Continuing our series of ‘Welcome to Shepley’ articles, the dedicated staff at Shepley Health Centre tell us about their services and what patients can expect from our local health professionals.
Shepley Health Centre is a modern, purpose-built health centre close to the centre of the village, with ample parking for both patients and staff.
There are three GP partners, two male and one female, and we have some regular locum doctors on rotation to gain experience of the role of GP.
Three practice nurses, a health-care assistant and a phlebotomist support the GPs. They all help to manage patients with long-term conditions such as diabetes and asthma. They see people with minor illnesses, perform dressings and ear syringing, give vaccinations and take blood samples.
A very experienced team of receptionists and administrative staff supports clinical staff. They make sure the smooth running of the surgery and will always do their best to help patients access the most appropriate service for their needs. The practice works closely with the wider health care team, including our Community Matron, District Nurses and Health Visitors. Other services available at the health centre include a midwife-run ante-natal clinic, baby immunisations, minor surgery, contraceptive services and counselling. The GPs can also refer patients for Podiatry, Ultra Sound Scans, and ECGs at Shepley.
The self-weigh baby clinic is now held at Shepley Library on Monday afternoons.
There is an independent Pharmacy within the building, offering advice on a range of health matters. They also dispense prescriptions.
Our catchment area includes Shepley, Upper Cumberworth, Birdsedge and Denby Dale. If you have just moved into the area and would like to register with us please visit the centre to collect registration forms. We will need photo ID and proof of address.
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