Our Staff

Doctors

Our doctors are a really friendly bunch who are here to help you. No matter how busy they get, their number one priority above all else is the patients at the surgery.

Dr Alison Best

MbChB 1995 MRCGP DRCOG DFFP

Dr Best holds clinics on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and works at both Penryn and Mawnan Smith Surgeries. She is a GP Trainer supervising our GP Registrars and also our Adult Safeguarding Lead.

Dr Isabel Boyd

MBChB 2005 MRCGP DCH DRCOG DFSRH DTM&H

Dr Boyd works on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and holds clinics at Penryn and Mawnan Smith surgeries. She works as co-clinical director for the Falmouth and Penryn PCN, collaborating with our neighbouring surgeries in Falmouth.

Dr Marie Croft

MBBS 2008 MRCGP DFSRH PG Cert Clin Ed

Dr Croft holds clinics on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at both Penryn and Stithians surgeries.

Dr Chrissie Dunne

MB ChB 1991 MRCGP

Dr Dunne holds clinics on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and works at both Penryn Surgery and Stithians Surgery. She is the Lead GP for Women's health and Respiratory.

Dr Zoe Freeman

BM 1994

Dr Freeman holds clinics on 1 or 2 days a week at Penryn Surgery. She has a special interest in Women's Health and contraception.

Dr Thomas Hackett

MBChB 2009 MRCGP

Dr Hackett holds clinics each day except Fridays and works at both Penryn Surgery and Mawnan Smith Surgery. He is a trainer for our Medical Students and Physician Associate students. He has interests in Musculoskeletal Medicine.

Dr Charlotte Harvey

MB BS 2007

Dr Harvey holds clinics on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at both Penryn Surgery and Stithians Surgery. She has interests in Paediatrics and ENT.

Dr Ryan Jackson

MB BS 2002

Dr Jackson holds clinics on 3-4 days a week and works at both Penryn Surgery and Stithians Surgery. He has interests in Cardiology,Trauma Medicine and Aviation Medicine and performs private pilot medicals for those requiring them.

Dr James Kahane

MB BCH 2010 MRCGP

Dr Kahane holds clinics Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and works at both Penryn Surgery and Mawnan Smith Surgery. He is a trainer for our Medical Students who are placed at the surgery.

Dr Jess Munro

BSC Hons MBBS 1996 MRCP

Dr Munro holds clinics on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and works at both Penryn Surgery and Stithians Surgery. She is one of our Lead GPs for Clinical Research and also a GP Trainer supervising our GP Registrars.

Dr Kate Sanders

MB ChB 2006 MRCGP

Dr Sanders holds clinics each day except Thursdays and works at both Penryn Surgery and Mawnan Smith Surgery. She is a trainer for our Physician Associate students and also the practice Child Safeguarding Lead.

Dr Christopher Walker

BMBS 2013 DFSRH MRCGP

Dr Walker holds clinics on 3 days a week at Penryn and Stithians surgeries. He has interests in Mental Health and Dermatology.

Dr Michelle Colley

BMBS 2011 MRCGP

Dr Colley holds clinics on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and Penryn and Stithians. She has interests in Older Adult Health and Palliative Care.

Specialist Paramedics

Our home visiting team is a joint operation with our neighbouring Trescobeas Surgery. They help support the duty doctors in providing urgent care and home visiting. Their backgrounds as paramedics means they are really experienced, calm in a crisis and have a great knowledge of the community and surrounding area.

Emily Wragg

Specialist Paramedic

Zoe Humphreys

Specialist Paramedic

Nurses

Our amazing Nursing Team is headed by Becci Keast and Sue Phillips. The team consists of nurses and healthcare assistants, and are able to provide a range of care including dressings, chronic disease clinics, routine checks, immunisations and blood tests for both adults and children.

Sue Phillips

Nurse Team Leader

Becci Keast

Nurse Team Leader

First Contact Physios

Our Musculoskeletal (MSK) Practitioners Andrew and Nicola have extensive expertise in the clinical assessment, diagnosis and management of MSK (muscle or joint) conditions.

Andrew Taylor

Nicola Childs

Clinical Pharmacists

Our Clinical Pharmacist can perform medication reviews, make changes to long term medication regimes and advise on most medication related questions or problems e.g side effects.

Piran Saunders

Clinical Pharmacist

Practice Management

Our experienced management team each lead their respective departments. In addition each day one of them is nominated as Duty Manager to help with any urgent non-clinical issues that may arise.

Emma Berry

Practice Manager

Claire Stewart

Assistant Manager

Carly Whitbread

Reception Manager

Ryan Ohly

Business Manager

Locum GPs

When our GPs are away from the surgery we may employ GP locums. These are fully trained and registered GPs. If you are asked to see one of our Locum GPs rest assured you will receive the same care and attention as you would from your own GP.

GP Registrars

Penryn Surgery is a training practice which means we have one or two GP Registrars working with us for 6 to 12 months at a time. A Registrar is a fully trained doctor usually with several years wide-ranging experience working in hospital before coming to General Practice. The training year is generally the final step before seeking a permanent post as a GP.

Medical & Nursing Students

There are times when we have medical, PA and nursing students sitting in with the doctor or nurse - if you would rather be seen alone please do not hesitate to say so. The GP or Nurse may ask the student to lead the consultation as part of their training, but they will always do so under the supervision of a trainer and the outcome of a consultation will always be agreed between a patient and a GP/Nurse.

Administration

Working with the management team are the reception, secretarial and clerical team, the dispensary staff and the cleaners. They are all vital to the smooth running of the surgery.

Community Nurses

The Falmouth & Penryn community nurse team provide nursing care and advice to patients who are housebound due to illness or infirmity and to patients recently discharged from hospital. They can be contacted at Falmouth Hospital on 01326 430370.