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. More information, and a picture to follow soon...
|Mrs Rebecca Wray (f)|
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.
Senior Practice Nurse
SEN, RgN, Diabetes Diploma, COPD Diploma, Asthma Diploma, CHD Diploma, Diploma in professional studies in nursing (DPSN), Contraception and Sexual Health Certificate.
I qualified as a nurse in 1985 at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. I have worked in various areas of hospital and district nursing before becoming a Practice Nurse in 2000. As the senior nurse of a team of 3 Practice Nurses and 2 Health Care Assistants, a large part of my role is chronic disease management and mentoring others. I have a special interest in contraception and sexual health and hold a weekly sexual health clinic in addition to a young person clinic. I am trained to fit contraceptive coils and implants. I am the practice lead for Infection Control.
|Dawn H (f)|
I qualified as a registered nurse in 1984. Since then I have gained experience in various specialities such as A+E, Orthopaedics, Elderly Medicine and Clinical Research. As a Practice Nurse at Kirkburton Health Centre I provide all treatment room duties in addition to care and management in Asthma and COPD. I am the lead Nurse for Anticoagulation (warfarin) and Cryotherapy clinics. In the near future I hope to gain further qualifications in Sexual Health, Contraception and treatment of minor illnesses.
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 independant 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.
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 now carry out a dual role and am undertaking further training within my health care assistant role, working towards a certificate in higher education. I feel lucky to work with our patients and staff and enjoy making a difference in a caring and innovative practice.