Nurses and Healthcare Assistants

Anna Chinn – Nurse Manager

I qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1992. I worked in the Acute sector at Treliske and West Cornwall Hospital before being offered a practice nurse post in 1998. My role has changed dramatically in the last few years and is still evolving, due to the erosion of traditional boundaries, which is very exciting and challenging. This has especially been seen with the introduction of the acute illness clinic. This service has provided patients with more choice, access and availability.

My specialist knowledge is in asthma and chronic respiratory disease and I enjoy caring for clients with these conditions. I am a qualified nurse prescriber. I have more recently qualified in the procedure of inserting Nexplanon contraceptive devices.
I work with a hard-working committed team of nurses and health care assistants all very focused in giving the best care to our clients and improving standards of care.

In my spare time I enjoy swimming, cycling, cooking and walking my very loveable cocker spaniel!

Anna Elliott

I was born in 1971 and brought up in the Isles of Scilly. I did my initial registered nurse training via Plymouth University, qualifying in 2002. I then spent several years working as a Community Nurse and then trained as a Practice Nurse in 2005. Since then I have worked in general practice for the past 13 years also completing an MSc in Advanced Nursing Practice.

I love the variety of general practice and greatly enjoy caring for the patients we see and I am delighted to be joining the team at Rosmellyn.

I live locally in Marazion with my Husband who is in the Royal Navy and our energetic 5 year old! In my spare time we love being outdoors and enjoy swimming, coast walks and camping when the weather allows!

Karen Morris

Born in Uganda in 1969 and brought up in the Middle East, I did my nurse training at University College and Middlesex Hospitals in London. After qualifying in 1991 I gained extensive surgical experience first in London, and then at West Cornwall Hospital.

I’ve been in General Practice for 6 years and my special interests are diabetes, contraception and sexual health. I’m involved in running the young persons Drop In clinic, working to improve their access to health care by making the service as user friendly as possible.  I am a qualified nurse prescriber.

I love festivals, body boarding and photography.

Theresa (Terry) Cook

I qualified as a Registered Nurse in 2005. I have worked in General Practice since 2006 with a brief spell as a Theatre Nurse. I enjoy all aspects of the job especially wound care. I am currently studying to become a Nurse Prescriber and hope to finish this course later on in the year.

I currently have two children away at university and live at home with my Husband and cat.

In my spare time I like coastal walking and Zumba.

Tegen James

I am born and bred in Penzance and studied locally at the Truro Knowledge Spa and Plymouth University. I have worked in general practice since 2009 and worked my way up from Receptionist to qualified Practice Nurse. I work one day a week at Rosmellyn and the rest of the week I can be found at Alverton Practice.

In my spare time I love to socialise with friends and enjoy coast path walking with family.

Healthcare Assistants

Health Care Assistants play a vital role in supporting the nurses and doctors.

Every day you’ll find them busy taking blood tests, measuring blood pressures, taking ECGs (heart traces), applying and changing dressings, removing stitches, carrying out spirometry (lung) tests, giving dietary advice, assisting with minor operations and weighing you!  They are also both qualified to do ear syringing and carry out home visits for elderly, house-bound patients.

Nina Harvey

Nina joined us from the St Ives District Nurses team.  She will be working on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Laura Howells

Laura has been with us for a number of years now and works on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

Lucy Watts

Lucy completed her twelve month apprenticeship at the surgery and now has a full time post with us as HCA and Clinical Administrator. She also does some reception work.

Rachel Jones

Rachel has re-joined our HCA team and works Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.