Practice Nurses

The nurses are available by appointment for:-

  • dressings
  • removal of sutures
  • ear syringing
  • vaccinations
  • advice about minor health problems

They are highly qualified members of the health care team who are also trained in specialist areas eg asthma, diabetes, cardiac rehabilitation, travel vaccinations and  childhood immunisations. 

Training of student nurses is occasionally undertaken – if you do not wish for a student to be present during the consultation with the nurse, please let the nurse know.

Other Services

  • Help and advice on foreign travel (we are a registered Yellow Fever Centre)
  • Family planning
  • Child health surveillance
  • Contraceptive implants
  • Non-smoking clinic
  • Physiotherapy
  • Maternity Care
  • Aural Toilet
  • 24 hour Blood Pressure and ECG monitoring
  • Young Peoples Drop-in Clinic (under 25 years)
  • Cervical smears
  • Minor surgery
  • Diabetic and asthma clinics
  • Community psychiatric nurses
  • Immunisations
  • Counselling


The surgery has a counselling service provided by the CCG.   The clinics are on a Monday.


Three part-time physiotherapists hold in-house clinics.  The clinics are held on Monday morning, Wednesday morning, Thursday all day and Friday morning.

First Contact Physiotherapy

‘Musculoskeletal conditions’ is a broad term, encompassing around 200 different conditions affecting the muscles, joints and bones.

These conditions are a big problem in the UK; with over 17 million people living with a musculoskeletal condition, more people suffer with disability from musculoskeletal conditions than anything else.  Conditions of the bones, joints and muscles represent a significant cost to the individual, the economy and health and social care.

Good health of bones, joints and muscles underpins living life well. Musculoskeletal conditions affect nearly everyone at some point in their life. They can cause pain, fatigue, restricted mobility and activities of daily living. They impact people’s lives, their work and even other health conditions.

Bryony Short, Clare Platt and Rowena Beckley are our Musculoskeletal (MSK) Practitioners and are based on the North Coast at either Perranporth or St Agnes Surgery.  They all have extensive expertise in the clinical assessment, diagnosis and management of MSK (muscle or joint) conditions.

They see patients, aged 16 and over, with (suspected or diagnosed) MSK conditions, as the first point of contact, without need for a GP referral.

The receptionist will book a telephone appointment with one of the team if your condition is suitable for their assessment without you having to wait to speak with a GP first. 


  • All soft tissue injuries, sprains, strains or sports injuries
  • Arthritis - any joint
  • Possible problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons or bone eg tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, ankle sprains
  • Spinal pain including lower back pain, mid-back pain and neck pain
  • Spinal related pain in arms or legs, including nerve symptoms, eg pins and needles or numbness
  • Changes to walking
  • Post-orthopaedic surgery


  • Acutely unwell patients
  • Children under 16 years of age
  • Medical management of rheumatoid conditions
  • Women’s health, antenatal and post-natal problems
  • House-bound patients
  • Medication Reviews
  • Neurological and respiratory conditions
  • Headaches
  • Acute mental health crises

Please click on the following link for one of First Contact Physio's explain the service 

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