Working with us

We do things differently. We are a small, innovative and friendly trust making a big difference to people’s lives in North Devon. In 2018/19 we treated 31,332 inpatients, 20,322 day cases, 309,349  outpatients and delivered 1,285 babies. We also saw 47,672 people in our emergency department and 12,055 in our minor injuries units.

Our acute hospital in Barnstaple provides a 24/7 emergency service and is a designated trauma unit operating within a trauma network serving the whole of Devon and Cornwall.  We also offer a range of general medical services, including cardio-respiratory, stroke care and gastroenterology. General surgical services include orthopaedics, urology and colorectal specialities. We also run ophthalmology services, using the latest procedures and techniques to treat glaucoma and macular degeneration.

We enjoy close links with other healthcare trusts such as Musgrove Park in Taunton, Derriford in Plymouth and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) as part of a vascular and neonatal network.

We operate a strong non-medical model which means that many of our nurses work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to deliver care to patients whilst working at the top of their registration.  This level of support means that our medical consultants spend more of their time working with patients and using their clinical expertise where it can make the most difference.

Contact details

For general enquiries please telephone 01271 314039 email:

For Medical Staffing Recruitment enquiries please telephone 01271 341039 or email