Health Visitors

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.

Attached Staff

We work closely with other healthcare professionals who are part of our Primary Health Care Team working in the community, such as the district nursing team, midwives and health visitors. These services are provided by the Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group (KCCG)

If you have an illness or incapacity that means that you need nursing care in your own home, the district nursing team will visit you. Patients who are likely to benefit from this service include the housebound, the elderly, people with a terminal illness, and those who have recently been discharged from hospital. District nurses provide wound care, palliative care, continence advice, health promotion advice and advice on co-ordinating care packages. If you move permanently into a care home locally, the district nurse may be able to continue your care. Your GP will be able to continue to care for you if the care home is within our practice area.  The District nurses can be contacted on 01736 754991 or through reception on 01736 710505.

The Community Matron visits patients with multiple long term conditions and complex needs, to help improve quality of life for patients and carers; and also to help prevent unplanned admissions to hospital.  She can be contacted through reception, on 01736 710505.

Our Midwife, Health Visitor, practice-based Counsellor and Cornwall Alcohol and Drugs Agency Counsellor all hold regular clinics at the surgery.  They can be contacted through reception, on 01736 710505.

Mrs Ruth Tod

ruthMs Ruth Tod, Community Care Coordinator

The primary focus of the role is to improve care coordination within primary care, where a community matron is not involved, working as part of the multidisciplinary team across the locality, identifying patients who the GP feels may benefit from coordination of services.  This work primarily focuses around supporting patients on discharge from hospital and to prevent unnecessary admission.

Miss Caroline Marchant (f)

Caroline Marchant - Social Prescribing Link Worker

A non-clinical approach to help improve well-being and isolation. Supporting individuals to get involved in the local community and build social connections. Referrals can be made via your GP or other healthcare professionals.

What can I expect from a referral to social prescribing?


Mrs Gemma Rowland (f)

Mrs Gemma Rowland - First Contact Physiotherapist

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