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SOCIAL CARE FOR THE COMMUNITY
SOCIAL CARE FOR THE COMMUNITY
Sentinel is an NHS funded organisation 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.
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Assessment and treatment services including cardiology, chronic fatigue and ME, back pain, dermatology, diabetes, ENT, orthopaedics and more.
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.
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Me
- Minor Surgery
- Ear Nose & Throat
- Community Back Pain
Our cardiology assessment and diagnostic clinics are run by General Practitioners. They take place at the Cumberland Centre and Devonport Health Centre
To access the CFS/ME service your GP will need to refer you. We have a team of clinicians including a Consultant, GP with a Specialist Interest and Specialist Occupational Therapists. Our clinics are currently held at Plymouth Science Park at Derriford and Express Diagnostics at Plymouth Science Park.
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.
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.
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.
General Practitioners work together to offer outpatient minor surgery clinics at Mount Gould Local Care Centre and Cattedown Primary Care Centre in Plymouth, Devon.
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.
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, Devonport Health Centre and Mount Gould Local Care Centre, with specialist input from an Exercise Programme based at Marjons.
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.
DEVELOPING LOCAL GENERAL PRACTICE
We know that General Practice is at the heart of the community. Sentinel is proud to work alongside and support the Devon Training Hub. They provide education and learning to all Healthcare workers within Primary care including GP’s, Practice Managers, Line Managers, Nurses, HCA’s and administration staff.
Devon Training Hub (DCEPN) supports the transformation of the primary care workforce through quality training and education, aiming to improve the health and wellbeing for the population of Devon. The Training Hub works collaboratively across organisational boundaries with other training organisations and providers, developing sustainable models of training with which to equip the future workforce. The Training Hub s able to respond to the needs of the workforce, current and future enabling them to deliver exceptional patient care. All training and education is evaluated to ensure excellent quality assurance, and relevant to the needs of the workforce.
The core functions of the Training Hub are:
- Responding to local workforce needs
- Workforce development (through CPD)
- Co-ordination of education programmes
- Education quality
- Workforce planning (future workforce)
- Student placements
Our Federated Business Services help General Practices to develop and increase efficiency.
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.
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.
I found all the service in the cardiology unit at Cumberland Centre very very good. Everyone was efficient, kind and helpful. Thank you.
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.
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.