Penwith

The Penwith Primary Care Network stretches from St Ives to Marazion, and includes the towns of Penzance and Hayle and the small rural town of St Just.
GP surgery information

GP surgeries in Penwith

Many of these surgeries also have branch surgeries in various locations within the locality.

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 Penwith Primary Care Network
This Primary Care Network (PCN) has a registered population of approximately 65,000 patients.

The clinical directors for Penwith are Dr Dan Rainbow and Dr Katrin Tunstall.

Other healthcare in Penwith

Edward Hain
A community hospital located in St Ives. It hosts a number of outpatient clinics each week. The 12 bed inpatient ward is currently closed. Find out about the plans for this hospital.

St Michael’s Hospital, Hayle
Provides a range of specialist services including a surgical unit, x-ray facilities, outpatient clinics and therapies.

Stennack Surgery, St Ives
There is a minor injury unit located at this surgery. The unit is open Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm.

West Cornwall Hospital, Penzance
The hospital provides a range of healthcare services including medical wards, day case surgery, a renal unit and outpatient clinics for a wide range of conditions. There is also a 24-hour urgent care centre with X-ray facilities.

Local priorities

This PCN is committed to:

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

A leg dressing club with social activities was established with the support of the voluntary sector.

The PCN is committed to developing an integrated care team approach to support people within their community. This will bring together a range of health and social care professionals to provide enhanced personalised and preventative care for their community.