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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Highfield Medical Practice and Bowling Hall Medical Practice are delighted to announce that from 1st April 2016 we will be combining to form one larger practice across two sites.
To find out how this will benefit you, download a detailed information leaflet below.
Patient Merger Announcement Information Leaflet Highfield First - Feb 16.docx
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO EXTENDED HOURS
As from the 1st August 2016 we will be changing our extended opening hours on a Wednesday. Our late night appointments will cease.
We will however be offering more GP and Nurse appointment’s from 7am - 8am (Wednesdays only).
We hope this will allow better access for patients to attend the surgery for chronic disease reviews, testing and screening appointments and access to GP appointments.
Practice Training Days 2017
The practice will be closed on the following dates between 12.30 and 6.00 for training purposes:
Wed 18th January 2017
Wed 15th February 2017
Wed 1st March 2017
Wed 5th April 2017
Wed 3rd May 2017
Wed 7th June 2017
Wed 5th July 2017
Wed 2nd August 2017
Wed 6th September 2017
Wed 4th October 2017
Wed 1st November 2017
Wed 6th December 2017
Would 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.
If you have difficulty remembering your appointment. Sign up for our SMS text reminder service. Ask at reception for details.
LIFELINE is a specialist alcohol detox service that offers a friendly, free and confidential service. They are now holding appointment only clinics on a Friday afternoon for our patients. For more information please speak to reception.
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
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