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Carnon Downs Surgery - Training Practice

Carnon Downs 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.

Dispensers

From Left to Right: Carolyn, Angela, Melanie, Michelle and Julie

Mrs Julie Reid

Julie is our Dispensary Manager and has been at the surgery since 1999. She qualified in 1980 at Highbury College of Technology in Portsmouth, where she obtained her City & Guilds Qualification.

Mrs Michelle Fernie

Michelle joined the practice at the end of 2014 having worked in Falmouth.  Michelle qualified in NVQ level 3 in 2003/04 and with City in Guilds NVQ in Pharmacy Studies in 2005.  Michelle has recently been promoted to Deputy Manager in the Dispensary.

Mrs Angela Mitchell

Angela joined the team in April 2016 having worked at Victoria Pharmacy in Threemilestone for 13 years.  Angela gained her NVQ level 3 qualification in 2010.

Mrs Carolyn Prescott

Carolyn returned to Cornwall in 2016 but had previously worked at Probus Surgery for 5 years and covered maternity leave at St Agnes Surgery during 2016. 

Melanie Burley

Melanie is the newest member of the team and joined us in August 2017.  She qualified with Boots the Chemist as a Healthcare Advisor in 2011 and in 2013 qualified at NVQ Level 2 in the Dispenser Training Programme.  She worked with Boots for over seven years with her most recent post being at Trescobeas Surgery Branch.  We look forward to welcoming Melanie to the team here at Carnon Downs.

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