Useful info and downloads

Here you can find links to useful health and social care resources and download material for your own use.

Please note that by including these links Healthwatch Cornwall is not endorsing any external site. We routinely check that the information is still current but do please advise us if you notice any out-of-date details. Thank you.


Registering a hard to find address or specialist condition with South Western Ambulance Service


NHS KERNOW’S CHOOSE WELL DIRECTORY 2017 – access info on where to seek help and/or advice.


Choose Well Leaflet to download.


Cornwall’s Emergency and MIU Waiting Times


GPs and Dentists


Location of GPs in Cornwall and information


NHS 111


NHS Choices – including a GP/dental practice search option


Jargon Buster for health and social care – copyright Think Local Act Personal

Guides on how to make health and social care complaints

Emergency and urgent care services – what’s what

What is social prescribing?

A – Z

Adult Safeguarding Guide

Blurt Foundation – increasing awareness and understanding of depression

Crohn’s and Colitis UK, Website: – Information Service: 0300 222 5700

Crohn’s and Colitis UK Mid & West Cornwall Group – Website: Email:

Community Directory

Continuing Healthcare (NHS) – info and advice from Beacon

Cornwall Council – health data

Counselling Directory

Care Quality Map Powered by TrustedCare


NHS dental helpline –  0333 006 3300 or email:


Devon and Cornwall Police

Disability Rights UK

Dyslexia Cornwall

Early Intervention Service leaflet

Health Promotion Service – Promoting Health Information Line

Holifield Farm (Learning Disabilities)

Hypnotherapy directory

My Decisions – Compassion in Dying’s online service to help you plan ahead for your treatment at the end-of-life should you lose capacity.

My NHS –  performance information on NHS services

NHS Accessible Information Standard

NHS Health Check

Outlook South West (Counselling and Talking Therapies Services in Cornwall)

Outside Clinic – providing sight and hearing tests at home.

Patients Association Helpline – this provides a national non-disease specific helpline for anyone trying to navigate the often complex health and social care systems in the UK – 020 8423 8999.

Personal Budgets – Care and Support Planning

Personal Budgets – Managing Your Own Support

Personal Budget – Direct Payments

Rehab 4 Addiction – a free, national helpline assisting people suffering from addiction and mental health problems. Call 0800 140 4690 for initial conversation.

SEAP (Health Complaints Advocacy Services in Cornwall)

Sepsis Trust UK

SignHealth – the deaf health charity

Support in Cornwall – information about support services