Doctors and Staff

This is a General Medical Services Practice

The Practice Doctors

*Dr Claire Anderson BMBS (Hons) BMedSci (Hons) DRCOG MRCGP
2010 Nottingham
*Dr Katy Moore MBChB FPA Cert1996 Leeds
*Dr Nichola McCollum MRCGP York 2012
*Dr Ruth Grainger BSc MB ChB DCH FPA Cert1992 Manchester
Dr David Burley MBChB FPA Cert1989 Leeds
Dr Grahame Smith-Moorhouse MBChB1969 Leeds
Dr Nigel Taylor AKC MB BS DFPP1991 London

* Female Doctors

The practice is not a limited partnership.

Health Care Team

Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Practitioners are highly skilled and offer patients greater choice and quicker access to a health care professional.

Nurse Practitioners are highly qualified and experienced nurses who have received several years’ additional training to enable them to see and treat many of the conditions that your GP would usually diagnose.

Nurse Practitioners provide high quality healthcare advice and treatment for adults and children including:

  • Individual care on present health problems
  • Diagnosis and treatment of various conditions seen in the Practice
  • Obtaining medical histories and making physical examinations
  • Making referrals to other services where necessary
  • Prescribing medication
  • Providing information to help you make individual choices about your health

Practice Nurses

Practice Nurses are available by appointment. The receptionist will ask what the appointment is for in order to book it with the correct Nurse or clinic. The services they regularly provide include cervical smears, immunisations (both routine and foreign travel), family planning, repeat prescription of contraceptive pills and HRT, testing urine, ear syringing, dressings, removal of stitches, and blood pressure checks. The Practice Nurses also run many of the clinics offered within the Practice and can offer advice/support with stopping smoking.

Health Care Assistants

Our Health Care Assistants support the Practice Nursing team, taking blood tests, ECGs and some blood pressures.

District Nurses

The District Nurses provide nursing care in the patient’s own home for those who are housebound and unable to get to the surgery. The District Nurses work in collaboration with the GPs, social services and other health care professionals. They have expertise in wound management, continence management, care of the terminally ill and palliative care.

The District Nurses can be contacted between 8.30pm – 5.00pm on (01422) 888770.
After 5.00pm, at weekends and bank holidays please telephone (01484) 720783.

Health Visitors

The Health Visitors are able to offer help with social matters relating to all the family, and especially to the under fives, e.g. feeding difficulties, speech or hearing problems, toilet training and general development. A Family Health Assessment is offered.

The team of Health Visitors can be contacted on 0300 304 5076.

Community Midwives

The Community Midwives provide maternity care for patients before and after delivery, and care for the baby during the first weeks of life.

The Midwives can be contacted for non-urgent advice on 07909 658033.


This service is based at Hebden Bridge Surgery. The Physiotherapy team provides assistance and rehabilitation to patients with many common conditions such as low back pain, neck disorders and knee problems. Your GP will refer you for physiotherapy assessment when necessary.


The Podiatrists assess and treat specific foot conditions. They liaise closely with GPs, Physiotherapists, District Nurses and Health Visitors. Clinics include diabetic screening, bio-mechanical assessment orthotic therapy; nail surgery and podo-paediatric clinics.

Our Podiatry Assistant supports the team, providing basic foot care. Patients aged between 18 and 65 can be referred by their GP for assessment, all other age groups can self- refer.

For more information new patients can contact Podiatry on (01422) 355626.

Practice Administration

The Practice Business Manager

The Practice Business Manager is responsible for the overall running of the Practice and is here to help you with any queries on non-medical matters.

Please address any concerns you may have or suggestions for improvements to the service to the Practice Business Manager.

Patient Services Advisors (Receptionists)

The team of PSAs provide a key link between patients and Doctors. Any member of the team is able to book appointments, deal with requests for repeat prescriptions and arrange transport for hospital appointments. The receptionists are always happy to assist patients with other enquiries.

Administrative and Secretarial Staff

The Practice administration team primarily ensures that all patients are offered preventative care. They deal with the general administration required for the day-to-day running of the Practice including liaison with the Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group.

The Secretaries provide the Doctors with a full secretarial service, assisting them with hospital referrals and appointments.

Declaration of GP mean earnings

All GP practices are required by NHS England to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients

It should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading. It takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the Practice, nor the contribution of other health professionals such as Nurses and Nurse Practitioners and therefore should not be used to form any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparison with any other Practice.

The average pay for GPs working in this Practice based upon the above in the last full financial year was £85,004.52 before tax, national insurance etc. This is for 13 GPs, working full and part time.

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