Nursing Team

Nurse Practitioners

Nurse practitioners are registered nurse prescribers who have completed additional training and as a result, are able to assess, diagnose, treat and manage illness and disease.

You may be offered an appointment with the nurse practitioner as an alternative to the doctor. For more information, please ask a member of the reception team.

  • Mrs Sarah Barea MSc, RGN, NMP
    Sarah qualified as a nurse in 1994, training in Wolverhampton. She gained 10 years A&E and minor injuries experience before moving to Cornwall to take up a post as a practice nurse in Newquay, developing a special interest in minor illness and diabetes. Since working in primary care she has obtained a BSc in health studies and an MSc in advanced clinical practice. She is also an independent prescriber. Sarah works on a part time basis as a trainer for new practice nurses undertaking their foundation course and in 2018 she was awarded The Queen’s Nurse title, for recognition of a high level of commitment to patient care and nursing practice. Sarah sees and manages a wide range of acute presentation illnesses and is able to prescribe treatment or make independent referrals to secondary care where appropriate. Married with 4 children and 3 cats, Sarah’s big passion is travel but she also likes to cook, has undertaken a multitude of DIY projects and sings with a local choir.
  • Mrs Pat Totton (f)


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, carry out cervical smears and assist with minor surgery procedures.

  • Ms Sally Hounslow RN
    Sally has worked here as a Practice Nurse for 19 years, she started out as a Pre Nursing Student, and went on to do her SRN training at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. She worked in ENT /eyes for 9 years, and several nursing homes since moving to Cornwall 26 years ago. She obviously loves being a nurse, and finds being a Practice Nurse her favourite job! She is expert in childhood vaccinations, smear taking, cardiac/stroke clinics, and general treatment room duties, and thoroughly enjoys interacting with patients, giving appropriate sign posting advice when needed. She is a keen gardener, and has recently signed up to be a Green Champion for recycling for Cornwall CC. Having had 8 hip operations herself, she is very empathetic to patients. She has 3 adult children, 1 granddaughter, and 2 cats.
  • Ms Alison Stewart – RN
  • Mrs Hannah Winter-BakerRGN
    Hannah qualified in 2009 from UWE Bristol. She has had 9 years experience working in a busy nurse led hospital before moving to the practice in 2017.
    She is currently the Asthma / COPD nurse for the surgery. Hannah really enjoys this role and finds it extremely rewarding when patients come back to see her with improved symptoms. Hannah has a young family and enjoys spending the weekends going on adventures with the children, swimming, bike rides and going to the beach.

Healthcare Assistants

Miss Laura Holt

Ms Debbie Kirk


  • Mrs Linaire Penny – Data Controller and PhlebotomistPrior to joining the practice Linaire worked as a Secretary for a local accountancy firm. Linaire is one of our longest serving members of staff and joined the practice in August 1997 as a Receptionist.  In April 2002 she trained as a phlebotomist at Treliske Hospital, Truro and has done phlebotomy clinics at least once a week since. Linaire’s role changed to work “upstairs” in the office as Data Controller for the practice to assist the GP’s when the Quality and Outcomes Framework Contract was introduced in 2004. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband, reading, singing and playing tenor horn with her local brass band.
  • Miss Sam Allen
    Sam has been working at the surgery as a Receptionist/Phlebotomist for 1 1/2 years after relocating from London. She previously worked in a GP surgery as Reception Manager for 15 years.Away from the practice Sam enjoys socialising with friends and spending time with family and my 4 grandchildren.