Welcome to St Mary's Health Centre
The Health Centre is situated on King Edward’s Lane next to the Community Hospital, who we work closely with, to serve our resident population and visitors to the Isles of Scilly.
Covering all the islands we aim to provide the highest level of provision within this stunning and unique geographical location. In the event of an emergency please dial 999 and ask for the Ambulance Service. South West Ambulance Service will respond to all emergencies with a paramedic crew as well as a volunteer First Responder trained in emergency care, if you are located on an off island.
There is easy access to the Health Centre for wheel chairs. If you anticipate any problems, please phone 01720 422628 before your arrival. For St. Martins, Bryher and St. Agnes clinics please contact us for advice.
Cornwall is currently seeing an increase in the number of cases of Coronavirus.
Please be vigilant and follow the government guidance of Hands, Face, Space.
Please be aware that the new variant is presenting with more non-specific symptoms and some of these can be similar to Hay fever.
If you develop any of the following symptoms please self isolate and arrange a test:
- A new continuous cough
- Loss or change to your smell or taste
- Sore throat
- Runny nose / sneezing
Choosing the right test:
Lateral flow tests (LFT) are for people who do not show any symptoms of having coronavirus. A negative LFT in the presence of possible COVID19 symptoms can be falsely reassuring.
If you have any of the symptoms of COVID19, you must self-isolate immediately and arrange a free PCR test. These are tests that are sent to a laboratory to be analysed. You can book a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test online, or by phoning 119.
For all Coronavirus information please scroll to the bottom of this web page and click on the link 'coronavirus information'
Please do not call the surgery.
In a world where you can be anything, be kind.
DATA SHARING UPDATE
General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR)
An important update about the sharing of your medical information has been announced by NHS Digital called GPDPR (replacing GPES). This has been developed in consultation with the BMA and RCGP over the past few years and recently a Data Provision Notice has been issued to GP surgeries meaning GP surgeries have a legal obligation to comply with this data sharing exercise.
However there has been criticism about the lack of information provided to the public and a very short timescale for patients to fully understand GPDPR. It is important that you are aware what sort of data is shared, why it is shared, and importantly how you can opt out of sharing your data should you wish to.
There is a very limited timeframe for registering your decision to opt out of data sharing (23rd June 2021) before the GPDPR comes into action on 1st July 2021. It will be presumed you are happy for your data to be shared unless you specifically opt out. As a partnership we will be doing further work around how we ensure patients are aware of this change.
To find out more please read the following privacy notice about GPDPR, this includes information about opting out https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-collections-and-data-sets/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research/gp-privacy-notice
To opt out please complete a Type 1 Opt Out Form and return it to the practice, available here: https://nhs-prod.global.ssl.fastly.net/binaries/content/assets/website-assets/data-and-information/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research/type-1-opt-out-form.docx These can be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org
There is also a transparency notice
Any temporary residents needing to be seen should call their own surgery first. The majority of patient consultations are being carried out by phone during the Covid crisis, so by calling your own surgery you will be dealt with by a clinician who has access to your full notes. Please note we are unable to provide electronic prescriptions for temporary residents although your own surgery should be able to do this, even for a pharmacy in Cornwall.
(Site updated 21/10/2021)