Doctor Jan Power, MBChB, DRCOG, MRCGP
Born in 1958. I am married with two grown up children. I have been a GP since 1990, working in Sheffield until I moved to Penzance in 1996.
I love being a GP. I also greatly enjoy living in Penzance and try to fit in looking after a 10 acre small holding! I enjoy cycling and running and occasionally enter charity events for which I may pester you to sponsor me.
I enjoy the whole spectrum of general practice, but specifically rheumatology (including joint injections) and complex care of patients with multiple problems. I also do quite a lot of minor surgery. I work closely with the nurse team and support them in their training & education.
Doctor Carla Rowe, MBChB DRCOG DFFP MRCGP
Born in 1970. I qualified in 1993 from Birmingham Medical School. After working in various hospitals in the Midlands, I spent some time working in Accident & Emergency in New Zealand. On returning to the UK I moved down to Cornwall and have been a GP in the county since 1997. I run the young persons clinic with Karen Morris, and am a trainer for our GP Registrars.
I am married and live near Truro. Outside of work I am kept busy looking after our 2 energetic young children. When not providing a taxi service to various school and social activities I love to escape for long walks with our black Labrador Jess.
I enjoy dealing with the wide variety of problems encountered in General Practice and feel privileged to be part of such an enthusiastic and caring primary care team. My areas of special interest are young persons services, contraception and sexual health.
Doctor Sue Williams MA MBBS DRCOG Fam Pl Cert
I was born and raised in the Midlands just about as far from the sea as you get in the UK. After training in Cambridge and London, I seized the opportunity to work in West Cornwall Hospital, knowing Penzance from childhood holidays on Scilly. Whilst there I not only met my paramedic husband, but also developed a love of Penwith. My postgraduate training was based in Treliske and other local hospitals and I was delighted in 1990 to be offered a position in General Practice back in Penzance.
I still believe that General Practice is a vocation and enjoy the work I do, although the job is very different to that which I started in 1990. I continue to endeavour to practice caring, empathetic, patient-centred medicine to the best of my ability whist striving to meet the demands of today’s NHS.
Outside of work much of my time is spent as chauffeur to my two teenage daughters. Luckily I share their love of sports and so it is generally a pleasure rather than a burden. I also like to reward a long walk in the Penwith countryside with a good meal and glass of wine. It’s good to live as close to the sea as I now do.
Doctor Mark Russell, MA MBBS MRCGP PRCertEd
I grew up in Oxford and went to University in Oxford and London before moving to Sheffield for my GP training. I was a GP in Sheffield for 5 years before moving to Penzance in 1996.
Its a privilege to be a GP. I enjoy the combination of getting to know people, the continual diagnostic and other challenges of the consultation and the team work. I am the training lead for our Registrar doctors.
In Sheffield I did 6 months in dermatology and 6 months in a chest job and still enjoy these aspects of medicine.
I participate in the local triathlon series and started running marathons a couple of years ago. So, keeping fit and overcoming injuries is a special interest area.
The human body is an amazing machine. Like any other amazing machine it needs looking after to function well!
Doctor Benjamin Penfold, BMBS MRCGP
Born in 1985 in Derby, I grew up in Wiltshire before moving further South West to do my medical training at the Peninsula Medical School. I first came to Cornwall in my final year which was based at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.
After graduating in 2008 I completed my junior doctor years at the Royal Cornwall Hospital and West Cornwall Hospital. I briefly left Cornwall to get some A&E experience in New Zealand prior to returning to Cornwall to train as a GP. After a brief spell of being a locum I was lucky enough to join Rosmellyn Surgery. Although I really enjoy the variety of being a GP, I particularly enjoy sports injury, mental health and the complexity of chronic disease management.
Alongside working at Rosmellyn I currently work one day a week in the Urgent Care Centre at west Cornwall Hospital managing acute injuries and illness.
When not at work, I live with my wife and our pet dog on the North Coast. I try to keep myself active and enjoy running, cycling and sea swimming. Occasionally I will enter local sporting events and I particularly enjoyed the Yacht Inn Swim and Lands End Cycle last year and look forward to this years events!
Doctor Katrin Tunstall, MBBCh MRCGP
I qualified from Cardiff University in 2011. I enjoyed my time in Wales, but having grown up in West Cornwall, I headed straight back to the West Country to undertake my postgraduate training; stopping off in North Devon for two years to complete my foundation training as a junior doctor, before returning to Cornwall for GP training.
After completing my GP training I worked as a locum GP in West Cornwall, but very quickly started to miss the continuity of care and working relationships I had with my patients. I am therefore thrilled to have been offered a position at Rosmellyn Surgery.
Getting to know patients and their families is such a privilege and I love the variety of General Practice. I have a particular interest in Elderly care and dementia and Women’s health.
Rosmellyn Surgery is also entering a period of change over the next few years with the planned relocation to a brand new health centre in Penzance and I am thrilled to be working on the development of this exciting project. We face a challenging future in General Practice, but I firmly believe we can create a bright future for our local community with this new venture.
The practice also houses a GP Registrar who is a qualified doctor completing their specialist training for general practice.
Our current Registrar is Dr Catherine Stewart who is expected to be with us until the end of August 2018. Catherine has her own surgeries and performs visits.
Other medical students from the Peninsular Medical School and Exeter University also join us from time to time and they may will sit in on consultations or accompany the doctors on visits. You may be asked to give them an opportunity of taking your history in a one to one consultation prior to seeing the GP; this really enhances their training, and we ask that you agree to this if possible.
Whilst we encourage patients to allow the medical students to be present throughout a consultation, we understand that this may not be acceptable at times, so please do say so if you feel uncomfortable.
NHS England requires that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is publicised, and the required disclosure is shown below. However it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time the doctors spend working in the practice and should not be used to form any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparison with any other practice.
The average earnings for GPs working in Rosmellyn Surgery in the last financial year 2016/17 was £65,304.00 before tax and national insurance.