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Health Charities

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.

Practice Management

Sue RosboroughSue Rosborough

Practice Manager Sue is a Business Studies graduate and after a varied career in retailing, marketing and arts management, joined the practice in March 2008. She assists the partners in the overall management of the practice. Her responsibilities are many and varied.  She has a demanding role and is assisted by Angela, our Reception Manager. Sue aims to be honest and fair with both the Brig Royd team and our patients, and makes every effort to maintain a happy and supportive atmosphere within the practice. She is a member of Calderdale Practice Managers’ Group and served as an Associate of Calderdale Commissioning Group.

Angela GouldenAngela Goulden
Angela has worked at Brig Royd since 1986 and was appointed Reception Manager in 1996. Angela is a practical person and generally has a calm and efficient approach to her work. She organises staff rotas and ensures cover is provided for holidays sickness etc.

Angela has been heavily involved in setting up new working systems at the surgery as jobs have changed dramatically over the last few years due to the introduction of new IT systems and our move to new premises.
Pat CravenPat Craven
IT Manager Pat started work at the surgery in 1995 and sorts out the computers – including any problems! Pat inputs data into the computer such as patients’ histories, health promotion, registration link claims. Pat is responsible for calling patients for a wide range of clinics including diabetes and cervical screening.


Joan Cross (f)

Joan joined the team in 2017 as summariser and receptionist.

Mrs Beverley Boakes

Bev ensures that the surgery building is kept clean and tidy, and looks after us all.


Paula AddisonPaula Addison
Paula came to Brig Royd temporarily in September 2004. At this time Paula attended Halifax College on day release to study for an NVQ in Business Studies. Paula has been been part of the surgery team on a permanent basis since 2005.
Liz BatesLiz Bates

Liz has been at the surgery since 1996. She works in reception and in the secretarial team.

Vicky BaxterVicky Baxter
Vicky joined the reception team in March 2009, having previously worked as a Receptionist at Stainland Road Medical Centre for eighteen years and for ten years prior to that as a Medical Records Clerk at The Halifax General Hospital. More recently working as a Ward Clerk on the Gynaecology Ward at The Calderdale Royal Hospital.
Maria Smith

Maria joined the team as Receptionist in May 2013.

Cheryl WalkerCheryl Walker

Cheryl joined the reception team in April 2007, having previously worked at Kos Clinic in Hipperholme for nine years.

Jo-Anne Chapman (f)

Jo-Anne joined the reception team in June 2017, having previously worked at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust.

Beverley Stretton

Beverley joined the team in January 2017, having worked as receptionist in another GP practice and at a dental practice.


Maureen Marsden
Maureen joined the Brig Royd team in 2010, having spent many years with Lloyds banking Group.
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