Our Staff

Doctors

DR NICKY MOUNSEY

GP Partner

GMC 4338552 (f) Dr Mounsey trained at Leeds School of Medicine, qualifying in 1996. She trained as a GP in the Halifax/Huddersfield area qualifying as a GP in 2000. She has worked at the Practice since 2001 and became a Partner at the Practice in 2003. Dr Mounsey is contraception and sexual health lead for the Practice holding Faculty qualification for insertion/removal of both coils and implants. Her main areas of interest are mental health issues and womens' health. Dr Mounsey is also a director of My Health Huddersfield, which is a local federation of GP practices in Huddersfield. She is also on the Leadership Team for Tolson Primary Care Network (PCN).

DR SHANTHAKUMAR (SHANNY) RASAKUMARAN

GP Partner

MB ChB, MRCGP, MSc (SEM) GMC 6039176 (m) I attended a local school and college before embarking on a career in medicine at The University of Sheffield where I graduated in 2001 with an undergraduate medical degree. I initially pursued surgical training before moving to general practice. Having completed general practice training I joined the health centre initially as a salaried GP in 2011 and then as a partner in 2015. I am passionate about all aspects of young people’s health and I am keen to promote this at a local and national level. I have a special interest in musculoskeletal and sports medicine, minor surgery and medical education. As the Care Quality Commission (CQC) manager I take the lead role for safeguarding and clinical governance. Outside work I enjoy spending time with my family and where possible enjoy a spot of DIY and gardening.

DR JULIA THOMAS

GP Partner

GMC 4631774 (f) Dr Thomas trained at Leeds School of Medicine, qualifying in 1999. She initially started training in surgery before spending many years working in A&E. She retrained as a GP in Harrogate and has worked in practices in the Knaresborough and Harrogate area and more recently in Bradford. She became a Partner at the Practice in April 2018. She works one day a week as a Dermatology GPwSI in Bradford and also has an interest in mental health. Dr Thomas is on the Board of the Yorkshire Faculty of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

DR CATHERINE O’SHAUGHNESSY

Salaried GP - MBBS. DRCOG

GMC 4421214 (f) Catherine qualified from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1997. She has worked at the practice since 2003. She has an interest in Diabetes and also has faculty qualifications for insertion/removal of coils and implants.

DR ANDREW SNOWDEN

Salaried GP - MBChB, BA (Hons), MRCGP

GMC 7039652 (m) Dr Snowden studied Medicine at Leeds Medical School and also took a degree in Healthcare Ethics during his studies. He qualified as a doctor in 2009 and trained as a GP in the Halifax/Huddersfield area, qualifying in 2014. He started working at The University Health Centre shortly afterwards. His main interests are in mental health and in training, for which he is the lead for medical students from the University of Leeds. Dr Snowden is the lead for our Transgender population and also oversees Chronic Disease Management in the practice. He hopes to teach and train GPs in training in the future.

DR CASSANDRA ROBINSON

Salaried GP. - MBChB, nMRCGP, DRCOG

GMC 6128681. Dr Robinson joined the Practice in 2020.

DR TASNEEM SIDDIQUI

Salaried GP - MBChB, MRCGP

GMC 6163268. Dr Siddiqui joined the practice in early 2022.

DR EMILY LANCASTER

Salaried GP - MBChB, MRCGP

GMC 7459125. Dr Lancaster joined the Practice in early 2022, and is undertaking the GP fellowship scheme.

GP Registrar

Our practice is now involved in the further training of doctors for the special skills required in primary care. Every six months we have a doctor attached to our practice who will initially see patients with one of the partners and then run their own surgery. This doctor has the title of GP registrar. They are fully qualified doctors and will often have several years' experience of hospital medicine before joining us in general practice. Dr Elizabeth Sweeting is our current GP Registrar.

Medical Students

Since 2016 the practice has welcomed Medical Students to the team. This means students will be sitting in on some clinics. They will be learning how to take detailed histories from a patient in order to make a diagnosis. If you do not wish for the medical student to be present during your consultation, please let the receptionist know.

Advanced Nurse Practitioners

KATIE CRABTREE

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Katie trained at Huddersfield University and qualified in 2004. She has worked in various roles such as Accident and Emergency, nursing on cruise ships and Walk in Medical Centres. Katie joined the practice in 2015. She can treat patients with minor illnesses and injuries.

Mental Health Practitioner

LEANNE HOBSON

Leanne studied Nursing (Mental Health) at the University of Bradford, qualifying as an Registered Mental Health Nurse in 2019. Since her registration, she has worked in other primary care settings. Leanne joined the University Health Centre in June 2021, where she assesses patients with mental health concerns, provides psychoeducation and some self-help strategies and signposts to appropriate external services. Her specialisms are anxiety and depression and her interests include psychological therapies.

Nurses

NURSE KATE WADSWORTH

Kate trained at Huddersfield School of Nursing, and qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1987. She has worked at the Practice since March 2000 and is an experienced Nurse in all areas of Practice Nursing. Kate has done Diploma's in Contraception, Asthma and Cytology. She has qualifications in Sexual Health and holds a Faculty qualification in removal/insertion of Contraceptive Implants. In 2011 she became a Nurse Prescriber after completing a Diploma in Independent and Supplementary Prescribing.

NURSE LAURA POSTON-LORD

Laura qualified as a Registered General Nurse from the University of Leeds in 2017. She is qualified in the fitting and removal of implants, and in Sexual Health and Reproduction. During her nurse training she had various student placements including A & E, a surgical ward, a stroke ward and 2 general practice placements. Laura previously worked as a Healthcare assistant at Spire and joined the practice in September 2017 as a Junior Practice Nurse. Laura is also the Lead Nurse for the Tolson Primary Care Network (PCN).

NURSE ADELE HUGHES

Adele qualified from the University of West of England in Bristol in 2018. She began her career working as a community nurse but quickly moved to Manchester to complete a course in General Practice Nursing at the University of Salford. She has been working as a Practice Nurse since and joined the University Health Centre in 2022. Adele has particular interests in Diabetes and Women’s Health and is passionate about self-care. Outside of work, Adele enjoys walking the dog, moorland running and road cycling.

Healthcare Assistants

ELAINE LLOYD

Starting her career as a Doctor's Receptionist, Elaine then qualified in Health Care in 2016 and went on to work in a specialist Dermatology clinic. Joining the Practice in January 2021, Elaine supports the Nurses in Contraception and Sexual Heath Clinics, assists in Minor Surgery, conducts patient Health Checks and performs Chronic Illness reviews. She is trained in Phlebotomy and provides advice on a wide range of health and lifestyle matters.

Practice Management

NICOLA KELLY

Practice Manager

Administration

MEGAN BRADY

Reception Team Leader

KELLY ROPER

Secretary

SHIRLEY FIELD

Secretary

JUDITH COULTER

Administrator

LAURA ROBERTS

Administrator

TRACEY MCKEVITT

Administrator

JACKIE THORNE

Patient Care Co-ordinator

TRACY HEY

Patient Care Co-ordinator

JOSIE BECKETT

Patient Care Co-ordinator

IFRAH MIRZA

Patient Care Co-ordinator

KATIE ELDRIDGE

Patient Care Co-ordinator