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Dr Ed Prior

We regretfully announce that Dr. Ed Prior is leaving Tamar Valley Health as he and his family are re-locating to another part of the country. We wish

Dr Prior all the very best for the future. We are actively recruiting for this post. If he is your ‘usual’ GP then you will be advised who your new ‘usual’ GP will be once they have been appointed. Until this time you can continue to see any of the GPs or regular locum GPs at Gunnislake.


Prescription Ordering

A minimum of three clear working days is required to process all repeat prescription requests. ‘Working days’ are classed as Monday to Friday (excluding all Bank Holidays). 

So for example, if you would like your medication to be ready on a (non-Bank Holiday) Monday afternoon, you will need to order it on Wednesday morning at the latest.


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Current Vacancies

Tamar Valley Health




Newly qualified and retainers welcome


Start date: ASAP


Tamar Valley Health is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Cornwall/Devon border. Close to the market town of Tavistock and within easy reach of Plymouth. There is a good choice of local schools. Between moor, sea and river, outdoor opportunities abound for sailing, surfing, cycling and walking.

Tamar Valley Health is an innovative forward thinking practice:

  • GMS 16,000+ patients with 7 GP partners, 2 Pharmacist Partners and 6 Associate GPs working over 2 health centres at Callington and Gunnislake
  • Pharmacy at Gunnislake Health Centre with rising profits and Practice Dispensaries at both sites
  • Full QOF scores for the last 3 years and ‘Good/Outstanding’ CQC ratings
  • Active involvement with the CCG and LMC
  • SystmOne and EPS
  • Excellent Clerical and Nursing Teams including a Prescribing Nurse Practitioner and Prescribing Nurse Team Leader
  • Medical Student Training
  • Active in NIHR and RCGP approved research
  • Close links to Community teams


For further information and to arrange an informal visit please contact Natalie Wilkerson, HR Manager at or telephone 01579 382666.

Receptionist – Part-time



We require an experienced receptionist to work at our two site GP Practice on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Previous medical or dental reception experience is essential. This is a key role in supporting the clinical team in our busy but friendly practice.


Salary: £16,536 (pro rata). Five weeks annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata) and generous occupational pension scheme.


You will need to have a driving license and own transport as you will be required to work across both sites in Callington and Gunnislake.

Essential skills & Experience:

  • Recent medical or dental receptionist experience (minimum of 1 year)
  • Accurate and efficient
  • Ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritise own workload
  • Good IT skills


Desirable Skills & Experience:

  • Experience of working in a GP Practice
  • Previous SystmOne experience

Please apply with a covering letter and C.V addressed to Natalie Wilkerson, HR Manager 

Closing date: Friday 23rd February 2018







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