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If you are over 40 years old and have not had a Blood Pressure check within the last 5 years, please book an appointment with our healthcare assistant. 

Minor Injury Units are based at Camborne/ Redruth Hospital and Helston Community Hospital.

Camborne/Redruth Community Hospital is a Minor injuries and Illness Service, its open from 8am to 10pm seven days a week, including bank holidays. An Xray service is also available from 9am to 8pm, Monday to Friday; and noon to 6pm Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays. You don't need to book a appointment  and parking is free.

The West Cornwall Urgent Care Centre based at West Cornwall Hospital in Penzance offers Doctor cover 24 hours a day, 7 days a week  and treats the following conditions:

1. Minor Burns, scalds and injuries.

2. Simple fractures (legs, arms, ankles and wrists). 3. Cuts which require stitching.

4. Chest and urinary infections.

5. Minor falls.

Call NHS 111 for non-emergency health advice (click 'Call 111' blue triangle at the bottom of the page) 

or in case of an emergency 999

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Out of Hours
Call 'NHS 111' on 111.

The practice strives to meet the needs of all patients. All consultations are by appointment. We offer a mix of appointments, some bookable two weeks in advance, some available 48 hours and 24 hours in advance and we also have appointments available on the day.

We also offer an Extended Hours Service especially for patients who are unable to attend during our normal surgery opening times.  Appointments with a Doctor or Practice Nurse are available from 18.30 pm until 19.45 pm on  Tuesdays each week, at Praze.  All evening appointments must be booked in advance by telephone or in person during our normal opening hours..

Home Visits
Where possible please try to come to the surgery. If you know you are going to need a visit please telephone in the morning. You will be asked to give a short explanation of the problem so that the doctor can be notified and decide how urgent your request is.


Dr Hugh H Fairlie (m)
MB, CHB Dr Fairlie spent 3 years as a Doctor in Scotland after qualifying at Glasgow University. Specialised training in A&E and a variety of fields of medicine - ENT, Psychiatry, Obstetrics & Ophthalmology. He has held a variety of hospital and GP posts, including time as a Medical Officer in Port Stanley,Falkland Islands. He came to Cornwall in 1984 and worked in several GP practices in Cornwall becoming a partner at Praze in 1992
Dr Joanne M Ellery (f)


Dr Ellery qualified in 1991 at Manchester University. She grew up in the area and then moved to Australia where she completed her GP training. After returning to Cornwall she joined the practice in April 2004.

Dr Spencer Quick (m)

Originally from Camborne, Dr Quick qualified as a GP in 2012 working at South Devon Healthcare Trust. He continued to work as a GP in Devon until returning to Cornwall, joining Praze Surgery in March 2014.
Dr Katherine O'Brien (f)


Dr O'Brien joined Praze Surgery in July 2017 as a salaried GP having previously worked at the practice as a locum GP.

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