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Could you get an appointment??  Last week Sunnyside had 67 missed appointments.  This equates to almost 4 complete surgeries! 

With each clinical appointment costing the NHS an average of £30 that's £2010 of NHS money wasted.    Please be sure to cancel any appointments you can't attend so they can be offered to others and reduce waiting times.

Improving the Appointment System from 1st July 2019

We have been working towards improving the appointment system and being able to offer more 'on the day' appointments with one of the Acute Illness Team or a GP.   Hopefully this will also help alleviate some of these missed 'pre-booked' appointments.   Please click on the Appointments tab for more information.

You can now email your repeat prescriptions requests to:  You must include 3 patient identifiers :  1) Full Name  2) Date of Birth 3) first line of your address.  For more details click on the prescription tab.

Jane Nash and Maria Patten were very honoured to receive an award on behalf of Sunnyside Team from The University of Exeter Medical School for :-

'Excellence and innovation in clinical teaching team award for GP Practices in the Truro locality'

The award was very much presented on the Medical Student's experience of the practice from their first meeting with the reception team, communication and planning, the way they felt included in the team right through to the clinical teaching they received from GPs and Nurses.   We are very proud of this award!

Important information for patients taking Pregabalin or Gabapentin

From 1st April 2019 both Gabapentin and Pregabalin will be classed as Class C, schedule 3 controlled drugs. This means that with immediate effect these medications can only be issued on paper prescription. They cannot be electronically (EPS) sent to pharmacies or on Repeat Dispensing schemes.

Due to this change we kindly request that when requesting the medication, sufficient time is allowed for the request to be processed and then either collected from Sunnyside Surgery in person where you will be required to sign for the collection or collected by the Community pharmacy couriers to the pharmacy of your choice. It would be very beneficial to have 4 full working days for the process of requesting to medication being ready to collect, so please bear this in mind when ordering any monthly medication.

If the request is urgent for factors outside of your control, then please be aware that the paper prescription will need to be collected from Sunnyside Surgery.  The prescription will be valid for 28 days from the date of issue in line with other Schedule 3 controlled drugs.

Please contact the prescription team if you require any further information.

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