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If you are looking to build a bespoke career as a General Practice Clinician, work closely with community partners, then Devon has it all. General Practice in Devon is of a high standard with all practices rated as either 'Outstanding' or 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission. Devon has 122 General Practice Organisations across the region with additional branch sites providing General Medical Services to Devon's 1..25 million population. Devon's geography allows practices to be divided into 4 main localities Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Devon.
Devon has 31 designated Primary Care Networks each with a nominated Clinical Director. Devon's Primary Care Networks enable greater provision of proactive, personalised, coordinated and more integrated health and social care to be provided to Devon's population.
Come to Devon and find the General Practice career you will love, and the lifestyle you have always dreamed of.
If you have always longed to live close to both moor and sea, then Devon has everything you are looking for including portfolio careers options, for those who are wanting more flexibility around their careers and a new lifestyle.

Devon Primary Care Networks


  • Barnstaple Alliance PCN

  • Holsworthy, Bude & Surrounding Villages PCN

  • North Devon Coastal PCN

  • Torridge Health PCN



  • Culm Valley PCN

  • Exeter West PCN


  • Mid Devon Healthcare PCN


  • North Dartmoor PCN

  • Outer Exeter PCN


  • Tiverton PCN



  • Bayside PCN

  • Newton West PCN

  • Paignton & Brixham PCN

  • South Dartmoor & Totnes

  • South Hams PCN

  • Templar Care Network

  • The Coastal Network

  • Torquay PCN


  • Beacon Medical Group

  • Drake Medical Alliance Ltd

  • Mayflower PCN

  • Mewstone PCN

  • Sound PCN

  • South Dartmoor & Totnes

  • South Hams PCN

  • Waterside Health

  • West Devon PCN

Devon General Practice Stakeholders




University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust is the largest hospital in the south west peninsula, providing comprehensive secondary and tertiary healthcare. Our geography gives us a secondary care catchment population of 450,000 with a wider peninsula population of almost 2,000,000 people who can access our specialist services.  Click HERE to find out more.





The  Community and Primary Care Research Group, based in the Peninsula School  of Medicine, has an expanding range of opportunities for GPs in local innovation and redesign as well as national and international research. Click HERE to find out more. 

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Sentinel Healthcare South West Community interest Company (CiC) is owned by shareholders of General Practitioners and Practice Managers in Plymouth. Sentinel provides services for patients and medical professionals in Plymouth, South East Cornwall, South Hams and West Devon. Click HERE to find out more. 






Devon Clinical Commissioning Group is the local organisation responsible for the planning, commissioning and development of healthcare services for Devon's 1.2 million population. Devon CCG's mission is to work together to commission the right services to improve the lives of those who live in Devon. Click HERE to find out more. 





Devon Doctors Ltd and its subsidiaries Access Health and Access Dental are social enterprises owned by Devon's GP practices. DDOC provide both GP out of hours and integrated urgent care services for Devon.

Click HERE to find out more.

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NHS England and NHS Improvement South West

make sure that people across the South West have access to high quality health and care services.

NHSE supports 7 Integrated Care Systems and Sustainability & Transformation Partnerships, 23 NHS trusts and 7 Clinical Commissioning Groups in the South West region, ensuring that together they provide excellent services that meet the needs of patients. NHSE provide professional leadership to the local NHS on commissioning, digital transformation, assurance and delivery, finance, nursing, medical and clinical leadership.






Devon County Council administers council services to it's population of circa 800k. Ir is responsible for the governance and provision of services to schools, social care and other services. Devon County Council works very closely with Devon CCG to commission high standard integrated health and social services for its population. 

Click HERE to find out more. 






Nuffield Health Plymouth & Exeter are private providers of health care services and treatments within the Devon region. The Nuffield Health Care group also provide NHS health services and treatments to the local population as commissioned by Devon CCG. 

Click Plymouth Exeter to find out more.






Plymouth City Council is the unitary authority for Plymouth. Plymouth City Council provides integrated care to it's population joining up health and social care services. Integrated commissioning aims to improve health and well being, reduce inequalities for the the local population, improve care experience and the sustainability of the health system.

Click HERE to find out more.  






Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust provides integrated acute and community health care services across Exeter, Mid and East Devon's population of over 450k. The RD&E is a large acute teaching hospital, and is established as a leading centre for high quality research. 

Click HERE to find out more.







Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust is an integrated organisation providing acute health care services from Torbay Hospital, community health services and adult social care. TSDFT formed an integrated care organisation in 2015 & bacame the first Trust in England to deliver join-up hospital and community care with social care.

Click HERE to find out more.






South West Ambulance Service is responsible for providing ambulance services across 10k sq miles/ 20% mainland England. The trust services a population of over 5.5m. Core operations include emergency ambulance 999 services & NHS 111 call handling for Dorset.

Click HERE to find out more.






Livewell Southwest is a provider of integrated health & social care services within Plymouth, West Devon & the South Hams. LSW are an independent community interest company who work alongside local NHS Hospitals and services to deliver expert care to a range of communities.

Click HERE to find out more.






Devon Partnership Trust provide a wide range of NHS of mental health and learning disability services within Devon, the wider South West region and nationally. Through partnership working, use of expertise and resouces they strive to deliver high quality safe services, and are focused on peoples recovery. 

Click HERE to find out more. 






North Devon Healthcare Trust provide acute, community and specialist services to the North Devon population. NDHT provide integrated health & social care community services improving the way in which people access services. NDHT is the prime provider of domiciliary care services across North & Mid Devon. 

Click HERE to find out more. 







Devon Local Pharmaceutical committee is the representative for all community pharmacy contractors in the County of Devon.  Working with pharmacists, the NHS, local stakeholders and Public Health to improve patient care.

Click HERE to find out more.







Torbay Council is the local unitary authority for the Torbay area. It provides a full range of local government services. Torbay Council works in partnership with local health & social care providers to ensure the population is able to access safe, effective and appropriate care

Click HERE to find out more.







Exeter Medical school aims to improve the health & wellbeing to the public within the South West. They do this through research, new therapies and treatments. The medical school works in partnership with NHS and healthcare providers to ensure innovations tackle both local and global healthcare needs. 

Click HERE to find out more.

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Petroc College of Further & Higher Education'Medics Academy offers ground breaking opportunities for students to access a wide range of medical career pathways, with the support from the Northern Devon Healthcare Trust and Health Education South West.

Click HERE to find out more.


Dr Paul Hynam (GP) - Mount Pleasant Health Centre

" Devon is a fantastic place to live. It has something for absolutely everyone. If like me you love being outdoors or in the water, there are hundreds of miles of moorland to explore with some of  the UK's best beaches nearby. If on the other hand you enjoy urban living our big cities have everything you need- excellent shopping, entertainment and some amazing restaurants. Why would you want to live anywhere else ?"

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Dr Rachel Ali (GP) - Peverell Park Surgery

“You’ve got the ability to get involved in any aspect, whether the goal is to run your own practice, looking at chronic disease, acute trusts, developing a special interest – there are GP’s locally running ENT clinics, cardiology clinics, dermatology clinics.


It’s beautiful here in the South West. There is something really special about being able to leave work, pick up a coffee and drive for five minutes and find yourself sitting on the Hoe watching the waves roll in, and the boats go by and the sunset over the water. My kids are in great schools – there is a range of options and my commute is six minutes, door-to-door!”


Dr Anthony O'Brien (GP) - Wyndham House Surgery

Being a GP in Devon……..


We live on the edge of Dartmoor and I have a 35 minute commute to work along motorway and country lanes.  I have worked in a small rural, training and dispensing practice for 20 years. There are loads of opportunities to get involved with the two medical schools and GP Trainers are a very cohesive group with an annual Conference held in Newquay that is booked within hours of the date being released.  The county is split into 4 regions North, East, West & South each with its own DGH.  Within each area GPs know each other well and there is a lot of collaborative working.  Devon GPs have embraced Primary Care Networks mainly because they are only a small step further than how we have always worked.


Our three children have gone to a mix of schools as they are all very different – there is a choice; be it state, grammar or private all are accessible as transport links are good, so you can educate as you wish without having to live in any particular postcode. 


Devon is a relatively small world and you regularly meet with colleagues in a variety of scenarios.  It is rare to go to any event without bumping into someone you know or recognise from somewhere else.


Walking and cycling on my doorstep; city and countryside in whatever proportion I choose. On my wife’s 50th birthday last year we were at the highest peak on Dartmoor in the morning and sipping cocktails looking out to the sea in the evening. Devon is a county that offers so much but the real beauty is that its geography and demographics mean you can choose which bits you want to utilise.  These change as life changes but from small kids to grandparents there are options galore.  Plus of course Cornwall is on your doorstep too – I have lost count of holidays or weekend breaks we have had there – 40 minutes drive and you are in a very different place (and very nearly as good!)

Devon Local Medical Committee
would like to  formally thank :
Visit Devon
Visit Exeter
National Trust
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