Mrs Sarah Truen

Sarah Truen is the Lead Nurse here at Carnon Downs Surgery.  She qualified in 2002 at Southampton University and spent a year working there in the Cardiac High Dependency Unit.  Sarah moved back to Cornwall in 2005 having travelled throughout various countries including being an Au Pair in the USA.  Since moving back she has worked at Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske on various wards and the last four years have been spent working on the Coronary Care Unit.  She also gained a BSC Honours Degree in Healthcare at Plymouth University.  Sarah is married with two young children and loves to spend time outside getting lots of fresh air.

Mrs Jackie Slater

Jackie joined the practice nursing team in 2004. She qualified as a RGN in 1987 from Leeds General Hospital.  She specialises in diabetes and wound care management and she is actively involved in our services for Young People. She has 3 grown-up children and her hobbies include walking, gardening and the theatre. She has also taught English in Spain and likes to travel.Jackie Slater

Mrs Caroline Tonkin

Caroline joined the practice in January 2016 having recently worked in the Oncology Department in RCH Treliske.  Caroline qualified from the University of Plymouth in 2008,  and spent the following 8 years in Oncology and Haematology.  She is married and has a toddler and 2 teenage stepchildren, she loves walking her dog Hardy around the cliffs all over Cornwall.  Her most favourite thing to do is to sit down with a good book and read the day away,  but not much of that happens these days!


Mrs Kathy James

Kathy joined the practice as a receptionist in 2001. She trained as a Phlebotomist and completed her NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care in 2006. However in July 2009 she completed her Foundation Degree in Science at the University of Plymouth and she is now our Assistant Practioner. Kathy is married and has two children, she is extremely fit and loves nothing more than going for a 20 mile cycle on her afternoon off. In fact, she has completed the John O'Groats to Lands End Challenge and climbed to the peak of Kilimanjaro, on both occasions with her sister to raise needed funds for the local Hospice Charity.

Mrs Georgina Williams

Georgina is our Nursing Associate and started work here in May 2014.  She works closely with the nursing team, looking after our patients who need blood tests and our INR clinics, dressings and patients with long term health conditions. During her time off Georgina enjoys spending time with her two young energetic sons and the family out and about in Cornwall.

Georgina Williams

Healthcare Assistants

Mrs Claire Edge


Claire joined us in March 2018 as our new Healthcare Assistant.  She started in healthcare at the young age of 16 and worked her way up to a Senior Carer.  Claire then started working at the Royal Cornwall Hospital as a Healthcare Assistant and then moved to the Phlebotomy department for two years before joining our nursing team here. 

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