General Information


The Choose Well campaign is designed to help people get the best access to treatment if they fall ill, freeing up emergency services to help those most in need.  You might find this link to the Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group for self help advice, Emergency Dept waiting times, information for holiday-makers and advice on Minor Injury Units etc.


Sick Leave & Sick Note Guidance

An employee will only need a fit note or a sick note signed by a doctor after 7 days off work sick.  If you have been absent from work for more than 4 days but less than 7 days please click on the link below and complete the attached SC2 Self Sickness Certificate; once completed please hand to you're employer.

Carer's Information

If you help your spouse, partner or help look after an elderly/infirm relative you may find the content of this directory helpful. 

Cornwall Care Services Directory - Please Click Here

Dementia Support and AdvicePlease Click Here


Average Earnings for GPs working in Portscatho Surgery

“NHS England requires that  the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is publicised, and the required disclosure is shown below. However it should be noted that the prescribed method of calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice and should not be used to form any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparison with any other practice.

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at their practice. 

The average earnings for GPs working in Portscatho Surgery in the last financial year was £21,348 before tax and National Insurance.  This is for 1 full-time, 3 part-time GPs and 2 locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.”