doctor is not available if your telephone does not accept calls from "number withheld" callers.
Cancel your AppointmentIf you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment.
Telephone Call Back
Please telephone 01579 324242 to book a Telephone Call Back from Doctor. All calls are now being recorded and monitored for patient care and training purposes.
Please allow three working days for prescriptions to be processed. There is now a box to enter your patient number on the patient detail page of the Repeat Medication Manager.
The new contract has given the Primary Care Trust the opportunity to oversee the medical care we offer. In addition to everyday services, we also offer the following:-
A full range of contraception services is available. Teenage patients can be assured that requests for contraception will be treated in absolute confidence.
If you intend to start a family in the near future, there may be important advice we can offer which will increase the chance of you having a healthy pregnancy and baby. Latest advice is that mothers take folic acid from the time she conceives to 12 weeks. Please see your doctor.
The doctors and midwife share antenatal care either during surgery time by appointment, or on Tuesday afternoons with the midwife. Postnatal appointments are made with the practice sister and the doctor, and will include the first immunisation for the baby. Baby changing facilities are available, and there are facilities for mothers who wish to breast feed.
Flu – Every October for patients aged 65 and over and those with diabetes, heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. These patients would also benefit from a single immunisation against pneumococcal infection which causes pneumonia; this can be given at any time of year.
Blood pressure, weight and urine – when required.
Cervical smears – three to five yearly (depending on age). Reminders are sent out by letter when they are due. Those with previously abnormal results may require more frequent tests. If you are nervous, or have any concerns about this test, please discuss this with the nurse in advance. The result will be sent to you from the screening department.
Mammogram – three yearly check provided by the health authority for females between the ages of 50 and 65. Over 65s may also have a mammogram on request.
Cholesterol test – for patients who smoke, have high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, heart disease or have a positive family history.
Bowel Cancer Screening - offered to all in their 60's and by request only for the over 70's.
We carry out a range of minor surgery in the practice.
The surgery carries out regular blood tests on behalf of local specialists to monitor drug therapy, including anti-coagulation therapy, which would otherwise have to be done at Derriford.
There is a minor injuries unit at Liskeard Community Hospital. X-Ray facilities are available during weekday working hours.
EEFO – CONFIDENTIALITY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE,INCLUDING UNDER 16s.
We have now attained the eefo kitemark, and offer a young persons friendly service.
The surgery is committed to training, and we have a permanent but changing, presence of trainee doctors and medical students.
A GP Registrar is a qualified Doctor.
Foundation Year 2 Doctors are qualified doctors who are completing their training in General Practice.
Medical Students are training to become doctors, and you will be seen by the student alone and one of our regular doctors.
If you have any objections to seeing our students please tell the receptionist. We appreciate your help in giving them the opportunity to learn.
OAK TREE SURGERY PRICE LIST
See below for the prices that we charge as from 2nd April 2013 for services not covered under the General Medical Services Contract.
Photocopying per sheet
To whom it may concern letters.
Fit to fly/confirmation of medication letters/council tax exemption for mentally impaired/blue badge
Claim forms for insurance purposes
In depth reports, forms and letters
Medicals e.g. HGV, diving, fitness for work, fostering, adoption, pre employment etc
Health questionnaire for job applicants
Private sick notes
Certificate of existence/forms for identification purposes
Diet forms e.g. Cambridge/Lighter Life
Lasting/Enduring powers of attorney/court of protection/ assessment of capacity (including home visit)
Medical information for insurance companies if patient taken ill whilst on holiday – payable by patient
VACCINE CHARGES AS FROM 1st AUGUST 2013
THERE IS NO VAT ON THE COST OF THE VACCINE.
THERE IS VAT ON THE ADMINISTRATION CHARGE
THE ADMIN CHARGE MUST BE LISTED SEPARATELY ON THE INVOICE
1 x Vaccine
Course (3 vaccines)
Course (2 vaccines)
Course (2 Vaccines)
Please click on the link below to access our form for Hepatitis B for Occupation Purposes. Once completed please bring it with you to your appointment.
Benefits Reform – GP letters
Cornwall & IoS Local Medical Committee (LMC) is the representative body for all GPs in Cornwall & Isles of Scilly. This letter has been produced by the LMC for use by GP practices.
The Benefits System is undergoing major changes and this is impacting on many people across the country in the amount of money they receive and also the benefits they may be eligible for.
GP’s provide General Medical Services to their patients and we are not in a position to administer nor to police the Benefits System. The LMC considers that it is not appropriate for the GP to be asked for letters of support or a letter to confirm care needs. GPs are not resourced to provide this service. Time taken up with paperwork is time taken away from direct patient care. There are contractual and agreed methods for GPs to provide medical information to the Department for Work and Pensions. These are sent to the GP practice and GP’s respond directly to the departments requesting information. Therefore we cannot respond to your request for a letter.
Please show this document to the service who has asked for the GP letter. The service can contact Cornwall& LoS LMC, Sedgemoor Centre, Priory Road, St Austell, PL25 5AS for more information.
1st Diptheria, Tetanus,Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Polio, HIB (Haemophilus) and Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV)
2nd Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, HIB, Meningitis C
3rd Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, HIB, Meningitis C and PCV
HIB, Meningitis C, Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) 1st dose and PCV
3 years 4 months onward
Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio booster, MMR 2nd dose
HPV Human Papillomavius (Girls only)
Diptheria, tetanus and Polio
Weight Matters is a NHS Cornwall Health Promotion Programme which has developed a self help website for adults who want to manage their own weight. The website includes a range of tools which patients and staff may find helpful to support overweight and obese individuals.
Over 50% of GP practices in Cornwall are now working with our programme to support overweight and obese patients.
Please follow the link:
There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). The Summary Care Record is meant to help emergency doctors and nurses help you when you contact them when the surgery is closed. Initially, it will contain just your medications and allergies.
Later on as the central NHS computer system develops, (known as the ‘Summary Care Record’ – SCR), other staff who work in the NHS will be able to access it along with information from hospitals, out of hours services, and specialists letters that may be added as well.
Your information will be extracted from practices such as ours and held on central NHS databases.
As with all new systems there are pros and cons to think about. When you speak to an emergency doctor you might overlook something that is important and if they have access to your medical record it might avoid mistakes or problems, although even then, you should be asked to give your consent each time a member of NHS Staff wishes to access your record, unless you are medically unable to do so.
On the other hand, you may have strong views about sharing your personal information and wish to keep your information at the level of this practice. Connecting for Health (CfH), the government agency responsible for the Summary Care Record have agreed with doctors’ leaders that new patients registering with this practice should be able to decide whether or not their information is uploaded to the Central NHS Computer System.
For existing patients it is different in that it is assumed that you want your record uploaded to the Central NHS Computer System unless you actively opt out.
For further information visit the HSCIC Website
If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery.
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