Our Staff


Dr Peter Wood

MBE, MB, ChB, MRCGP, DRCOG, DCCH, DPD, Dip/IMC (RCS Edin) DA (UK), Cert PG Med Ed.

Qualified in 1983 and joined the practice in 1995, having previously served in the RAMC and worked as a GP in Australia. He is married with three daughters. He is a GP trainer, GP appraiser and medical student teacher (Exeter University Medical school), Honorary Fellow, examiner and academic tutor Exeter University Medical School. Interests include Bridge, cycling, long distance walking and gardening.

Dr Claire Hart

MBBS, MRCGP, DCCH, DFSRH, Loc S.D.I studied at St Bartholemew's and Royal London Medical School and qualified in 2004.

Claire has two children and is a water polo player in her spare time. She is also interested in gardening and is keen to develop our garden here at Chagford Health Centre with some tomatoes, strawberries and in the future some fruit bushes.

Dr Griff Thomas

Qualified in 1992 at Bristol and then trained as a GP in Exeter.

After 15 years as a partner in a practice in Cambridge, Dr Thomas moved back to Devon. He is married with one son.He enjoys watching sport, especially rugby and football, country and coastal walks with his dog Freddie, and reading 19th century novels.


Our Practice Nurses are available one morning a week (Thursdays) and three afternoons a week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays ) They are available by appointment for dressings, removal of sutures, ear syringing, well person/new patient checks and advice. They run a vaccination clinic for children and travel and perform cervical smears. Karen Ross Fowler runs our Diabetic clinic with follow up from the patients GP. Mandy Sterrett and Karen Ross Fowler run our COPD/Asthma clinics and Hypertensive clinic. They are also available for any advice on weight, diet and healthy living. Please contact the surgery on 01647 433320 and ask for an appointment.

Mandy Sterrett

Mandy works in Surgery on Wednesdays 14:30 – 17:30, Thursdays 14:00 – 18:00 and Fridays 08:30 – 12:30

Karen Ross-Fowler

Karen works in the surgery on Tuesdays 13:30 - 17:30 and Thursdays 08:30 - 12:30.

Healthcare Assistants

Monica Roberts

Monica is available for blood tests, blood pressure monitoring, weight advice, wound dressings, ear syringing, flu vaccinations, B12 injections and ECG's. Monica is available 3 mornings a week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays). Please call on 01647 433320 for an appointment. Monica also offers free NHS Health Checks to people aged between 40 and 74 once every five years.

Sam Hill

Sam works on a Tuesday morning for phlebotomy, ECG's, flu vaccinations, Blood Pressure and NHS Health Checks

Practice Management

Judi Fowler

Practice Manager

The Practice Manager is responsible for the smooth running of the practice and she will be happy to hear your views and suggestions about the services offered by the practice.


We have four Practice Service Administrators Anne, Gill, Coral and Eva who are trained to help with your enquiries, whether it is making an appointment with one of the doctors or any other member of the primary health care team or repeat prescriptions. To help them deal with your enquiry efficiently they may need to ask questions; anything that you say will be treated in absolute confidence. The rules of confidentiality apply to all members of the team.

Community Midwives

We have a small team of attached Midwives who allow us to offer complete personal maternity care in your own home. Together with the same team of midwives, care in labour and delivery can be offered at Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital or, in carefully selected cases at home.

Community Nurses

We have a team of Community Nurses attached to the practice who are led by a senior qualified district nurse. Their aim is to deliver appropriate levels of nursing care in your own home.

Health Visitors

We have a team of Public Health Visitor's who are attached to the Practice and carry out development checks and hearing tests. They can be contacted at any time at the District Hosptital, Okehampton on 01837 658026.