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Sexual Health Clinic

Drop-in clinic on Thursday afternoons from 4pm until 5.30pm (Except 3rd Thursday every month).

Bookable appointments for coils and implants available.

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Flu Vaccinations

Help protect you and your family in the fight against flu this winter.
A free NHS flu vaccination is available for:
  • anyone aged 65 and over
  • pregnant women
  • children and adults with an underlying health condition (particularly long-term heart or respiratory disease)
  • children and adults with weakened immune systems

If you would like to check whether you are eligible, please call us on 01274 531153.

Named GP 

All of our patients have been allocated a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support provided for them. This will not necessarily the GP that you usually have consultations with. You will still be able to book consultations with your preferred choice of GP as usual. If you wish to know who your named GP is please ask our reception team.

SMS Text Messaging Service
If you would like to consent to receive SMS text messages reminding you of your booked appointments and to receive your test results, please call in and speak to our reception staff.


SystmOnlineSystmOnline is now available.  It is an in-built feature of the Practice's clinical IT system (SystmOne) which enables existing patients to manage appointments, order repeat prescriptions and change their contact details. Use of this service is free of charge to both Practices and patients. 



Hale ProjectHealth Action Local Engagement (Hale) - Healthy Living Project

How we use your health records

Please click this link to read the How we use your health records leaflet. It explains:

  • Why the NHS collects information about you and how it used
  • With whom we may share information
  • Your right to see your health records and how we keep your records confidential

 

Affinity Care

What is Affinity Care?

Affinity Care is our new collective name to show that our practices have joined into one organisation.  The joining of these like-minded practices has happened steadily since 2012 and now comprises of 8 practices over 9 sites.

  • Shipley Medical Practice
  • Westcliffe Medical Practice
  • Thornton and Denholme Medical Practice
  • Cowgill Surgery
  • The Willows Medical Practice
  • North Street Medical Practice
  • Sunnybank Medical Practice
  • Haigh Hall Medical Practice

The reason for practices amalgamating in this way is to help build a more sustainable structure to better meet the increasing demands on the NHS, improve the patient experience and deliver improved clinical outcomes. It also provides better retention of both GP’s and staff.

It makes sense that ‘together we can be better’ rather than working in isolation in what is now a very challenging role for General Practice.

  • In our model we aim to keep what patients and staff value from General Practice - family orientated and clinically led care.
  • We value continuity of care for patients with long term conditions and the need for easy access with urgent advice for more acute problems.
  • We value the individuality of each of our practices and the differing needs of patients
  • We aim to have friendly approachable patient-facing staff, including our reception and clinical teams.
  • Patients will increasingly be able to get improved access to services at local sites, even more so with specialist care as we will share our clinical teams.
  • We will be working with other stakeholder organisations in our communities and across Bradford to improve services.

In addition, as part of our new structure we are working closely with our Patient Participation Groups (PPG), with each of the Chairs from these groups now coming together as the Affinity Care Patient Council. Through the Patient Council we aim to get feedback from patients on our services and engage patients in re-designing how we deliver services.

Please look out in the surgery and on our websites for opportunities to get involved in patient surveys and focus groups as patient involvement is important to us.

For further information about our Patient Participation Group (PPG) meetings and activities please consult the website or pick up a leaflet in the Health Centre.

Thank you for reading about Affinity Care.

 

 



 
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