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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 Carl R Littlewood (m)Dr Carl R Littlewood (m)

MB ChB DCH MRCGP DOccMed Manchester 1985. Following NHS house jobs Dr Littlewood undertook a short service commission in the Royal Army Medical Corps. On leaving the army he completed his GP vocational training in Darlington, before joining the practice in 1993. Within the practice Dr Littlewood's interests involve computing/IT and prescribing issues.


Dr Louise Knowles (f)Dr Louise Knowles (f)

MB ChB MRCP MRCGP Manchester 1985. Dr Knowles joined the practice in October 1999 as a part-time partner, having previously been in a practice in Meltham, Huddersfield. Having qualified in 1985 Dr Knowles undertook a one-year medical SHO Post and then spent two years doing paediatrics prior to completing GP training in South Cleveland.


Dr Matt Smith (m)Dr Matt Smith (m)

MB ChB BSc DRCOG MRCGP Leeds 1989. Dr Smith joined the practice in April 2010 as a part-time partner, having previously been a partner in a Bradford practice. There he was a GPwSI in diabetes and a part time Hospital Practitioner in Diabetes & Endocrinology. Dr Smith spent a year in New Zealand working as a GP and with the Ministry of Health developing a chronic disease management programme appropriate for Primary Care in the North Island. Dr Smith has been one of the Programme Directors of the Pennine GPST Training scheme since 2008. He has an interest in diabetes, endocrinology, chronic disease management, evidence based medicine, education and training.


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 Roylance is currently on maternity leave, returning in summer 2018.

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 Rebecca Sykes (f)

Dr Rebecca Sykes is a GP, who joined us in 2016 as a GP Registrar and is now a salaried GP in the practice.

Dr Lisa Riordan (f)

We are delighted to welcome Dr Lisa Riordan to the practice from 1st November to 28th February. Dr Riordan will be working full days on Monday and Tuesday each week.

Dr Anu Dhaliwal (f)

Dr Anu Dhaliwal is a GP Registrar undertaking a 20 month post here at Brig Royd Surgery from August 2017 to March 2019.

Dr Inderpreet Kaur (f)

Dr Inderpreet Kaur is a GP Registrar undertaking a 14 month placement at Brig Royd from August 2017 to October 2018.

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