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Dr David Milburn

MBChB (1987 Leeds Medical School) MRCGP (1992) GMC 3256165 

I qualified as a Doctor in Leeds, and then worked in Yorkshire, New Zealand and Cornwall before settling in North Devon. I am married to Sara and we have been working together at the The Wooda Surgery since 1993. We share a room so usually work on alternate days. We have three children and as a family we enjoy various activities in the area especially being able to visit the beach all year round. I am trying to improve my tennis as it is an enjoyable way to stay fit. I am the Clinical Manager for the practice and enjoy the variety of clinical conditions that we see General Practice.

Dr Samantha Gardner

MB BS (1996) BSc (1991) DRCOG (1998) DFFP (1998) MRCGP (2007) GMC 4306542 I qualified from King’s College hospital in 1996 and since that time I have lived and worked in Devon. I am married to George who is a local GP in Barnstaple and we have three children, Molly, Emily and Toby. I have a keen interest in education, I am now a trainer of new GPs. In my spare time I enjoy walking, cycling, body boarding and gardening as well as my annual skiing trip

Dr Matthew Lee

BSc (Hons) 1991 MB ChB (Glasgow 1993) DTMH (1995) MRCP (UK) 1999 MRCGP (2005) GMC 4014610 

After a career in hospital medicine culminating in the field of infectious diseases in Australia, I transferred to the North Devon general practice experience, which I love. I have particular interests in prescribing, child safeguarding as well as cardiology issues.

When I am not busy with the delights and demands of my lovely family of wife and three daughters, I enjoy sailing, canoeing, surfing and discovering new aspects of our beautiful area’s natural and cultural history. I am attempting to learn the piano.

Dr Stewart "Reg" Perrin

MB CHB (Bristol 2006) BA Hons (Leeds 1998) DFSRH (2010) MRCGP (UK) 2011 GMC 6145619 

After a French and Philosophy degree in Leeds I spent several years living abroad, teaching English. 

Eventually, I decided to become a doctor.

After finishing medical school in Bristol I came straight down to North Devon, now my adopted home.

I joined The Wooda Surgery as a partner in 2012.

Dr Jess Danielson and I were married in 2015 and now job share at the practice.. 

I have an interest in medical education and help train new local doctors.

I'm also interested in how we organise healthcare locally and am the Clinical Manager for the practice.

Surfing, cycling, swimming and yoga keep me busy outside of work.

But I’m often found to be found propping UP the counter of a local café, with a coffee, and my nose deep in a book.

Dr Jessica Danielson (f)

BMedSci (Hons) BMBS MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH PGC (MedEd) GMC 7015833 

I am originally from North Devon, and am really pleased to be working in an area I really love. Having trained at the Wooda Surgery, working here as a GP with the team of wonderful staff we have is great. I have additional training in contraception and sexual health, including treatment of the menopause. Outside of work, I am married to Dr Perrin, and we spend our time enjoying the beautiful coast on our doorstep.

Dr Penny Martin will be looking after Dr Danielson's patients whilst on maternity leave

Dr Esther Maguire


I grew up in the deep dark valleys of South Wales but manage to cross the Severn Bridge and study medicine at Bristol University.  
I love to travel and since being qualified, have enjoyed working in Australia and spending time in Asia, New Zealand and, most recently, South America.
When I am not working I enjoy cycling, sea swimming and singing (usually whilst cycling and swimming!)
Dr Aaron Mills

I was born and raised in Barnstaple, and since completing my training in Durham in 2015, my wife and I have been very excited to move back closer to our families, and the beaches!

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter; I play basketball with the North Devon team and enjoy playing bass guitar and piano.  

I am really looking forward to starting work with the great team here at The Wooda and am excited about getting to know my new patients.

Dr Gavin Haslehurst


While I was completing my GP training here in beautiful North Devon, I really fell in love with the area and its diverse community - so I decided to stay! When I'm not at my desk in the Wooda Surgery, I can be found either at the stove working on my latest culinary creation, or traipsing across Exmoor with my camera in tow. I've really enjoyed getting to know Bideford and my patient's, and I am looking forward to being part of the Wooda team for many years to come.

Dr Elizabeth Watson

I am very happy to have joined The Wooda Surgery (Feb 2018) as part of the new GP Retention Scheme.

I am a Bristol graduate and have had experience working as a GP in Scotland (10 yrs),  Berkshire (11 yrs) and North Devon (so far, 8 yrs). 

I have two grown up children and I live with my husband and four dogs. We live in the country and until recently, we have been running a small holding. My main hobbies are: walks in the awesome north Devon countryside and music. I play in a local orchestra and in  band.

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