Mission Statement

“Providing quality healthcare by valuing both patients and staff in a supportive and sustainable environment”.

There has been a Litchdon Medical Practice in Barnstaple since at least the 1860s. For decades the practice was located in Litchdon Street just off Barnstaple town square and directly opposite the old North Devon Infirmary.

The practice has relocated twice since then and now occupies purpose-built premises on Landkey Road.

We serve a population within a roughly 10-mile radius from Barnstaple and provide medical services on behalf of One Devon Integrated Care System (ICS). We have a practice patient population of 16,220.

Please click here to view the latest copy of our patient newsletter.

Covid secure measures in the practice

We are maintaining our covid secure measures within the practice in line with NHS infection control guidance.

Face Masks

Patients are generally no longer required to wear a face mask in health care settings.

EXCEPT patients with respiratory symptoms/coughs/potential covid symptoms who are required to attend the practice still need to wear a face mask or covering unless medically exempt.

All other patients are not required to wear a face mask unless this is a personal preference that you wish to continue to do so.

Social distancing

Social distancing is also no longer required in healthcare settings, but please leave space where possible and respect people’s personal preference. 

GP Appointments

We are continuing to offer a mix of telephone appointments and face to face appointments.  If you need to make an appointment, please ring us and the admin team will ask you some questions that the GPs wish them to ask to ensure you are given the most appropriate type of appointment.

Still only come to the practice if you have a booked appointment or are collecting something.
All other contact should be done via the telephone, online access, or Patient Triage.

Please drop off repeat prescription slips into the outside red post box.

Covid 19 Information

To access the most up to date national guidance, click on this link: www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Litchdon are partnered with Mindful Employer to ensure all staff are treated equally and fairly. 

Mindful Employer’s mission is to provide employers with easy access to the information and support necessary to help them lead from the front on matters of workplace mental health and wellbeing.

National Patient Survey Results 2022

Thank you to everyone who took part - click on the link below to see how Litchdon has done!

National patient survey results


Practice Overview (gp-patient.co.uk)

Patient Experience (gp-patient.co.uk)

Opening Times

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Bus travel to and from the surgery

As a surgery, we try to promote an active lifestyle to keep patients fit and healthy and we would encourage patients to try to be as environmentally friendly as possible by either walking to the surgery or taking an alternative method of transport rather than using cars.

For those of you that are able to travel by bus to your appointments please find below the link to the bus timetable (this bus drops off and picks up just outside of the practice.