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We are hoping to raise  money for this great cause but need your help!!

We have children and adult competitions available from reception at 20p each where you can win a prize.

On the 13th we will be selling buns and having a bottle tombola so come along and help us raise as much money

as possible.

Thank you


You can now ring or call in at the surgery and book your Flu / Shingles and Pneumonia vaccinations.



Patients who are eliable for the vaccianation are:

  • People aged 65 and over
  • People aged under 65 with specific clinical conditions
  • All pregnant women
  • All two, three and four year olds  
  • Healthcare workers with direct patient contact
  • Carers

Patients with specific clinical conditions aged 5 - 17 will be given the nasal form and ages 18 - 64 will be given the vaccination.


The criteria for the Flu entitlement can change each year meaning you may not be entitled to a free vaccine this year.

If you are unsure we can ask your GP for you.

Shingles: You maybe eligible if you were born on or between: 02/091942 and 01/09/1945  and also 02/09/1935 and 01/09/1937

Pneumonia: If you are aged 65 and over and in a certain clinical risk group you are eligible for the vaccination, you only ever need one of these vaccinations.

Please ask a member our  team regarding any of the above  information.


We are pleased to welcome Dr Andrew Bearpark and Dr Hazel Hawker and Dr Sam Dabin to our team.



With effect from 19th February 2015 we will be offering an electronic prescribing service which basically links the surgery with most of the local pharmacies and enables us to transmit your prescription directly to them electronically. We hope this will prove more convenient for patients with repeat prescription items. To take advantage of this service you need to register with a local pharmacy. We have leaflets available in surgery with more details or please speak to your pharmacy who will be able to explain how the system works.



Customer Service Excellence Award

We are delighted to announce that as the first GP Practice in Yorkshire - and we believe only the third in the country - to meet the standard required to be awarded the National Customer Service Excellence Award we have now been reassessed and retained the award for another year. We value the service we provide to our patients highly and this recognises our current and continuing efforts to improve the experience all patients have when contacting our surgery. We'll be due another assessment at the end of 2015 and expect to retain the award again. For more information please see the page opposite.....



High blood pressure is just one of the risk factors for developing heart and circulatory disease, along with high cholesterol , diabetes and other lifestyle factors. As many as 5 million people in the UK are walking around, undiagnosed, with high blood pressure.

When did you last have yours checked?

You can call into surgery and use our blood pressure monitor in reception, please ask a member of staff if you are unsure how to use it or alternatively you can make an appointment with one of our healthcare support workers.


Appointment Reminders

We are now offering an appointment reminder service via a  mobile telephone text. This service is only currently available for appointments when visiting a GP. If you would like to consent into this service please contact the surgery so we can update your record.


Out of Hours
Calls out-of-hours should be restricted to medical problems that cannot wait until normal office hours. Please telephone NHS111

Calls are answered by a trained nurse. You may be asked to attend the GP centre at Airedale Hospital to see a GP.

Home visits can be done for housebound patients, even out of hours.

If you have had an accident or have an emergency, please attend A&E. Patients with less severe problems may have a long wait and would be better calling the number above. 

Extended Hours
We now offer evening appointments on Monday and Tuesday evenings for those working away or who find it difficult to attend during the day. These are pre-bookable appointments.

Cancelling your Appointment
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone the surgery in good time.

Stay well this winter with the help of a new NHS website

Winter is traditionally a very busy time for GPs and hospitals. It brings with it illnesses and ailments such as flu, coughs and colds and Norovirus (the winter vomiting bug.)

That’s why it pays to be prepared so that you can stay well during this period. And a new campaign, launched by doctors in Bradford and Airedale, will help you do exactly that.

Listen out for adverts which will be aired on local radio stations and take a look at the new site online,

Here you’ll find great health advice which will enable you to enjoy a happy and healthy winter, Christmas and New Year. And if you are unfortunate enough to become ill, there is a wealth of information which will help you make the right choices.


Citizens Advice Bureau

Starting from the 27th March we will have a member of the Citizens Advice Bureau here in the surgery.

You can book an appointment with them if you have any problems regarding Pregnancy, Had an accident, Disability/Care needs, Off work sick, Mental Health Issues, Cold/heating and lack of food related issues.




Health & Social Care Information Centre 

With effect from mid October certain data may be extracted from GP Patient records by NHS England as prescribed in The Health & Social Care Act 2012.

You have the option to opt out should you choose to do so but need to contact us as soon as possible.

We will display information to inform your decision in the practice from Tuesday 28th August through to the end of November and have added some details to the website to help as well. Please review the Health & Social Care Information Centre page in the index to the right




Dr Kay H.T Lovell (f)Dr Kay H.T Lovell (f)
(University of London 1995)

I have been a GP for 5 years and joined the team at Holycroft four years ago. I am interested in women's health and am currently developing extra skills in diabetes. I am married with 3 children. Occasionally, I have been known to appear on stage in amateur theatrical productions and sing in a local choir.
Dr Matt D Curtis (m)Dr Matt D Curtis (m)


(University of Nottingham 1998)

I was born in Manchester and trained as a GP in East Yorkshire. I worked in New Zealand before joining the Practice in 2004. I am a GP Trainer and Training Programme Director for the Airedale GP Speciality Training Scheme. I have special interests in respiratory medicine and the use of IT in healthcare. I am married with two children. I try to offset my colleagues' carbon footprints by cycling a lot.

Dr Tom Ratcliffe (m)


(University of Warwick 2008)

I trained as a GP at Holycroft Surgery and was delighted to return to the practice in 2014. I have an interest in medical education and, as well as helping train GPs at Holycroft, I work at the University of Leeds and Yorkshire and Humber School of Primary Care. I moved to Yorkshire in 2010 and love walking in the beautiful moors and dales. I live in Airedale with my young family.

Dr Nick Bird (m)


(Leeds 2006)

NB picI joined the Holycroft team in 2014, having previously worked in Bradford for eight years.  My clinical interests include mental wellbeing, chronic pain and medical education. At home I love cooking, gadgets, music and planning my next trip to Scotland.

Dr Maria Aziz (f)
Dr Anneke Swager (f)Dr Anneke Swager (f)

Artsexamen DFFP
(University of Leiden 1984)

I was born in The Netherlands and did my medical training at Leiden University. After that I worked as a GP for several years before we moved to the UK in 1997. After several years in Bingley I joined Holycroft Surgery in 2006. My special interests are Contraception and Sexual Health and I do a special clinic at the surgery for this. I am married with 2 sons and in my free time I try to keep fit and look after my chickens, cats and my vegetable patch.

Dr Andrew Bearpark (m)
Dr Hazel Hawker (f)
Dr Sam Dabin (m)


(Warwick University 2008)

After reading biology at Southampton university, I graduated from Warwick Medical School in 2008. I trained in Warwick & then Brighton, before making the big move up to North Yorkshire to be nearer family. I have two young children that take up most of my time & energy! Any spare moments are taken up playing cricket or going for a run around Yorkshire's lovely countryside. My medical interests include ENT (for which I work at Eccleshill as a GP with a specialist interest), men's health & elderly care medicine.

Dr Laura Butler (f)
GP registrar
Dr Kathryn Howe (f)

GP registrar

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