How to see a GP

How to see a GP

We need to ensure the safety of staff as well as patients.

You can no longer book an appointment directly. Our receptionists are trained to help direct you to an appropriate service without you having to see the GP. For example physiotherapy. All patient calls are assessed by a clinician according to clinical need. You will then be offered a telephone review. If the clinician feels the need for you to be seen you will be offered a face to face appointment. This is called telephone triage.

Urgent Appointments

When the surgery is open, patients can call regarding Urgent Help on: 

01274 504956

Please contact the surgery between 08:00 - 18:30

When the surgery is open please call us if you need medical advice on the day, there is always a doctor on call. 

The doctor will assess the urgency of the call and whether telephone advice, an appointment or a home visit is required.

Home Visits

If possible please try to telephone reception before 10:30 if you require a home visit.

GP visit recommended
Home visits are for:

  • The terminally ill.

  • The truly housebound patient for whom travel to premises by car would cause deterioration in their medical condition.

GP visit is not usual
In most of these cases a visit would not be an appropriate use of your GP's time or best for you:

  • Heart Attack - severe crushing chest pain. The best approach is to call an emergency paramedic ambulance. (999)

  • Common symptoms of childhood: fevers, cold, cough, earache, headache, diarrhoea/vomiting and most cases of abdominal pain. These patients are usually well enough to travel to the surgery. It is not harmful to take a child with fever outside.

  • Adults with common problems, such as cough, sore throat, influenza, general malaise, back pain and abdominal pain are also readily transportable to the doctor's surgery. Transport arrangements are the responsibility of the patients or their carers.  

You can be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP.

You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby.

Languages Spoken At The Practice

Area

Language

Name

Job Title

South Asian

 

Hindi

Mrs A Mobeen

Mrs N Anwar

Practice Nurse

Patient Adviser

 

 

 

 Punjabi

Mrs N Anwar

Mrs A Mobeen

Mrs N Shaheen

Mrs N Hussain

 

Patient Adviser

Practice Nurse

Practice Nurse

Practice Nurse

 

 

 Urdu

Mrs N Anwar

Mrs A Mobeen

Mrs N Shaheen

Mrs N Hussain

 

Patient Adviser

Practice Nurse

Practice Nurse

Practice Nurse

 

Eastern European

Ukrainian

Miss A Worobel

Practice Manager

 

 Polish

Mrs K Karczewska

Mrs Eva Nowak

Patient Adviser

Patient Adviser

We also sometimes have other Doctors working here (Speciality Trainees in General Practice) who can speak South Asian languages. In addition, NHS Bradford and Airedale can now provide patients with an Interpreter for when they visit the Surgery. These Interpreters need to be booked in advance by our Health Care Navigators.

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Cancel an Appointment

It is important that you inform the reception staff if you are unable to attend your appointment, this will allow that appointment to be offered to another patient. If you fail to notify the Practice that you are unable to attend, you will be sent a letter informing you that you have defaulted from your appointment. Persistent defaulters maybe removed from the list.

You can also complete our appointment cancellation notification request form. This can only be used if your appointment has been arranged for more than 24 hours in advance. (excluding weekends and public holidays). You can also text to cancel your appointment.

Text Reminder Service

We have a texting service which allows you to receive confirmation and reminders about your appointments.

To have this service you will need to register by completing a consent form.

Please remember to update your contact details with us when you change address, telephone numbers and email address.

Late For Your Appointment

Please attend your appointment on time, if you are late you may not be seen. If you are not seen you will not be able to rearrange your appointment until the next working day-except in the event of an medical emergency that requires immediate attention.

Interpreter

If you require an interpreter to attend with you when you see your Doctor please notify the receptionist and she will arrange this for you.

Extended Access/Hours Service

This practice is part of the extended access service which provides GP, Physiotherapy, Nurse, and Health care assistant appointments from the following locations (hubs) across Bradford:

1) North hub: Shipley Medical Practice, Alexandra Road, Shipley, Bradford BD18 3EG
2) Central hub: Picton Medical Centre, Westbourne Green Community Health Care Centre, Manningham, Bradford, BD8 8RA
3) South hub: The Ridge Medical Practice, Cousen Road, Bradford, BD7 3JX

As a patient registered with this practice, you have access to the following:

Weekday Appointments

Evening appointments (6.30pm – 9.30pm) at any of the three hubs to see one of the following, subject to availability:

• GP
• Physiotherapist
• Nurse
• Health care assistant
• Voluntary sector services

Weekend Appointments

Weekend appointments are available with a GP from 10.00am - 1.00pm on Saturdays and Sundays from the central hub, subject to availability.

More information about appointments with the extended access service

The service is run by Bradford Care Alliance, which represents all GP practices in the Bradford area. Medical appointments are with GPs and other healthcare staff who work in the area; so your appointment may not be with a clinician from this practice.

To use the service we will ask for your consent to share your medical record and our reception staff will explain what this means and why it is necessary. Click here to learn more about how and why we process your information.

Further details of the services and location maps are available here.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, these are also being triaged by telephone.

Opening Times

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Chaperone Policy

We will always respect your privacy, dignity and your religious and cultural beliefs particularly when intimate examinations are advisable - these will only be carried out with your express agreement and you will be offered a chaperone to attend the examination if you so wish.

You may also request a chaperone when making the appointment or on arrival at the surgery (please let the receptionist know) or at any time during the consultation.

Disabled Access

We make every effort to make the surgery accessible for disabled patients. There is access through the main door and we have a wheelchair available for use in surgery.

Hearing Difficulties

If you are experiencing hearing difficulties when being called in to see the doctor or nurse, please do let us know in order for us to set up an alert on your medical records and personally collect you from the waiting room. Alternatively, we do have the facility of a portable induction loop. If you would like to use this, please ask at reception for assistance.

 

nhs111

NHS 111 

111 online is a fast and convenient alternative to the 111 phone service and provides an option for people who want to access 111 digitally. 

Your needs will be assessed and you will be given advice about whether you need:

  • Treat yourself at home
  • Go to a Primary Care Centre

If you need face to face medical attention you may be asked to attend a Primary Care Centre.

Click here to access NHS 111 online or call 111 to speak to a staff member.

Violence Policy

The Practice staff shall always show due respect and courtesy when dealing with patients and their representatives. We respectfully request that patients and their representatives do the same when dealing with members of the practice team.

The NHS operate a zero tolerance policy with regard to violence and abuse and the practice has the right to remove violent patients from the list with immediate effect in order to safeguard practice staff, patients and other persons. 

No form of aggression (whether verbal or physical in nature) will be tolerated - any instances of such behaviour on the practice premises may result in the perpetrator being reported to the Police and removed from the practice’s List of Registered Patients.

Violence in this context includes actual or threatened physical violence or verbal abuse which leads to fear for a person’s safety. In this situation we will notify the patient in writing of their removal from the list and record in the patient’s medical records the fact of the removal and the circumstances leading to it.