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Kernow LMC - Meet the team

Meet the team

The Executive Committee

Dr Nick Rogers

LMC Chair, Partner, Elected
I was lucky enough to know I always wanted to be a GP, so I went straight into Watford VTS after I finished my housejobs. After getting my exams and finishing the course I locumed for a while. Before taking up a partnership I decided to take a breath and went to New Zealand with my wife where we worked for a while and made the most of the wonderful culture and lifestyle there. On returning to England I started as a partner in Falmouth Health Centre where I still work today.

My interest in LMC work was piqued early in my career by a desire to understand why changes to our working happened and a wish to try to influence this. Through my time in the LMC committee I have been fortunate to learn from some very experienced and savvy GPs and I now have the honour of being the Chair.

As well as my LMC work I have a particular interest in dermatology, minor surgery and teaching. I am married and have two kids, I enjoy open water swimming and running around beautiful Cornwall. However, I am never happier than watching England play rugby (so long as they are winning).

Dr Will Hynds

LMC Vice Chair, Partner, Elected
I trained Up Country and moved to Cornwall in 2000. I worked as a peripatetic locum in nearly every surgery West of Bodmin whilst my wife finished her GP training on the Roseland. At the same time I briefly ran a locum booking website for Cornwall, which all seemed pretty cutting edge in the early days of the internet.

After a brief stint working in Central America I became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of GPs and emigrated to Australia, working in Broome and then Terrigal for 4 years. During that time I was a Director on the Board of the Central Coast Division of General Practice, which was broadly similar to an LMC for the area.
Nostalgia for the NHS drew me back to Cornwall where I have been a Partner and GP Trainer at the Roseland Surgeries since 2008.

I strongly believe the NHS is good for doctors and patients if only they would stop trying to tinker with it and would finally admit that good healthcare is expensive. I joined the LMC to find out what was going on but now my main drive within Kernow LMC is to make things work better for Cornish GPs, which in turn will make the health system in Cornwall work better too. 

I am in Partnership with my wife and we have 2 children. I have no hobbies, my children have hobbies on my behalf – I provide transport. 

Dr Phil Trevail

LMC Treasurer
Partner, Elected
As a full time GP at Pool Health Centre since 1992, I have seen much change. From health authority times through to clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and primary care networks (PCNs), as well as changes in my own practice, now the much larger Carn to Coast Health Centres.

I feel lucky to have had a full and varied career here in my home county. Starting when GPs did our own on-call weekends and nights, through the successful days of KernowDoc, the out of hours (OOH) co-op, as part of a great team of medical managers, then later versions of OOH. I had worked on the Roseland as a trainee, locumed around Kernow and the Scillies and spent time working in Australia. I was a police surgeon for 12 years and have been an LMC member throughout it all, now as Treasurer and member of the Executive Team.

When not working, I love being by the sea, or at sea, or travelling. My adventurous children have been to far-flung corners of the world and I have made the most of the chance to join them and visit whenever possible. Next stop to an earthquake-hit part of Mexico to help rebuild a collapsed primary school with one of my daughters!  


Kernow LMC CEO Emma Ridgewell-Howard

Emma Ridgewell-Howard

Chief Executive Officer
Emma is our full time Chief Exec with responsibility for, and oversight of, all aspect of the LMC’s work.

Emma is a lawyer by training, with more than 20 years’ experience in management, business and HR across a variety of professional sectors.

Latterly, Emma worked as a Practice Manager at a dispensing surgery across the border in Devon, before following her roots back home to Cornwall in her current role.

No two days are ever the same in general practice – the same holds very true for the LMC in supporting and protecting hard-working GPs and their teams across the Duchy. One of the many reasons why Emma loves her job so much.

When not at work, Emma is often (well, sometimes) jogging the local footpaths and lanes, visiting her family or wandering across one of our many beautiful beaches with her two furry dogs. Then bathing them. It’s a full time job!

Business Operations Lead

Millie-Grace Puckey

Business Operations Lead, Kernow LMC

Millie-Grace joined the LMC in 2021 after completing a MSc in Psychology, at the University of Westminster. 

Her role at the LMC is a combination of the day-to-day running of the LMC, including managing the diaries of the executive team and organising meetings, and office administration work.

Outside of work, her main interests include going for walks with her Italian Greyhound, Blu, and seeing friends and family.

Your LMC Committee and allocated practices

Dr Will Hynds

Brannel, Probus, Roseland, Clays

Dr Jonathan Katz

Leatside, Lander & Three Spires

Dr Phil Trevail

Harris Memorial; Veor Surgery, Camelford Medical Centre, Churchfield Practice

Dr James McClure

St Austell, Mevagissey

Dr Dave Tinkler

Marazion, Morrab, Atlantic (Cape and Alverton) Rosemellyn and Sunnyside

Dr Bruce Hughes

Old Bridge Looe, Quay Lane, Narrowcliff, Newquay, Helston & IoS, Tamar Valley

Dr Ben Ashmore

Perranporth, St Agnes, Chacewater, Carnon Downs

Dr Sarah Gray

St Erme

Dr Nick Rogers

Falmouth, Westover, Penryn, Trescobeas

Dr Judit Konya

Carn to Coast, Praze An Beeble

Dr Jonathan Hollow

Stillmoor, Carnewater, Lostwithiel, Middleway, Fowey

Dr Steve Jefferies

Oak Tree, Saltash HC

Dr Sarah Keast

Wadebridge, Port Isaac, Petroc Group, Bottreaux

Dr Victoria Olobia

Locums across Kernow

Dr Francesco Scaglioni

Ruby Country Medical Group, Stratton, Neetside

Dr Hugh Savage (Co-Option)

Stennack, Bodriggy, Meneage Street, Mullion & Constantine, St Keverne

Dr Robert Gardner

Port View, Rosedean, Rame, Launceston

Practice Manager Nicola Davies
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Practice Manager Helen Sankey
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Practice Manager Tina Seedhouse
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Last updated on: 
September 26, 2023
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