Meet the Team

Our Doctors

In addition to our substantive GP workforce, we offer additional clinics throughout the week with other highly experienced practitioners.

Dr Rebecca L Hardy (f)

MB, CHb, MRCGP qualified in Leeds, 1982

Dr Helen M Bolland (f)

MB, ChB,DFFP,MRCGP qualified in Liverpool, 1994

Dr David Hankin-Rendle (m)

MBChB, BSc (Hons) MRCGP qualified in Manchester 2007

Dr Natasha Sharma (f)

MBCHB (Hons), MRCP, MRCGP qualified in Sheffield 2012


Our Nurses and Healthcare Assistants

All our nurses hold regular clinics and deal with chronic disease monitoring, family planning advice including emergency contraception (morning after pill), HRT, smear tests, immunisations, foreign travel, dressings, health advice, etc. Janet also deals with assessment and treatment of minor illness. Your doctor may also refer you to a nurse for follow-up of various conditions or you may receive an invitation through the post, or a reminder text message to your mobile phone. Make your appointment at reception giving the reason for your visit so the Service Advisor can book you in with the correct nurse for the correct length of time and check blood tests have been completed if necessary.

Janet Bentley (f)

Nurse

Karran Eames (f)

Nurse

Serish Khan (f)

Nurse

Eleanor Steed-Ollerenshaw (f)

Our Health Care Assistants delivers the following services – blood pressure checks, New Patient Health Checks, hypertension reviews, NHS Health Checks.  If your recall letter asks you to make an appointment with the Health Care Assistant, please do so as this helps keep our practice nurse and GP appointments for other services and circumstances.

Gayle Griffiths (f)

Healthcare Assistant

Kirsten Smith (f)

Healthcare Assistant


Our Practice Staff and Administration

Heather Simpson (f)

Practice Manager Responsible for the management of the practice and co-ordination of all activities. She can help with any queries on non-medical matters and will handle problems and complaints. Contact her by phone or letter at the surgery.

Administration

Behind the scenes all of our administrative staff form an integral part of our team and are a great asset, helping the doctors, nurses and Service Advisers to spend more time with patients. Our Service Advisers have undergone training and complete many varied tasks. Although their main role is to help you to see your doctor or nurse and get the best from our services, they also complete a wide range of tasks, and are not ‘just receptionists’. Please help them by providing the information they request.

Community Midwives

They provide full maternity care during and after pregnancy. They provide antenatal care at the surgery each Wednesday afternoon. They can be contacted at their office base at Broad Street (Wharfe Team) on 01422 261364.

Community Nurses

District nurses are based at St John’s HC, Lightowler Road, Halifax HX1 5NB. They provide home nursing for patients who are too ill or disabled to attend surgery. They also give help and advice to carers. They can be contacted on 01422 361374 8.30 – 9.30am & 2 – 3pm. (Answer machine at other times – messages are picked up throughout the day).

Health Visitors

Health Visitors are based at Locala, Halifax. They can help you with any problems which may arise in the family or general health issues. You do not have to wait for illness or crisis to occur before seeking advice. They can be contacted on 0300 304 5076 (Answer machine messages will be returned.)