Practice nurses

Our practice-based nurses are highly skilled health care professionals and are now taking on more and more work that, in the past, was done by the doctor. They provide general health screening, ear syringing, travel injection and advice, immunisations, cervical smear tests, dressing/wound care and general advice/counselling.

Members of the Practice Nurse Team also have special interests in Asthma, Chronic Bronchitis management, Diabetes, Hypertension, Coronary Heart Disease, control of long-term medication and Well Woman Clinics.

Rachael Minto

I joined the practice in October 2011. I qualified as an RGN in 1999 and have since worked in Dorset and Newcastle in neurology, rheumatology and cardiology.

Nicky Bradford

I joined the practice in 2015.

Amanda Mathers-Abbot

I am the lead practice nurse at Starcross surgery and joined the practice in 2004. Prior to that I have worked in a variety of different settings, including thoracic and ENT surgery, general medicine, cardiology and Intensive care. I also spent a year working in Australia. I am particuarly interested in Hypertension, Diabetes and Minor illness.

Carin Prior (Phlebotomist)

I joined the practice in July 2014.

Josephine Kirkland (Healthcare Assistant)

I joined the practice on 1st October 2018.

Valerie Garrett

I joined the practice in January 2015.


The Surgery
Church Street
Devon EX6 8PZ

Reception opening hours
Monday to Friday - 8.30am to 6.00pm
(Closed from 1pm on Thursdays)

01626 890368


The Limes Surgery
Church Stile
Devon EX6 8DF

Reception opening hours
Monday to Friday - 8.30am to 6.00pm

01392 833230

The Westbank Practice provides family General Practice (GP) services to patients living in its catchment area.