Our GPs provide overarching responsibility for patient care and handle most serious, acute and complex issues.

Named GP

Patients registered at the Surgery have a named, accountable doctor who is responsible for coordinating their care. Your named doctor will be allocated to you by the practice.

You can still talk to or make appointments to see any of our doctors or nurses, not just your named GP.

If you have a preference and would like to request a particular doctor at the practice to be your named GP please talk to one of our receptionists.

Senior Partner

Dr Neil McKay (m)

Originally from Truro and very happy to be working back in his home town.First registered in 1999. He provides a full range of general medical services including a special interest in general medicine and orthopaedics / sports injuries. He has a background training in accident emergency medicine and also provides minor surgery, joint injections and vasectomy with Dr Bull. He is a GP trainer for junior doctors and also involved with teaching medical students within the practice. Very thankful to be back home and able to enjoy his favourite sports of mountainbiking and surfing here with the family.


Dr Patrick Black (m)

BSc (Hons) MB BCh MRCS(Ed) DPD(Cardiff)
Dr Patrick Black qualified in August 2000 from Cardiff and prior to working in General practice he had lots of surgical experience in South Wales and the South West.  At present he lives near Truro and has a young family, he plays most sports and golf (badly) and enjoys the beaches and outdoor life.  His interests are dermatology, diabetes and minor surgery.  Dr Black will be performing surgical procedures at Three Spires as well as General practice.

Dr Katy Bray (f)

MB BS BSc DRCOG Diploma Sports Medicine and Training Injuries MRCGP
Originally from Truro I studied Medicine  at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals graduating in 2000. I then worked as a Medical Officer in the Royal Navy for 7 years prodominantly attached to the Royal Marines. During this time I completed  both my GP training and diploma in Sports Medicine and Training Injuries. I am now pleased to be back in Truro working as a salaried GP and am also involved in an orthopaedic interface clinic for knee hip and shoulder problems based here at 3 Spires and in Falmouth.

Dr Matt Bull (m)

MBChB MRCGP MScDRCOG Diploma Medical EducationI grew up in the South East and studied Medicine at Manchester University graduating in 1996. After working in Accident and Emergency in Lancaster and Western Australia I moved to Tunbridge Wells to undertake my GP training and a Masters Degree in Primary Care and subsequently joined a partnership where I worked for six years. I was lured to Cornwall  in 2008 when I met my wife who is a local secondary school teacher. I feel very privileged to be living on the North Coast where I enjoy surfing and swimming.  My special interests are medical education and vasectomy. I am involved with teaching undergraduates at the Peninsula Medical School and Dr.Mckay and I are now offering a vasectomy service here at the surgery.

Dr Alex Burns (m)


Alex studied in Cambridge and King’s College London, qualifying in 2003. He provides a full range of medical services.

He works at the Acute GP in the hospital, and also at clinics seeing children with eating disorders and obesity problems. He has an interest in evidence-based medicine.

Dr Ruth Faulkner (f)

Dr Faulkner trained at Newcastle university medical school and qualified as a doctor in 2004 and qualified as a GP in 2014. She moved down to Cornwall with her family, where she has worked as a GP since, mainly in Helston Medical Centre until moving to Three Spires in October 2022. She has also done Out of Hours General Practice and Urgent Care based at Camborne Redruth Community Hospital.

Dr Elizabeth Fell (f)


Dr Fell qualified in 2003 from University College London. She has worked as a GP in Bristol, Brighton and is now very happy to be a GP in Cornwall. She provides a full range of services for the practice. She spends part of her working week in the hospital as an Acute GP and works for the Referral Management Service.
In her spare time she enjoys netball, running and spending time with her family

Dr Andrew May (m)

First registered in 1990. He is registered for obstetric care, family planning and minor surgery. His special interests include dermatology and cardiology.

Dr Catherine Newton (f)


Since graduating from Bristol Medical School in 1996, I have worked around the South West with a year working in Western Australia.  I work part time and have 2 small children. I do a well woman clinic every other week providing contraception services and community gynaecology. My other interests include ENT and paediatrics. I also work as the medical officer for Truro High School for girls

Dr Sam Parkin (m)

Dr Richard Pratt (m)


Dr Richard Pratt trained at St George’s University of London. Following initial training at Torbay hospital he spent a year working in the British Virgin Islands. He then returned to Cornwall to complete his GP training. In addition to his clinical work, he has a number of other allied interests. He is the regional representative for the RCGP First5 scheme, which focuses on professional development and support of GPs in their first 5 years post-qualification. He enjoys training and examination of medical students. Of particular interest to him is the use of technology, such as smartphone apps, in providing better patient care.

Dr Andrew Sharp (m)

Dr Katie Shepherd (f)

Dr Katie Shepherd completed GP Training in Cornwall in 2020. Initially working in Newquay she moved to Three Spires in 2021 as a salaried GP. She qualified from St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London in 2007 and later completed her MRCP followed by work in Australia.  Prior to starting General Practice she worked in Respiratory Medicine and continues to have an interest in this.

Dr Sophie Spencer (f)

I qualified from Edinburgh University in 2009 and moved to beautiful Cornwall 4 years ago to complete my GP training. I now work part time as I have a young daughter and enjoy walks along the costal path, gardening and yoga. I have a special interest in dermatology and am currently studying for a diploma in family planning.

Dr Chris Wyatt (m)

Salaried GPs

Dr Lena Budd (f)

Dr Emma Donaghy (f)


I grew up in Northern Ireland and trained at Trinity College, Dublin, qualifying in 1999. I completed my GP training in Liverpool and have worked as a part-time GP in the South West since. I have lived in Cornwall for nearly 6 years now and have 3 small children. Outside work,  I enjoy cycling, swimming and winter sports.
I provide a full range of services and particularly enjoy Paediatrics and Elderly Medicine.

Dr Rebecca Hopwood (f)

Dr Rebecca Hyatt (f)

Dr Greg Knight (m)

Dr Niamh O’Keefe (f)

Dr Bethan Yates (f)