Practice News

Memory Matters
14th Jun

Exciting new free courses For Dementia Carers

Caring for Carers
14th Jun

New Course 'Caring for Carers'

Waccy Walks
11th Jun

Waccy Walks with Lizzie and Graham

Wellbeing Day July 4th
11th Jun

Wellbeing Day July 4th

The Centre Newlyn
11th Jun

Healthy Cornwall Health Coaching Appointments

Wellbeing Walks
11th Jun

Wellbeing Walks

23rd May

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, which aims to raise awareness of the dangers of unprotected sun exposure and educate about the ways to help prevent skin cancer.
Is your mole changing? If in doubt check it out. Skin cancer is largely preventable, and if caught early, it's usually curable. Please see the attached information on how to check your moles/lesions.
Please see the attached information on how you can protect your skin:
forget me not
13th May

Dementia Action Week


May 13th - 19th marks Dementia Action Week. As a surgery we are committed to helping our patients to live well with Dementia.
Esther Way, our Dementia Specialist is holding a drop in session from 9.30am until 12 noon on Thursday 16th May.
If you have any concerns regarding your own memory or that of a loved one, please pop in to see her for an informal chat.
Please let the Sunnyside Surgery front desk know when you arrive.
MJP Parkrun
25th Mar

Dr Maria Patten is Retiring

After nearly 30 years in General Practice, I am retiring on 31st March 2024.  I have really enjoyed my time as a GP, it has been an absolute privilege looking after people’s health over the years.

My 10 years at Sunnyside have been very happy ones.  We have seen some difficult and challenging times and overcame them together as a resillient team.  The move to St Clare Medical Centre was a particular milestone and a great achievement by the practice, it certainly helped us manage the challenges we faced during the pandemic less than a year after moving in!

I leave you in the care of my excellent colleagues and I know you will be well looked after.  I plan to go off travelling in my camper van, spend more time tending to my beloved garden and aim to get my Parkrun 5k time below 30 minutes (again)!

Wishing you all the best.

Dr Maria Patten

New Team Members
10th Mar

New Admin Team Members

We welcomed Carly, Lara and Teigan to the admin teams in March 2024.  

Step-s to Health Parkinsons
8th Feb

Steps to Health Parkinsons

12th Jan

The Cove Macmillan

9th Jan

What Matters- Winter/Spring - Vol 6 by Cornwall Hospice

Welcome to volume 6 our Winter/Spring issue of 'What Matters?' -  This is an e-newsletter for both the public and professionals. It supports those in Cornwall approaching or planning for end of life and those who are bereaved.
We hope you find it useful. This and all our other volumes can be read via this link;

 What Matters - Winter/Spring - Vol 6 by CornwallHospice - Issuu

Dr Pearce
3rd Jul 2023

Maternity Leave Cover

Dr Lauren Pearce will be on maternity leave from the middle of July and her patients will be looked after by Dr Tamsin Bell. 

16th Mar 2023

St Clare Medical Centre Fundraising Event

St Clare Medical Centre held a fundraising event to raise money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and managed to raise a grand total of £615. A big thank you to everyone involved. 

Hall for Cornwall
14th Mar 2023

Hall for Cornwall Treat

In February the Partners treated the Sunnyside staff to an afternoon at Hall for Cornwall watching Strictly Ballroom as a thank you for their hard work over the last year. Everyone really enjoyed the afternoon and the show was brilliant, a great time was had by all! 

1st Feb 2023

University of Exeter, College of Medicine and Health Excellence Award

Sunnyside Surgery were recently nominated by the Bachelor of Medicine and Batchelor of Surgery Medical Students and have been awarded the University of Exeter, College of Medicine and Health, Excellence and Innovation In Clinical Team Teaching Award for GP Practices. Members of the Clinical Team will be attending the awards ceremony to collect a trophy and certificate in February 2023. 

11th Nov 2022

Facebook Page

Sunnyside Surgery now has a Facebook page that we keep updated with relevant news and information. Follow our facebook page here