Health Advice/Info

This page is to give advice and guidance to patients on how to manage their long-term conditions, how to deal with minor injury and illness that doesn't require treatment from a clinician and give patients advice on several topics. 

Period Delay Treatment

During the holiday season significant numbers of our patients seek treatment to delay periods for reasons of convenience. Staff are instructed to advise patients seeking an appointment for this purpose to obtain such medication from pharmacies rather than through their GP at the surgery. This can be done quickly and conveniently on-line if preferred, please search 'Period delay tablets' where you'll be given a choice of pharmacies.

United Response - Skills for Life Project

Are you over 19 with a learning disability, not in eduction, employment or training and looking for guidance and support? 

The skills for life project supports people in Camborne, Redruth and Truro area with learning disabilities to access the wider community, gain greater independance and life skills, that enable them to achieve their goals and move toward employment.

We have a small, friendly team of staff in our Camborne office, who help paticipants identifiy their goals and support them to achive them. We also offer training opportunities within United Response or help to enrol on college/adult education courses.

For more information Contact Kate Conroy - 07713 395549 - email

Community Gateway

Cornwall's charities and community groups have combined forces to support people through a challenging winter.

In response to increasing living costs and pressures across the health and care system in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, a unique partnership of more than 50 voluntary organisations has been working with NHS Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board to offer ongoing support to communities across the Duchy. 

The Community Gateway is a dedicated telephone line available for everyone and provides access to a wide range of professional voluntary sector support and services.

It will provide a ‘gateway to independence’, working with people to identify their needs and put appropriate packages of support in place.

People can access the Gateway via a dedicated telephone line (01872 266383) and email address: to speak to trained staff and find local support that’s right for them. In addition, staff members in the community will be available to offer one-to-one and group support.

The Gateway is open from 8 am to 8 pm, seven days a week, 365 days a year.


Alzheimer's Society

Single point of Access Contact Details

Telephone: 01872 277963


About Alzheimer's Society

Who we are

Alzheimer’s Society are a vital source of support and a powerful force for change for everyone affected by dementia.

What we want

We will not rest until people with dementia and their carers live more fulfilled and less fearful lives, free from stigma and inequality.

What we do

We support people affected by dementia through some of the hardest and most frightening times, to improve their lives and help to avoid crisis. 

No matter whoever you are, whatever you’re going through, you can turn to Alzheimer’s Society/us for expert support through practical advice, emotional support, and guidance for the best next step

We join forces with people affected by dementia, leading scientists, and policy makers, amplifying voices to push for cutting edge breakthroughs and societal change that’ll improve the lives of people affected by dementia, now and in the future

How we do it

We’re the friendly face of support, the warm voice at the end of the phone and the determined minds who will fight passionately for the cause of everyone affected by dementia.

About the Role

Alzheimer’s Society Cornwall Dementia Support Service involves dedicated members of staff working with people with dementia and/or their carers. We:

  • Support people to maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and help them feel in more control of their lives.
  • Enable people to access other provision by providing supported referrals into relevant services
  • Build relationships with a range of local contacts and network with health and social care professionals
  • Help to organise and facilitate peers support groups that inform, educate and support those affected by dementia e.g., Singing for the brain (Truro)
  • Provide support face-to-face, on the telephone and online.
  • We are community based, working from home, out in the community and meet people in the place they choose, at home or in their community.

Our people are passionate about putting people affected by dementia at the heart of everything we do, to make our service the best it can be.

Our online support includes Talking Point, our online community where you can connect with others in a similar situation, Dementia Talking Point is a helpful online community where anyone who is affected by dementia can receive valuable support. It's free, open day or night, and can be accessed online and our dementia directory where you can search for local services.

Cornwall Mobility

We provide solutions, services, support and reassurance to people of all ages in the South West who face independence and mobility challenges.


  • Wheelchairs and Scooters, including repairs and servicing
  • Help for drivers - vehicle adaptation, lessons, and advice
  • Help for passengers - types of vehicle and safe transfer
  • Children - wheelchairs, buggies, harnesses, and other equipment
  • Aids to independent living - including access to an Occupational Therapist
  • Supporting Carers - advice on hoists, vehicle and passenger access
  • Equipment Hire
    • Wheelchair hire for adults
    • Buggies and wheelchairs for children
    • Scooters (4mph)
    • Power chairs
    • Rise and Recline chairs
    • Specialist Seating
    • Other mobility aids

In Times of Bereavement

In the unfortunate event that a person has passed away, there are three things that must be done in the first few days;

  • Get a medical certificate from your GP or hospital doctor (this is necessary to register the death)
  • Register the death within 5 days (8 days in Scotland). You will then receive the necessary documents for the funeral.
  • Make the necessary funeral arrangements.

Register the death

If the death has been reported to the coroner (or Procurator Fiscal in Scotland) they must give permission before registering the death.


You can register the death if you are a relative, a witness to the death, a hospital administrator or the person making the arrangements with the funeral directors.

You can use the ‘Register a Death’ page on the website that will guide you through the process. This will also explain the registration process for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Arrange the funeral

The funeral can usually only take place after the death is registered. Most people use a funeral director, though you can arrange a funeral yourself.

Funeral directors

Some local councils run their own funeral services, for example for non-religious burials. The British Humanist Association can also help with non-religious funerals.

Arranging the funeral yourself

Contact the Cemeteries and Crematorium Department of your local council to arrange a funeral yourself.

Funeral costs

Funeral costs can include:

  • funeral director fees
  • things the funeral director pays for on your behalf (called ‘disbursements’ or ‘third-party costs’), for example, crematorium or cemetery fees, or a newspaper announcement about the death
  • local authority burial or cremation fees

Funeral directors may list all these costs in their quotes.

Dressings clinic


The Dressing Clinic at Camborne and Redruth Community Hospital is a nurse led service providing wound management for the North Kerrier GP population.

Barncoose, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 3ER

Please contact the Camborne Redruth Community Hospital reception on 01209 318000 if you are unsure if you are eligible to attend.