Doctors
  • Dr David Hughes (m)
    Dr David Hughes (m)

    Partner : MB BS (London 1982)

    Qualified UCH London 1982 where I met and married my wife, Hilary. Having grown up in Sussex, after six years in London I migrated north to Yorkshire where I did my GP training at Northallerton. I moved to this practice in 1987 with two children and subsequently have had two more. I enjoy living in the community where I work and am proud to be a generalist. In addition to being a full time partner with the practice I do one session a week for the “Out of Hours” service and one day a week working with the Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group (the “CCG”).  Away from work we walk, sail and occasionally ski when not running the house and garden.

  • Dr Robert Akam (m)
    Dr Robert Akam (m)

    Partner : BM (Southampton 1985)

    Dr Akam has now retired from the practice.

  • Dr Cameron Irving (m)
    Dr Cameron Irving (m)

    Partner : MBChB (Leeds 1990)

    After 3 years as part of the Huddersfield vocational training scheme then a brief spell as locum GP in Halifax I joined the practice in 1995. Married with 5 children, I am a full time partner in the Practice. Outside work I enjoy keeping fit and spending time with my family.

  • Dr Alison Dewhurst (f)
    Dr Alison Dewhurst (f)

    Partner : MBChB (Liverpool 1993)

    I spent time as a locum in West Yorkshire and a year in Morley before joining the practice part time in 2000, though have had time out for a baby and a year in Melbourne! I enjoy all aspects of general practice. Having worked as a salaried GP at Elmwood for some years, I became a partner in 2010. Whenever I get the chance I enjoy spending time in the great outdoors with my family.

  • Dr Victoria Dorsett (f)
    Dr Victoria Dorsett (f)

    Assistant : MBChB (Liverpool, 1995)

    Married with two children. After qualifying I spent 1 year working and travelling in
    Australia and New Zealand respectively. I enjoy all aspects of General Practice but have a special interest in dermatology, obtaining the Diploma in Practical Dermatology in 2003.

  • Dr Ajay Sharma (m)
    Dr Ajay Sharma (m)

    Partner : MBBS(1998), MRCS(Ed), MRCGP, DFSRH

    Originally from India, I did my medical training in New Delhi. I trained as a GP in Huddersfield and have been working in the region since 2009. I joined the practice in 2010 after deciding to settle in Holmfirth. My special interests are Musculoskeletal medicine, joint injections, minor surgery. I offer fitting and removal of contraceptive implants at the practice. I am also involved in the training of students.

  • Dr James D Morton (m)
    Dr James D Morton (m)

    Partner : MB BChir (Cambridge 2004), MRCGP

    I completed my hospital posts and GP training in Yorkshire, including time as a trainee here at Elmwood. Having grown up in the Holme Valley I am proud to be part of such a wonderful team that is committed to the delivery of high quality patient care. I love being a GP as it is such a varied and continuously changing role. I have a keen interest in sports injuries, mental health and chronic pain management. This year I am undertaking a PCGE through Leeds University to become a GP trainer. My wife Rebecca is a local primary school teacher and we live in the valley with our two children.

  • Dr Gemma Simcox (f)
    Dr Gemma Simcox (f)

    Partner : MBChB (Leeds) MRCGP DPD DFFP

    I’m a Leeds graduate who has trained and worked exclusively in West Yorkshire.  Although not Yorkshire born and bred, I have very much come to see Huddersfield and the county as my home.  I joined Elmwood in 2015 and am very much enjoying being a Holmfirth GP and getting to know my new patients.

    I have special interests in diabetes, dermatology, child and women’s health.  I’m also a GP Appraiser which allows me to meet and speak to colleagues all over Kirklees.

  • Dr Kelly Reddington (f)
    Dr Kelly Reddington (f)

    Assistant

    I graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2010 and completed my GP training in Derby. I then moved back to the Holme Valley where I had grown up and joined the practice in 2015.  I work in all aspects of General Practice but have an interest in Sports and Exercise Medicine and Women’s Health.  I am also the practice Safeguarding Lead.

  • Dr Satnam Singh (m)
    Dr Satnam Singh (m) Assistant

    Assisstant

    I graduated at Leeds University in 2011 and completed my GP training in 2016. I was born and raised in Huddersfield and am proud to be working in the local area.  As well as working at Elmwood, I also do regular work in the Greater Huddersfield Extended Access Hub.  Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and planning trips away.

  • Dr Carol Frankland (f)
    Dr Carol Frankland (f) Assistant
    MBChB (Leeds 2000) MRCGP (2005) DPD
    I graduated in Leeds in 2000 and completed GP training in Halifax and Huddersfield in 2005, I have worked as a GP in the Huddersfield area ever since. I was very pleased to join Elmwood in 2017. I enjoy all aspects of general practice but have a special interest in Dermatology and skin surgery. I have an additional role as a Speciality Doctor in Dermatology at Barnsley Hospital. Outside of work I am married and we have 2 boys and a cocker spaniel. We live in the Holme Valley and when I have time I enjoy playing tennis and running.
  • Dr Gareth Price (m)
    Dr Gareth Price (m) Assistant

    MBChB Sheffield 2008, MRCGP 2014
    I graduated from Sheffield University in 2008 and completed my GP training in 2014. Having moved to Yorkshire I am looking forward to working here at Elmwood. I enjoy all aspects of General Practice and I am currently studying through Sheffield University to become a GP trainer as I enjoy medical education.

  • Dr Karen Rhodes (F)
    Dr Karen Rhodes (F) Assistant

    BMedSci BM BS MRCGP DFSRH DipPallCare PGCert (Med Ed)

    I graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2004 and after a year working in Australia came to Yorkshire, initially training in hospital medicine and then completing GP training in 2012. I am interested in education and are working towards becoming a GP trainer and also have interests in women’s health and palliative care. I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to work in the beautiful Holme Valley and with a dynamic primary care team.

  • Dr Muhammad Iqbal (m)
    Dr Muhammad Iqbal (m) GP Registrar

    I will be working here at Elmwood as part of my final year of training.  I am a pleasant, approachable and hard working individual whom tries to achieve a good work life balance through engaging in hobbies such as football, travelling and spending time with my family and friends.  I enjoy my job and obtain great satisfaction from working collectively with patients to help achieve positive health outcomes.  I look forward to spending time here at Elmwood and I anticipate on hopefully becoming a valued member of the team.

  • Dr Charlotte Gunn (f)
    Dr Charlotte Gunn (f) GP Registrar

    After graduating from the University of Leeds in 2015, I completed foundation year training in Huddersfield and Harrogate.  I am pleased to return back to the local area for GP training.  I currently live in my hometown of Wakefield.

Nurses

Our practice nurses are friendly and experienced, and work as part of the team with the doctors and other staff. All are trained to advise about leading a healthy lifestyle, certain health problems, foreign travel, and also to perform cervical smears and other medical procedures. Health checks are routinely offered by our nurses to any patients joining the practice.

Certain nurses have extended training in specialist areas such as asthma, heart disease, diabetes and family planning. These nurses are able to offer routine care and advice for patients in these areas under the supervision of the doctors. As well as advice about health for travel abroad they offer a complete range of vaccinations including Yellow Fever.

Our healthcare assistants are fully trained to take bloods, and carry out other health checks to support the Practice Nurses and GPs.

You can make an appointment to see a member of the nursing team by contacting the surgery. You will be asked what type of appointment you require to enable the appropriate amount of time to be booked.

  • Mrs Diane Eales (f)
    Mrs Diane Eales (f)

    Lead Practice Nurse : RGN (Huddersfield 1985)

    I’ve worked in a vast variety of healthcare settings, including A+E and four different local GP surgeries. I joined the Elmwood Team in September 2014, and together we strive to provide the best possible care for our patients. Outside work my main focus is spending quality time with close family members, as well as badminton, walking, eating out. Nothing I like better than meeting new interesting people and discovering new places on days out, weekends away and holidays.

  • Mrs Tina Robinson (f)
    Mrs Tina Robinson (f)

    Practice Nurse : RGN (Wakefield 1980)

    Having worked initially in secondary care all across Yorkshire and for a short time Down South, the majority of my nursing career has been with Elmwood Family Doctors working with my colleagues to provide and advise on all aspects of health care, chronic disease management and health promotion advice.

    Although not a ‘native’ of the Holme Valley, I do live locally with my husband and when ‘off duty’ most of my time is focussed around family and grandchildren. When not with family I enjoy spending time with friends enjoying the finer things in life, socialising, theatre and going away on short breaks and exploring how the other half live!

  • Mrs Janice James (f)
    Mrs Janice James (f)

    Practice Nurse

    I qualified in 1981 at Dewsbury Hospital and have lived in the local area since 1983.  I work part time as a practice nurse within the nursing team.  I have two grown up children now left home.  Outside work I enjoy dog walking, days out, theatre and sewing projects.  I am a member of the local historic society and a keen up- cycler and re-cycler.

  • Mrs Julie Dunn (f)
    Mrs Julie Dunn (f)

    Practice Nurse

    RGN Huddersfield 1990, RSCN Leeds 1994

    After qualifying as an adult and children’s nurse in 1990, I’ve worked in paediatrics, school nursing and for the past 7 years as a practice nurse – having recently joined Elmwood in March 2016.

    Married with 2 grown up children; I enjoy dog walking in my spare time, along with weekend escapes to Scotland, a spot of gardening and a really good book.

  • Mrs Katrina Riley (f)
    Mrs Katrina Riley (f)

    Healthcare Assistant

    I joined Elmwood in 2005 as a receptionist and in 2009 had the opportunity to become a HCA. I live in Holmfirth and have a keen interest in local and social history – I am a member of the local history group. When I am not immersed in my (or someone else’s) family tree I have a dog and a large garden that keep me out of trouble!

  • Mrs Aleksandra Walker (f)
    Mrs Aleksandra Walker (f)

    Healthcare Assistant

    I joined Elmwood team in September 2013 after having just settled in Holmfirth. Originally from Poland, I have lived in England since 2009 working as a community support worker with adults with learning disabilities in Greater Manchester. A few years ago we decided to move to the Holme Valley and I found a great opportunity to start a career as a HCA in Elmwood. Outside work I enjoy spending time with my husband and 2 children.

  • Mrs Caroline King  (f)
    Mrs Caroline King (f)

    Health Care Assistant

    I recently joined Elmwood Family Doctors as a HCA in December 2015. Previous to this I was working as a HCA with the Honley / Meltham District Nursing team and at a local GP surgery where I began in 2007.

    I am married with two children and a dog, Brian! I am an avid rugby league spectator both at amateur level and professional following the Leeds Rhinos. I am taxi service to both of my children with their various hobbies / interests! I also enjoy running and eating out.

  • Rachael Heeley (f)
    Rachael Heeley (f)

    Health Care Assistant

    NVQ level 3 in Health and Social Care 2005.
    As well as my NVQ I have successfully completed many courses through the Primary Care Training Centre and Teeside University.
    I have worked at Meltham Village for the past three years predominantly on a Thursday. I work full time in a local GP Surgery.
    In my spare time I enjoy doing some Cardiovascular exercise at my local gym. I also enjoy exploring our beautiful country side and regularly do 10 to 15 mile walks that are not for the faint hearted!!!

Management Team
  • Miss Mary C. McEnhill (f)
    Miss Mary C. McEnhill (f)

    Practice Manager

    Having obtained a degree in History at Newcastle University, I came via a circuitous route to Practice Management. I joined the Elmwood Practice in August 2008, having previously worked as practice manager in a South Yorkshire practice for several years.
Admin & Reception Team