Clare House

01884 252337

Bampton Surgery

01398 331304

Meet the Team

Our team consists of two surgeons, two dermatologists, nurses, healthcare assistants and administrative staff. Our clinicians are GPs who have extensive training, qualifications and on-going evaluation in their chosen areas of expertise and Special Interest. They are known as GPs with Specialist Interest (GPwSI) and form part of an increasing aspect of the NHS, providing services to patients closer to home, in a more suitable environment and in a way that, some argue, allows care to be more personal as well as more cost effective. We also have visiting Consultants from the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

 Our Surgeons

Dr James Wood BSc(Hons) MB ChB DRCOG PGDipClinDerm MRCEM MRCS(Ed) MRCGP










Dr Wood is the Clare House Surgical & Dermatology Service lead.


  • Amicus Health Partner.
  • Middle Grade Doctor, Emergency Department, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.Hospital Practitioner Tiverton and District Hospital and Tiverton Urgent Care Centre.
  • General Practitioner with Special Interest (GPwSI) in Vasectomy.
  • General Practitioner with Special Interest (GPwSI) in Carpal Tunnel.
  • General Practitioner with Special Interest (GPwSI) in Basal Cell Carcinoma.


  • Family medicine, Surgery, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine and Teaching



  • Amicus Health Partner.
  • General Practitioner with Special Interest (GPwSI) in Carpal Tunnel
  • General Practitioner with Special Interest (GPwSI) in Basal Cell Carcinoma.

 Our Dermatologists

Dr Helen Crighton

Dr Crighton qualified at University of Wales College of Medicine in Cardiff. She has spent time working in the UK, Australia and New Zealand before moving to Exeter to start her GP training in 2000.  She works as a GP specialist in dermatology both at the practice and in dermatology at RD&E hospital. She enjoys running and biking outside work.

 Our Support Team

Amie Harris

Amie is our Theatre Health Care Assistant.

Mrs Suzanne Childs & Mrs Sam Budd

This service is supported by our secretarial team, headed by Suzanne Childs and support by Sam Budd; they are contactable on on 01884 234850 or email us on our secure NHS email address: