Dr David Bossano

BM BS (1994 London) male - GMC No. 4106814

I have been a GP for since 1998 and worked at St Leonards since 2006.

I am a general medical practitioner and like all the doctors at St Leonards my main interest is providing personal care and continuity to my patients for all their medical problems, coordinating the care by specialist doctors when needed.

I have the following interests.
Sexual & Reproductive health including Perimenopausal Health. (Diploma in Sexual & Reproductive Health, Newson Health Confidence in the Menopause Course, Member British Menopause Society & Newson Health Menopause Society).

Skin Conditions including skin surgery. (Diploma in Dermoscopy, currently undertaking Diploma in Practical Dermatology, Member, Primary Care Dermatology Society).

Musculoskeletal Injections (RCGP Training in Skin Surgery and Musculoskeletal Injections).

General Health & Wellbeing (Diploma in Nutritional Medicine, Masters in Population Health).

Medicines Management (Diploma in Practical Prescribing).

Teaching (Postgraduate Certificate in Education and Former GP Trainer)

I am currently the practice's diabetes lead GP and prescribing lead GP (although all my colleagues manage diabetes and the full range of medical conditions).

Outside of seeing patients, I also teach medical students at the practice and support training of future GPs. I am studying for the Diploma in Practical Dermatology at the University of Cardiff.

Outside of work, my interests are walking and cooking for the family.

My partner is a GP at another practice and we have 2 (almost) grown up children.

Dr Simon Ogilvie

BMBS BSc MRCGP - GMC No. 7083359

Dr Simon Ogilvie qualified from Peninsular medical school in 2010 and worked at the RD&E where he completed his GP training in 2015. Before joining St Leonard's practice, he worked as a sessional GP covering practices in Exeter, East Devon and Torbay. He enjoys working as an acute GP when not in practice and regularly has shifts for Devon Doctors and Tiverton Urgent Care Centre.

Dr Ogilvie is married with three young boys. He and his family enjoy making the most of Devon's countryside and outdoor activities.

Dr David Higgie

MBChB(hons) MRCGP MRCP DRCOG GMC No. 7130160

Dr David Higgie graduated from the University of Birmingham medical school in 2011 and completed his post graduate training in Bristol. He also spent a year working as an A and E doctor in Australia and a year working as a GP in New Zealand. He has moved down to Exeter with his wife last year. He has interests in chronic disease management and care of the elderly.

In his spare time he enjoys surfing, running and tennis.

Prof Richard Neal

MBChB (Birmingham 1988), FRCGP, PhD, FHEAGMC GMC No.3303029

Richard joined St Leonard's in 2022. He qualified as a GP in 1994, and from that point has always combined clinical practice with University research posts. He has previously worked in North Wales and Yorkshire. He is currently Professor of Primary Care at the University of Exeter. He leads research into cancer diagnosis and screening, including large trials. He is Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioner's Scientific Foundation Board and a Trustee at Prostate Cancer UK.

He is lives in Exeter and enjoys the coast and moorlands of the South West.

GP earnings statement - March 2023

All GP practices are required to declare the mean net earnings (e.g. Average pay) for GPs 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 GPs working in St Leonard's Practice in the last financial year was £63802 before tax and national insurance. This is for 1 full time GP,6 part time GPs and 0 locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.)

Professor Alex Harding

MB BS (1991 London) male - GMC No. 3590630

Qualified from University College London in 1991. After completing his training for General Practice at this surgery, he then worked for 3 years as a locum doctor at the surgery, before traveling and working abroad.

Alex has special interests in education and works at the University of Exeter Medical School. He is married with three young children. Dr Harding is Sub Dean at the University of Exeter Medical School.

Dr Anna Bullock


Dr Anna Bullock qualified from Sheffield Medical School in 2001 and worked in hospitals in Yorkshire and London. She spent a year as a public health doctor in London before a 2 year spell working in Hospital in New Zealand's South Island. She returned to the UK and lived in Bath where she trained as a GP, qualifying in 2009. She then moved to Sussex and worked in various practices before accepting a partnership for some years. She moved to Devon in 2017 and is enjoying the challenges of general practice in Exeter. She enjoys teaching and training medical students and other doctors.

Dr Bullock is married with two exuberant young boys and used to have hobbies.

Dr Alastair Buick

MBChB BSc(Hons) PgCert(Clinical Education) MRCP MRCGP GMC No. 7041945

Dr Alastair Buick qualified from Bristol Medical School in 2009. Before qualifying as a GP, he spent time working and training in hospital medicine and is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians. He has an interest in cardiology and respiratory medicine as well as medical technology. He maintains an interest in medical education; has worked as a Teaching Fellow at the University of Exeter and completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education.

In his spare time he enjoys exploring the great outdoors with his wife and two young children. He also enjoys sailing, running and wild swimming.

Dr Briony Tebbutt

MBBS (dist), PGcert, MRCP, MRCGP GMC no: 7042836

Briony qualified in 2009 from Newcastle University and moved back to her home county of Devon to begin her medical career. She undertook a PCGE in 2011 in clinical education and enjoys teaching students and trainees. She initially qualified as a gastroenterology specialist registrar however moved to GP training in 2013. She completed this in 2019 and initially worked in Sidmouth as a salaried GP before moving to St Leonards. She is passionate about lifestyle medicine (the art of enhancing wellbeing, nutrition and fitness to aid treatment and prevention of illness and disease), and menopause medicine.

She lives in Exmouth with her two young daughters and elderly Jack Russell, and loves sea swimming, running and being outdoors wherever possible.


ST1, 2, 3 or 4s are qualified doctors taking speciality training (ST) in general practice.

Dr Taha Khan

NIHR ACF GPST3 (GMC number 7643386)

Locum Doctors

From time to time the practice employs locum doctors to cover for periods of partner absence. These doctors all have the MRCGP qualification and we try to use the same Locums. We encourage you to see these doctors if possible and not to wait for the return of your own doctor.

St Leonard's Practice

The Surgery
Athelstan Road
Exeter EX1 1SB

Surgery opening hours
Monday to Friday 08:15 - 18:00
Closed Wed 13:00 - 14:00

Appointment Line: 01392 201 791
General Enquiries: 01392 201 790

Surgery telephone hours
Monday to Friday 08:30 - 13:00 & 14:00 - 18:00

All calls to and from St Leonard's Practice are recorded. Recordings will only be accessed as required for quality and training purposes and may be used in complaint resolution.

The St Leonard's Practice provides GP and family doctor services to patients in Exeter, Wonford, Heavitree, St Leonard's, Whipton, Stoke Hill and Pennsylvania.