Appointments

We offer appointments with all our clinicians throughout the course of the week. Some of these appointments may be outside of the traditional surgery hours of Monday – Friday 8am to 6pm. Please ask at your specific site for further information in regards to extended hours.

At each site we offer a Rapid Access Clinic on a morning. This clinic is a five minute appointment and is for one problem only. It does not deal with chronic or ongoing problems, repeat medication requests, fit note requests, dental problems, blood or x-ray results.

What we offer

We also offer routine appointments with our clinicians either in advance or sometimes there may be the option to book an appointment for the same day, this is site specific at the moment. The routine appointments are available for ongoing problems, fit note requests, repeat medication requests etc.

Unable to attend

 

If you are unable to attend an appointment then please inform us with plenty of time so that we may offer this appointment to another patient. If you fail to attend 3 times in any 6 month period we will contact you to inform you that any further non attendance may result in your removal from our practice list.

 

Text Message Confirmation

 

We offer a service where we can confirm appointments and test results via text messaging. In order to do this you need to consent to the SMS text messaging service. It will be your responsibility to keep the practice informed of your up to date mobile telephone number. If you do not consent into this service then test results can be obtained by telephoning the surgery after 1pm.

 

In order to help you access appointments we offer online appointment booking. Please register for online services with a member of our patient services administration team at the reception desk.

 

You have the right as a patient to express a preference of clinician and where possible we will always endeavour to accommodate this. However, there may be times where we advise for you to see a different clinician, either due to a change in hours or due to staff leave.

 

EXTENDED ACCESS SERVICE – INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS

 

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 (6.30-9.30pm) 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.