Health Visitors

The health vistors focus on families with young children, offering advice and support on growth and development, behavioural management (including sleep, feeding, relationship or bedwetting problems) and will help with health amd mental health matters to all family members.

Aukje Karsemeijer
I recently started working with the Westbank Practice in September 2014. I am based at Exminster Surgery.

Laura Bryant
I recently started working with the Westbank Practice in September 2014. I am based at Starcross Surgery.

Community Nurses

We have several District / Community Nurses working at the Practice. They offer nursing care to patients in their own home or residential homes, when they are unable to come to the surgery.

Jackie Williams
Community Nurse Team Leader - BSc (Hons) RGN

They are based at Exminster surgery and can be contacted on Tel: 01392 832379.

Midwives

We have three midwives attached to our Practice who are involved with patients during their pregnancy. They will help you plan your care during pregnancy and labour. After your baby is born they will visit regularly at home for the first 10 days.

The midwives covering our Surgeries are as follows:

Kathy MooreStarcross SurgeryThursday am
Joanne SmithExminster SurgeryFriday am
Rebecca ConstantExminster SurgeryTuesday am

They all look forward to providing continuity of maternity care for our patients.

Physiotherapist - Louise Lake

Newly appointed at the Westbank Practice in October 2014

Accessing physiotherapy at the surgery is via an appointment with your GP or other health care practitioners

Community Matrons

We currently have a Community Matron linked to the Practice who works on Monday and Thursday

Rachel Armstrong RGN ONC DNCert MSc
I trained in Exeter. My Hospital based practice was in the field of Oncology and Haematology. I joined the Barfield Hill Practice in 1988 and became District Nursing Sister at the Southernhay Practice in 1991. I have since worked in both District Nursing and Hospice home nursing. My special interests are older people and effective case management. My current role is to care for people who have a long term condition and to help them to maximise their potential. I believe the key to this role is effective listening and good communication skills.

Starcross

The Surgery
Church Street
Starcross
Devon EX6 8PZ

Reception opening hours
Monday to Friday - 8.30am to 6.00pm
(Closed from 1pm on Thursdays)

01626 890368

Exminster

The Limes Surgery
Church Stile
Exminster
Devon EX6 8DF

Reception opening hours
Monday to Friday - 8.30am to 6.00pm

01392 833230

The Westbank Practice provides family General Practice (GP) services to patients living in its catchment area.

The Practice area covers approximately 50 square miles. To the West the Exe Estuary, to the South the English Channel and the town of Dawlish, to the East the Haldon Hills and in the North the city of Exeter.