Hillside Bridge Health Care Centre4 Butler Street WestBradford, BD3 0BSTel: 01274 729602
We run a range of clinics details below. For an appointment or further details, please call our reception on 01274 729602
This clinic is run by midwives. If you become pregnant, you will be given a ‘booking appointment’ at which time the midwife will ask you some questions and carry out a general health check. You will continue to be seen regularly throughout your pregnancy at the Hospital, or at Barkerend Health Centre or both.
Please note that from 01 March 2016 all baby immunisations will be pre booked appointments. If you wish to book your baby for their routine immunisations please telephone the surgery on 01274 729602.
All babies from 8 weeks old are invited for regular check ups with one of our GP’s and Health Visitors and immunisations from our Practice Nurse.
For patients travelling abroad, our Nursing Team offers advice and travel vaccinations if necessary. Some of the travel vaccinations may be chargeable.
Led by our Nursing team, this clinic offers advice and general health check ups to patients diagnosed with Diabetes
Clinics are held every two weeks. Please ask at Reception to book an appointment or for further information.
Clinics are held weekly. Please ask at Reception to book an appointment or for further information.
If you are aged 60 or over and you find difficulty in visiting your Optician there is now a facility for a free eye/hearing test at your home. For more information call today on 0800 85 44 77 to find out if you fall into the correct category.
The Practice will be issuing diabetic patients with sharps boxes and collecting full ones from patients.
Asthma sufferers can book an appointment for this Clinic which is run by our Nurses who specialises in Asthma care.
The times of our Clinics are altered to accommodate the needs of our patients and are often changed for suitability, therefore, the times and days have not been printed. When telephoning for an appointment, a member of our Reception staff will advise when specialist clinics are held.
The Surgery is now performing minor wound care. This falls into the category of small burns, cuts, grazes etc which do not require stitches. Should you have any queries or concerns please contact the Surgery for advice.
Information to follow shortly.
A nasal spray will be offered to children aged 2 and 3 on 1 September 2013. That is, children with a date of birth on or after 2 September 2009 and on or before 1 September 2011. Please come and sit and wait at our Baby Clinic on a Thursday morning or book an appointment with the Practice Nurse.
The Clinicians have stopped prescribing cough syrup due to lack of evidence and risks in certain age groups. We have a Practice Protocol now in place after a recent audit on cough syrup prescribing and all Clinicians are following that Protocol.
Please note that we do not prescribe medication for head lice. This may be bought over the counter at any pharmacy.
A hearing loop is in place at the front Reception desk for those who are hard of hearing. Please ask in advance if you require a British Sign Language Interpreter booking for your appointment.
Please note we have an advice worker from Family Action Bradford who is available every other Thursday, there are 3 appointments only which can be booked through calling the Surgery.
Creative Support is to help people who have experienced loneliness, depression, or disability. If you are over 55 this may be a service which may benefit you. If you would like to know more then please go to www.creativesupport.co.uk
Steroid joint injections
Dr Shah is now able to perform the following injections, knee, shoulder, carpal tunnel, de quervains, trigger finger, tennis/golf elbow, trochanteric bursitis. Plantar fascia injections will not be available for the time being. A double appointment will be booked and the appropriate prescription will be issued which the patient will bring with them to the appointment.
If a GP or another member of our Healthcare team believes you need hospital treatment or specialist care elsewhere, they will advise you at the time of your consultation. The GP will offer a choice of Consultant and hospital. A referral will then be made to the hospital as soon as is deemed necessary.
All appointments and consultations in Specialist care will be copied in writing to the practice and your progress will be monitored and recorded in your notes.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).
It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.
You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.
The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.
For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)
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