Falmouth is Cornwall’s leading south coast resort and home to
the County’s Maritime Heritage. Situated at the entrance to some of the most
sheltered recreational waters in the country, Falmouth offers excellent
opportunities for water sports such as surfing, diving, and windsurfing and
exceptional sailing in the Carrick Roads and Fal Estuary.
It is predominantly a maritime, holiday area and a University town with local
employment in tourism, shipping, boat building, specialist light industry and
the arts as well as a distinctly rural surrounding area.
Falmouth has a local population of about 27,000 and a further 12,000 in the
adjacent town of Penryn and surrounding villages. This can increase
significantly in the summer without overwhelming the local population as happens
in some smaller seaside towns in Cornwall. The Practice area includes Falmouth,
Penryn and a number of surrounding villages.
Thanks to the influence of the
St Ives and the
Falmouth is enjoying a renaissance and is one of the most sought after locations
in the county. The
based in Truro has further enhanced the research and educational facilities
Falmouth is ten miles from the county town of Truro which is also the location
for the district general hospital (Royal
Cornwall Hospital, Treliske), the base for nearly all our local consultants
and the main referral centre for Cornwall. We are part of the Cornwall and Isles
of Scilly Primary Care Trust (NHS
We are a six Partner practice working from the Health Centre in Falmouth with a
list size of 8750. The surgery building is an
NHS Property Services owned health
centre and we benefit from on site
District Nursing, Health Visiting, Midwifery,
Chiropody and Mental Health Teams. We are adjacent to
Hospital which has consultant led Eldercare inpatient beds with an Eldercare Day
Hospital and inpatient and outpatient physiotherapy.
Our Partners are Dr Richard James, Dr Nick Rogers, Dr Victoria Hartnell, Dr Paul
Davoren and Dr Denise Lasbury and Dr Rachael Wilson. Drs Rogers and Davoren work
full time. Dr James recently reduced from full to part time and is retiring in
March 2017. Our experienced Nursing team includes a Nurse Practitioner and the
Practice management team consists of a Practice Manager,
Geoff Dennis; a Patient
Services Manager, Caroline Cable; and an experienced and committed team of
reception, administrative and secretarial staff most of whom work part time.
The Practice operates a flexible appointment and telephone appointment system
which allows patients to pre book face to face and telephone consultations and
ensures that patients are dealt with quickly and reduces the pressure on
emergency appointments. We also offer on line consultations via
service is currently being trialled by our CCG but we hope that it will be
commissioned as a permanent service.
We offer a wide range of in-house services including Practice Nurse diabetic and
asthma clinics, cardiac rehabilitation, phlebotomy, psychology and alcohol
counselling, and have facilities for a wide range of extended diagnostic and
therapeutic services including, spirometry, audiometry, ambulatory blood
pressure monitoring, cardiac event monitoring, and minor surgery.
We meet our cervical cytology, childhood immunisation and other targets and we
have 100% QoF performance in 2016. See our results here
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(was HSCIC). We are active members of our local
We are an enthusiastic EMIS Web Practice and we continue to develop paperless
systems and adopt innovative solutions where they benefit Doctors and patients.
We have been instrumental in helping other Cornish practices migrate to EMIS to
strengthen the presence of our systems in the county. We offer secure on line
appointment and repeat prescription ordering services and we are accredited for
the IM&T DES.
We offer a degree of Occupational Health Services to local industry especially
maritime and we are actively involved with the
RNLI. We are a
training Practice and we are actively involved in training medical students with
the Peninsula Medical School.
Out of hours cover is provided by
The Falmouth Health Centre Practice
Tel: 01326 210090
Fax: 01326 434829
Or contact the Practice Manager, Geoff Dennis, direct on 01326 310160 or 07921
240856 or email
Further information can be obtained from
the following Internet links.
Town Official Website
Combined Universities of Cornwall
Exeter, Cornwall Campus
Exeter Medical School
Cornwall's Health Service Intranet
(NHS net only)
Local non medical links