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We are developing our team here at Sunnyside to really suit the changing needs of our patients, as well as work within the pressures currently facing the NHS.  All of us at Sunnyside work closely together as a team to offer the services that everyone needs and we are thrilled to welcome Matt Thomson, Paramedic, to the Acute Illness Team and Suzy Phillipps, Diabetic Lead, to the Nursing Team. 


We know that different patients really need different things from us: - 




  • Some patients struggle with several medical problems and are frail and vulnerable,  these patients really need continuity of care from a doctor who knows them.  we are committed to ensuring that we have a good team of doctors to look after these patients well and all or our patient are allocated to a named GP who carries responsibility for their care.




  • Other patients who are usually well, occasionally develop an acute illness or concern which they want to get checked out quickly.  Often these symptoms can e managed by a chat with your pharmacist who can treat urine infections, conjunctivitis, impetigo, nappy rash etch.  If not we have expanded our Acute Illness Team who are available everyday to assess you.  they can arrange treatment or refer you onto a GP if they think necessary.




  • Our excellent Nursing Team will continue to provide monitoring and support form patients with chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease and COPD.  We have expanded our Nursing Team so we now have much quicker availability for appointments for blood tests, ECGs, BP checks etc.




  • Queries about investigations, sick notes, medications etc can often be sorted over the telephone, saving you from needing to come in for an appointment.  Please explain your query to one of our Reception Team and they will arrange for a doctor or nurse to phone you back if necessary.  Equally, our Reception Team can give you contact details for the District Nurses, Community Matron, Dementia Care Practitioner, Midwife etc or pass a message on.




To help you get the right help, first time,  we are developing the role of our reception team.  We are asking them to talk to you a little more than previously about what issue you need help with so that they can make sure you get the right appointment if you need one or sort out any queries for you.  Our reception,  secretarial team and all the administration staff are bound by the same strict code of confidentiality as the clinical staff in the Practice, so please feel confident to talk to them about your needs.


We really do hope that you will be happy to work with us in this slightly new way which should mean that everyone get the right help and care in a timely manner.

Doctors

Dr Jane Nash (f)

Dr Justine Robertson (f)



Qualifications:  BM  DRCOG  DFFP  MRCGP  MA  PGC(Med)E  FHEA



Hello, I'm Justine Robertson, I have been a GP at Sunnyside since 2014,having previously worked in Helston.  I trained at Southampton Medical School, where I met my husband Simon, who is a paediatrician at Treliske. We  worked in Somerset, New Zealand and Devon during our training.  


Dr Maria Patten (f)


Hi, I’m Maria Patten and I joined Sunnyside on 1st April 2014.  I’ve live close to Penzance, and have been a full time GP  since 1996. I originally wanted to be a GP in Penzance all those years ago, but fate had different ideas and I have had many happy years serving Camborne .


I qualified in 1991 from The Middlesex Hospital Medical School, London, and did most of my training in West London and Buckinghamshire before moving down, lured by the beauty of Cornwall.


General Practice was always what I wanted to do, I am naturally curious about people and like to get to know them and their families. I like all aspects of General Practice and have been offering minor surgery and women’s health services ( contraceptive implants and “coils”) for many years as well.


 I am a GP trainer, mentoring and supervising doctors who have chosen a career in General Practice and have been involved in teaching medical students.  Sunnyside is now a Training Practice  and I'm happy to be training GP Registrars at Sunnyside as I feel they bring  a freshness and enthusiasm that affects the whole practice.


Dr Paul Sampson (m)

Dr Paul Sampson is our Salaried GP and is available for appointments on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Having been born in Penzance it is a great pleasure to now work as a GP in the town that I love.  I thoroughly enjoy getting to know my patients and I hope they find me a caring, attentive and supportive clinician.  I have a special interest in dermatology and palliative care but enjoy all other aspects of general practice.

In my free time I love to run, cycle and stand-up paddleboarding.  I also love to walk the Cornish coast path and explore hidden coves on my kayak.

Dr Sam Parkin (m)

Sam is our GP Registrar and is available for appointments Monday to Friday

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