Castle Gardens Surgery

Castle Hill Gardens, Torrington, Devon, EX38 8EU

Telephone: 01805 623222

Sorry, we're closed

Surgery closed for GP and staff training from 12.30pm on Wednesday 21st June   ------  From the 1st February 2021 the Surgery will no longer be accepting cash as payments for prescription.  Payment by Credit Card and contactless payment only    


Dr Stuart Davey
MBBS University College London, 1995

Dr Elizabeth Shawcross
MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG University of Bristol Medical School, 1999

Dr Deborah Rotheray
MBChB Sheffield 2000, MRCPCH 2004, nMRCGP 2009

Dr Rosalind Fraser

Dr Elizabeth Wilson-Smith
DRCOG, MRCGP, DFFP, MBBS (University of London)

Dr Philippa Wright

Dr Sarah Cooke

Nursing Team

Our practice nurses have a range of specialist skills including management of diabetes, asthma and care of patients over 75 years old. They provide immunisations; dressings and a variety of health checks. Appointments can be made at reception.

Our healthcare assistants are experienced in taking blood tests and offer appointments from 08:00. They also provide a comprehensive in-house service for monitoring anti-coagulant treatment. Their role as Healthcare Assistants means they are available to assist the doctors during minor surgery and can carry out various health checks, enabling our practice nurses to have more time to use their specialist skills.

Lisa Sloley
Lead Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner

Alice Walker
Practice Nurse

Caroline Clarke - Nurse Practitioner

Nikky Williams - Healthcare Assistant


Practice Management

Our practice manager administers all non-clinical aspects of the practice and works with the whole team to maintain and develop patient services. They will help resolve any problems or complaints you may have, using the practice complaints procedure.

Patient Services

Patient Services provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. The Patient Services Advisors make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.

Administration Staff

Our administration staff are responsible for all chronic disease and patient registration management.


Attached Staff

Community Midwives

Our midwives provide advice, care and support before, during and after pregnancy. Please contact them via reception.

Community Nurses

The community nursing team are based in Torrington community hospital, they work closely with the GP surgery providing nursing care for patients who are unable to attend the surgery and require nursing care to be provided in their own homes.

The community nurse contact number is 01805 626316

Health Visitors

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.

The Public Health Nursing Team work to improve health with all age groups, especially for families with children under five years of age. The school nurses monitor the health of school children and provide health education and advice in schools.

The Public Health Nursing Team are based at the Early Years Centre, Borough Road, Torrington. They can be contacted on 01805 628000.

A Child Health Clinic is held every Wednesday morning from 09:30 to 11:30 at the Early Years Centre, Borough Road Torrington. Ring 01805 628000 for more information.


Our dispensers prepare medication for patients living for than a mile from the local chemist.

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00am to 01:15pm
    02:00pm to 06:00pm
    (Dispensary 08.30 until 12.00, 14.00 until 18.00)
    [Improved Access 1800 - 2000]
  • Tuesday
    08:00am to 01:15pm
    02:00pm to 06:00pm
    (Dispensary 08.30 until 12.00, 14.00 until 18.00)
  • Wednesday
    08:00am to 01:15pm
    02:00pm to 06:00pm
    (Dispensary 08.30 until 12.00, 14.00 until 18.00)
  • Thursday
    08:00am to 01:15pm
    02:00pm to 06:00pm
    (Dispensary 08.30 until 12.00, 14.00 until 18.00)
    [Improved Access 0800 - 0830]
  • Friday
    08:00am to 01:15pm
    02:00pm to 06:00pm
    (Dispensary 08.30 until 12.00, 14.00 until 18.00)
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
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