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.



Lucy Lawton (f)

Lucy works closely with the GPs managing patient prescription requests and ensuring patient records are updated following any medication changes made by secondary care Consultants and other clinicians involved in the care of our patients.

Lucy's role involves contacting patients who have queries about their prescriptions and reminding patients to attend for blood test monitoring in the line with the prescribing guidelines for some medication.

Community Midwives

Halifax Maternity Unit,
Community Midwives Office
Tel. (01422) 224417 24 hours – 7 days a week Or Tel (01422) 841212 Valley Medical Centre (answerphone)

Community Nurses

District Nursing Team
Allan House Clinic,
Sowerby Bridge
Tel. (01422) 832063 Monday – Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm.
or (01422) 317979 direct line to District Nurse Team
Out of Hours number for District Nurses is 0345 605 0206

Health Visitors

The Health Visiting team can be reached on 0300 304 5076.

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