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Gwallon Lane, Marazion, Cornwall, TR17 0HWTel: Contact Details below
MBBS DGM MRCGP Charing Cross & Westminster 1988
MB BCh BAO MRCPi MRCGP National University of Ireland 1994
MBBS MRCGP Peninsula Medical School 2008
MBBS (University of Exeter) DCH MRCGP
BMBS MRCGP Peninsula 2008
Practice Partner from 1st April 2022
MBchB MRCGP Liverpool 2002
MBChB (Leeds 1996) MRCP MRCGP
Marazion Surgery is an accredited Training Practice which means that we meet the high standards of clinical care set by the Peninsula Deanery to teach medical students and qualified doctors in their foundation and specialist years. You may be asked to see one of them and your agreement ensures that our future doctors get the necessary experience and are well trained. All learners are closely supervised by one of our permanent GPs. The GP Registrars are fully qualified doctors and have a great deal of medical experience. They are attached to the Practice for up to 12 months and usually become General Practitioners after completing their training. As part of their final training they are encouraged to seek advice when required from the Practice doctors.
The GP Registrars are required to produce video recordings of some of their consultations as part of their training. We may occasionally request your consent to video these consultations to be used in general practice training. Please be assured you can decline to participate at any time with no prejudice to your care. However, we would stress that all aspects of general practice, including training, are governed by rules of strict confidentiality and no examinations are filmed.
Dr Samuel Whittaker joined us in August 2021.
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 levelTissue Viability: Leg ulcer Management 20 credits degree levelDiabetes Mellitus: 20 credits degree levelAsthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease- Management in Primary care : 20 credits degree level Mentorship- 20 credits Degree module
Swansea University 2007-2010; qualified with honours degree in adult nursing.
Previously worked as Stroke Rehab Nurse 2010-2011 and District Nurse in Penzance 2011-2020. Joined Marazion Surgery as Treatment Room Nurse in 2020.
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.
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.
Health Care Assistant
Health Care Assistant
Mrs Kathryn Burge
Deputy Practice Manager
PA to Practice Manager
Jackie completed her nurse training at West Cornwall Hospital, Penzance in 1977. She was a district nurse attached to the surgery in 1983 to 2004.
Jackie has since been employed by the practice from January 2004.
Our receptionists are usually the first point of contact and are here to help you. They have a lot of information to hand and in most cases will be able to help with your enquiry, ensuring you see the most appropriate clinician. Nonetheless, it is your right to request to talk only to the doctor. Anything that is discussed with the receptionists or any other member of the team is treated in strict confidence. You have a right to be treated courteously, and our receptionists also have a right to be treated courteously by you. We can offer a degree of privacy at a separate reception booth if your enquiry is sensitive. Please respect the privacy of other patients by standing well back from the reception desk until your turn. The main telephone line is 01736 710505, which opens at 08:30 Monday to Friday. Please ring this number to speak to a receptionist about any enquiry, to arrange a home visit or telephone consultation.
Miss Fleur Hatton
Reception Team Leader
Receptionist & Medical Secretary
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.
Ms 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.
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.
Mrs Gemma Rowland - First Contact Physiotherapist
Mrs Angharad Jones - Clinical Pharmacist
Medication Delivery Driver