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Colne Valley Group PracticeTel: 01484 842652
Marsden Health CentreTel: 01484 842652
MBChB BSc (Hons) MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH 1991 (Leeds)
Full time partner
MBChB MRCGP MRCP DFSRH LoC (IUD & SDI) 1998 (Liverpool)
Part time partner
MBChB (2006) Offering a full range of general practice services and an interest in internal medicine.
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.
Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
Phlebotomy clinics run throughout the week. Alternatively you can book in with the healthcare assistant. There is a children's phlebotomy service run at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, where creams or sprays can be used to anaesthetise the skin. Parents can ring 01484 342664 to book their child's appointment date and time.
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.
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.
Secretaries produce referral letters and general correspondence. They also request hospital appointments using the NHS e-Referral system. They deal with incoming post from the hospital and update patients’ records on the computer from these hospital letters.
Antenatal clinics take place on Thursdays at Croft House and Tuesdays at Marsden. Please book an appointment with midwife as soon as possible once the pregnancy test is positive. Midwives offer early screening for a variety of conditions including Down's Syndrome and early scans if needed. They will also offer guidance regarding work, benefits advice and well-being during your pregnancy.
Midwives can also arrange visits to birth centres/labour ward, physiotherapy/acupuncture if needed and referrals to the consultant obstetrician.