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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.

Carers Information

If you cannot work or don't earn enough to pay National Insurance contributions (NICs) because you're caring for someone, you may be credited with NICs.  Whilst there is no immediate financial benefit, these credits may ultimately help them to improve any future entitlement to a basic State Pension, State Second Pension or any Bereavement Benefits based on your National Insurance record.

 

You may be able to get Carer's Credit if :

 

·        you provide care for one or more disabled person(s) for a total of 20 hours or more each week

·           you are not already getting Carer's Allowance

 

Each person you care for must receive one of the following:

 

·         Disability Living Allowance care component at middle or high rate

·         Attendance Allowance at any rate

·         Constant Attendance allowance at any rate

 

If the person being cared for doesn't receive one of these benefits, Carer’s Credit can still be awarded if you supply a Care Certificate. This will need to be signed by a health or social care professional (HSCP).

 

If you are a pensioner, you may be able to get Pension Credit.

 

If you have any questions about Carer’s Credit, contact the Carer’s Allowance Unit:   Telephone: 0845 608 4321

Or Carers Connection 01274 323 323 and we’ll help you. 

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