Accessible Information Standard QuestionnaireNamed Accountable GP
The practice assigns a named accountable GP for each new patient. These are assigned alphabetically according to the first letter of your surname.
A to H – Named accountable GP is Dr Shah
I to Z – Named accountable GP is Dr Ahmed
A to Khaliq – Named Accountable GP is Dr Shah
Khan to Z – Named Accountable GP is Dr Ahmed
Although you have been assigned a named accountable GP this does not mean you unable to see another GP or Advanced Nurse Practitioner.
New Surgery Hours
As from 01 October 2015 the Surgery will close at 6.00pm.
Please note that the flu season will be starting at the Surgery on 25 September 2015. Letters will be sent to patients who are eligible for the flu vaccination. There is a list available at the Surgery with times and dates of the Drop-in-Sessions.
Out of Area Registration
New arrangements introduced from January 2015 give people greater choice when choosing a GP practice. Patients may approach any GP practice, even if they live outside the practice area, to see if they will be accepted on to the patient list.
GP practices have always had the ability to accept patients who live outside their practice area, regardless of distance from the practice and the practice would still provide a home visit if clinically necessary.
The new arrangements mean GP practices now have the option to register patients who live outside the practice area but without any obligation to provide home visits.
Out of area registration (with or without home visits) is voluntary for GP practices meaning patients may be refused because they live out of area.
If your application is considered the GP practice will only register you without home visits if it is clinically appropriate and practical in your individual case. To do this we may:
- Ask you or the practice you are currently registered with questions about your health to help decide whether to register you in this way
- Ask you questions about why it is practical for you to attend this practice (for example, how many days during the week you would normally be able to attend)
If accepted, you will attend the practice and receive the full range of services provided as normal at the surgery. If you have an urgent care need and the surgery cannot help you at home we may ask you to call NHS 111 and they will put you in touch with a local service (this may be a face to face appointment with a local healthcare professional or a home visit where necessary).
We may decide that it is not in your best interests or practical for you to be registered in this way. In these circumstances we may offer you registration with home visits, for example, if you live just outside the practice area or we may not register you and advise you should seek to register (or remain registered) with a more local practice.
If accepted but your health needs change we may review your registration to see if it would be more appropriate for you to be registered with a GP practice closer to your home.
This new arrangement only applies to GP practices and patients who live in England.
For further information visit the NHS Choices website (www.nsh.uk).
Bradford Beating Diabetes (BBD) website is now live. You will be able to get on to the site using this link - www.betterhealthbradford.nhs.uk/bbd
The BBD website has lots of information which is aimed at the public to raise awareness of Type 2 diabetes, including:
- what is Type 2 diabetes, the risk factors and how to spot the signs,
- the real impact of diabetes,
- how to reduce your risk,
- what the Bradford Beating Diabetes programme is all about,
News and events.
The new website will be promoted during a 3 month outdoor advertising campaign for Bradford Beating Diabetes which starts in June and will also be supported by social media.
The BBD website is a part of the new website called Better Health Bradford. This has a link to both Bradford Beating Diabetes and Bradford’s Healthy Hearts. All future health campaigns that are run by Bradford City and Bradford Districts CCGs are likely to link to the Better Health Bradford page so that you only need to remember one website to get to all campaigns - www.betterhealthbradford.nhs.uk
We now have a new role in the practice of 'Patient Involvement Champion' which Carolyn Everson will be participating in along with the new 'Local Improvement Scheme' within the practice to bring new information to patients in and out of the Surgery. Carolyn will be going out into the Community to find out valuable information about local voluntary organisations which may benefit our patients.The aim also is to help with questions and answers about the practice.If there is anything you would be interested in or need further help with then please do not hesitate to contact Carolyn who will be only too happy to help.
Bradford Teaching Hospitals Trust provides a service for children under 12 referred from their GPs for a blood test. This is held in Paediatrice Outpatients at St Luke's Hospital, which is situated on level 1 (ground floor level) of Horton Wing. A Paediatric blood test has to be arranged by telephoning Bradford 01274 365469 between the hours of 10am-11am Monday - Friday. An answer phone is avaialable outside these hours. Blood tests will only be carried out if you are in receipt of a fully completed appropriate request card from your GP. PLEASE ASK AT RECEPTION FOR AN INFORMATION LEAFLET.
During the year 2014/2015 the following Enhanced Services will be available for patients at Primrose Surgery.
* Hepatitis B (newborn) babies vaccination
* MMR aged 16 and over vaccination
* Meningitis C vaccination (new students)
* Rotavirus (Routine Childhoos Immunisation
* Learning Disabilities Health Check Scheme
You will automatically be invited for any of the above Services if you fall within the eligible category.