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.


Dr Joanne M Ellery (f)


Full time GP Partner

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.

GP Partner since 2004

GP Trainer since 2019

Dr Adam Ellery (m)


Full time GP partner

Adam Ellery graduated from St Marys Hospital Paddington 1991. Joined Praze and Connor Downs Surgeries in April 2018. Previously of Cape Cornwall Surgery in Penwith. Adam will bring GP Registrar trainee doctors and Clinical Trials experience to the benefit of the practice and patients. Adam is the spouse of Dr Joanne Ellery.

GP Partner Since 1999

GP Trainer since 2009

MBM Chair 2010

KHCIC Chair 2019

Dr Richard Burkimsher (m)


Full time GP Partner

Dr Richard Burkimsher joined the practice as a GP partner in May 2021. Richard and his family moved to Cornwall from Buckinghamshire in early 2021.  

Richard is a GP trainer.

Dr Spencer Quick (m)


Salaried GP
Originally from Camborne, Dr Quick graduated from Bristol University 2007 and 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 as a salaried GP.
Spencer became a GP Partner in 2018 before stepping back into a salaried GP role in 2021.
Spencer, along with the three GP partners is a qualified GP trainer.

Dr Jade Edgcumbe (f)

MB ChB University of Bristol 2013; MRCGP

Part time salaried GP

Dr Edgcumbe joined the practice on 2nd January 2019

Dr Kat Gibbins (f)

MBBS Newcastle University Medical School 2010;MRCGP;DTM&H;FSRH

Part time Salaried GP

Dr Gibbins joined the practice on 2nd January 2019.

Dr Laura Cunningham
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