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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:

2017

November 8th & 22nd

December 6th

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

 

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

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For more information, contact Jill Prisk 01726 884388 or 07541319989 EmaiI: promem@btinternet.com

 

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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.

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Advice on Travel to South Africa

Please see the Practice News section above for advice on travelling with children to South Africa.

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The Promoting Health Information Line (PHIL)

is a health promotion initiative developed by Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Primary Care Trust. This service is designed to provide advice and support to those who wish to make a positive lifestyle change concerning smoking, alcohol intake, healthy weight and physical activity.  Please visit the website at:-

 

http://www.healthpromcornwall.org/events/

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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.

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     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.

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Your Clinical Record

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

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Free Weight Matters Programme

This 8 week programme covers Nutrition, Physical Activity and Behaviour Changes.

Classes are being held in St Austell, Truro & Camborne

Please ring 01209 310062 or/and visit their website www.weightmatters.org.uk.

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LEAPActive is part of the C&IOS Health Promotion Service specialising in physical activity. for more information make an appointment with your GP or visit the website www.leapactive.org

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EEFOWe are EEFO Level 2 approved - the young person friendly services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. For more information go to www.eefo.net 

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Doctors

Dr Vicki Bridger (f)

[1982] MBBS  DCH  DRCOG

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)

[1993] BSc  MBChB  MRCP  DRCOG  DCH  MRCGP

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)

[1992] MBBch  MRCS  MRCGP  DRCOG

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)

[2002] MBBS  DRCOG  MRCGP

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)

[2005] MBChB DCH DRCOG DFSRH DTM&H 

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)

[2004] MBChB DCH DRCOG DFSRH MRCGP 

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)
 
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