Our Services

Improving Access to General Practice with Evening, Weekend and Bank Holiday Appointments

Pennine GP Alliance are working collaboratively with all GP practices across Calderdale to offer patients increased access to routine appointments with GP’s, Nurses and other healthcare professionals from locality based hubs.

This service  provides all Calderdale registered patients access to pre-bookable routine appointments from 6:30pm – 8:00pm Monday to Friday, weekend appointments from 10:00am – 2:00pm Saturday to Sunday. Appointments are also available between 10:00am – 11:30am on Bank Holidays. These appointments can be booked in advance or on the same day for a routine medical matter, subject to availability and the reason for your appointment.

How to book

To book these appointments, please contact your registered practice by phone or in person asking to make an appointment during these times at your local hub. By booking an appointment, patients consent for the clinician based at the Improving Access Hubs to access their full medical record so that they can offer a safe and knowledgeable service.

The service is delivered from Improved Access Hubs:

Spring Hall Medical Practice, 173C Spring Hall Lane, HX1 4JG

Offering appointments seven days per week, 365 days per year (including Bank holidays), to all registered patients from:

  • Beechwood Medical Centre (Ovenden)
  • The Boulevard Medical Practice (Halifax)
  • Caritas Group Practice (Mixenden)
  • Horne Street Surgery (Halifax)
  • Keighley Road Surgery (Illingworth)
  • King Cross Surgery (King Cross)
  • Lister Lane Surgery (Halifax)
  • Park Community Practice (Halifax)
  • Plane Trees Group Practice (Pellon)
  • Queens Road Surgery (Halifax)
  • Rosegarth and Siddall Practice (Halifax & Siddall)
  • Southowram Surgery (Southowram)
  • Spring Hall Medical Practice (Halifax)

Station Road Surgery, Station Road, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 3AB

Offering appointments seven days per week, 365 days per year (including Bank holidays), to all registered patients from:

  • Bankfield Surgery (Elland)
  • Brig Royd Surgery (Ripponden)
  • Hebden Bridge (Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd)
  • Meadowdale Group Practice (Elland)
  • Stainland Road Medical Centre (Greetland)
  • Station Road Surgery (Sowerby Bridge)
  • Todmorden Health Centre (Todmorden)

Rastrick Health Centre, Chapel Croft, Brighouse HD6 3NA

Offering appointments three evenings per week, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, to all registered patients from:

  • Church Lane Surgery (Brighouse)
  • Longroyde Surgery (Rastrick)
  • Northolme Practice (Northowram and Hipperholme)
  • Rastrick Health Centre (Rastrick)
  • Rydings Hall Surgery (Brighouse)

Patients registered with the above 5 practices will be seen at Spring Hall Medical Practice at weekends and on Bank Holidays.

Keighley Road Surgery, Illingworth, Halifax, HX2 9LL

Offering appointments one evening per week, Thursday, to all patients registered from:

  • Beechwood Medical Centre (Ovenden)
  • Caritas Group Practice (Mixenden)
  • Keighley Road Surgery (Illingworth)
  • Lister Lane Surgery (Halifax)
  • Plane Trees Group Practice (Pellon)



NHS Health Checks

The NHS Health Check is a sophisticated check a patient’s heart health, working out the risk of developing some of the most disabling – but preventable – illnesses that also directs patients who need it to the best source of addressing any symptoms.

The NHS Health Check is affectionately known by our patients as a “midlife MOT”. It checks that some of your body’s most important systems are running smoothly.

Crucially, your NHS Health Check can detect potential problems before they do real damage. Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and some forms of dementia. The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented.

The NHS Health Check assesses the risk of developing these health problems and gives patients personalised advice on how to reduce it.

It’s free of charge, including any follow up tests or appointments.

How do people get an NHS Health Check?

The NHS Health Check is aimed at adults aged 40-74. If you fall in to this age group and are not already being reviewed by your GP for a circulatory condition you can expect to be invited for an NHS Health Check every five years.

NHS Health Checks are provided by Calderdale GP practices under contract with Pennine GP Alliance.

You can find your nearest GP practice here

There is more information on the NHS Health Check on the NHS Choices website.



GP Career +

Pennine GP Alliance offers a fully funded training package coupled with an exciting financially supported opportunity to develop a special interest. This opportunity is designed for newly qualified and returning GP’s to Calderdale (either salaried or partner).

You will have bespoke modules throughout the year which will focus on you, along with the opportunity to influence their content to reflect your needs. These will be a mix of clinical education, group sessions, leadership development, peer support and GP mentorship. GP’s will be supported in the transition to life after GP specialist training.

Those who want to develop a special interest can also apply for further support with placements, roles and funding to take their career to the next level.

Why Calderdale?

Calderdale is a special part of Yorkshire. Rich in history and situated in the heart of the Pennines with quaint villages and urban centres, with tranquil water ways in hidden valleys and lots of great open spaces and stunning countryside. Calderdale is situated between Manchester and Leeds and is an innovative and creative place that is thriving with development and investment of new and old landmarks such as, the Piece Hall. Few places can match the lifestyle that Calderdale has to offer with an abundance of great independent shops, adrenalin sports, fantastic food and drink along with excellent state and independent schools. All of which and more shape Calderdale as a perfect place to form firm foundations and to put down roots in what is a vibrant and progressive location whilst building a new and rewarding career.


We are now taking expression of interests for the next set of modules due to start in the autumn of 2019. Please email hello@penninegpa.co.uk for more information.


Correspondences Management Training Available

Presentation on Correspondence Management Releasing time in practice: Learning from success by Dr Fawad Azam.

Headline – Only 10% of letters for GP Action within Stainland Road Medical Centre following the Correspondence Management training and implementation of the protocol

  • This training is available through Pennine GP Alliance
  • Tailored to your local needs
  • Delivered for clinicians by clinicians
  • Contact PGPA. Please email hello@penninegpa.co.uk for more information


Clinical Training Workshops

Pennine GP Alliance’s clinical training workshops open to any GP, ANP, Nurse or prescribing Pharmacist based in practices. These workshops have been extremely popular with our clinicians and practices.

We now have workshops planned for the next seven months, see below. If you would like future information please contact Pennine GP Alliance by emailing hello@penninegpa.co.uk

Date       Subject
June Paediatric Allergy
July ECG Interpretation
August Rheumatology in Primary Care
September Headaches
October Peer to peer support NHS England
November Falls in elderly patients
December End of year quiz