Important - All NHS services are under extreme pressure, and it is necessary for the clinical team to prioritise patients based on the most urgent medical need. When patients contact us with health issues, all calls and online consultations are triaged by a clinician, the clinical team offer a same day response where medically necessary. We aim to review all medical enquiries within 48 hours (two working days) and provide an appointment within a timeframe that is determined based on medical need, this could be same day, within two weeks, or for routine health matters a future date. Please consider visiting your local pharmacy for minor ailments, a walk-in centre or a Minor Injury Unit for items that do not require A&E, or call 111 for general advice and guidance about the best place to go for your medical needs. Thank you.

Bow and North Tawton Medical Practice

Iter Cross, Junction Road, Bow, Devon EX17 6FB
Devonshire House, Essington Road, North Tawton EX20 2EX

Telephone: 01363 82333

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Meet The Team

Ms Michelle Freeburn – Managing Partner

Dip.PPM (Distinction), Dip. RSA, MIHM, MInstLM, MIGPM

Michelle Freeburn

I have worked within the field of management since 1997, starting my career with Lloyds Pharmacy. I moved into General Practice in 2004, joining the team at Bow in 2009.

I really enjoy working within the healthcare community, providing support to patients, the practice team and our attached staff.



Dr Mark Eggleton – GP Partner 


DrmarkeggletonI grew up in South Devon and studied for my medical degree in Southampton before moving to Dorset for my junior doctor and GP training, where  I met my wife. We returned to Devon so that I could take up a role as a GP partner in West Devon in 2001. 

My particular areas of interest within general practice include the management of heart disease and diabetes, palliative care and menopause management.

Outside of work, and where time permits once all daily animal  duties have been completed, I like to exercise when I can and enjoy going to the cinema, playing the piano, and attempting to surf. 

The opportunity to take up a role at Bow Medical Practice has come at the perfect time for me and I am genuinely very excited to be joining the partnership. I hope I can help to continue the fantastic work that Dr Bower, Michelle and the wider team have been doing for many years.  


The Practice Team


Associate GPs:  

Dr Susan Taheri 

Dr Matthew Vallis

Dr Kevin Douglas

Dr Madeline Ballantyne Sales

Dr Sonia Adole

Dr Sophie Ewing

Dr Emma Parker


Nursing Team

Lead Practice Nurse: Holly

Practice Nurses: Amy and Jo

Healthcare Assistant: Kath





Patient Services Team

Patient Services Lead: Hannah M.

Senior Practice Administrator: Natalie

Patient Services Administrators: Beverly, Aaron, Beverley, Jessica, Stephanie and Tanya

GP Assistant: Elliott


Dispensary Team

Assistant Dispensary Lead: Donna

Dispensers: Debbie, Helen, Jenny, Janet, Joseph and Lynne


Housekeeping Team

Housekeepers: Hannah N. and Caroline

Caretaker: Keith

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00am to 06:00pm
    Branch Surgery 8am to 1pm
  • Tuesday
    08:00am to 06:00pm
    Branch Surgery Closed
  • Wednesday
    08:00am to 06:00pm
    Branch Surgery 8am to 1pm
  • Thursday
    08:00am to 06:00pm
    Branch Surgery Closed
  • Friday
    08:00am to 06:00pm
    Branch Surgery 8am to 1pm
  • Saturday
    Please call NHS 111
  • Sunday
    Please call NHS 111
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