Our Staff

Meet our staff

Doctors

DR ALEX COCKCROFT

MBBS - GP Partner

Alex has had the pleasure of being a GP at Perranporth Surgery since 2015. After initially completing a degree in Psychology at Exeter and Grenoble Universities, he studied Medicine at St George’s Hospital Medical School, London graduating in 2007. He is the lead for chronic disease and child safeguarding. He is interested in dermatology, rheumatology and mental health and enjoys his dedicated minor surgery and steroid injection sessions. He enjoys spending time with my family and bulldog. Climbing, surfing, skateboarding and running feature when time allows. He recently tried to play saxophone again but realised that was a mistake......

DR NOOR HAMAD

MRCP nMRCGP - GP Partner

Noor has been working as GP in Perranporth since 2010 (she was also a trainee here). She became a GP Partner in 2021. In her spare time she can be mostly be found in the sea or playing music.

DR SARAH WILDING

MBCHB MRCGP - GP Partner

DR ED MOORE

MBBS MRCP MRCGP DTMH - GP Partner

Ed studied medicine at Newcastle University Medical School, graduating in 2010. Searching for slightly warmer waters, he then moved to Cornwall 2013 where he first completed Core Medical Training and later GP Training having squeezed in cycling the length of India in between! He joined the surgery in October 2021 as a salaried GP before becoming a partner in September 2022. He is currently the lead for the medical students and is interested in how the surgery can support the local community. Outside of work he can be found running on the coast path, attempting to surf or training his new puppy!

DR EMMA DOCHERTY

BM, BMedSci, MRCGP, DFSRH - Salaried GP

Emma studied medicine at Southampton University, qualifying in 2012. She went on to complete her GP training in Cornwall and has worked at Perranporth Surgery since January 2023 as a salaried GP. She has a particular interest in women's health and contraception.

DR KAREN MURDOCH

MBBS (London 1987) MRCGP DRCOG - Salaried GP

Karen has worked at Perranporth Surgery since 1997, initially as a salaried GP and then as a partner. Recently she has reduced her work commitments and is once again salaried. She has variable work days depending on practice needs. Karen has a special interest in Women's Health, including menopause and contraception and undertakes contraceptive procedures (coil and implant fittings/ removals). Karen is married to a local solicitor and for many years has balanced working as a GP with bringing up her 3 boys, the youngest of whom has just left university.

DR LUCY COLLINS

BMBS MRCGP DFSRH - Salaried GP

Lucy studied medicine at Peninsula Medical School, qualifying in 2012. She went on to complete her GP training in Cornwall and at Perranporth Surgery. She has been a salaried doctor at Perranporth Surgery since May 2021. She has a particular interest in women's health and contraception

DR ALEX DRYDEN

BMBS MRCGP - Salaried GP

Alex studied medicine at the Peninsula Medical School, qualifying in 2013. After spending some time working in the West Midlands he moved back to the South West with his Cornish wife to complete his GP training and has been working as a GP in Cornwall since 2019. He has been a salaried doctor at Perranporth Surgery since September 2022. Outside of work he enjoys travelling, spending time in the sea, and playing the bagpipes.

DR JIM HUDDY

MA MBBS MRCP MRCGP Salaried GP

Jim studied medicine at Cambridge University and St Bartholomew's Hospital gaining his medical degree in 1995. He has been a salaried GP at Perranporth Surgery since 2007 and works there two days a week. He has an interest in gastroenterology and is an Endoscopist at the Royal Cornwall Hospital

DR KATEY O'DRISCOLL

MBBS DRCOG MRCGP Salaried GP

Practice Management

The practice manager is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The practice manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.

LUCY DAWES

Practice Manager

Lucy has enjoyed working at Perranporth Surgery since 2004, starting as an administrator before becoming a dispenser/dispensary lead. In 2020 she was made assistant practice manager and is now our practice manager. Lucy has two grown up children and in her spare time enjoys travelling, walking the family’s two dogs and dancing.

GEMMA MANNING

Assistant Practice Manager

Gemma joined Perranporth Surgery in October 2023 - Coming from a background of management of a Crematorium and a private ambulance company. Gemma has 3 children and in her spare time enjoys city breaks and dancing.

Nurses

Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

DAWN FUELL

Nurse

Dawn qualified in 1981 in Swindon. She has done various jobs including Air Hostess and School based nurse as well as NHS call handler. Dawn has been at Perranporth for 11 years and her specialty is diabetes and humour!!

KATHLEEN RYAN

Nurse

Kat qualified as a Registered General Nurse from Plymouth University in 2000. She has enjoyed a wide variety of nursing posts in the UK and abroad and is now firmly settled in Cornwall. She has specialised in Respiratory health and has been part of the team here at Perranporth for 3 years

Health Practitioners

EMILY LETHBRIDGE

Emily joined Perranporth Surgery in 2017. She is a Paramedic that has undertaken further training to become an Advanced Practitioner. She works alongside the duty doctor as well as caring for our patients that live in our residential care homes.

Healthcare Assistants

DEBBIE BLAIR

HCA

MEGAN DALRYMPLE

HCA

ANNE BUCKLE

HCA

Reception

Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.

JO B

Admin Lead

LESLEY H

JOYCE D

KIM B

CAMILLA B

LAUREN F

Secretaries

PAULINE J

JUDITH B

Dispensers

JANINE W

Dispensary Lead

TRACEY N

CATHY C

LYN J

GEMMA R