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Bow Medical Practice, Iter Cross, Bow, Near Crediton, Devon EX17 6FB Tel: 01363 82333, also at North Tawton Medical Practice, Devonshire House, Essington, North Tawton EX20 2EX
North Tawton Medical Practice, Devonshire House, Essington, North Tawton EX20 2EX

Opening Hours

8.00am - 1.00pm

8.00am - 1.00pm
2.00pm - 6.30pm


8.00am - 1.00pm
2.00pm - 6.30pm

8.00am - 1.00pm

Saturday / Sunday

Morning Surgery

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
8.30am - 11.30am
(By appointment only)

(Open access surgery is available at Bow on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, no appointment necessary.)

Afternoon Surgery

3.30pm - 6.00pm
(By appointment, pre-bookable up to 6 weeks in advance)

Call 111 when it's less urgent than 999

When the Practice is closed, please call 111 when you need medical help fast but itís not a 999 emergency. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation.

For immediate, life-threatening emergencies, continue to call 999.


We hold a contract with NHS England and offer NHS services. We are also able to offer Public Health services. Services available include diagnostic testing, phlebotomy, vaccinations, stop smoking support, contraception, minor surgery, maternity, female and male health screening, care for the elderly, care for people with learning difficulties and child health services.

New patients joining the practice will be offered a health check as part of our programme of health promotion.

We also offer a 5 yearly health check to all 40 - 74 year olds.

Additional Services

(All by appointment only)

Midwife: Tuesday afternoon

Services available for patients to access at our sister site in Bow:

  • Carer support: First Wednesday of each month
  • Physiotherapy: Tuesday 8.30am - 3.30pm


In common with all UK general practices, your records are stored electronically in our computer system. Rigorous safeguards are employed to prevent unauthorised access to stored information and your rights are fully covered by the Data Protection Act 1998. NHS England has access to certain parts of the system in order to obtain data for audit and management purposes; however, this excludes access to any information which identifies any individual by name. The Freedom of Information Act 2000 allows you access to any records we hold about you.

We appreciate that in a rural community you may have family or friends who work at the practice; we have strict confidentiality policies which all staff work to and respect.

Disabled Facilities

The surgery provides access for those with disabilities. Disabled parking bays are available by the front entrance with sloped access to the right of the bay into the building. A ramp is available for wheelchair users. The toilet is fitted to accommodate. Please let the receptionist know if you have problems with access, sight or hearing so appropriate help can be provided.

Private Services

Certain services are not provided by the NHS. You will be advised of the fees applicable when you request any services not covered by NHS regulations.

Medical Students

The practice is not a training practice. However from time to time we may host medical students.

Last updated 25th February 2019 Website developed by WesternWeb