Our Staff

Doctors

Dr G Lane

GP Partner - MBCHB University of Leeds 2009, MRCGP, PGCME

I qualified as a Doctor in 2009 from the University of Leeds, completing my GP training in Calderdale and Huddersfield in 2014. Following the completion of my training, I felt honoured to be offered a position at Kirkburton Health Centre in September 2014. I have recently completed the Post Graduate Certificate in GP education (PGCE) becoming a GP trainer in February 2017. I am the Diabetic lead for the practice, in addition to being the assigned Caldicott Guardian. My Clinical Interests include: Joint injections. Ear, nose and throat problems. Diabetes care.

Dr B Waller

GP Partner - MBBS University of Newcastle Upon Tyne 2006, BMedSci (Hons), MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH, PGCE

After graduating from medical school in 2006 I returned to Huddersfield to complete my GP training. During this time I worked at Kirkburton as a registrar, and then spent 3 years working as a GP in Halifax. I was delighted to be invited to return to Kirkburton in 2015. I have been a GP trainer since the completion of my Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Care Education (PGCE) in 2015. When I am not working at the practice I work as one of the Training Programme Directors for the local GP training scheme. I enjoy the variety which General Practice presents, however my particular clinical interests are contraceptive and sexual health, woman and children's health. I am trained to fit and remove contraceptive implants and coils.

Dr R Schatzberger

GP Partner - MB.ChB (2009) MRCP MRCGP

After qualifying as a doctor from the University of Leicester, I moved back to my home town of Sheffield in 2009 where I undertook postgraduate training in general medicine. Having initially sub-specialised in genitourinary medicine and gained membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2013, I decided to switch to general practice, and completed my training in 2019. I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to join the staff at Kirkburton Health Centre, and look forward to developing a special interest in contraception, and teaching the medical students attached to the practice

Dr R Hamilton

General Practitioner

I graduated from Newcastle upon Tyne Medical School in 1991. I worked in and around Newcastle working in both General Practice and Accident & Emergency Department for many years where I provided a GP service to A&E patients and also had a role training Nurse practitioners in A&E and 3 local Walk-in Centres. I also worked one session a week in the Children's Accident & Emergency Department. I relocated to Yorkshire in 2015 and initially worked as a locum in and around Huddersfield & Leeds. I am now happy to be permanently based in Kirkburton where I work as a salaried GP.

Dr S Ahmed

General Practitioner

I qualified as a doctor in 2008 and moved to Huddersfield in 2016 to undertake my GP training in Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. I did part of my training at Kirkburton Health Centre in 2018 and was delighted to be invited back as a salaried GP. My working days are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Prior to General Practice, I worked as a speciality doctor in Emergency Medicine in East Kent. I have a special interest in minor surgery and palliative care and I hope to build on my experience in this area.

Dr L Anwar

Dr J Grewal

Dr M Ahmad

Dr S Masood

Dr Z Sabe Eleish

Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Kate Drye

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 advanced clinical practitioner.

Nurse Practitioners

Rebecca Wray

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.

Nurses

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.

Nurse Rachel

Senior Nurse

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.

Nurse Sharon

I began working for the out of hours community nursing team as a Health Care Assistant in 2006. I then qualified as a registered Nurse in 2013 from Huddersfield University and worked as a community Nurse in the Kirklees area. More recently, I have worked at Kirkwood Hospice and Mid Yorks Hospital Trust as a Specialist Palliative Care Nurse.

Health Practitioners

Ann Sweeney

Social Prescribing Link Worker

I am one of two Social Prescribing Link Workers who work in the MAST PCN which covers Kirkburton Health Centre. By having a conversation I listen to what matters to people and help them make positive changes in their life. I help people to improve their health, wellbeing and social welfare by connecting them to services and activities in the local community.

Healthcare Assistants

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.

HCA Delece

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 outpatients and staff and enjoy making a difference in a caring and innovative practice.

HCA Clare

I joined the Practice in 2015 working in the administration team and I have recently started my training as a Healthcare Assistant. I enjoy helping people and I am passionate about providing great care to the patients of Kirkburton Health Centre.

Practice Management

Julie Lambe

Practice Business Manager

Practice Business Manager I joined Kirkburton Health Centre as the Practice Business Manager in January 2020. I have 12 years NHS experience in Management and Finance. Within my role, I am responsible for the efficient, effective and safe management of the practice and ensure high standards are maintained for the wellbeing of our patients. I also develop and manage all aspects of the Business Management and I feel proud to be part of a caring, fantastic practice. Kirkburton Health Centre is also part of a primary care network (The Mast) and my role within the network is to manage all aspects of the business finance and support patient engagement for the network.

Emily Town

Assistant Practice Manager

I became Assistant Practice Manager in 2019 having previously been Reception Manager. I am still involved within the running of reception but now deal with different elements of managing the Practice. I started at Kirkburton Health Centre in 2014 and I have enjoyed all elements of the different roles I have had. I am passionate about delivering excellent patient care and I am proud to be a part of the team at Kirkburton Health Centre.

Administration

Liz R

Liz is our administrator and joined the Practice in July 2021. She has worked within the NHS for over 23 years, both in hospitals and in General Practice, undertaking various roles.

Reception

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.

Sharon T

(Reception Manager)

Kirsten .

Kirsten joined the practice in February 2016 as part of the reception team. Prior to this she was employed in education as an educational teaching assistant for 15 years. She enjoys the patient interaction and new challenges.

Rose .

I have worked for the NHS for many years and most recently as a Receptionist here at Kirkburton Health Centre.

Heidi .

Heidi joined Kirkburton Health Centre in October 2019, having worked for the NHS for 4 years. Previously, she worked for another GP Practice. She really enjoys working with the very supportive team at Kirkburton.

Emma .

Emma joined the practice in October 2020. She previously worked in customer service for 12 years and hopes some of her experience will be helpful to the team.

Nicola M

Nicola has spent the last 5 years working in care and has extensive experience supporting people who are living with dementia. Prior to this she worked in customer care and is excited to combine both roles.

Jayne .

Secretaries

Nicola D

Nicola joined Kirkburton Health Centre in September 2016 as a medical secretary. She comes from a banking background, leaving the industry to have children. She enjoys working with people and aims to always provide excellent customer service to our patients.

Amanda .

Amanda joined Kirkburton Health Centre in April 2019 as a Medical Secretary. She had previously worked for the NHS for 6 years as well as many years spent in Engineering.

Pharmacists

Sadia Makhlooq

Practice Pharmacist

Sadia is our Practice Pharmacist who comes into surgery on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday to complete medication amendments, carry out routine reviews and clinical quality improvement.

Sam Haigh

PCN Pharmacist

I graduated from Brighton University in 2012 and moved to Wakefield to complete my training where I qualified as a Pharmacist in 2013. I have since worked in a number of different locations and roles including as a locum and a manager of a large multiple pharmacy branch. I became a PCN Pharmacist in August 2021 and I look forward to developing my knowledge and skills in this new exciting role.

Saj Shah

PCN Pharmacist

I graduated in pharmacy from De Montfort University in 2015 and moved back to Yorkshire to complete my pre-reg training and qualified as a pharmacist the next year. In my time as a pharmacist I have locumed, managed an independent and a pharmacy chain branch before deciding to make the transition to the GP sector by becoming a PCN Pharmacist in August 2021. I am excited to see what the future holds for me in this new chapter.

Pharmacy Technicians

Marcelle Jaggar

After graduating from Chester University with a BaHons degree in Biology and Geography I joined Boots to begin my pharmacy career. I qualified as a Pharmacy Technician in 1993 and since then I have worked to increase my knowledge and experience with patient care at the heart. I am really excited to join the pharmacy team within the PCN and will be working with them to ensure patients get the care and services they need.

Liz Taylor

I completed my training as a Pharmacy Technician at Bradford College and qualified in 2004. My previous Pharmacy experience has all been Hospital based up until joining the PCN Pharmacy team in March 2022. This is a new and exciting role for me, and I am looking forward to the challenges and experiences it will bring.