Link to zoomable map Falmouth Health Centre, GP unit Tel 01326 210090
Trevaylor Rd, Falmouth, UK, TR11 2LH

What's New?

December 2015
We are very sorry to report that Dr Stephanie Jackson has resigned due to ill health.

Jan 2014. Dr Lasbury joins us a a part time Partner

30.November 2013 Electronic prescriptions now live.

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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 ish!
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 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 Falmouth Dementia Alliance

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 hospital!

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 air conditioning.

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 good!

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 Cancer.
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 morning.

Richard Chased by the Countryfile film crew boat. Links to Laura's site on Flickr 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.

We 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 activities.
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)

Congratulations to Maxine McCombie who has been selected to represent Wales at Fencing Sabre at the Commonwealth Championships in September in Belfast. Maxine trains at Truro Fencing Club.  (12.08.06)

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 it. (1.6.2005)

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)


Handing over the money

Breast Cancer Awareness day at FHC on 8.10.04 waxed large for Geoff and Nick.
£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!



The Central 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 2421242
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 welcome.

We have 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.  (21.5.03)

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 deserved! (4.1.01)

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 racing. (29.9.2000)

Last updated 12 May 2017 

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