North Petherton Surgery


We are delighted to announce that Dr Barry Moyse, Dr Joanna Durrant, Suzy Rickard (Nurse Practitioner) and Fiona Ryan (Practice Nurse) have now joined our team.

Dr Moyse will be taking over from Dr Howell who has now left the practice.

(Patients with Dr Howell as their named doctor will be transferred to Dr Moyse. This should not affect you in any way but is purely an administration exercise.Patients will still be free to see any doctor of their choice at the practice.)

Nurse Practitioner

 Susannah can assess and treat patients and can prescribe appropriate medication. She can deal with urgent problems such as infections (urine infections, chest infections, infected wounds etc.) and many acute problems you would normally require a GP appointment for.

When she is on duty and you require an urgent appointment you may be offered an appointment with the Nurse Practitioner.

This does not prevent you from pre-booking appointments with your own GP but urgent problems will be dealt with by the Nurse Practitioner when available.

North Petherton Surgery is a three partner GP practice offering a family doctor service. We aim to provide our patients with all the benefits of modern healthcare whilst maintaining traditional GP values.

The surgery is conveniently located on Mill Street in North Petherton. We have ample visitor car parking on site and the surgery is fully wheelchair accessible.

Our website aims to give future and existing patients as much information as possible about our surgery and other health matters at the touch of a button. We hope you find this site a useful resource and will welcome any feedback to help us improve and develop it for our patients.


Your GP will soon be required to supply your personal and confidential medical Information to the Health and Social Care Information Centre and NHS England. This includes your postcode and NHS number but not your name.

However, individual patients can instruct their Practice to stop the transfer of their data. For more information, please ask the receptionist for a leaflet. Please be aware, the Practice has NO choice but to allow Health & Social Care Information Centre and NHS England to extract this information.

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Friends and Family Test

From1st December 2014 it is a contractual requirement that all GP practices implement the Friends and Family Test and share their results with NHS England. Please complete the feedback forms available at reception or online at

Named GP

New guidance instructs us to inform patients under 75 of their named GP. Patients are advised they are free to see any available GP of their choice within the practice, however should you need to know your named GP this information is available.

GP Earnings

All GP practices are required to declare the mean net earnings (eg Average pay) for GP's working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice. This is required in the interests of the greater public accountability recognising GP pay is ultimately funded from tax paid by the public.

The average pay for GP's working in North Petherton Surgery in the last financial year was £42,026 before tax and national insurance. This is for 1 full time GP and 4 part time GP's.

For urgent assistance outside of surgery hours,  between 6.30pm and 8.00am on a weekday, at the weekend or any time during a bank holiday, please call NHS 111. If you telephone the Surgery, the answerphone message will also give you this number. 

Calls to NHS 111 are free although mobile providers may charge. You may be given advice over the phone, asked to go to a primary care treatment centre or have a home visit by a Doctor. This is an emergency service so please use it with consideration.