Practice Staff

Administrative Staff

Practice Manager – Mrs Caroline Sanford-Wood

Information to follow in due course.

Deputy Practice Manager – Mrs Lyn Watts

Lyn is the Deputy Practice and Personnel Manager. She is responsible for Patient Services, Estates management, HR Management and to day to day management of the Treatment Room.

IT Manager – Mr Sam Cole

Sam ensures our computer network operates smoothly and is in charge of the practice intranet, website and clinical audit programme.

Reception Manager – Mrs Elaine Barden

Elaine oversees the daily operation of the practice Reception.

Practice Administrator - Mrs Caterina Lamanna-Plumb

Cat manages all staff rotas and assists the Reception Manager in the daily operation of the practice Reception.

Finance Administrator - Mrs Carol Eaves

Carol assists the Practice Manager in the financial management of Bideford Medical Centre.

Prescribing Advisor - Mrs Carolyn Croker

Carolyn is a qualified Pharmacist who assists the prescribing lead GP with all aspects of prescrbing work within the practice.


There are a Senior Receptionist, 17 Receptionists and an Audio Typist/Referrals Administrator who work a variety of hours to organise appointments, repeat prescriptions, patient registration, test results and carry out all the administrative tasks required to support the doctors and nurses to provide medical care to patients.