We are very sorry to report that Dr Stephanie Jackson has resigned due to ill
health. Please see her letter to patients here
Jan 2014. Dr Lasbury joins us a a part
Electronic prescriptions now live.
Keep up to date with our Facebook Page .
June 2013. The Practice bade a tearful but not exactly sober farewell to
Fearon Kelly as he heads for the Australian outback to work Down Under for a few
years. All the very best Fearon!
June 2013 Nick made it! Photo on Facebook
May 2013 Nick Rogers runs the classic quarter (or tries to!)
On June the 8th I will be running The Classic Quarter in Cornwall, it is a 44
mile race starting from Lizard point (the most southerly point of Britain) to
Lands End ( the most Westerly- hence the name-a quarter of the compass). The
race is run along the coastal footpath and a 'good' time would be sub 10 hrs.
The course record is held by some freak mountain runner from Devon at 6hrs 45
I have been training for over year for this and wallow happily in my midlife
crisis! It's a personal challenge for me but I feel that it would be a shame not
to try to raise a bit of money for charity. I will be running for Ella's memory
which supports a bereavement unit in Treliske Hospital for parents who lose
children in utero or perinatally. It was started by some friends of ours who
tragically lost a child and I would like to try to help if i can.
I have a just- giving page linked to their charity
http://www.justgiving.com/nick-rogers5 where you can donate.
I appreciate this might be just another cause, but for me the achievement of
competing combined with the fact I may have to pay money back if I drop out may
spur me on!
Thanks for helping if you can.
Ps if you want to have a look at the course
April 4th 2013 We are please to be able to support the
October 26th 2012 Ladies 'in the pink' again!
They made £80 for
Breast Cancer Campaign
June 2012 Drs Rogers, Kelly and Lasbury (with her husband and dog) ran a
coastal path relay 44 miles from Lizard to Land's End in 7 hrs 26 coming 4th in
their class. After their run they look surprisingly fresh. Some runners
ran the full 100 miles which for some reason did not finish at St Lawrence's
MArch 2012. Please read this
appeal from Mrs J Hingley-Hickson for the Friends of Falmouth Health Centre
February 2012. Dr Paddy Mitten leaves us after a
successful six months and we are joined by our next Registrar, Dr Fiona Briant,
who is with us until the end of July.
August 2011. We are joined by our first Registrar, Dr
Paddy Mitton. He trained at the Peninsular Medical School and qualified in 2009.
Since then he has worked in general medicine, paediatrics, cardiology, A&E,
general surgery and general practice. He is a highly experienced mountaineer and
expedition leader who is familiar with the Himalayas and the Andes and has a
Diploma in Mountain Medicine. He will be with us for six months.
August 2011. Dr Hartnell has taken three months sabbatical leave and will
return at the end of November. Her patients will be seen by Dr Denise Lasbury
who is with us until Dr Hartnell returns at the end of November.
July 2011. Out treatment room improvements are complete and up and
running! The nurses now have their own consulting rooms and the main rooms have
April 2011. Sorry about the disruption while we finally modernise out
treatment room. At long last the PCT have agreed to restructure the facilities
to substantially improve facilities and privacy. Its all going to look very
March 2011. Dr Rogers does the
Tough Guy challenge
again. As you can see the icy waters, electric shocks and muddy slopes soon
wiped the smug smile off his face!
He came an impressive, if slightly lunatic 267th out of 3300!
Time was 1 hr 55 mins - about 500 failed to finish through injury, hypothermia
or general wimpishness.
1.2.2011 We welcome Dr Paul
Davoren who joined us on 1st Feb 2011. He replaces Dr Seaman.
19.11.2010 The team at The Falmouth Health Centre joined in the fund
raising effort for Children In Need 2010.
Doctors and staff paid a 'fine' if they showed up wearing something spotty and
patients kindly added to the pot.
Throughout the day we raised over £150 in fines and donations
29.10.2010 Receptionist Lynsey Williams organised the Staff and Doctors
into paying £2 each to dress up for Wear it Pink Day in support of Breast
Practice Secretary Catherine Chevill made a cake for coffee break which she sold
for £2 a slice.
Thanks also to the patients who donated money; the sum raised was £60.
21.10.2010 Dr Seaman has decided to retire and will leave in mid
November after more than 30 years service at the Practice. I know many patients
will be sorry to loose him as are we. We wish him all the very best in his
retirement from medicine but suspect he will keeping busy with new ventures
around the world!
We are very pleased to have recruited
Dr Paul Davoren to
succeed Dr Seaman and he will start at the Practice from 1st February 2011.
2.2.2010 Later Richard James took a more leisurely approach to cold water and
rode on top of it for a mile and a half on the Severn Bore on a glorious March
Photo by Laura Gilchrist,
see more on Flickr
31.1.2010 Nick Rogers and Fearon Kelly subject themselves to the
Tough Guy challenge. I
suppose we should consider ourselves lucky to get them back! This was one event
where breaking the ice is inevitable and shin bruising.
15.8.2009 One of our regular locums, Dr John Bowthorpe, invites you to follow
his son James who is currently attempting to break the record for fastest
circumnavigation of the globe by bicycle. He is doing this to raise £1.8 million
for Parkinson's disease research. Find out more, and follow his progress through
1.1.2009 After a sabbatical Mark Morris has decided to move on to develop his
career in Psychiatry. Mark's contribution to the Practice over the last six
years has been immense and we and many of our patients will be very sorry to
loose him. We wish him every success in his future ventures.
However we have recruited Dr Féaron Kelly to take his place from April.
were very saddened to hear that Sue Hindle has passed away on 7.11.2008. Sue was
a founder and driving force behind the Friends of Falmouth Health Centre group
and raised tens of thousands of pounds for equipment to benefit patients of the
Practice. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Online appointment booking for early morning appointments.
We are trialling online appointment booking for our 'early' appointments from
between 7 and 8am. One doctor on most days will be consulting at this time and
using EMIS Access these appointments will be bookable online. We hope these will
particularly appeal to the full time employed who have difficulty seeing us
during the normal opening hours. Please note the surgery is not open at this
time for routine enquiries and these appointments are available for pre-booking
only during normal surgery hours or online at any time. (18.5.2008)
EMIS Access - Ordering prescriptions online. We
have set up a new facility with our software supplier enabling patients to order
repeat prescriptions online. Patients can also update their address details and
even pre-register with the practice before joining the Surgery. (3.3.08)
Dr Watson has left us to return to Liverpool. We wish him all the very best
in his new venture. (31.3.07)
Falmouth Health Centre is one of the first GP Practices in the county to join
the Arts for Health program. Rosie Hadden will be joining us as 'Artist in
Residence' in a landmark scheme funded by the Arts Council and other
organisations as well as by public subscriptions.
The aim of Arts for Health is to provide advice for organisations and
individuals who are interested in arts and health activities. This includes
networking events and support in developing project ideas.
Creative activity has been shown to increase self-esteem, provide a sense of
purpose, enhance social skills and community integration and improve
individuals’ quality of life. The inclusion of creative activity in all aspects
of health and social care can have a direct impact on health and well-being.
Over the next few months Rosie will be working with the Doctors, Nurses and the
whole team at Falmouth Health Centre to develop a range of events, exhibits and
For more information about Arts for Health Cornwall & Isles of Scilly visit
their web site at
There is now a Sexual Health Clinic
at the surgery. This is open to all, not just the registered patients of this
Practice. Click the link for more information. (13.8.2006)
Maxine McCombie who has been selected to
represent Wales at Fencing Sabre at the Commonwealth Championships in
September in Belfast. Maxine trains at
Kernow Urgent Care Services have been appointed the
contract to provide out of hours medical cover from April 1st 2006. They are a
private company who have been chosen to replace Kernowdoc who have provided the
service for the last 10 years.
Kernowdoc was created and developed by local GPs into one of the leading out of
hours organisations in the country and we hope that the new management will
build on that foundation of commitment and goodwill. (5.4.2006)
The Friends of Falmouth Health Centre have provided us with an automated patient
check in computer. This should save patient's time waiting in the queue at
reception and allows patients to bypass the receptionist if she is busy. This
has proved popular with all ages and almost no-one has had trouble adapting to
Our website complies with the
Health On The
Net Foundation principles. For more information click on the HON seal on the
Home Page. (2.6.2005)
Congratulations to the MacMillan team in winning a
Multidisciplinary Teamwork Award in the
International National Nursing Awards 2005. (2.6.2005)
We have been recognised as an an
here for more info
Breast Cancer Awareness day at FHC on 8.10.04 waxed large for Geoff and
£648.86 was raised. A fantastic achievement. That must work out at at
least £1 per hair, and in Geoff's case probably a lot more!
Cornwall Primary Care Trust has taken over the responsibility for providing
out of hours unscheduled medical cover. This is provided by KernowDoc and
operates between 6.30pm and 8am Monday to Friday, and all through the weekend
and Bank Holidays. KernowDoc can be contacted on 0870
The Surgery will no longer be open on Saturday mornings. (30.9.04)
Dr Paul Watson joined us at the beginning of
September, replacing Dr Clapp. He has worked as a GP in the Wirral for a number
of years. This brings our numbers of GP partners up to full strength after many
months of locums. (1.9.04)
Dr Slater should be feeling proud of himself, again!
Dr Vicky Hartnell Has joined us at the
beginning of August. She will be a part-time partner and working most mornings.
She comes from practice in Bristol and will be a welcome and experienced
addition to the team. (1.8.04)
We have been joined by Dr Stephanie Jackson who is returning to work after the
arrival of her first baby. She has worked at RCHTreliske and is trained locally
as a GP. She will be working Wednesday and Thusrdays. (1.8.04)
After too many years to mention Dr Phil Slater has left us to enjoy a well
earned retirement. The Working Boat fleet had probably best look out! We wish
Phil and Gillian the very best.
We are fortunate to have a doctor already in post to replace him. Dr Nick
Rogers, whose family hail from Penzance, joins us from a spell in New Zealand
having done his GP training in Hertfordshire. We extend to him a very warm
taken delivery of our new ultrasound scanner. This has been purchased in a large
part with the proceeds of much hard work by the Friends
of the Health Centre, for which we offer our heartfelt thanks. We shall now
be able to continue providing this much appreciated service in the practice.
Are you caring for an adult with a mental health problem? You may contact
Jacky Bunt, Carers' Support Worker on 01209 613456 for advice and information. (20.10.01)
Congratulations to Hazel Stuteley, one of our health visitors for
many years until she became a victim of her own success working with the Beacon
Regeneration Project and was seconded to work with and advise the Department of
Health. She has been awarded the OBE for her work, which was richly
A proud day for Dr Philip Slater as Ben
Ainsley wins gold in the Laser class sailing at the Sydney
Olympics. Phil coached Ben in his early days of sailing, up to
international level in the Optimists class, culminating in the World Championships in Argentina. Phil
was subsequently persuaded to write the definitive manual on Optimist
05 November 2016
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