NHS Greater Huddersfield and NHS North Kirklees CCGs have approved the registration of nine primary care networks in Kirklees.  The decision was taken at separate Primary Care Commissioning Committee meetings held on Wednesday 22 May.

Primary care networks are a critical component of the vision for health and social care set out in the Kirklees Health and Wellbeing Plan and the NHS Long Term Plan.   Networks are much more than groups of general practices. They represent a fundamental shift in the way health and care is provided to our population. GP practices, community services, social care and others will be expected to work together in a way they have never done before.

Networks should typically serve populations of 30,000 to 50,000, consist of more than one GP practice, and cover an appropriate geographic area.  As part of the registration process, each network was required to identify a clinical director.

Catherine Wormstone, Head of Primary care for the CCGs said: “The establishment of primary care networks marks one of the most significant changes in GP services over the past decade.  The networks, along with the increased financial investment being made available, will be essential to the delivery of strong, sustainable primary care in Kirklees and the achievement of the ambitions set out in the NHS Long Term Plan.

“In approving the registration of the networks today, we acknowledge the efforts made by staff in our GP practices and CCG practice support team who have helped us to get to this important point in the process.”

Following their registration, primary care networks will be expected to set out their plans to support the implementation of the five year framework for GP contract reform, starting with changes in a number of key areas from this July.

The nine networks are identified in the tables below.

You can find full details of the process to date, along with the requirements for the establishment of primary care networks and the registration process in the Primary Care Commissioning Committee papers for each CCG here.

Primary Care Networks: Greater Huddersfield CCG

Network Clinical Director Practices
The Valleys Health and Social Care Network Dr Dil Ashraf Oaklands Health Centre

Honley Surgery

Elmwood Family Doctors

Slaithwaite Health Centre

Meltham Group Practice

Colne Valley Group Practice

The Mast Primary Care Network Dr Louise James Dearne Valley Health Centre Skelmanthorpe Family Doctors

Lepton and Kirkheaton

Kirkburton Health Centre

Shepley Health Centre

The Viaduct Care Network Dr Sajid Nazir New Street and Netherton

Meltham Road Surgery

Thornton Lodge Surgery

Fieldhead Surgery

Crosland Moor Group Practice    Newsome Surgery

Paddock & Longwood Family Practice Lockwood Surgery

Greenwood Network Dr Jane Ford The Grange Group Practice

Woodhouse Hill Surgery

Fartown Green Road Surgery      Bradford Road Surgery

Marsh Surgery

Westbourne Surgery

Lindley Village Surgery

Lindley Group Practice

Birkby Health Centre

Nook Surgery & Clifton Group

Tolson Care Partnership Dr Sarah Milligan The Whitehouse Centre

Greenhead Family Doctors

Dr Glencross practice

University Health Centre

Dalton Surgery

Waterloo Health Centre

The Junction Surgery

Almondbury Surgery


Primary Care Networks: North Kirklees CCG

Network Clinical Director Practices
Spen Health and Wellbeing (Primary Care) Network (SHAWN Dr Imad Riaz Cleckheaton Group Practice

Cook Lane  (Albion St)

Liversedge Medical Centre   Parkview Surgery

The Greenway Medical Practice

Brookroyd House Surgery   Undercliffe Surgery

Batley and Birstall Primary Care Network Dr C Ratcliffe Cherry Tree Surgery   Kirkgate Surgery  Broughton House Surgery  Batley Health Centre  Grove House Surgery  Wellington House Surgery  Blackburn Road Medical Centre

Mount Pleasant Medical Centre

Three Centres Primary Care Network Dr M Hussain Dr Mahmood & Partners Calder View Surgery Eightlands Surgery

North Road Suite Surgery Mirfield Health Centre

Dewsbury and Thornhill Primary Care Network Dr Indira Kasibhatla Savile Town Medical Centre

Thornhill Lees Surgery

The Paddock Surgery

The Albion Mount Medical Practice

New Brewery Lane Surgery

Windsor Medical Centre

Healds Road Surgery