About Us

Practice Introduction

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.

Teaching Practice

Accredited Training 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.

Our Staff

GPs

Dr Kelsey Boddington, Clinical Lead

Dr Daniel Bunce

Dr Anita Sandison

Dr Michelle Colley

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Stephen Moakes

Practice Management

Lindsay Smith, Practice Manager

Practice Nurse

Clare Hendy

Claire Floyd

 

Healthcare Assistant

Leanne Phillips

Michelle Bennett

Administration & Reception

Andrea

Linda

Christine

Jennifer

Valerie

Karen

Angie

Dispensing

Rachel Ware, Dispensing Lead

Tanya

Leanne

Gabrielle

Sarah

West Somerset Primary Care Network

Living Better

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/)

 

Talking Cafes

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.