Falmouth and Penryn

The Falmouth and Penryn Primary Care Network includes the GP practices in the towns along with a number of smaller outlying settlements.
GP surgery information

GP surgeries

Get involved with your GP practice

Get involved in commissioning and with a Patient Participation Group (PPG) by talking to the practice manager at your GP surgery.

You can also contact the practice manager to find out who your mandated GP is. It’s not necessarily a senior partner. A mandated GP is the member of the practice mandated to work on commissioning new services with NHS Kernow. You can find contact details for the practice manager on your GP practice’s website.

About the Falmouth and Penryn Primary Care Network
This Primary Care Network (PCN) has approximately 46,000 patients.

The main acute hospital is in Truro which is about 12 miles away.

Within this PCN is the main campus for Falmouth University. During term time the population increases and demand for GP services is high. Falmouth is also a tourist destination.

The clinical director for Falmouth and Penryn is Dr Mark Morris.

Other healthcare in the Falmouth and Penryn PCN

Falmouth Community Hospital provides hospital beds and clinics to support health and wellbeing. Free car parking is available at this hospital.

Highly skilled nurses run the minor injury unit and treat a range of minor conditions. X-ray facilities are available Monday to Friday 9am and 5pm. The x-ray is closed on bank holidays.

Local priorities

The Falmouth and Penryn PCN is part of a wider group called Carrick Commissioning Consortia. The Consortia covers the coastal cluster, Truro, Falmouth and Penryn.

The Consortia has been an established group of GP practices for at least 20 years. The consortia have GP and practice manager representatives from each surgery and are committed to achieving:

  • the best use of local health resources
  • care as close to home as possible

The most recent developments include:

  • a pilot home visiting and triage service with Trescobeas Surgery and Penryn Surgery
  • funding for a discharge liaison clinical coordinator