EX14 2NY

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday
8.30am – 6.00pm

Contact Numbers*

Normal Hours
Main telephone number
- 01404 548544
Appointments desk
- 01404 540074
Home visits desk
- 01404 540070
Results desk (2-6pm only)
- 01404 540071
Enquiries desk
- 01404 540072
- 01404 46621

Evenings and Weekends


*We will endeavour to answer calls as quickly as possible but inevitably, as with all large organisations, there will be busy times when waiting will be necessary. The telephone system will stack the calls in a queue and provide updates as to how many people are in front of you. These queues will be specific for the desk you dialled directly or the choice you made from the menu.

Smoking Cessation Advice - Call 0800 022 4 332 or visit or see your local pharmacist.


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Welcome to the Honiton Surgery Website. The information on this site can also be downloaded as a booklet 


How to...

  1. Register at the practice
  2. Make an appointment
  3. Request a home visits
  4. Order a Repeat Prescription


Medical secretary

Honiton Surgery has a vacancy for a medical secretary

  • 22 hours per week for a period of 6 months with a view to permanent hours.
  • Pay range £8.27 - £9.29 per hour
  • 4 weeks annual holiday plus bank holidays
  • Opportunity of joining the NHS pension scheme

Suitable candidates will have good IT skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office software. Must have proven office experience and the ability to work under pressure. Medical terminology would be an advantage.

Please download the application letter, job description, application form, equal opportunities form and practice profile, and follow instructions on the letter.

Closing date for applications Friday 6th March, 2015

How to Recognise Dementia and Become a Dementia Friend

Honiton Surgery Patient Group are hosting an evening at the Honiton Surgery on Tuesday 24th February at 7pm with Heather Penwarden.

This very informative evening will appeal to and be ideal for all of you who have heard about the very topical subject of dementia or to those who perhaps may have stood in a queue and not understood the behaviour of the person in front who may have the beginnings of dementia, and wish to learn more about dementia and how to recognise the signs.

Places will be limited, so please register your interest by calling Lorraine on 01404 548544 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Honiton Online

We are pleased to announce that patients registered with the Ward Partnership can now sign up to the ‘on line’ booking of routine blood appointments and repeat prescriptions.

For further information please ask for a leaflet at reception which will explain this facility and how to access it.


Please note due to unforeseen circumstances the Seamark Partnership will be unable to offer remote ‘on line’ booking of appointments. We are working with our computer system supplier to rectify this as soon as possible. We will keep you fully informed of developments and apologise for the obvious inconvenience caused.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter

Sandy Wason Practice Manager


Two Practices

We would like to clarify to our patients that we have two separate practices here at Honiton Surgery .

The smaller practice is known as the Seamark Practice and looks after just over 4,000 patients. The doctors that work in this practice are:

  • Dr. David Seamark
  • Dr. Sarah Evans
  • Dr. Anne Saunders
  • Dr. Siobhan Gillespie
  • Dr. Daniel Murphy

The larger practice is known as the Ward Practice and looks after just over 12,000 patients. The doctors that work in this practice are:

  • Dr. David Ward
  • Dr. Fiona Short
  • Dr. Janet Ward
  • Dr. David Rampersad
  • Dr. Justin Geddes
  • Dr. Suzanne Ingram
  • Dr. Jennie Button
  • Dr. Sarah Pendrazzini
  • Dr. Zoe Ghosh
  • Dr. Beth de Sousa

Both practices share the staff and building resources.

We are keen for the patients to be registered with a ‘usual doctor’ in their practice and would hope that you are able to see your usual doctor for the majority of the time, in order to maximize continuity of care.

If you think a home visit will be required, please try and request this before 2.00pm on the day so that this is done by your own practice and preferably your usual doctor.

From time to time, for example when the doctor is on call or you are seeing a nurse, they will look after patients from both practices and so will have access to your medical records. Confidentiality will be maintained as is our normal practice.


Open Evening at Honiton Surgery

The Honiton Surgery Patient Participation Group was delighted with the 70 strong turnout for their open evening at the surgery on Tuesday 11th November. The dreadful weather seemed not to deter people from coming. Sandy Wason, practice manager, had to arrange extra chairs. The large audience was a tribute to the efforts of Mrs Serena Sexton, chairman of the group, and her team. Serena led the evening and welcomed Heather Penwarden, from the Memory Cafe, who talked about 'Dementia friendly Honiton' and Kate Lock from Devon Doctors on call who talked about how out of hours care was organised.

Drs Janet & David Ward talked about to make the best of the surgery and talked about ways patients could help the staff and clinicians following a survey of the staff. These included phoning for visits as early in the day as possible to allow care options to be better organised and trying not to run out of medication to avoid 'urgent' requests on a Friday afternoon.

Dr Justin Geddes talked about the commissioning of care and the evolving role of the community hospitals. Members of the audience took the opportunity to address questions to the speakers. The feedback on the slips patients were given appeared very promising and there was an appetite for further events. 

Dr. David Seamark & Dr. Daniel Murphy

Please could all patients on the list of Dr. David Seamark be aware that he and Dr. Danny Murphy job share and therefore both should be considered as your  regular named doctors.

Change in GPs

Change in GPs.

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Zoe Ghosh and Dr. Sarah Pedrazzini who will look after  the patients that are on Dr. Barkers’s list from the end of the summer. 

Dr. Pedrazzini worked as a GP near Bristol and she is re-locating for family reasons. She joins us on Monday 15th September.

Dr Ghosh has been working as a locum for us over the summer to cover Dr Evans’ sabbatical. She joins us on Monday 13th October.  We are delighted to confirm their permanent positions.  

Whilst we are waiting for Dr Pedrazzini and Dr Ghosh to start in their permanent positions, Dr Barker’s patients will be covered by regular locums.  Drs. Ghosh and Pedrazzini will be working closely together on a job sharing basis to provide continuity of care to their patients.

All patients with surnames starting A to M will be automatically registered with Dr. Ghosh

All patients with surnames starting N to Z will be automatically registered with Dr. Pedrazzini.
If you have any concerns about your registered GP, please contact the surgery.

Patient Experience Survey Results 2013/14

For 2 weeks in November 2013, patients who attended the surgery were asked to complete a questionnaire on their visit experience. The results have been reflected on by staff members and by members of our Patient Group, and an action plan has been formulated to try to improve services in the areas we are falling down on. The poster summarises the results of the Improving Practice Questionnaire. Details on the outcomes of the Patient Survey and action plan can be found here

Did you know as much as £5.5 million is wasted each year in Devon on unused medicines?

The same amount could pay for approximately:

  • 730 heart bypass operations
  • or 1,000 hip replacements
  • or 2,235 knee replacements
  • or 10,720 cataract operations

You can help us use this NHS money in Devon more wisely:

Look at your supplies – order only the items that you need.

Listen to the advice from your doctor, nurse or pharmacist and take all medicines as instructed on the label.

Tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if your medicines are not agreeing with you or you have stopped taking them.

Using the counterfoil of the prescription, tick only the medicines you need, and remember "tick in haste – medicines waste."

Open your bag of medication while at the pharmacy. If you have item(s) not requested, or surplus to your needs for the next month, please return these before leaving.


SMS (TEXT) Messaging with appointment reminders

 If you would like to receive reminders about your appointments direct to your mobile phone, please complete this form and return a signed copy to Honiton Surgery. We may also use this facility in the future if we wish to send you a message.


Over the next couple of months we also hope to be able to offer a limited on line appointment booking facility as well as ordering repeat medication (when a full list of all available repeat medication for yourself will be available to view and order). Please keep checking the website to know when this facility becomes available. We will then need you to attend the surgery with an official form of photo ID (ie passport/driving licence/bus pass). At this stage you will be given a password to be able to access the facility through this website.