Patient Participation Group

We are a group of volunteer members representing each of the branch surgeries (Portscatho, St Mawes & Tregony) in the practice. We meet at least quarterly to discuss health and well-being related matters. We would welcome the views of any person registered with the Roseland Practice. If you want to join our group, we are not limited in number and you would be most welcome to participate either in person, or virtually. Please use the contact details at the end of the page if you are interested.

The purpose of the group is to work with the Practice Staff to promote good health and wellbeing in our community by providing information, advice and support about health-related matters and services. This means that we need to know what you – the user – want!

The ways in which practices deliver services and earn money is extremely complicated with some services provided centrally by the NHS and others left to local support – that is why we would like you to identify the areas you value. Our practice does not employ or pay for the services of District Nurses, Chiropody, Physiotherapy, Health Visitors, Midwives, Drug and Alcohol Counsellors, Mental Health Counsellors or Psychiatric Nurses. The numbers of staff employed in these areas are determined by the Health Authority so we cannot increase our staffing. Staffing numbers for Community Services are now being reduced due to the budgetary problems of the Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group and the financial deficit of the Hospital Trust. This is also true of other areas – where the Practice does not have a budget and where it is having to fight to retain our existing cover. Some practices do not have in-house chiropody or physiotherapy as we do.

If our group is to be effective and respond to your health needs then we need your input. We really want to hear what is of interest to the patients in the practice, so please contact us through the website or email via Nicola Davies, Practice Manager (email: [email protected]) or drop a letter into any of our branch surgeries addressed to the RSPG. The RSPG is bound by the same rules of confidentiality as those of the Practice unless you specifically allow yourself to be identified. The RSPG also facilitates community cafes in St Mawes, Portscatho and Veryan and various activities. See the Roseland Magazine for monthly details.

There is an RSPG Roseland Together Facebook page where useful information is regularly shared:

Non-urgent advice: The RSPG do not deal with complaints or concerns

These will always be dealt with via the Practice Manager.

Committee Members

The group is currently reforming and an updated list of members will be added to the surgery website as soon as we have them confirmed.


Current activities:

Non-urgent advice: New Activity

Ping Pong, The Millenium Room, St Mawes

Every Monday evening 5pm – 8pm

  • Roseland Cafe, Gerrans Memorial Hall, Portscatho
    Alternate Thursdays 2 – 4pm
  • St Mawes Cafe, The Millenium Room, St Mawes
    Alternate Thursdays 2 – 4pm
  • Community Cafe, Veryan Parish Hall, Veryan
    Every Wednesday 10am – 2pm
  • St Just Cafe, The Institute, St Just in Roseland
    Every Monday 1 – 4 pm
  • Ping Pong, Gerrans Memorial Hall, Portscatho
    Every Tuesday 2.30 – 4.30 pm and Friday 10.30am – 12.00pm.
  • Singing for Fun Gerrans Memorial Hall, Portscatho
    Every Wednesday 10.15 – 11.30 am.
  • Painting for Fun, Gerrans Memorial Hall, Portscatho
    Alternate Wednesdays 1.30 – 4.30 pm.
  • Line Dancing, Gerrans Memorial Hall, Portscatho
    Every Friday 3 to 4pm. Subject to change on some weeks so please check Roseland Magazine before attending.

Defibrillator Awareness Sessions

You may be aware that the Patient Group is instrumental in raising the funds to buy and maintain defibrillators to cover the whole of the Roseland. The group continues to ensure they are in good working order. These defibrillators have been used on numerous occasions and have saved lives…….. but would you know what to do when faced with such an emergency?

Non-urgent advice: Free Defibrillator Awareness Sessions

If you would like to request a free defibrillator awareness session, please contact Kate Blake on 07989902292 or by email :- [email protected]

Kate can provide a session for groups of 6 people or more, wherever you can arrange a venue.