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Probus Memory Café


A Member of Cornwall Memory Café Network


We meet at Probus Village Hall at 2.30pm until 4.30pm on the following Wednesdays:


November 14th & 28th


Do you care for someone who has problems with their memory?


We do ..and we also care for their carers.


For more information, contact Jill Prisk 01726 884388 or 07541319989 EmaiI:



‘What’s On’

Healthy Cornwall are part of Cornwall Council’s Wellbeing and Public Health Directorate.   We work with all age ranges to help people lead a happy healthier life and support them with weight management, healthy eating and physical activity.

Whats On



Friends & Family Survey

To access the survey online, please look for the "have your say" column on the right side of the page and click "Friend & Family Survey". All of your feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you.



Meningitis C Booster for young adults 

Young adults aged between 17 - 25 are eligible for a free Meningitis C Booster. Please contact the surgery to make an appointment with the Practice Nurse.


     Being referred?


If your GP is referring you to see a Specialist it is important that we have up to date contact details. You can do this by submitting this via the website, or coming into the Surgery to fill out a form.  Please note it is also a requirement to have your height, weight and blood pressure.


Your Clinical Record

You can now update your clinical record online. Just click the link on the homepage and fill in the form.


Healthy Cornwall

If you wish to have support for stopping smoking, healthy weight for children and adults, healthy pregnancy or physical activity please call 01209 615600 or visit:




Dr Vicki Bridger (f)


Dr Bridger trained and graduated at St Thomas' Hospital, London. Having undertaken a trainee year at Penryn Surgery, she joined the Probus partnership in 1988. Her special interests include women's health, thyroid disease and family planning. With three sons, several ducks and chickens and a vegetable patch to tend, she is kept busy in her spare time but does manage to fit in some swimming, sailing and cycling as well!

Dr Bridger is available to see patients Mondays and Thursdays.

Dr Howard Ball (m)

[1985] MBChB  BSC [MED]  MRCGP

Born and educated in Zimbabwe, Dr Ball studied medicine in Cape Town working locally following qualification. On arriving in Cornwall he joined the vocational training scheme for GPs in 1988 and became a part-time partner at Probus in 1992. He combined this with part-time work as a hospital assistant in Child Psychiatry for 4 years before becoming a full-time GP. Dr Ball's clinical interests include asthma, respiratory disease and psychiatry. He is also involved in the training of undergraduates and registrars. Dr Ball was fully accredited as a GP trainer in January 2008. When not at work he enjoys time with his wife and three children, cycling and kayaking. He also enjoys barbeques, red wine and swimming in the summer!

Dr Ball is available to see patients Tuesdays afternoons, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Dr Emma Campbell (f)

[1986] MBChB  DCH  DRCOG

Dr Campbell joined the Probus practice in 1999 after spending ten years as a GP in St Ives, Cornwall .

She enjoys the wide variety of Medicine and challenges that being a GP entails

(but not all the paperwork that accumulates these days ! )

She lives with her younger daughter and several Siamese in Truro and enjoys trying to keep relatively fit and sane by a combination of gardening, cycling and gym sessions.

Dr Campbell is available to see patients Mondays and Wednesdays

Dr Simon Purchas (m)


Dr Purchas is one of the full-time GP Partners at Probus Surgery/Probus Surgical Centre, having joined the practice in 2003. He enjoys the full breadth and depth of modern general practice and, whilst based at Probus, also holds a weekly clinic in Grampound as well as the smaller branch surgeries in Tregony and Summercourt. Dr Purchas is an Honorary Fellow of the Peninsula Medical School and is involved with teaching their medical students. He is also a GP trainer and works with and supervises the GP trainees we have at the practice. Originally from the West of the County, Dr Purchas is married with four young children.

Dr Purchas is available to see patients Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Mr Gaetan Lin Sin Cho (m)


Known as Mr Guy Lin, he graduated in 1992 having attended Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa. His medical career then took him to Soweto and Mauritius before settling in England where he undertook surgical training in Exeter. Guy became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2001 and undertook specialist training in spinal surgery at Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre in Exeter. Keen to expand his medical horizons yet further, Guy then also trained as a GP in Exeter, qualifying in October 2004. He joined the Probus partnership in that same year as a GP and part-time surgeon with Probus Surgical Centre, moving to Cornwall with his wife and two children. Guy's clinical interests lie in orthopaedics, general surgery, dermatology and joint injections. He participates in Probus Surgery's training commitment as a trainer the Peninsula Medical School students. He also offers an implanon service (contraception).

Mr Lin is available to consult patients on Monday mornings, Tuesdays, and Fridays and undertakes surgical procedures for half the day on Mondays and Thursdays.

Dr Rawlins Murthy (m)


Born and educated in India, he studied Medicine in Nepal and has been working as a doctor in the NHS since 2005. After qualification he started training in the field of Surgery, but after a placement at Probus surgery decided to change his career path to become a GP. His clinical interests are Eldercare Medicine (old age) Psychiatry, Urinary and prostate problems in men, Musculoskeletal, Orthopaedic and Surgical diseases. He is also involved with improving child protection policies at the practice. He enjoys playing cricket and is a keen amateur photographer.

Dr Murthy is available for clinics all day Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and undertakes surgical work on Thursdays.

Dr Issy Boyd (f)


Dr Boyd grew up in St Austell and studied Medicine at Edinburgh University, graduating in 2005. Since qualifying as a GP she has spent some time abroad including a year working in Madagascar and 3 months in Peru completing the Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. She joined Probus Surgery in 2014 and enjoys all aspects of General practice. In her spare time she enjoys outdoor activities like mountain biking, cycling and sea swimming. 

She is available to see patients on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Dr Grace Moon (f)


Dr Moon graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2004. Soon after qualification she moved to Brisbane, Australia where she worked in Emergency Medicine. She then returned to Cornwall, her home county, to train as a GP. She undertook an extended training scheme in order to develop her special interest in family planning, young people's health and sexual health. Dr Moon works part-time at Probus Surgery alongside her role as an Acute GP at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.   Dr Moon lives with her husband and 2 miniature dachshunds. They enjoy exploring Cornwall by sea kayaking and coastal walking. 

Dr Moon is available to see patients on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Dr Kayleigh Smithson (f)


Dr Smithson is originally from Yorkshire and studied Medicine at The Hull York Medical School, graduating in 2012.  She moved to Cornwall to complete her foundation training including placements at Treliske, the Sexual Health Clinic and the Psychiatry Service.  Following this she continued her GP training in the area and joined Probus Surgery in 2017 after enjoying her year at the surgery as a Registrar.  Her hobbies include music, fashion and laughing at her Cocker Spaniel!

She is available to see patients on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

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