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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.

 

baby_lyingAntenatal - Monday afternoons

This clinic is run by the midwives who will carry out general health checks throughout your pregnancy.

Post Natal - Wednesday mornings

This clinic is run by a Doctor for mums and new babies. You will be contacted when your appointment is due for this clinic.

Child Development - Thursday mornings

This is a drop in clinic held by the health visitors offering advice and support for parents with young children. The clinic is run from 9.30am to 11am at the Tong Medical Practice side of the building.

Diabetic Clinics

These specialist clinics offer advice and general health checks to patients diagnosed with diabetes: they are run by Dr Mills and Dr Hutchings in conjunction with our Diabetic Nurses

 

asthmaAsthma and COPD

Asthma sufferers can make an appointment in this clinic to receive advice and support from our asthma care specialist nurse. COPD and asthma patients are recalled annually for re assessment by the lead respiratory Nurse. Patients can make appointments themselves if they are experiencing problems with their diseases.

Stopping Smoking

Run by our Healthcare Assistant this clinic gives advice and support to patients trying to give up smoking.

Cardio Vascular

This is a clinic run by our Practice Nurses who can advise and monitor patients with heart disease, cerebrovascular disease and peripheral vascular disease.

Warfarin Clinic

This clinic is held on a Thursday morning and run by one of our Pharmacist to advise and monitor patients on warfarin therapy.

District Nurse Clinics - Daily Clinics

The District Nursing team hold daily morning clinics for complex wound care. These clinics are by appointment only.

 

 

 
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