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Health Charities

Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

Please bear with us

We are aware that it is taking longer than we would like to get through on the phones and to get appointments at the moment. The recent events in the town have resulted in a large influx of patients, at the same time we are providing some resources to support the Polkyth surgery through this difficult time. The next few months will be difficult - we are currently trying to recruit staff, but this process takes time. 

Thank you.

Help us to use antibiotics only when they are necessary

According to local review of GP practices in Devon covering 65,000 patients, one in four children under 10 and one in three women aged 20-39 had received at least one prescription for antibiotics in the previous 12 months.

Antibiotics will kill all bacteria that they come into contact with, even the good bacteria that live in our gut and which help to keep us healthy by providing things like vitamins. That’s why it’s important to use them only when they really need them.

Have a look at this short fun video

Flu Season is coming...


If you are eligible for a Flu vaccine this year (over 65 or suffer from a chronic disease),please call the surgery to book into our Flu clinics. They are on Saturday 27th September and Saturday 18th October. Please call after 10.30.  Thank you.

Health Issues in the News

If you are wondering about health issues that you have heard reported in the news and want more information, have a look at this NHS site - Behind the Headlines


Prepare your home for winter

Glow Cornwall insulates homes to help prevent health problems. They have funding for loft and cavity wall insulation (subject to property assessment).   The amount of the subsidy will vary depending on the property and the insulation could be free. Why not contact Glow Cornwall on 0800 316 4425 to see if they can help you prepare for winter.


Our Aims

Wheal Northey Surgery aims to serve its practice population by providing a first class primary care service that combines friendliness with professionalism.

We plan to use this surgery website to present all our patients with up to date news and information about our practices. We will keep it current with any developments or other details that we feel are relevant to you. 

As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information.


Wheal Northey Surgery is pleased to be involved in research. We aim to improve the knowledge about illnesses and so develop better treatments for all our patients. To this end we are actively involved in research organised by the Local Clinical Research Network (LCRN): South West Peninsula. This is part of the NHS National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). We are also undertaking selected research projects from other sources which we feel will be of direct interest and benefit to our patients and the practice. This means that your GP may ask you if you want to be involved in a study the practice is conducting. If you would like further information about this please do not hesitate to contact us. 

The Website

Please have a look around the site and do send us some feedback if you like. We can use your ideas to improve our online services and further develop the content of this website, making it a more useful, practical tool for everybody.

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