FIRST CLASS HEALTH AND
SOCIAL CARE FOR THE COMMUNITY

Sentinel is an NHS funded organization covering Plymouth, South East Cornwall, South Hams and West Devon. We offer assessment and treatment services for patients, plus training and development for health professionals.

ABOUT

Discover Sentinel’s background, mission statement, corporate values, board members, social enterprise and job vacancies.

PATIENTS

Assessment and treatment services including cardiology, chronic fatigue and ME, back pain, dermatology, diabetes, ENT, orthopaedics and more.

PROFESSIONALS

Training & development for General Practice, Practice Nurse & Health Care Assistant Forum, plus South and West Devon Formulary and Referral

CLINICAL TREATMENT SERVICES

Our Clinical Assessment and Treatment services provide local outpatient clinics to patients in Plymouth, South East Cornwall, South Hams and West Devon.

Cardiology

Our cardiology assessment and diagnostic clinics are run by General Practitioners. They take place at the Cumberland Centre, Express Diagnostics and Cardiology Outpatients at Derriford Hospital.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Me

Our Chronic Fatigue and ME service is run by a special interest General Practitioner and Occupational Therapists. The clinics take place from the Express Diagnostics building at Plymouth Science Park in Derriford, Plymouth.

Musculoskeletal

This service is provided by General Practitioners with a special interest in Musculoskeletal Medicine, Extended Scope Practitioners in Physiotherapy and a Specialist Musculoskeletal Podiatrist. They provide assessment and treatment clinics at Mount Gould Local Care Centre Outpatient Department and Derriford Hospital Orthopaedic Outpatients.

Clinics are provided for Shoulder, Knee and Foot / Ankle conditions.

Community Back Pain

Our popular Acute and Sub Acute Community Back Pain service is run by General Practitioners and Oesteopaths. They work together to provide an service from Stoke Surgery, Mannamead Surgery, Glenside Medical Centre and Mount Gould Local Care Centre, with specialist input from a CBT Therapist and Exercise Programme based at Marjons.

Dermatology

The Dermatology service consists of regular outpatient clinics at the Mount Gould Local Care Centre. It is offered by General Practitioners with a special interest in Dermatology and skin conditions.

Diabetes

Practice Nurse Educators and Dieticians provide patient education programmes from a variety of locations across the locality. These include Welcome Hall (Devonport), Cattedown Primary Care Centre, Watermark Centre (Ivybridge), Plympton Fire Training Centre and Plymstock Library.

Minor Surgery

General Practitioners work together to offer outpatient minor surgery clinics at Mount Gould Local Care Centre and Cattedown Primary Care Centre in Plymouth, Devon.

Ear Nose & Throat

A GP with a special interest in ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat conditions) runs outpatient assessment and treatment clinics at Mount Gould Local Care Centre and Cumberland Centre in Plymouth, and Liskeard Community Hospital in Cornwall.

Step Forward

Step Forward is a group educational and signposting resource aimed at fully informing you about your condition, how best to manage it and what the local treatment options and alternatives are.

Sessions take place at Plymouth Life Centre.

Vasectomy

Sentinel provides the Vasectomy service for the Western locality from a number of community settings including Wycliffe Surgery and Mount Gould Hospital.

We are using the latest techniques to ensure the procedures are carried out to the highest standards and ensure that you receive the support and aftercare you require.

PROFESSIONALS

DEVELOPING LOCAL GENERAL PRACTICE

We know that General Practice is at the heart of the community. Sentinel Learning offers education and learning to GP’s, Practice Managers and Line Managers. Our Federated Business Services help General Practices to develop and increase efficiency. The popular Practice Nurse and Health Care Assistant Forum provides support, training and up-to-date information.

FORMULARY & REFERRAL

The South and West Devon Formulary is a well-established collaboration of local groups and organisations in Devon and Cornwall. It promotes safe, effective and economic prescribing in primary and secondary care. The Formulary provides local health professionals with up-to-date guidance on locally recommended drug choices.

GOOD WORDS. GREAT PEOPLE.

  • Dr Barker, a nurse, was very nice and made the whole experience very easy and friendly. We even managed a few laughs at the time I was having the operation.

    Sentinel Patient
  • The consultation with Doctor Doyle and his colleague was conducted in a friendly and highly professional manner. Any concerns regarding my condition was addressed sensibly.

    Sentinel Patient
  • I found all the service in the cardiology unit at Cumberland Centre very very good. Everyone was efficient, kind and helpful. Thank you.

    Sentinel Patient
  • Dr Lenden was excellent, he took time to address my fears and explain the procedure. He was understanding and was able to provide enough reassurance to reduce my almost overwhelming anxiety prior to the procedure.

    Sentinel Patient
  • I found it a relaxed experience and comfortable. The areas were clean and uncluttered, the doctor explained my options on the treatment very well and that helped me make my mind up which road to take on the treatment.

    Sentinel Patient

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