Meet The Kirkburton Health Centre Team
"Our aim is to work in partnership with our patients and staff to provide a safe effective, caring and responsive service for our community. Taking pride in making a positive difference in people's lives, by enhancing the local services made available to them in a well-led forward-thinking organisation."
|Mrs Kate Drye|
Advanced Clinical Practitioner
We are very proud as a practice to welcome Kate as a new member of our clinical team. Kate's background is as a paramedic, and has undertaken further, Masters level training to become an advance clinical practitioner.
|Mrs Rebecca Wray (f)|
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
I qualified as a nurse in 2002 from the University of Leeds. I have since undertaken a BSc Hons in Acute Healthcare and the MSc in Advanced Practice. I have also studied both Huddersfield and Sheffield Hallam Universities. My clinical background includes Critical Care and Hospital at Night/Out of Hours Services. In August 2017 I was delighted to be offered a post as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner here at Kirkburton Health Centre. I have since completed a course in Minor Illness Management and Paediatrics.
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, sexual health and carry out cervical smears.
I qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1988 having undertaken my training at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary (HRI). I subsequently worked as a staff nurse in A/E. I started working as a Practice Nurse in 1993 at the Huddersfield University. I have gained much experience in all aspects of Practice Nursing and have qualifications in Diabetes, Asthma, COPD, Spirometry, CHD, family planning, cytology, travel vaccinations and Tissue Viability. I am also involved in education and training for Practice Nurses in the area.
I qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1983 having undertaken my training at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary (HRI). I subsequently worked as a staff nurse on the Gynaecological ward until 1986, when I was promoted to Sister. I undertook my midwifery training in 1990 over at HRI. From 1995-2005 I worked as a Practice Nurse. I have also obtained qualifications in advanced clinical skills, family planning, diabetes, respiratory problems (asthma and COPD), CHD and am an independent prescriber. I left practice nursing to become a Community Matron, and for the last 8 years was a Respiratory Nurse Specialist in Halifax. In 2014 I returned to Practice Nursing at Kirkburton Health Centre.
I qualified in 2018 from the University of East Anglia having obtained a wide variety of experience in medical and surgical wards, A&E and critical care. After qualifying, I worked at Pinderfields hospital in critical care to gain further experience. In July 2019 I was delighted to be offered a job here at Kirkburton Health Centre. I look forward to further training and development.
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.
|Dawn W (f)|
Health Care Assistant
I joined Kirkburton Health Centre in July 2004 to train as a Health Care Assistant. I completed my H.C.A Certificate in 2005, since then I have continued to develop my role by attending further training.
Health Care Assistant
I joined Kirkburton Health Centre in 2009 as a receptionist. I enjoyed my time in reception and was lucky enough to train as a Phlebotomist / Health Care Assistant. I carried out a dual role whilst undertaking my training to be a Health Care Assistant. Once I had achieved this I then moved over to the Nursing team full time and started working towards a Certificate in Higher Education. I graduated on the 23rd June 2016 after distance learning via Teesside University. I feel lucky to work with our patients and staff and enjoy making a difference in a caring and innovative practice.