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Our Team

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Dr Jonathan Katz

Chair & GP Partner at Penryn Surgery

Dr Katz is a Partner at Penryn Surgery and has been with them for nearly 22 years. He has a particular interest in medicines management and is currently the Chair of the Cornwall Area Prescribing Committee and Cornwall Commissioning Prescribing Committee and was previously the Vice Chair of the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LMC. Dr Katz is the senior trainer at Penryn Surgery and has been a GP Appraiser for 12 years.

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Peter Stokes MBE

Chief Executive

Peter started life in light industry and retail. He had a successful career in the RAF Regiment, which included commanding Number 1 Squadron RAF Regiment at RAF St Mawgan. He was appointed an MBE in 2002 and left the Services in 2004 as a Wing Commander. He then worked in business in a range of positions across the South West and was a non-executive Director of CIOS PCT. In 2011 he moved to Kernow Health CIC to help establish the RMS. Peter then became Deputy Director of Operations at NHS Kernow before moving to Kernow Health CIC.

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Dr Andy May

Medical Director (Carrick Cluster) & GP Partner Three Spires

Dr Andy May is based at the Three Spires Medical Practice in Truro. He first registered in 1990. He is registered for obstetric care, family planning and minor surgery. His special interests include dermatology and cardiology.

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Dr Peter Merrin

Chair of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Medical Committee (LMC) & Partner at Perranporth Surgery

Peter Merrin has been a partner at Perranporth Surgery since 1996 – and was in fact a trainee there prior to becoming a partner – so his entire General Practice career has been in the one location. In addition to his role in Kernow Health CIC, he is Chair of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Medical Committee. His role in both organisations is to promote and protect the best of General Practice in Cornwall.

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Dr Terese Tubman

Director (Mid Cornwall Cluster) & GP Partner Roseland Surgeries

Dr Terese Tubman is a GP partner in the Roseland Surgeries and represents the Mid Cornwall area in Kernow Health. She has worked in General Practice in Australia and across Cornwall and is the Clinical Lead for the School Immunisation Service and Eating Disorder Service for Kernow Health.

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Dr Malcolm McKendrick

Director (North Cluster) & GP Partner at Port Isaac Practice

Dr Malcolm Mckendrick has been a GP partner at the Port Isaac Practice for over 14years.He has been a board member on Kernow Health since its inception, and represents the views of colleagues in North Cornwall. He also sits on the board of the RMS.

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Dr Rehan Symonds

Director (East Cluster) & GP Partner at Oak Tree Surgery

Representing East Cornwall on the CIC board, Dr Symonds is a full time partner in Liskeard with interests in prescribing, research and primary care development. One of a new generation of GPs, he is committed to protecting the core value of General Practice while working to support effective ways of meeting the unique challenges facing the health system over the next few years.

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Bridget Sampson

Non-Executive Director

Bridget Sampson is a registered pharmacist who has worked in the Primary Care Commissioning and Medicines Management arena for over 15 years. Bridget is currently the Managing Partner of St Austell Healthcare. In addition she is part of the NHS Employers Pharmacy Contract negotiating team.

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Stephen Holby

Non-Executive Director

Stephen Holby is Strategic Manager of Carn to Coast Health Centres (having seen through with GP partners the merger of Pool Health Centre and Homecroft Surgery in 2015). He is also Acting General Manager of Trevithick Surgery. An economist by background, Stephen worked in international banking in London & Budapest (where he opened an office for Barclays in 1991) before moving to Cornwall and joining Pool Health Centre in 2003.

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Dr Adam Ellery


Senior Partner at Cape Cornwall Surgery in St Just (our most westerly practice); Adam served in the British Army, played rugby for Cornwall and is currently an active member of Sennen Lifeboat Crew. He is also Chair of Mount’s Bay Medical, a Cornish Medical Research business.

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Carolyn Andrews

Chief Operating Officer

Carolyn joined Kernow Health CIC in September 2017 as the Head of Mobilisation for the Cornwall 111 Integrated Urgent Care Service. From the 1st of December 17 that role became Chief Operating Officer for Cornwall 111. Carolyn has a strong background in Urgent Care through both NHS and non NHS healthcare providers. She also has ambulance, acute and community experience as well as having fulfilled the roles of Head of Contracts and Head of Business Development within different organisations.

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Maria Harvey

Senior Operations Manager

Maria joined Kernow Health in August 2016. She had worked for over 20 years at Cornwall Council in a variety of roles within Social Care, starting as Welfare Rights Officer and finishing as Senior Manager for Commissioning, Quality Assurance and Service Improvement. Maria will be working for Kernow Health as Senior Operations Manager.

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Wendy Palmer

Business Support Manager

Wendy Palmer, originally seconded to Kernow Health CIC from the NHS, is now employed full-time to provide back-office support to the organisation in order to help it to achieve its goals. Wendy has a wealth of experience that she has built up over a number of years both in the NHS and private sector which has been invaluable in helping the business to grow.

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Corinne Bidmead

Personal Assistant to Peter Stokes

Corinne joined the Kernow Health Team in January 2016, whilst studying for her Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration which she successfully completed and is now studying Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration. Corinne works closely with Peter Stokes and Wendy Palmer and assisted with the start up of Peninsula Medical Chambers, hosted by Kernow Health. Previously she has worked for the Referral Management Service (RMS) and in the Optician Industry.

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Laura Manolchev

Business Quality and Assurance Manager

Laura started with Kernow Health in September 2016. Laura has worked in Cornwall Council for 14 years in various roles within the Business and Administrative Support of Adult Social Care. She will be working as Business & Quality Assurance Manager.

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Lewis Roskilly

I M & T Lead

Lewis Joined Kernow Health in December 2017, transferring from the existing Out of Hours service. Lewis has over 5 years’ experience in the out of Hours setting, with a focus and passion for Operations and IT management. Lewis will lead the Information and Management & Technology development for the organisation.

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Michele Boyce

Service Lead Nurse – School Immunisation Programme

Michele has worked within General Practice at Probus Surgery for nearly the past 20 years as both a District Nurse and the Lead Practice Nurse.Her main interests in General Practice are Immunisations, Diabetes and Travel Health.Her role within the team is to be Service Nurse Lead for the School immunisation Delivery Service.

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Nicola White

School Immunisation Programme Administrator

Nicola joined Kernow Health in March 2017 after relocating from South Wales. The last few years Nicola worked with St John Cymru Wales in various roles, most recently as a Voluntary Services Officer; providing support to all adult and youth volunteers. Nicola Will provide admin support to the School Immunisation Programme alongside Wendy Sewell and Jade Walker.

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Verity Allison

School Immunisation Programme Administrator

Verity Allison joined Kernow Health in October 2017. Verity is an experienced Administrator with a background in Criminology, she moved back to Cornwall in 2016 after travelling and working abroad. Verity will be providing administrative support alongside Wendy Sewell and Nicola White.

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Paul Jeffrey

Strategic Practice Nurse Lead & CEPN Lead

Paul has worked in General Practice for over 30 years. In 2005 he was appointed as lead Practice Nurse for Cornwall. He has a longstanding interest in improving quality and developing people through good education and is a registered nurse tutor and level 5 coach. Paul has been responsible for a rolling programme of education in Cornish Primary Care and the development of a regional Practice Nursing resource website This year he has been appointed Queens Nurse and project manager for the new Cornwall Community Education Provider Network (CEPN) which is tasked with addressing workforce sustainability and new role developments.

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Christine Matthews

Project Support Officer - CEPN

Chris trained as a nurse, practicing both in the Royal Navy and NHS, although the majority of her career was spent within the pharmaceutical industry where she specialised as a clinical Research Nurse organising and conduction Clinical trials. She also worked in a number of different roles including patient & laboratory safety, and project support & training. Chris has joined Kernow Health in January 2017 to provide support to Paul Jeffrey working on the new Cornwall, Community Education Provider Network (CEPN).


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