Coronavirus COVID-19: In line with national guidance the surgery is no longer accepting requests for face-to-face consultation without a prior on the day telephone call with a clinician. Please phone to book a telephone call. 

Minor Injury Units are based at Camborne/ Redruth Hospital.

Please call 111 to be triaged before attending a Minor Injuries Hospital or visit:

There are x-ray facilities available at Camborne/Redruth Hospital.  To access the x-ray service you will need to be referred by your doctor who will provide you with a signed x-ray appointment card and advise you to telephone the x-ray department to book an appointment for your x-ray.  Appointments can be booked between 9am to 8pm, Monday to Friday; and noon to 6pm Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays. 

The West Cornwall Urgent Care Centre based at West Cornwall Hospital in Penzance offers a Nurse Led Service  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.

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.

Practice History

Praze Surgery

Praze surgery is a rural practice established by Dr Edward T Lay in 1953 firstly at his parent's home Lisvean, Fore Street, Praze and then at his own home at No 78 Fore Street, Praze. After moving to Moorfield, near the school, a special annexe of four small rooms was built to house the surgery.  Dr Lay was joined, part-time, by Dr Lois F Gendall.  Dr Christopher McCabe joined the practice in 1978.

At that time, the practice offered surgeries at Connor Downs in the chapel, at Leedstown in the Mens' Institute, and at Dr Gendall's home in Wall.

When Dr Lay retired in 1984, the practice moved to a bungalow on School Road.  Dr McCabe was joined by Dr Eric Blay, and on a part-time basis by Dr L Gifford. Dr Sandra Cotton joined the practice in 1985, when Dr Gendall retired.

Dr Hugh Fairlie became a partner in 1992, on the retirement of Dr Blay. Dr McCabe retired in 2003, and Dr Cotton also left the practice at this time. Dr Joanne Ellery and Dr Richard Bensa joined Dr Fairlie as partners in April 2004.

We moved to new premises within the Primary Care Trust owned building over the weekend of 18th September 2010.  The first clinics at the new site were held on Monday, 20th September.  The new surgery is still on School Road but is situated on the opposite side of the road to the 'old' surgery.  The new surgery has free on-site parking for all patients, close to the building, with disabled access if required.

January 2012 brought more changes with the arrival of Dr Rob Jones, following the departure of Dr Bensa in December 2011.  Dr Jones returned to the Locum GP circuit at the end of August 2012.  

Dr Andrew Sharp joined the Practice on November 14th 2012.

Dr Spencer Quick joined the Practice on march 10th 2014.

New patients living within the practice catchment area are always welcome.  Please ask at reception for further details.


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