***CHANGES TO ALL APPOINTMENT BOOKINGS***

The Wooda Surgery remains open for business however in order to protect our most vulnerable patients, our staff and Doctors we have made some temporary changes to our access to the building and our appointment booking process.

Due to the latest government advice, we are trying to slow the spread of the Coronavirus -COVID-19. We are therefore using a full Telephone Triage system as from Monday 16th March to reduce the visits to the surgery by people with symptoms of "a new fever" or "a new cough".

If you have either of these symptoms, please do not contact the practice in the first instance. Please use NHS 111 online where full triage can be made and advice and guidance given. If you are unable to access the internet for this, please call NHS 111.

If you do not have any of these symptoms but still need to access healthcare, please call our Reception team where a Telephone Triage appointment can be booked.

Patients requiring other routine appointments, i.e. blood tests and regular dressings will be screened accordingly by our Reception team.

Please note that our intercom system will be in operation on the doors into the practice for any patients attending for their booked appointment or general enquiries to enable us to manage the flow of patients in and out of the practice.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Nurse Practitioners

Alison White

 RGN (1983) Diploma Healthcare (1994) ENB 928 Diabetes (1996) Asthma Diploma (1996). BSc (Hons) (1999). Nurse Prescriber (2004) Postgrad. Diploma with RCN Nurse Practitioner Diploma (2006) I moved to North Devon with my husband in 1985. We have two daughters. Since qualifying I have worked in ophthalmology, gynaecology, outpatients, as a community nurse and for Devon Doctors out of hour’s service. I joined Wooda Surgery practice nurse team in 1994 and since then have undertaken further training to develop my role as a nurse practitioner. I am particularly interested in Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma and minor illness.

Mrs Vicky Braddon (f)

Diploma of Higher Education Nursing (RN) 2002, BSc Community Health Care Nursing – District Nurse Specialist 2006, Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Healthcare practice (Year 1) 2009.

I have been qualified since 2002 as a registered nurse (R/N). I have a background in urology (Royal Devon and Exeter) and general surgery (NDDH). I have worked as a community nurse and have a specialist qualification in district nursing. I began practice nursing in 2004, I joined Northam Surgery in 2007 and the team at Wooda in 2009. In 2009 I qualified as an independent nurse prescriber. I am currently undergoing further study to obtain my nurse practitioner qualification. I have special interest in minor illness and men's health.


Megan Hughes (f)
Mechelle Williams
RN (Qualified 1983). After working in the Emergency department at North Devon District Hospital for 15 years I decided on a change of working environment. So at the moment I am going through a big learning curve.  I enjoy my role as a practice nurse, .
Tracey Moore

Practice Nurse RGN 1988, Return to Practice 2014 I have lived in North Devon most of my life apart from a short stint in Canada and have recently returned to practice after a twelve year break in my nursing career to raise our five children. My previous nursing history includes Practice Nurse in Torrington, ten years in A&E at NDDH also Theatre Recovery, Day Surgery and Trauma Orthopeadics. I joined the Wooda Surgery in November 2014 and am looking forward to working with this wonderful team. I am currently enrolled on the Foundation Course for Practice Nurses to further develop my skills.

Myka Dymond

Practice Nurse

Adult Nursing BSc (Honours)

I am a newly qualified nurse but have worked in health care for the last 10 years. My partner and I have 2 sons and have lived in Devon all our lives with no plans to leave! I have chosen to come straight to practice nursing as I wanted to be a part of the continuity of care and build a real relationship with the patients. I am looking forward to working within the Wooda community.​

Healthcare Assistants

Amanda Bignell
Sarah May
Zoe Thorne
We all work part time at the Wooda, our clinical duties include taking blood samples, blood pressures, audiograms and ECGs and assisting the General Practitioners with minor operations. We also deal with sending samples off for analysis.
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