BM BS (Nottm 1995) MRCGP DRCOG DTM&H
Days of work - every weekday except Tuesday.
Dr Dutson trained in Nottingham and soon moved down to Cornwall where he has been on and off since 1996. He qualified as a GP in Newquay in 2000 then settled down as a partner here in 2006 after locuming mostly in Cornwall and Bristol. During this period of locuming, having obtained his tropical medicine diploma in Liverpool, he also worked for Medecins Sans Frontieres in Ethiopia and Action Contre La Faim in Zimbabwe. Fascinating stuff!
Dr Dutson loves working in a small community such as Wadebridge. We have a great team which he is proud to be part of and feels that being a family doctor is such a privilege.
Outside of work Dr Dutson is an enthusiastic scout leader and loves spending time outdoors with or without his wife and 2 girls.
MB BCh (Wales 1993) MRCGP DFFP
MBBCh (Wales) 1992, DRCOG 1996, MRCGP 1997, Dip Derm 2010
Days of work - Monday, Tuesday and Thursday morning
Dr Tyler qualified in Cardiff and continued her training in Cumbria, New Zealand and North Devon. She joined the practice in 2000. She has a special interest in women’s health/ contraception and dermatology.
In her free time she enjoys the Cornish outdoors with her family and playing the saxophone very badly
MB BCh DRCOG nMRCGP
Days of work - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Dr Lee qualified from the University of Wales College of Medicine on 2001. Most of his post graduate career was spent in a variety of surgical specialties in particular ENT and head and neck surgery which he continues to maintain an interest in. Dr Lee started at Wadebridge and Camel Estuary Practice in 2009 and shares his time between this and locum work.
In his spare time Dr Lee enjoys skiing, photography, field target shooting, cars and breeds a wide variety of exotic shrimp.
Days of work - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday morning and Friday.
Dr Harris trained locally at the Peninsula Medical School undertaking placements in Plymouth and Truro and qualified as a doctor in 2011. She stayed within the South West and worked in both North Devon and Treliske hospitals before starting GP training in Cornwall. Dr Harris completed her registrar post at Probus Surgery in 2016 and followed this by working as a locum in various practices throughout Cornwall. After enjoying working here at Wadebridge as a locum, she joined the team as a salaried doctor in January 2018. She enjoys all aspects of General Practice and being a part of the community and relishes the challenges that each day brings (although she is less keen on all the paperwork!)
With her free time Dr Harris enjoys spending time with family and friends, making the most of the fantastic countryside we have here on our doorstep and parenting her two cats!
Nurse Practitioners are registered nurse prescribers who have completed additional training and as a result, are able to assess, diagnose, treat and manage illness and disease.
You may be offered an appointment with the Nurse Practitioner as an alternative to the doctor. For more information please ask a member of the reception team.
MSc, RGN, NMPSarah qualified as a nurse in 1994, training in Wolverhampton. She gained 10 years A&E and minor injuries experience before moving to Cornwall to take up a post as a practice nurse in Newquay, developing a special interest in minor illness and diabetes. Since working in primary care she has obtained a BSc in health studies and an MSc in advanced clinical practice. She is also an independent prescriber. Sarah works on a part time basis as a trainer for new practice nurses undertaking their foundation course and in 2018 she was awarded The Queen’s Nurse title, for recognition of a high level of commitment to patient care and nursing practice. Sarah sees and manages a wide range of acute presentation illnesses and is able to prescribe treatment or make independent referrals to secondary care where appropriate.
Married with 4 children and 3 cats, Sarah’s big passion is travel but she also likes to cook, has undertaken a multitude of DIY projects and sings with a local choir.
Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings.
The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, carry out cervical smears and assist with minor surgery procedures.
Sally has worked here as a Practice Nurse for 19 years, she started out as a Pre Nursing Student, and went on to do her SRN training at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. She worked in ENT /eyes for 9 years, and several nursing homes since moving to Cornwall 26 years ago. She obviously loves being a nurse, and finds being a Practice Nurse her favourite job! She is expert in childhood vaccinations, smear taking, cardiac/stroke clinics, and general treatment room duties, and thoroughly enjoys interacting with patients, giving appropriate sign posting advice when needed.
She is a keen gardener, and has recently signed up to be a Green Champion for recycling for Cornwall CC. Having had 8 hip operations herself, she is very empathetic to patients. She has 3 adult children, 1 granddaughter, and 2 cats.
Days of work - Tuesday, Wednesday morning, Friday
Kim qualified as a nurse 40 years ago at Good Hope Hospital, Birmingham and has spent a lot of her career in operating theatres. Kim has been a practice nurse for over ten years after going back to university in Plymouth. Kim is our chronic disease nurse for diabetes. She has many other responsibilities including travel vaccinations, cytology and chronic/acute dressings.
Away from the practice Kim enjoys spending time with her husband and long walks with her two springer spaniels Rio and Ellie. She also likes to swim, goes to the gym and attends yoga classes.
RGN Hannah qualified in 2009 from UWE Bristol. She has had 9 years experience working in a busy nurse led hospital before moving to the practice in 2017.She is currently the Asthma / COPD nurse for the surgery. Hannah really enjoys this role and finds it extremely rewarding when patients come back to see her with improved symptoms.
Hannah has a young family and enjoys spending the weekends going on adventures with the children, swimming, bike rides and going to the beach.
RGNKaren trained at Charing Cross hospital and has been a Practice Nurse since 2005. She has previously worked in South Wales and came to Cornwall in 2010 where she took up post as Practice Nurse in St Ives. Karen joined our team in January 2019 and has a dual role as nurse and receptionist
Gina joined the practice recently in August 2018. She completed her training as an apprentice at Boscastle surgery and has been working as an HCA for 3 years. She works 4 days a week and in her free time enjoys spending time with her family and exploring parts of Cornwall
Data Controller and PhlebotomistPrior to joining the practice Linaire worked as a Secretary for a local accountancy firm.Linaire is one of our longest serving members of staff and joined the practice in August 1997 as a Receptionist. In April 2002 she trained as a phlebotomist at Treliske Hospital, Truro and has done phlebotomy clinics at least once a week since.Linaire's role changed to work “upstairs” in the office as Data Controller for the practice to assist the GP’s when the Quality and Outcomes Framework Contract was introduced in 2004. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband, reading, singing and playing tenor horn with her local brass band.
Sam has been working at the surgery as a Receptionist/Phlebotomist for 1 1/2 years after relocating from London. She previously worked in a GP surgery as Reception Manager for 15 years.
Away from the practice Sam enoys socialising with friends and spending time with family and my 4 grandchildren.
The practice manager is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology.
The practice manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.
Nicky has been with the practice for 5 years, initially as Assistant Practice Manager and has recently taken on the role of Practice Manager. Nicky has almost 25 years experience working within General Practice and has worked her way up from receptionist, seeing many changes along the way.
In her spare time she enjoys running, going to the gym, baking (hence all the keep fit!) and spending time with her teenage son.
Assistant Practice Manager
Caroline has had 20 years experience in General Practice. She started in a dispensing practice as receptionist/dispenser, then moved on to a non dispensing practice as the Reception Office Manager. With the merger of 3 practices in 2015 with a patient population of 32.000 she was promoted to a Site Operations Manager.By joining Wadebridge and Camel Estuary Practice in 2019 she has gone full circle.
Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.
We have a team of District Nurses, a Community Matron, a Midwife and a Palliative Care Nurse, who work alongside the practice. We hold regular meetings and enjoy a close working relationship.
Our dispensing team handle all medication; issuing repeat medication and dealing with prescription enquiries.
If you need to speak to a dispenser dial the main practice number and select option 1.
Please note that repeat medication cannot be ordered over the telephone.
All the Dispensers have NVQ level 2 (or above) in Pharmacy Services and attend regular professional updates.
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