Practice meetings are attended by Dr Tom Weake (Partner), Ms Liz Wilson (Practice Manager) & Miss Caroline Moyses (Administration).
Our established PPG consists of:
Mr Laverne Caddy - CHAIR
Mr Caddy has been a patient at this Practice for 58 years. He was a member of the Cornwall Ambulance Service, reaching Assistant Chief Ambulance Officer before retiring after 35 years service. Too young to really retire, he then formed and ran the Doctors Answer Service, taking out of hours calls for Doctors in the South West, before Kernow Doc. Mr Caddy is now fully retired but still have an interest in all aspects of the Health Service and family life.
Mrs Liz Keasley - Joint Secretary
I have been a patient since 2008 when I moved from Devoran. I am now retired having settled in Cornwall in 1981. Prior to that I spent 15 years living in Washington DC, Qatar and AbuDhabi, and finally 7 years in Tripoli Libya so have experienced varying types of medical practice. Despite criticisms of the NHS and its ongoing problems and changes I prefer it to other systems of medical care. I am now retired after differing employment experiences - PA and admin, clerk to the Governors of Richard Lander - including short stints with Social Services as a carer, and working in the mental health and family teams.
Mrs Ruth Varker - Joint Secretary
Ruth has 27 years experience within the NHS.
Mrs Jody Wilson
I am a working mum with two primary school age children and have lived in Truro for most of my life, apart from a few years living over the border in Plymouth. I am very passionate about the quality of health and social care services in Cornwall and work for an independent consumer champion, Healthwatch Cornwall, as a volunteer co-ordinator. I also have previous experience working in the public and private sector and have a degree in Psychology. I have a good understanding of the health and social care system and a strong belief in the value of enabling everybody involved in it to have their say.
Mrs Margaret Estlick
Mrs Lesley Clayton
I have been a patient at the practice since 2008. I was a teaching assistant in a Falmouth Primary school for sixteen years and a Vice-Chair of Governors for Falmouth School up to 2008. I have not worked in healthcare, but I am educated to degree level in the sciences. The NHS has always served me well and I want to give back by belonging to this group.
Mrs Katie Sainsbury
Our family has been with the practice since we came to live in Truro over 40 years ago! I have been interested in health and social care since I was a teenager and started my teaching career at St Austell College in the 1970s developing fun courses in psychology.
By the 1980s I was lecturing in Psychology and Sociology at Cornwall College branching out, on occasion, into teaching Health and Social Care. Part of my role was to teach student midwives at Treliske Hospital as well as teaching post registration nurses at St Clements Vean (at the top of Tregolls Road).
In 1990 I started to work for the Open University teaching Health and Social Care to undergraduates and I was privileged to be one of the first to teach the Open University’s Nursing Degree Students in the South West. I regularly used to travel up and down the A38 to see my students at both Derriford and Torbay Hospitals!
For some years I also worked as a counsellor for Relate.
Although I am now retired I am still very interested health care and in enabling all of us, both patients and care providers, to be able to voice our views and to have them heard.
Mr Paul Lindsay
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Mrs Patricia Webber
I was born and raised in Redruth. From the age of 11 I attended Camborne Grammar School although the form of education provided didn't suit me and I left with a couple of CSEs and no O levels.
Not knowing what I wanted to do with my life when I left school I took a secretarial course at Cornwall College where I gained several RSAs and an English O Level and proceeded to work for an engineering company in Redruth.
After leaving there I worked at St Christopher's, a hostel for children with learning difficulties looking after a young boy who had been excluded from Curnow School; once they had found him another school I was asked to look after another excluded boy until he was 16.
In 1978 I then became a pupil nurse with the Royal Western Counties in Devon and then I qualified as an SEN(MS).
At this time I gave into homesickness and returned home and then I worked at Budock hospital. At that time the hospital was working towards giving a better life to the residents who lived there, however, in the mid 80's I suffered job burn out and had to give up my nursing career.
I then returned to secretarial work working in a range of offices from property surveyors to the fire service, I also did a BTeC in computing. I now work for Cornwall Council in the Education Health and Social Care Department as an Admin Assistant in the Family Placement Service (otherwise known as fostering).
UPDATED: November 2017