If you're visiting our lovely area in Cornwall at half-term and throughout the summer, and find you need a GP, please contact your own surgery first. They are used to helping by phone, video and email. If you need a prescription, your surgery can send it to any pharmacy you choose, for you to collect close to where you are staying.


Whether you’re struggling with sinusitis, needing stitches or forgotten to bring a prescription, the NHS is reminding residents and visitors to think carefully about which service they need. Please only call 999 or visit the emergency department (ED) for life or limb emergencies, so we can keep ED and our hospitals available for those who need them the most.

A well-stocked first-aid kit or medicine cabinet may come in handy for days out and 96% of pharmacists can help with a range of Pharmacy First conditions including ear infections, rashes, infected insect bites, shingles, sinusitis, urinary tract infections and sore throats – age restrictions do apply.

There’s also a network of minor injury units and an Urgent Treatment Centre open every day, including weekends, bank holidays and evenings – there is lots of choice available for visitors and residents alike.

Just a few extra tips:

**If you have forgotten to pack your prescription medication, pharmacists can arrange an emergency supply, even if you are far from home. Find your nearest pharmacy whilst away using FIND A PHARMACY HERE. You will need the postcode of where you are staying to find the nearest pharmacy.

**If you need non-urgent advice, please call your own GP and not the one closest to where you are staying. You can also visit NHS 111 online , use NHSApp or call 111 for advice, any time day or night.

**If you think you need to visit a hospital please check locations and live opening and waiting times.  You can also contact NHS 111 to find out where you should go to and when. Our main acute hospitals are in Truro, Plymouth, Exeter and Barnstaple.


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