Practice Team

Team

We pride ourselves on the feedback our patients give us. They tell us we’re a special practice because we are friendly and approachable.

We know that when you are unwell it can be painful, inconvenient or frightening. We aim to never be abrupt or dismissive with our patients, and in return we know we have very few problems with people being aggressive or nasty.

Our practice team is described below:

Dr Debra Rawcliffe MB ChB, MRCGP, Dip.Rheumatology, MSc H.S
Female Partner. (Leeds 1987)
Has interests in Musculoskeletal Disorders, Rheumatology and Joint Injections. She also undertakes minor surgery.
She routinely works Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Dr Kathryn Cummings MB ChB
Female Partner. (Leeds 1994)
Has a special interest in Respiratory Medicine including asthma and COPD. Also has an interest in child health including post natal care and 8 week baby checks.
She routinely works Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Dr Shazia Ali MB ChB, MRCGP
Female Partner. (Liverpool 2008)
Dr Ali is the lead clinician in women’s health. She fits contraceptive implants and coils.
She routinely works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday


Salaried GPs:

Dr Andrew Fowler MB ChB, MRCGP, DRCOG

Male Associate. (Leeds 1997)
Dr Fowler is involved in all aspects of General Practice but is the practice lead for Diabetes.
He routinely works Monday, Tuesday

Dr Harriet Frain

Dr fain is a salaried GP who has a specialist interest in medical education

She routinely works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

 

Advanced practitioners:
Virginia Roberts MSc (Primary Care), BSc.
She routinely works Monday, Tuesday, Friday

Scott Hutchinson MSc (Primary Care), BSc.
He routinely works Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Debbie Battey MSc (Primary Care), BSc.
She routinely works Monday, Wednesday, Friday

We are a partnership and you may see any of the doctors but it is better to see the same doctor for results and ongoing problems when this is possible. The doctors will see you in surgery by appointment, but urgent cases will be dealt with as they arise by the doctor on call. In order to prioritise patients on the basis of their need, the staff at Honley Surgery may ask some questions about the problem.

The doctors offer a full range of medical services as well as child health surveillance, family planning and coil fitting, minor surgery and joint injections, diabetic clinic, sexual health screening and COPD screening.

The Nursing Team:
• Debbie Dyson, Female, Lead Practice Nurse

• Leanne Brown, Female Practice Nurse

• Debra Hoyle, Female Practice Nurse

• Zoe Bryant, Female Health Care Assistant

• Jordan Short, Female Health Care Assistant

The nurses are available by appointment for consultation and treatment. They offer the following services:

• Minor injuries, accidents and dressings

• General health checks including blood pressure and cardiovascular risk assessments.

• Diabetes, heart disease and respiratory disease monitoring

• Anticoagulation clinic

• ECG testing

• Spirometry testing

• HRT and contraceptive advice and monitoring

• Cervical smear tests

• Smoking cessation advice

• Healthy living advice including diet and weight management

• Travel advice and immunisation

• Immunisation for children and adults

• Influenza (Flu) and pneumococcal immunisation

• Minor Illness e.g. sore throats and ear infections.

• Chlamydia Screening

Management Team
• Tina Walsh (Mrs), Practice/Business Manager
• Katie Rousell (Mrs), Deputy Business Manager
• Isobel Wood (Mrs), Assistant Manager

The management team are responsible for the smooth running and organisation of the practice. They are happy to hear you comments (both positive and negative).

Receptionists:
Our fully trained receptionists, secretaries and administration staff are here to help you. They will often need to ask you further details when you telephone. This is to ensure that we help you as effectively as possible.

We operate as a group practice. This is not a limited partnership.

Making an Appointment

 

We are continually trying to improve and develop our appointment system so that patients will be able to get the right help or advice at the right time for their problems.

To make an appointment you can either phone the surgery during usual opening hours or book online 24/7.

To access online appointments, patients need to speak to one of the receptionists to get the correct registration documents.

What is Patient Online?

Patient Online information leaflet

Patient Information for viewing online

Application for Patient Online

If you phone for an appointment the receptionist, who is bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the clinical staff, will take a brief description of the problem. If you would prefer not to disclose this information please say so. They will advise you on the best person who can help you. We have telephone and surgery appointments available with the nurses and doctors which can be booked up to 12 weeks in advance. On the day appointments are available for more urgent problems. These are 5 minute appointments for one problem only; you may have to wait but you will be seen.

  • Telephone between 8:00am and 6:00pm
  • We offer appointments up to twelve weeks in advance
  • We offer appointments up to 8:00 pm on alternate Tuesday or Wednesday evenings
  • We offer telephone consultations every day with the nurses and doctors for appropriate problems
  • A proportion of appointments are available to book on the day for more urgent cases
  • If the doctor of your choice is unavailable you will be offered the earliest possible alternative
  • Medically urgent cases will always be seen
  • If you cannot keep your appointment please let us know as soon as possible

Home Visits

If you require a home visit please telephone the surgery before 10:00 am. You will normally be asked to speak to the doctor on call to give details of your illness so that he or she can assess the urgency of the visit.

Non-NHS Examinations

Private medicals e.g. HGV etc are available by appointment. The reception staff will make arrangements and inform you of the fee. Any fee is to be paid at the time of making the appointment.

Medical Student Training

We participate in the training of medical students. The receptionist will inform you on the occasions when a medical student will be in a surgery and you will be asked for permission for the medical student to be present during your consultation, if you would prefer not to please say so. The practice would like to thank all those patients who do help us with the continuing education of our future doctors.