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Probus Memory Café


A Member of Cornwall Memory Café Network


We meet at Probus Village Hall at 2.30pm until 4.30pm on the following Wednesdays:


January 10th & 17th

February 21st & 28th

March 14 & 28th

April 11th & 25th

May 9th & 23rd

June 13th & 27th

July 11th & 25th

August 8th & 22nd

September 12th & 26th

October 10th & 24th

November 14th & 28th


Do you care for someone who has problems with their memory?


We do ..and we also care for their carers.


For more information, contact Jill Prisk 01726 884388 or 07541319989 EmaiI:




Friends & Family Survey

To access the survey online, please look for the "have your say" column on the right side of the page and click "Friend & Family Survey". All of your feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you.


Advice on Travel to South Africa

Please see the Practice News section above for advice on travelling with children to South Africa.


The Promoting Health Information Line (PHIL)

is a health promotion initiative developed by Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Primary Care Trust. This service is designed to provide advice and support to those who wish to make a positive lifestyle change concerning smoking, alcohol intake, healthy weight and physical activity.  Please visit the website at:-



Meningitis C Booster for young adults 

Young adults aged between 17 - 25 are eligible for a free Meningitis C Booster. Please contact the surgery to make an appointment with the Practice Nurse.


     Being referred?


If your GP is referring you to see a Specialist it is important that we have up to date contact details. You can do this by submitting this via the website, or coming into the Surgery to fill out a form.  Please note it is also a requirement to have your height, weight and blood pressure.


Your Clinical Record

You can now update your clinical record online. Just click the link on the homepage and fill in the form.


Free Weight Matters Programme

This 8 week programme covers Nutrition, Physical Activity and Behaviour Changes.

Classes are being held in St Austell, Truro & Camborne

Please ring 01209 310062 or/and visit their website


LEAPActive is part of the C&IOS Health Promotion Service specialising in physical activity. for more information make an appointment with your GP or visit the website


EEFOWe are EEFO Level 2 approved - the young person friendly services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. For more information go to 


Practice Policies



All staff recognise that working in a busy practice puts them in a special position of trust and responsibility and that patient confidentiality is paramount.

We also provide a confidential service for young people in sexual and other health needs. This applies even if you are under 16. You can be sure that anything you discuss with any member of the practice-family doctor, nurse or any of the practice team mentioned above-will stay confidential.

If you would like more information about what we mean by 'confidential' then please ask and we will be happy to explain and/or provide a copy of our practice confidentiality policy.


We aim to provide you with the best possible service. There may be times when you feel this has not been done.

In these circumstances, please visit, telephone, email or write to Mrs Debbie Barnicoat, Practice Manager (GMS), who will take full details and indicate what action is to be taken. Contact details are on the leaflet below;

Probus Surgery Complaint Leaflet


Which you may prefer to use if you choose to write down your complaint. If you would rather speak to one of the doctors or nurses this can also be arranged.

The Process

We think it is important to deal with such matters swiftly and will acknowledge receipt of all complaints within two working days. Occasionally, if we have to make a lot of enquiries, it might take a little while to respond in full, but the Practice Manager will keep you informed and will aim to resolve matters within two weeks. You are very welcome at any time in the process to bring a friend or relative with you to any meeting that is arranged to facilitate this.

We hope you will use our practice procedure to allow us to look into and, if necessary, put right any problems you may have identified. Our practice procedure does not cover matters of legal liability or compensation: it is not intended to deal with questions of negligence, nor to provide financial compensation. We aim to address your concerns fully to provide you with an explanation and an apology if that is appropriate as well as to discuss with you any further action that may be needed. Please note that if you wish to make a complaint on behalf of someone else, that person's written consent is necessary before we can discuss the matter with you.

Please let us know promptly if you have a complaint

The sooner you make known your feelings, the sooner matters can be dealt with, and the easier it is to establish what may have gone wrong. In accordance with the NHS complaints procedure complaints must be raised within six months of the date of the incident that caused the problem; or within six months of the date of discovering the problem, provided that is within 12 months of the incident.

Zero Tolerance

Physical Violence or Abuse

We will not tolerate threatening or aggressive behaviour. Patients who are violent or abusive to staff and persons present on the practice premises will be removed from our list. These patients will be seen by the local PCT and will be treated at a designated centre provided by the Primary Care Support Agency.


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