Meet the Team

Our Doctors

Dr V Vivekananthan (f)

Dr C Mahon (f)

Dr M Dransfield (m)

Dr E Essang (m)
Long Term Locum

Dr D Budd (m)
B.Sc (Hons), MBCB, MRCGP

Our Nursing Team

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.

Mrs Susan Flanagan (f)

Mark Smith (m)
Paramedic Practitioner

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, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

Sister Vikki Ellison (f)
Nurse Lead

Sister Amelia Barker (f)
Practice Nurse

Sister Lorena Hulme (f)
Practice Nurse

Sister Melissa Dollard (f)
Practice Nurse

Healthcare Assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement, new patient checks and treatment room clinics. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

Mrs Jackie Horne (f)

Miss Penny Houghton (f)

Practice Phlebotomist
Mrs Donna Sutcliffe (f)

Practice Team

Miss Tracy Wilson (f)
Practice Manager

The practice manager is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The practice manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.

Patient Service Advisors

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. Patient Service Advisors 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.

Miss Tina Hirst (f)

Healthcare Team & Attached Staff

First Contact Physio
Work part of the Primary Care Network for the practice. Click here to see what a first contact physio is.

Frailty Nurse
Faye Batley works part of the Primary Care Network for the practice. Click here to see what a Frailty Nurse is.

Social Prescriber
Joanne Aston works part of the Primary Care Network for the practice. Click here to find out more about what is a social prescriber.

Community Teams

Community Midwives

Halifax Maternity Unit,
Community Midwives Office
Tel. (01422) 224417 24 hours – 7 days a week Or Tel (01422) 841212 Valley Medical Centre (answerphone)

Community Nurses

District Nursing Team
Todmorden Health Centre
Tel. 01422 652291 Monday – Friday 8.00am to 6.00pm.
Out of Hours number for District Nurses is 07917106263

Health Visitors

Health Visiting Team,
Allan House Clinic,
Sowerby Bridge
Tel: 01422 317081 / 0300 304 5076

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.