Castle Gardens Surgery

Castle Hill Gardens, Torrington, Devon, EX38 8EU

Current time is 23:00 - Sorry, we're closed


Telephone: 01805 623222

Out of Hours: 111

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.



Practice Staff


Dr Stuart Davey

MBBS University College London, 1995

Dr Alisha Kaliciak

MBChB, DRCOG, MRCGP, DFFP LoC IUD, DTM&H University of Bristol Medical School, 1997

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 Sarah Cooke

Dr Jenny Martineau

MBBS, DRCOG, MRCGP, Royal Free Hospital London,1988

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

Ruth Henry

Practice Nurse

Nikky Williams

Healthcare Assistant

Admin Team

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.


Community Midwives

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

Community Nurses

Our community nurses care for patients in the home, working very closely with the doctors. They undertake assessments for post-operative care, incontinence and other home aids. Messages for them can be left on 01805 624413 or via reception.

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
    08:00 until 13:15
    14:00 until 18:00
    (Dispensary is closed between 12.00 and 14.00)
    [Improved Access 1800 - 2000]
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 13:15
    14:00 until 18:00
    (Dispensary is closed between 12.00 and 14.00)
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 13:15
    14:00 until 18:00
    (Dispensary is closed between 12.00 and 14.00)
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 13:15
    14:00 until 18:00
    (Dispensary is closed between 12.00 and 14.00)
    [Improved Access 0800 - 0830]
  • Friday
    08:00 until 13:15
    14:00 until 18:00
    (Dispensary is closed between 12.00 and 14.00)
  • Saturday
  • Sunday