Practice staff

The Doctors

There are ten Partners, one GP Registrar, two Salaried GPs and one Sessional Surgeon in the Practice.

Dr Glenys Knight

MBChB, MRCGP (Senior Partner, Female)

Dr Knight is the lead GP for asthma. She is also the Clinical Supervisor for the GP Flexible Careers Scheme and the joint Medical Officer for Kingsley School, a local Independent School.

Dr Sarah Ansell

MA, BMBCh, DRCOG, MRCGP (Salaried GP, Female)

Dr Ansell loves combining her work as a salaried GP at Bideford Medical Centre with a role as an associate Post-Graduate Dean for Health Education England, working to help deliver education for healthcare workers in the Community. Her special interests include womens' health and family planning. Outside work she keeps busy gardening, riding both horses and bicycles, along with negotiating her family's hectic schedules.

Dr Duncan Bardner

MBChB, DCH, MRCGP (Partner, Male)

Dr Bardner is a member of the Local Medical Committee, he is also the lead GP for IT, prescribing and Locality Commissioning at BMC. He works 8 sessions per week.

Dr Edward Bond

MBBCh (Wales), MRCG,P DRCOG (Partner, Male)

Dr Bond graduated from University of Wales College of Medicine in 2001 and then trained as a GP in North Devon. He is heavily involved in medical education, both as a GP trainer and medical student training lead. Dr Bond is the practice lead for Safeguarding Children, Coronary Heart Disease and IT. He is supported by his full time receptionist.

Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 daughters as well as keeping fit by cycling, swimming and running.

Dr Yuk-Lung Chan

MBChB, MRCGP (Partner, Male)

Dr Chan is the liaison GP for the Minor Injury Unit at Bideford Hospital. He is interested in Accident and Emergency Medicine.

Dr Andrew Clarke

MBChB, MRCP, MRCGP, BSc (Partner, Male)

Dr Clarke joined as a partner in in 2015 and works 8 sessions. He previously trained and worked as a physiotherapist before deciding to study medicine and graduated from the University of Bristol in 2007. He is interested in all aspects of medicine. When he is not working he enjoys spending his time with his family and walks on the beach.

Dr Mark Clayton

MBBS (London 1984), DRCOG, Cert. Med Ed, FRCGP (Partner, Male)

Dr Clayton has been with the practice over 25 years. He has now handed on the reins of Medical Student & GP Registrar Training to his colleagues and is now working 3 days a week in his Clinical GP Role and as Executive (Management) Partner. He was recently awarded the Fellowship of The Royal College of GPs.

Dr Richard Davies

MBBS, MRCS(Ed), MRCGP (Partner, Male)

Dr Davies is a qualified surgeon and general practitioner who has a specialist interest in Minor Sugery such as Carpal Tunnel release and Skin Surgery. He has a keen interest in family medicine and is the lead clinician for Clinical Research and Dementia at the Practice.

Dr Ruth Down

MBChB, DRCOG, DCH DFFP (Partner, Female)

Dr Down is the lead GP for palliative care and anticoagulation. She has an interest in Family Planning and Sexual Health. She is the joint Medical Officer for Kingsley School.

Dr Steffan James

MBChb, MRCGP, DCH, DFFP (Partner, Male)

Dr James joined as a partner in in 2017 and works 6 sessions. He graduated from the University of Bristol in 2008. He is interested in all aspects of medicine. When he is not working he enjoys spending his time with his family, his dog and all sports.

Dr Ragaii Loka

MBChB, FRCS (Sessional Surgeon, Male)

Dr Geoff Spencer

MBBS, DRCOG, MRCGP (Partner, Male)

Dr Geoff Spencer is a trainer for GP registrars and is also interested in the training of Medical Students. He is the lead GP for Epilepsy.

Dr Nicola Relph

MRCGP, MBChB, DCH, DRCOG, DFFP (Salaried GP, Female)

Along with Dr Ansell, Dr Relph is one of the organisers of general practice training in North Devon, and is very keen on medical education. Her other clinical interests are children’s and women's health. She enjoys the variety of day to day work and building and maintaining good relationships with her patients. Dr Relph moved back to North Devon 6 years ago to be nearer her family, having spent her childhood in Ashreigney. In her spare time she enjoys walking her two dogs on the beach, or digging in the garden. She also loves cooking, and all sorts of crafts.