Who we are and where to find us

Welcome to the rheumatology department. We provide high-quality care to patients with connective tissue diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis and many more.

Information and about us

We are a multidisciplinary team comprising of two rheumatology consultants and four clinical nurse specialists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and podiatry.

We treat over 3000 patients across the North Devon area with connective tissue diseases. We run clinics in North Devon District Hospital as well as satellite community clinics in Bideford and South Molton and Holsworthy.

Where to find us

Your healthcare professional will advise where your appointment will take place. Your appointment may take place at one of our outpatient clinics situated within our main hospital sites or within the community.

Eastern services

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) 

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford)

Barrack Road



Inpatients: Lyme Ward

Surgical Admissions Unit: Abbey Ward


Northern Services

North Devon District Hospital 

North Devon District Hospital

Raleigh Park



EX31 4JB

The main Rheumatology department is based in the Ladywell Unit, North Devon District Hospital. 

The rheumatology physiotherapy service is based at NDDH in Barnstaple, but clinics are also available at Bideford, Torrington Cottage hospital and South Molton Cottage hospital.

Meet the team


  • Patricia Boorman – Clinical Director
  • Steve Mansfield – Clinical Lead
  • Polly Budden – Cluster Manager
  • Anita Irwin – Senior Nurse



  • Dr Stuart Kyle
  • Dr Roope Manhas


  • Sara Littlejohns
  • Lisa Murray

Therapies and podiatrists

  • Nick McGuirk (Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner)
  • Jo Harness (Advanced Occupational Therapy Practitioner)
  • Jenny Wickett (Senior Occupational Therapist )
  • Jayne Attwood (Occupational Therapy Technician)
  • Clare Kennard (Senior Occupational Therapist )
  • Oliver Wickett - Lead Musculoskeletal Podiatrist.


Patient information leaflets

We produce a wide range of leaflets which provide information about our services and about the treatment you might receive in our clinics or during your stay in hospital. 

We also produce these in different formats including large print, please contact the department you are visiting for more information.

Find out more

Last updated: August 22, 2023.