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Doctors and Staffstethoscope

General Practitioners

Dr Gaston
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Dr Adams
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Dr Embleton
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Dr Weaving
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Dr Law
Dr Sue Law
Dr Ayres
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Dr Byng
Dr Richard Byng
BChir (1988)
MB (1989)
Dr Martinus
Dr Pia Martinus
BM (1989)


Managing Partner

Office Manager

Liz Brimacombe
Liz Brimacombe

Samantha Richards
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The Partners of Adelaide Street Surgery provide Standard General Medical Services and hold a contract with the NHS Northern Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group.

Primary Healthcare Team

Reception Staff

Elly McDonald
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Senior Receptionist
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Nicola Sadler
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Debbie Taylor
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Debbie Small
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Our team of Receptionists are your first point of contact. When telephoning for medical attention the Receptionist may ask you for a few details.  All Reception Staff are fully trained and ask for these details in order that we can help you in the most appropriate way.  Our Receptionists are very busy at certain times of the day and we ask that you be patient. The Receptionists ease the flow of patients for the Doctors, Nurses and Health Professionals and keep the Practice running smoothly.  They are here to help you. 

Sometimes they may need to ask for further details.  They are not being nosey and are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the Doctors and Nurses.  All medical information, which is held on your behalf, is governed by the Data Protection Act and Staff are vigilant in ensuring that only essential information is made known to other Practice Staff.

Receptionists are the engine house of the Surgery, doing a wide range of administrative jobs, answering telephone calls and greeting patients at the counter.  At times there may be slight delays so please be patient until they can attend to you.

Medical Secretary

Penny Quarm
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Practice Nurses

Anna Walker (RGN)
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Practice Nurse

Alison Pace (RGN)
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Practice Nurse

Paula Fenton
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Nurse Practitioner


The Nurses provide a wide range of services in the treatment room. These include the following:

  • Dressings
  • Immunisations and travel advice
  • Family planning
  • Teenage health clinics
  • Cervical smears
  • Advice on preventing illness through weight reduction
  • Smoking cessation
  • Other lifestyle changes

If you wish you can discuss any problem with a Nurse even if you are going to see the Doctor afterwards.

(Please note: Nurses cannot prescribe). They also offer special help to those who have high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, or who want to lose weight, or require advice on alcohol.

Healthcare Assistant

Anita Large
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The HCA is here to take bloods, blood pressure, give smoking cessation advice, new patient checks. NHS health checks


Tony Perkins is our Pharmacist.


Helena Smith(RGN) (RM)
The midwife works with the practice team to provide complete maternity care. She can be seen by appointment on Tuesday afternoons and can be contacted via the surgery.

Health Visitors

The Health Visitors are a qualified nurses with specialist training and are based in Scott Business Park. They mainly see families with young children, but can provide health advice and support for others.