Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.
Mrs Chloe Gendall

chloe.JPGPractice Nurse

University of Surrey 2000-2003: Qualified Diphe Adult Nursing

2003-2008 District nurse 

2008-2010 Practice Nurse Stennack Surgery St Ives 

2010- Practice Nurse Marazion Surgery

2012-Minor Illness / Minor Injuries 

2016-Queens Nurse Award

2017- BSC Health studies is a degree for all health professionals.  The Bachelor degree includes Modules which relate to ones place of work and further their knowledge in certain areas of health care.
Chloe graduated from the University of Plymouth in Sept 2017 with a BSc Science ( Health Studies) 100 credits.
The modules undertaken within this degree were:
Tissue viability : core knowledge for Practice 20 credits degree level
Tissue Viability: Leg ulcer Management 20 credits degree level
Diabetes Mellitus: 20 credits degree level
Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease- Management in Primary care : 20 credits degree level
Mentorship- 20 credits Degree module 

Mrs Helen Brodie

Practice NurseHB

DipHE Adult Nursing, University of Hertfordshire 1999-2002

Staff Nurse, Elective Orthopaedics, QE2 Hospital, Hertfordshire 2002-2003

Community Nurse, St Ives 2003 – 2006

Practice Nurse, St Ives 2006 – 2012

Practice Nurse, Marazion 20012 – date


During her time as a Practice Nurse here at Marazion, Helen has attended and completed many training courses, including of note, the Minor Illness and Minor Injury course run through the University of Plymouth in 2017, and Tissue Viability and wound care courses run jointly through the University of Plymouth and RCHT.

Helen is also working towards her BSc in Professional Development in Health and Social Care, which is a degree made up of 4 modules at degree level, studies over a period of time. So far, Helen has achieved her credits in each of the following modules;

  • Diabetes
  • Asthma and COPD
  • Effective management of Incontinence and Promotion of Continence.

She hopes to complete her last module in 2020.

Mrs Elizabeth Ferris (f)

Practice Nurse


Job description:

I Studied and qualified at Bristol UWE Glenside campus- 2005-2008- Diphe - Adult nursing

Places of work:

Royal United Hospital, Bath: Trauma orthopaedics ward- 2008-2009

Royal United Hospital, Bath: Intensive care unit- 2009- 2012

Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust: Pre-op assessment-2012-2013

Leonard Cheshire Disability Care Home: Night Nurse- 2013-2014

Cornwall Foundation trust: Penzance District Nursing team- 2014-2016

Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust: Onward care team- 2016- 2018

Marazion surgery: Practice Nurse-2018- Current

Extra training:

Plymouth university- 2016: Mentorship module- level 6: Degree level, 20 credits.

Plymouth University- 2018: Clinical skills in Community & Primary Care- FHEQ level 6: Bachelor’s degree, 20 credits ( Awaiting results).

Mrs Shirley Hatton

shirley.JPGAssistant Practitioner

Shirley Hatton has worked at Marazion Surgery since 1990 and has attained an NVQ level 3 in Health Care practice and has more recently completed a foundation degree to become an Assistant Practitioner. 

Shirley is also qualified as a specialist smoking cessation advisor.

Miss Helen (f)

Assistant Practitioner

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

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