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Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.



Dr Lisa J Pickles (f)Dr Lisa J Pickles (f)

MB BS MRCGP Newcastle 1987. Dr Pickles joined the Practice in 1993 after qualifying at Newcastle University and completing training in Calderdale. Dr Pickles is interested in Women’s Health and Family Planning, having previously worked in the local family planning department. Her interests within the practice include personnel and staff issues.


Dr Janet Richardson (f)Dr Janet Richardson (f)

MBChB DRCOG MRCGP Liverpool 1999. Dr Richardson joined the practice in April 2010 as a part time partner, having previously been a partner in Stainland. She qualified in 1999 from Liverpool and initially pursued a career in Obstetrics and gynae before joining the Huddersfield and Halifax GP training scheme. During her training Dr Richardson spent time at Brig Royd as a GP registrar on two occasions. Dr Richardson also works as a hospice practitioner at Kirkwood Hospice in Huddersfield.



Dr Fareed Bhatti (m)


MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP 2001. Dr Fareed Bhatti qualified in 2001 and trained as a GP in Calderdale and Huddersfield. He has been working in Bradford and joined the Brig Royd team in July 2013. He has a special interest in diabetes and chronic disease management. He is also a GP Trainer on the Pennine GP training scheme.


Dr Jessica Roylance (f)

Dr Roylance
Dr Jessica Roylance qualified in 2009 from Leeds. Prior to her medical training she also completed a degree in applied mathematics. She joined Brig Royd after spending time at the Practice during her GP training. Her interests include women's and sexual health. She is hoping to become a GP trainer over the next few years. 

Dr Freeda Bhatti (f)


Dr Bhatti qualified from Manchester University in 2002 and undertook her hospital training in Sheffield and Bradford, gaining a variety of post graduate qualifications. She had enjoyed her GP placements, so decided to train as a GP. After completing her GP training she has worked in practices in Bradford and Halifax. Her special interests within General Practice are Diabetes and Women's Health.

Dr Imran Hussain (m)

Dr Hussain

Dr Imran Hussain, MBChB 2005
University of Leeds, nMRCGP 2010.

I studied Medicine at the University of Leeds and in my early years worked in Respiratory Medicine, Gastrointestinal surgery, Urology and Psychiatry.  I joined the Airedale GP training scheme in 2007 during which I worked in Bingley and Ilkley. I then joined a training practice in Bradford as a salaried GP for a number of years where I gained valuable experience.  My interests include dermatology, Musculoskeletal medicine, prescribing and nutrition.

Away from work I am married and have a young son who takes up most of my spare time. I enjoy running, watching movies, like eating out, and love travelling as much as I possibly can!

Dr Emma Gayle (f)

Dr Emma Gayle joined the practice in June 2018. She graduated from Sheffield University and trained to be a GP in Bradford. After spending ten years as a GP partner in Bradford she took her family to Jamaica to work for four years. Returning to the UK in 2010 Emma tried a variety of posts in West Yorkshire before joining the Brig Royd team. Dr Gayle

Dr Rebecca Sykes (f)

Dr Sykes

Dr Rebecca Sykes qualified from Manchester University in 2012. She then worked in Barrow-in-Furness and Lancaster hospital before completing her GP training in Calderdale. She joined Brig Royd Surgery in 2016 and was appointed Salaried GP in 2017. Becky joined us as GP partner on 1st August 2018.

Dr Matthew Smith (m)

We are delighted that Dr Matt Smith has returned to Brig Royd after a period of six months on sabbatical.

Dr Smith continues his role as GP here, supporting GP Registrars and providing input into the management of patients with Diabetes.

Dr Smith now works on Wednesday and Thursday each week.

Dr Sarah Merrifield (f)

Dr Sarah Merrifield is a GP Registrar completing her final stage of GP training and is with us until October 2019.

Dr Haider Ali (m)

Dr Haider Ali is a GP Registrar undertaking GP training and is with us until February 2020.

Dr Rosemary Horsfall (f)

Dr Horsfall joined the practice in October 2019 and will be with us for about 12 months as she completes her GP training.

GP Registrars

What is a GP Registrar?

A GP Registrar is a qualified doctor who has chosen to undertake speciality training in general practice. It takes a minimum of 5 years to qualify as a GP and involves working both in hospital and in general practice posts. Whilst in general practice registrars are supervised by an experienced GP trainer.

What does this mean for my consultation?

Usually nothing. GP registrars undertake a “debrief” after their clinic where they discuss all cases with an experienced GP. Occasionally a registrar may contact you after the surgery when they have discussed your case further. Please ensure your contact details with the surgery are up to date.

Sometimes GP Registrars will video their consultations or have another GP sitting with them for training purposes. You will be notified prior to your consultation if this is the case.

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