Dr Linda Simpson

Dr Simpson

MB BS 1991 DRCOG 1994 MRCGP 1995 (Newcastle) Dip Family Planning MSc Palliative Care Dip Therapeutics


Dr Simpson trained in Newcastle Upon Tyne and qualified as a GP in 1991 and joined the practice here in 2000, she then became a partner in 2007 and Senior Partner in April 2017.  She continued her GP training by working in Cumbria and then spent 5 years in Glasgow before relocating to Cornwall. Dr Simpson is also one of the Training Programme Directors for the Cornwall GP Training Scheme and has a special interest in Palliative Medicine. She is married to a hospital Consultant and they have 2 young adults, they all love the outdoors, walking, cycling and skiing and spending time together.

Dr Paul J. Cook

MB BCh(Wales)1995 Dip Paediatrics 1998(New Zealand) MRCGP 2002

PARTNER and CHAIRMAN OF KERNOW CCG March 2021 - July 2022

Dr Cook trained and qualified as a doctor in Cardiff in 1995. His GP training continued in South Wales (including 18 months spent working in New Zealand) and was completed in 2000.  He came to Cornwall in 2001 and joined this practice in 2009 and then became a partner in 2010. He has a special interest in improving the Mental Health Services throughout Cornwall. When he does get time to relax he enjoys abstract art and visiting galleries.


Dr Kate F Embling

Dr Kate Embling

MB BS 1998, DRCOG 2001, MRCGP 2002, Dip Family Planning 2002


Dr Embling joined the practice in January 2014 and trained in London at St George's Hospital Medical School.  She subsequently moved to Plymouth where she trained and qualified as a GP in 2003.  She worked in Devon as a GP and as a part-time Staff Grade Psychiatrist in Plymouth until the birth of her daughter in 2009 when she relocated to Cornwall.  She is married to a hospital consultant and they have two young children, they all enjoy the great cornish outdoors whilst Dr Embling loves to run by the coast.  She also loves a good book and good food including a spot of baking when time allows.

Dr Gabriel Teff

MB BS (St George's) 2004, MRCGP 2009, DRCOG 2007, DFFP 2007, MA(Cantab), BSc 1995


Dr Teff trained at St George's in London, studying on the postgraduate programme, and qualified as a doctor in 2004, when he started work in Plymouth.  He moved from there to Truro and completed his GP training at Bodriggy Surgery in Hayle in 2009.  Dr Teff joined our practice at the start of 2014.  He is married and has two young children, who seem to take up most of his time.  With his free time he enjoys reading, pottering around in the garden and following Liverpool Football Club.

Dr Matthew Cuff

BMBS (Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry) MRCGP 2016


Dr Cuff trained at Peninsula Medical School studying in Plymouth and Exeter, and qualified as a doctor in 2011.  He started work in Treliske Hospital in 2011 before starting GP training in Cornwall.  He completed his GP training at Fowey River Practice in 2016, staying on as a GP before moving to Carnon Downs.  Dr Cuff joined the practice at the start of April 2017, he is married and has a young family who keep him very busy.  With his free time he enjoys sailing, being outdoors and cooking, whilst keeping an eye on the cricket .

Dr Chris Reid

Dr Chris Reid

MBBS 1992 (Newcastle) MRCGP FRNZCGP(Dist)


Joining in November 2020 is Dr Reid who grew up in the North East and trained at Newcastle University. He then joined the Royal Navy and served as a Medical Officer with the Royal Marines. On leaving the forces in 2001 he became a GP in Wimborne, Dorset for 2 years before moving to the Bay of Islands in New Zealand with his Cornish wife. In New Zealand he developed his special interest in skin cancer and served in various governance roles including chair of the RNZCGP National Advisory Council. In 2020 Dr Reid has returned to the UK with his family and continues to enjoy windsurfing, portrait photography and walking his dog when he has time.

Dr Lorna Trenchard

Dr Lorna Trenchard

MBBS (2016) BSc (2014), Imperial College London

Dr Lorna Trenchard trained at Imperial College London studying in hospitals across West London before qualifying in 2016.  During this time she particularly enjoyed placements exploring Health Inequalities as well as a year of study in the area of Global Health.

She moved to Cornwall in 2016 with her husband who is a hospital doctor.  Over the last few years she has worked at RCH Treliske, Bodmin Hospital, West Cornwall Hospital and St Julia's Hospice.  She has recently returned from maternity leave to join our team as a GP registrar.  When she has free time she enjoys spending time with her young family, baking and walking along the Cornish coastal path.

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