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Launceston Medical Centre

Landlake Rd, Launceston PL15 9HH, UK – 01566 772131

Very good service. The reception staff were helpful as was the Dr. Very clean reception despite the germs people bring in. Lol. Thank you

Look beyond first impressions, bear in mind that this is a hive of activity do not rush to negative judgements, for lucky are the patients who fall within this practices catchment area. If you become familiar with this practice they will quickly become like family to you. At least they certainly have to me! I am a relatively new patient to this practice, but I have seen at first hand an outstanding level of commitment given to patients. This is a LARGE PRACTICE!! They care for approximately 17,700 patients (According to their website.) With this many patients it can easily appear to be a confusion of errors, rather than an organised efficient well oiled machine, which was to be fair my first impression... HOW WRONG WAS I...! They are beyond dedicated..! They care and support each other. Work cohesively together.. They really know how to share the burdens of a heavy workload. This is in your best interests also because it will lead to a clearly superior level of commitment to YOU.! For example look just how many reception staff are employed here, this combined with the latest check in technology will make check ins etc. a doddle. The waiting room is capacious well lit and with plenty of seating, a place for young children to wait apart from other patients. There are magazines and free antiseptic handgel dispensers dotted around the waiting areas and surgery in general. On any given day you will attend to see one of the many GP's, nurse practitioners or practice nurses. Or the flobotomist or a wide range of health professionals with your health care as their priority. I can vouch for a level of care that has far surpassed my expectation.

Launceston College

Hurdon Rd, Launceston PL15 9JR, UK – 01566 772468

Good school as long as you do what they want you to be. Two of my children go here. There is a few useless rules. And no reasoning. But over all, they seem happy to go.

Great staff, good punishments and compared to other schools in area (CALLINGTON)it has no major behavioral problems.

Liz Marsh

32 Westgate St, Launceston PL15 7AE, UK – 07857 675489

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National Council for One Parent Families in England and Wales
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