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Meet the team


The Executive Committee


Dr Will Hynds

LMC 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 Nick Rogers

LMC Vice 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 Vice 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 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!  

LMC CEO


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!

LMC Finance Officer / Administrator


Nicky Sherry

Finance & Administration
Nicky joined the LMC in 2016 after spending 17 years working as a practice manager.

Her role at the LMC is connected with the administration in the office – including the training programme run for GP admin staff.

Outside of work, her main interest is her horses and competing with them.

LMC Communications Lead


Rich Turner

Communications
Rich has over 20 years’ experience in corporate communications – in the NHS, police, higher education, housing associations and civil service – and journalism on local, regional and national newspapers. 

His role at the LMC includes overseeing the production of the monthly newsletter, media liaison, website management and running the social media accounts. 

Rich is a big Exeter City fan – regularly attending games – and also enjoys music and camping.

Executive Team Personal Assistant


Angie Douglas

PA to the Executive Team
Angie joins Kernow LMC as PA to the Executive Team bringing a wealth of knowledge from the public and private sectors in both London and Cornwall. Most of her time in Cornwall has been in the NHS having worked in both the acute and community hospital trusts and also for the ambulance service in operational and support roles. 

She is a keen gigrower and likes to spend a lot of her time outdoors either on the water, camping at regattas or enjoying music events.

Your LMC Committee and allocated practices


Dr W Hynds

Brannel
Probus
Roseland
Clays
Mevagissey

Dr J Katz

Penryn
Trescobeas 

To be confirmed

Veor
Clinton Road
Harris
Manor

Dr Sarah Gray
Dr Garrod

Camelford

Dr Nash

Bottreaux

Dr James McClure

St Austell Healthcare Group

Dr P Merrin

Perranporth
St Agnes
Chacewater
Carnon Downs

Dr Tinkler

Marazion
Morrab
Cape

Dr S Seale

Narrowcliffe
Newquay
Petroc

Dr P Tempest

Carnewater
Stillmoor

Dr W Howe

Lostwithiel
Fowey River
Middleway

Dr Ryan

St Clares Practices
(Aalverton, Rosmellyn &
Sunnyside)

Dr N Rogers

Falmouth
Westover

Dr P Trevail

Carn to Coast
Praze-an-Beeble

To be confirmed

Old Bridge
Launceston
Tamar Valley

Dr R Gardner

Port View
Saltash
Quay Lane
Rame

Dr S Jefferies

Oak Tree
Rosedean

Dr S Keast

Wadebridge
Port Isaac

Dr Matt Leigh

Lander

Dr Chris Tiley

Three Spires

Dr V Olobia

Meneage Street
Mullion & Constantine
St Keverne

Dr Scaglioni

Ruby Country Medical Group
Stratton

Dr Savage

Stennack
Bodriggy

Dr Macdonald

Neetside
Blake House (Black Torrington)
Bradworthy

Falmouth Health Centre
Penryn Surgery
Trescobeas Surgery
Westover Surgery
Carnon Downs Surgery
Chacewater Surgery
Perranporth Surgery
St Agnes Surgery
Lander Medical Practice
Three Spires Medical Practice
Alverton Practice
Bodriggy Health Centre
Cape Cornwall Surgery
Marazion Surgery
Morrab Surgery
Rosmellyn Surgery
Stennack Surgery
Sunnyside Surgery
Narrowcliff Surgery
Newquay Health Centre
Petroc Group Practice
Clinton Road Surgery
Harris Memorial Surgery
Manor Surgery
Veor Surgery
Carn to Coast Health Centres
Praze-an-Beeble Surgery
Helston Medical Centre
Meneage Street Surgery
Mullion and Constantine Group Practice
Isles of Scilly Health Centre
St Keverne Health Centre

Old Bridge Surgery
Port View Surgery
Quay Lane Surgery
Rame Group Practice
Rosedean Surgery
Saltash Health Centre
Tamar Valley Health Centre
St Austell Healthcare
Brannel Surgery
Clays Practice
Probus surgery
Roseland Surgeries
Blake House Surgery
Neetside Surgery
Ruby Country Medical Group
Stratton Medical Centre
Carnewater Medical Practice
Fowey River Practice
Lostwithiel Medical Practice
Middleway Surgery
Stillmoor House Medical Practice

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