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Practice Staff


Dr Dominic Chin (M)
MA MB BChir 1988 Cambridge MRCGP DFFP

Dr Alexander Ross (M)
MB BS 1993 Newcastle DFFP 1998 MRCGP 2010

Dr Ruth Cameron (F)

Dr Anna Louise Howes (F)

Dr Senthil Santhanam (M)
MBBS 2001 (India) MRCGP 2009

Dr Jon Malone (M)
MB ChB 2004 Leicester MRCGP

The primary health care team work across both Practice sites.  In addition to the GP partners, the team includes the following members:

GP Registrars

GP registrars are qualified doctors who are planning a career in general practice. They will be attached to the practice for a period of 12 months and will hold their own surgeries under appropriate supervision of Dr Chin, Dr Howes, and Dr Ross. When you ring for an appointment you may be offered an appointment with one of the GP Registrars. Sometimes the registrars may ask to video your consultation. These videos will be used for training purposes only and not for any other reason.

Dr Helen Barclay (F)

Dr Conor Lynch (M)

Dr Roma Saeed (F)

Foundation Year 2 GPs

Foundation year 2 GPs are qualified doctors who are planning a career in general practice. They will be attached to the practice for a period of four months and will hold their own surgeries under the supervision of Dr Howes. When you ring for an appointment you may be offered an appointment with one of the foundation year 2 GPs.

Dr Rebekah Milsom (F)

Advanced Nurse Practitioners

Our Nurse Practitioners are available to see patients in a similar role to that of the doctors. They can prescribe and issue prescriptions for patients. They have appointments throughout the day and are available outside the usual surgery times of the doctors, ie 11:00 to 15:00. They work across both sites.

Mrs Jennifer Chambers

Mrs Julie Gledhill
RGN BSc (Hons) MSc

Mrs Julie Raine
RGN DN BSc (Hons) MSc

Nurse Team

Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The Practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

Savoula Ryan - Practice Nurse Lead

Mrs Jane Ashton

Mrs Lauren Eastwood

Treatment Room Nurse

Natalie Shaw

Natalie provides a variety of primary care nursing services including:  New patient health checks, blood pressure, ECG's, CVD checks, dressings, bloods, vaccinations, contraception, sutures/staple removing and swabs.

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants are employed by the Practice that provide a variety of primary care services including:

  • Vaccinations
  • New Patient Health Checks
  • Dressings
  • Suture/Staple Removal
  • ECGs
  • Blood Pressure
  • B12 Injections

Helen Dracup - Healthcare Assistant

Lynn Scott - Healthcare Assistant

Practice Manager

Mrs Diane Harris

The Practice Manager is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The practice manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.

If you have a complaint or a suggestion to make about any aspect of the practice, please contact Diane in writing or by phoning 206121.

Mangement Team

Mrs Diane Harris
Practice Manager

Mrs Judi Anderson
Practice Administrator

Mrs Karen Ding
Reception Manager

Mrs Kate Hill
Reception Manager

Mrs Diane Dixon
Administration Manager

Mrs Jenny Heavyside
Clinical Information Manager

Mr Richard Nicholas
I.T. Manager

Administration Staff

Mrs Helen Egan
Administration Clerk

Margaret Dean
Medical Summariser

Reception Team

Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.

Mrs Sharon Bland

Mrs Geraldine Cassidy

Miss Linda Greenwood

Mrs Annette Hickey

Mrs Kate Hill

Mrs Sharon Hird

Mrs Pat Southwart

Mrs Debra Spencer

Mrs Elizabeth Whitford

Mrs Sharon Whittaker


Mrs Karen Georgiou

Mrs Colleen Agnew

Community Nurses

Community or district nurses are employed by the Calderdale Primary Care Trust but are based at Northowram Surgery.

Community nurses provide home nursing for patients who are disabled or too ill to attend surgery. They also give help and advice to carers. They can be contacted on (01422) 205126. An answerphone is in operation if the nurses are out on visits.

Health Visitors - Public Health Early Years' Service (PHEYS)


Health Visitors and peer supporters work in teams to cover the whole of Calderdale via these localities:

  • Upper Valley
  • Halifax Central
  • Halifax North
  • East Lower Valley

Using the Locala Public Health Early Years’ Service  (PHEYS)

Your GP and other health or social care professional may refer you to a Health Visitor and you can contact the service directly.

All PHEYS services are available 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday.

There is a single point of access telephone phone number, which is:

030 0304 5076  (this is a local call rate telephone number)

Website:  https://www.locala.org.uk/calderdale-pheys/

When you call this number you will be directed to the most appropriate person for your care needs.

PHEYS appointments are made to suit both families and clinicians at a day, time and place wherever you feel comfortable. We can visit your home or see you and your child at one of the clinics or many local community centres and children’s centres in Calderdale.  

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