GP joins CFT Board of Directors

Dr Tamsyn Anderson, Newquay GP has today, joined the Board of Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CFT) as the new Director of Primary Care.

GP joins CFT Board of Directors

The new board level role was established following the expansion of CFT’s portfolio of services in April this year when it became responsible for the adult community health services including the county’s 13 community hospitals.

Phil Confue, Chief Executive welcomed Dr Anderson to the Board of Directors at her first Board meeting in Penryn.

“I am delighted Tamsyn is bringing her experience to CFT. Her passion for delivering integrated services for people in their communities fits with the Trust’s vision. Her expertise in practice based commissioning and the development of the Newquay Pathfinder model with Age UK will strengthen vital contacts with local GPs as we continue to encourage closer working across all healthcare providers.”

Dr Anderson said, “I am thrilled to be joining the Trust at such a unique and exciting time for health services. As a GP, I hope my clinical experience will enable me to make a significant contribution to the Trust and the provision of its services. I can see lots of opportunity to build on the Trust’s ambition for integration by strengthening relationships with primary care and the services we provide in local communities.”

Dr Anderson has previously worked as the Medical Director and clinical lead for urgent care for NHS Kernow. She has been a partner at Newquay Health Centre for 14 years, where she has been the GP lead in diabetes, safeguarding, women’s and children’s health.

The role of Director of Primary Care is a part-time position which will allow Dr Anderson to continue to practice in Newquay.