Exmoor Medical Centre is a dispensing GP practice in Dulverton on the western fringes of Somerset in the beautiful Exmoor National Park. Our list size is approximately 4000 patients. We are a part of Symphony Healthcare Services who are an NHS owned, primary care operating company looking after patients across Somerset. We are also part of the well-established West Somerset Primary Care Network - Living Better. We have a modern purpose built surgery with a dispensary situated within the building.
We are rated by CQC as Good with Outstanding in some domains. We have a team of 4 GP’s assisted by a diverse multi-disciplinary team of advanced nurse practitioners, practice nurses, HCA’s and a friendly and efficient administration team. We are also part of the North Devon GP training scheme and often have trainee GP’s working within the practice.
Within Symphony Healthcare Services, we believe that it is crucial to support learning and development, therefore Exmoor Medical Centre is an approved teaching practice.
Exmoor is proud to be an accredited training practice as a part of the North Devon GP Vocational Training Scheme. We regularly have GP trainees, who are already experienced clinicians, working closely with our GPs to further their expertise in rural General Practice. Dr Kelsey Boddington is our trainer and all our team are involved in various ways in shaping our GPs of the future.
Our next trainee, Dr Leonidas Giamvrias will be due to join the practice for a six month placement in February 2021.
West Somerset Primary Care Network
As part of our close working in West Somerset, we have come together with other West Somerset GP Practices and partner organisations to work together on a number of projects.
West Somerset Community Directory
We have developed a website to help our community find voluntary and community support groups that may well be able to support health and wellbeing.
“please click here”(https://westsomersetcommunitydirectory.org/)
The Talking Café is a multi-agency information café providing free advice and support to the public. The Cafes provide a place for the community to access several agencies in one location, in an informal, relaxed environment.
Unfortunately all physical Talking Cafes during the COVID-19 outbreak have had to stop running, but the Somerset Community Council Village Agents are hosting LIVE Taking Cafes on Facebook: www.facebook.com/talkingcafesomerset/live.
West Somerset Primary Care Network
Exmoor Medical Centre is part of the West Somerset Primary Care Network alongside Dunster and Porlock Surgeries, West Somerset Healthcare and Minehead Medical Centre. As a Primary Care Network we will be working closely to develop additional roles within our Primary Care teams and working together on a number of projects and initiatives centred around improving patient care.
Additional Primary Care Network Staff
Ele Laker – Living Better Nurse
Ele works as our community complex care nurse working closely with our GPs and Advanced Nurse Practitioner. Much of her work involves supporting patients with long-term conditions along with their family and carers.
Jane Lilis – Village Agent
Village Agents provide confidential, practical community-based solutions for you and can be contacted directly or via referral by your GP surgery. Our Village Agent is Jane Lillis and she can be contacted on 07958 415270. Please see https://somersetagents.org/ for more details.
Mental Health Liaison Workers
If you are in need of mental health support our clinicians are able to refer to our mental health liaison workers who are currently working remotely.
Jim Darling – First Contact Physiotherapist
Jim Darling works as our First Contact Physiotherapist on a Friday morning. Patients are able to book in directly for a review by Jim via AskMyGP or our reception team.