Community Midwives

Rebecca Rowe

Rebecca Rowe

Our community midwife provides full ante-natal and post-natal care for mothers, their partners and babies. This clinic is held at the Truro Health Park. Please see our 'Services and Clinics' page for further information on how to contact our midwife or the maternity support team. Call the team on 01872 221420 to book your appointment.

Community Nurses

Mrs Tammy Etherington

Tammy Etherington is our Community Matron and helps us provide care for elderly patients with complex health and social needs.She assess patients in their own home  and Tammy works very closely with the GP's here at the surgery and liases with the District Nursing Team,the Department of Adult Care and Support (previously Social Services) and various departments and colleagues in Secondary Care.

Community Nursing Team

Our Community Nurses provide nursing care at home for those unable to visit the surgery as well as assessments of needs, planning and implementation of care and provision of aids and equipment. They liaise very closely with our GP's, the Department of Adult Care & Support and our Community Matron. The Community Nursing Team can be contacted on 01872 221118 , however you can leave a message for any of the nurses at our reception.

Tracey Waters leads our team and pictured with her here at the surgery are Mandy Begg and Julie Cadwell.

Mr Saul Ridley

Saul Ridley is one of our Specialist Palliative Care Nurses and their team signpost and integrate with other healthcare professional to offer practical and emotional support at home for those with terminal illness and their family. They liaise very closely with the Community Nursing Team and the GP's here at the surgery.  The team can be contacted on 01208 251300.

Attached Staff

Mrs Rowena Beckly

Rowena Beckly Physio

Rowena Beckly MCSP, Dip Phys 

Rowena qualified as a Physiotherapist at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge in 1992. After a broad post-graduate training in London at Charing Cross Hospital, she chose to specialise in Musculoskeletal (MSK) Physiotherapy. She then worked for several years at the Royal Free Hospital in London and following this at the Radcliffe Infirmary & the Churchill Hospital in Oxford. Having grown up in Cornwall and since returning in 2008, she has worked in several GP practices. She started work for the Coastal PCN as a First Contact Practitioner (FCP) in 2021.   She is married to a hospital consultant, and they have three teenage children.  She enjoys sailing and running in her spare time.   

Karina Turcina

Karina Turcina

Our two physiotherapists are Rowena Beckley and Karina Turcina who both have clinics here at the practice on a Tuesday morning and a Thursday afternoon.  To book an appointment you will need to speak with the GP in the first instance.  

Karina is from Latvia and moved to Cornwall in January 2019. She studied at Riga Stradins University holds Professional Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care and Physiotherapy (2011) and Academic Master’s Degree of Health Sciences in Health Care (2015). Her background includes 11 years work experience with musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiorespiratory paediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients. As well as Karina is fluent in English, Russian, Ukrainian and Latvian languages. She has a twin sister in Southampton, is married, has two children and her hobbies are horse-riding, swimming and going to the gym.

Mrs Sharon Nettleton

Sharon Nettleton

Sharon Nettleton is our Social Prescriber and works with Nikki Kelly and the team from Imagineif, they are here to help provide patients and their families  with  non medical support and signposting  including bereavement , employment and training,  access to benefits, local and national groups and activities , isolation and loneliness, fitness and wellbeing. You can access the service by asking for a referral to be made via the Reception Team, your GP or by contacting Sharon directly  Tel: 07947 328213 A listening ear awaits - sometimes it's good to talk!

For more information go to: Imagine If


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