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Why are we making changes?

Your NHS is facing a massive financial challenge. Nationally, your NHS needs to save £22bn by 2020/21. This year, 2016/17, NHS Bradford City and NHS Bradford Districts clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) need to save £13m. 

To make savings we need to work together. There are no additional resources available, savings need to be made now so that we can meet increasing demand and ensure that local services continue to meet your needs. 

We are looking at how to be more innovative, more productive and help you use your NHS resources better whilst making sure services are still of the highest quality.

How can you get involved?

To make sure you get the most out of every NHS pound spent in Bradford, we're asking you to take more control of your health and change the way you use some of your NHS services. Some things that we need you to do are:  

  1. take the medicines you are given - the most expensive medicines are the ones not taken. 50% of medicines are not taken as directed within 10 days of being prescribed.  
  2. not asking for medicines you don't need - check what you've got at home first. Your NHS can't reuse medicines once they have been given out. 
  3. use your NHS to the best - sometimes your GP isn't the best person to see, you can see your pharmacist, quickly without an appointment.
  4. buy some medicines from shops instead - it's cheaper to buy medicines for short term, minor illnesses, from your supermarket or pharmacy. 

Join in with the campaign on social media. Follow us on Facebook, @NHSinBradford or on Twitter, @NHSBDCCG and use #ItsOurNHS to show your support for making a change.

What are we doing?

We will be looking at your whole patient journey and seeing how we can transform your services to give you a better experience. We are also looking at how we can innovate, be more productive, prevent your NHS resources being used inappropriately and ensure your services are high quality.

confidentialityWould you like to make your record shareable to services that might care for you in the future or the services that are currently taking care of you?

Would you like your doctor to be able to see information recorded by those other services?

You now have the choice to ask your practice to make it possible to share your records should the need arise. Setting this up does not mean that anyone can look at your records. They still have to ask for your permission. If you would like to arrange this option please ask at reception.  The choice you record can be changed at any time.

 

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If you have difficulty remembering your appointment. Sign up for our SMS text reminder service. Ask at reception for details.

 

The NHS Friends and Family Test

Have your say to improve your care

We would like your feedback on the care or treatment we give you

any time you visit your GP or have contact with the practice. It doesn’t

take long.

Put us to the test and tell us what is working and what we can improve. You can say what

you think without giving your name and we will use the information to plan improvements to

our services.

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Welcome to Highfield Medical Practice

The doctors and staff at Highfield Medical Practice in Bradford offer a full general practice service and run specialist clinics for chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes and chronic heart disease.

The following services are also available and can be accessed by a referral from our GPs or nurses :- smoking cessation, warfarin monitoring, sexual health clinics, full contraceptive services (including implants and coils) and minor surgery.

At Highfield Medical Practice we aim to treat our patients promptly, courteously and confidentially. We feel it is important you know who you are speaking to, so our practice staff wear a name badge and identify themselves on the telephone.


Practice Training Days 2018

The practice will be closed on the following dates between 12.30 and 6.00 for training purposes:

Wed 24th January 2018

Wed 7th February 2018

Wed 7th March 2018

Wed 4th April 2018

Wed 2nd May 2018

Wed 6th June 2018

Wed 4th July 2018

Wed 1st August 2018

Wed 5th September 2018

Wed 3rd October 2018

Wed 7th November 2018

Wed 5th December 2018

Please see the information of where you can contact if you need medical assistance when we are closed on the "when we are closed" information tab in the opening hours section on this site.


TAKE OUR SURVEY

At Bowling Hall Medical Practice and Highfield Medical Practice we are currently conducting a short survey into how easy our patients find getting to speak to someone when they contact us.

 

We would be very grateful if you would take the time to complete this survey, which has just four short questions.

Click here to take our survey.



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