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Please note from Tuesday 31st March we will no longer use fax machines at either Practice. Please contact us by phone if you have any questions in relation to this

Tamar Valley Health Patients' Newsletter - Winter Edition


We are now taking child nasal influenza vaccination bookings for all 2,3, 4 year olds and ages 5-17 (dependant on eligibility), contact Tamar Valley Health to make an appointment. 


Prescription Ordering

A minimum of three clear working days is required to process all repeat prescription requests. ‘Working days’ are classed as Monday to Friday (excluding all Bank Holidays).So for example, if you would like your medication to be ready on a (non-Bank Holiday) Monday afternoon, you will need to order it on Wednesday morning at the latest). _____________________________________________________________________________________________

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Due to unforeseen circumstances the Dispensary in Callington will be closed between 1-2pm on a temporary basis from Monday 5th August.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused


Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Practitioners are highly trained nurses who are qualified to prescribe drugs and treatments. They are able to carry out many of the duties of a junior doctor.


The Practice Nursing Team is led by Mrs Julie Vandermeulen.

Practice Nurses are qualified and registered nurses. You can see them for:

  • Chronic disease management (asthma, COPD (emphysema), diabetes)
  • Contraception 
  • Dressings 
  • Ear syringing 
  • Immunisations 
  • Injections 
  • Minor injuries 
  • Removal of stitches 
  • Smears 
  • Travel advice and vaccinations
  • Verrucas, Athletes Foot, Nappy Rash, Threadworms, Head lice
  • Family Planning Advice

Healthcare Assistants

The Practice Nurse Team is supported by Assistant Practitioners and Healthcare Assistants.

Healthcare Assistants are trained to deal with:

  • Blood pressure checks and 24-hour blood-pressure monitors
  • Blood tests
  • Stitch and clip removal
  • Some dressings (please check with receptionist)
  • ECGs 
  • New patient examinations 
  • Swabs (wounds, eyes, throats) 
  • Urine tests
  • Flu and pneumonia injections
  • Healthy Living Advice (stop smoking etc.)

Assistant Practitioners are able to carry out all of the above and in addition:

  • Spirometry
  • NHS health checks
  • B12 injections
  • Ear syringe
  • Diabetic foot checks 



Phlebotomists are medical professionals who draw blood from patients for various lab tests and procedures.

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