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Winter 2016 - feeling under the weather

Patients urged to avoid the bank holiday rush to A&E

20 December, 2016

With Christmas and New Year holidays fast approaching, and significant pressures already being felt by local hospitals and GP surgeries, doctors are reminding people to choose wisely if they become unwell over the bank holiday. Read more

Leading by example – Avicenna Medical Practice, improving GP access for patients

Improving access to GP practice is one of the key issues highlighted by patients. The team at Avicenna Medical Practice, Bradford decided to face the challenge and look at how they could redesign their service to better meet the specific needs of their patients.

29 December, 2016

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Patients urged to avoid the bank holiday rush to A&E

With Christmas and New Year holidays fast approaching, and significant pressures already being felt by local hospitals and GP surgeries, doctors are reminding people to choose wisely if they become unwell over the bank holiday.

20 December, 2016

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Festive reminder: don’t forget to order your repeat prescriptions

With less than two weeks until Christmas, people are being urged to put repeat prescriptions on their ‘to-do’ lists and be prepared.

20 December, 2016

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NHS campaign to help people stay well this winter

People across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven are being urged to stay well this winter by getting the right treatment and making the best use of the healthcare services available to them.

15 December, 2016

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Bradford Cathedral to host NHS carol service

Bradford Cathedral will celebrate the work of local healthcare staff when it holds its second Christmas carol service for the NHS on 15 December.

8 December, 2016

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Prescription services in Bradford are changing

Patients in Bradford are being encouraged to contact their GP and register for online ordering of repeat prescriptions.

8 December, 2016

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GP services are online

People registered with GP surgeries in Bradford can book appointments and order their repeat prescriptions using GP online services.

7 December, 2016

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Local NHS clinical leaders launch women’s health web chats

As part of the focus on improving health and wellbeing of women in Bradford, local NHS clinical leaders are launching a series of live web chats which look at the most important health issues for local women.

6 December, 2016

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Bradford Bright Ideas announce round one of innovation shortlist

The Bradford Bright Ideas project has announced that 15 innovations put forward by small and medium sized (SMEs) have been chosen to be taken forward to the next stage of selection.

28 November, 2016

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Releasing innovation across the district

Over 150 people from the Bradford district and Craven recently joined forces in a bid to release innovation across health and care services.

23 November, 2016

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Decision on future prescribing of gluten-free food in Bradford

NHS Bradford City and NHS Bradford Districts clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have recommended that GPs no longer prescribe gluten-free products.

23 November, 2016

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West Yorkshire and Harrogate Sustainability and Transformation Plan

The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) will be delivered by local health and care organisations working together across the region to support changes needed to improve services for the 2.6 million people who live here. STP partners will continue to work with staff, stakeholders and the public to build the plan, ensuring the involvement of everyone in future conversations around the draft proposals.

10 November, 2016

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Notice of appointment of external auditor

Bradford City CCG has confirmed the appointment of KPMG LLP as its external auditor for a period of three years (with the option to extend the appointment for a further year) commencing from 2017/18. This is based on the advice of the CCG’s Auditor Panel which following the evaluation of supplier bids, felt assured that that KPMG LLP would provide a high quality external audit service offering the best value for money.

9 November, 2016

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Health in the hands of local people

Significant changes towards living a healthier lifestyle can be made with a little motivational help from locally-based, community-focused health promotion services, is just one of the key findings of a new Bradford-based report.

3 November, 2016

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Learning and innovation event - Storify

Take a look at the best bits from the Bradford and Craven learning and innovation event with our Storify!

24 October, 2016

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Bradford CCGs open for innovation

More than 100 people joined forces in Bradford this Tuesday, 18 October 2016, for a vibrant and inspiring innovation day.

21 October, 2016

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Men urged to join the fight against diabetes

The local NHS is urging men to wise-up about Type 2 diabetes and make sure they don’t miss any signs that they may be developing or even have the condition.

14 October, 2016

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Stay well this winter - getting the flu vaccination

Those at risk from the flu across the district are being asked to stay well this winter by getting their flu vaccination to protect themselves, and loved ones, this winter.

7 October, 2016

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Award winners celebrated at CCG annual meetings

People who are making a real difference to the health and wellbeing of Bradford patients have been celebrated at a local NHS awards ceremony.

5 October, 2016

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Pledge to become an Antibiotic Guardian

The medical community and the public in Bradford are being asked to make a stand in the battle against antibiotic resistance.

3 October, 2016

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Consultation on gluten-free prescribing closes soon

The local NHS’ public consultation on the future of gluten-free food on prescription ends on 30 September.

23 September, 2016

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Bradford and Airedale CCGs launch new campaign – It’s your NHS, don’t waste it

The local NHS is launching a campaign to raise awareness of how the public can help transform local services.

23 September, 2016

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Delays in pathology test results at Leeds Teaching Hospitals – affecting Bradford Hospitals

Delays in pathology test results at Leeds Teaching Hospitals – affecting Bradford Hospitals Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is currently experiencing problems with its pathology IT systems which is causing delays in reporting test results. This is also affecting Bradford Teaching Hospitals and some Bradford GP practices.

22 September, 2016

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Stoptober - the 28-day quit smoking campaign – is back

Two thirds of smokers want to quit and you are five times more likely to quit for good if you stop smoking for 28-days.

21 September, 2016

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Ground-breaking technology scheme set to improve health and wellness in Bradford

Bradford people are set to benefit from a ground-breaking project that will use data and technology in a revolutionary new way to help improve patient care and ultimately save lives.

8 September, 2016

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Bradford CCGs’ launch engagement on primary medical care commissioning strategy

The local NHS is asking the public for their views on the future of primary medical care – the services provided by GP practices.

2 September, 2016

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Bradford clinical leaders report on third year of business

Local people will have a chance to hear from the clinical leaders responsible for buying healthcare services for Bradford and ask any questions they have, at the CCGs’ annual general meetings (AGMs) this month.

26 August, 2016

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Plan ahead for a healthy bank holiday

With the August bank holiday weekend coming up, the NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven are reminding local people to plan ahead and make sure they have supplies of any prescriptions and medicines they need.

19 August, 2016

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Public invited to have their say about gluten-free food on prescription

People are invited to come along to a second public drop-in session about proposed changes to the prescribing of gluten-free foods for people with coeliac disease in Bradford.

19 August, 2016

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Public invited to have their say about gluten-free food on prescription

People are invited to come along to the first of three public drop-in sessions about proposed changes to the prescribing of gluten-free foods for patients with coeliac disease in Bradford.

5 August, 2016

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Bradford District Care Trust gives advice on diabetes

Carers across Bradford are being encouraged to know their diabetes risk and how to reduce it.

4 August, 2016

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#LoveBradford world record breaking attempt

Bradford Council staff are inviting school children, local businesses, organisations and people across the district to join them in a ‘#LoveBradford’ world record breaking attempt at Bradford’s City Park on Thursday, 15 September 2016.

2 August, 2016

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Be a part of the district’s new mental health and wellbeing strategy

People in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven are being invited to have their say on mental health services, as local health and social care organisations look to develop a new mental health strategy to offer the best services to patients across the district.

29 July, 2016

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Taking the heat out of summer

Bradford’s clinical leaders are reminding people to take care in the sun as the weather heats up.

22 July, 2016

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Lung and heart disease the target for new Bradford campaign

Health chiefs in Bradford are backing a new national campaign to help diagnose lung disease, heart disease and cancer early to make them more treatable.

15 July, 2016

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Manningham Medical Practice decision overturned

A decision to close Manningham Medical Practice has been reversed by NHS Bradford City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

15 July, 2016

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Bradford women warned of obesity risks

As part of their focus on improving the health and wellbeing of women in Bradford, local NHS clinical leaders are warning of the risks that obesity poses to a woman’s health at every stage of her life.

14 July, 2016

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Developing mental health services for the future: have your say

Local people are being invited to help develop the district’s mental health strategy for the future.

11 July, 2016

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Bradford CCGs launch public consultation on gluten-free prescribing

The local NHS is asking for people’s help to decide the future of gluten-free food on prescription.

8 July, 2016

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Bradford CCGs looking to improve quality and create financial savings

Local clinical leaders in Bradford are facing some tough challenges in the months ahead to improve service quality for patients while bringing about essential financial savings.

6 July, 2016

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Women in Bradford urged to have their smear tests as three in ten do not attend

The latest statistics from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) has alarmingly revealed that three in ten (28%) women aged 25-64 in Bradford are not booking in and turning up to a smear test.

13 June, 2016

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People urged to know their diabetes risk and how to reduce it

People in Bradford are being encouraged to know their diabetes risk and how to reduce it. Adverts on buses, bus shelters and at rail stations have gone live this month with the simple message: “If you’re concerned about Type 2 diabetes, talk to your pharmacist or GP for healthy living advice. It’s important that everyone understands their risk and how to reduce it.”

2 June, 2016

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Focus on irregular heartbeats at Shipley open day

People can learn more irregular heartbeats when two Shipley-based GP practices hold an arrhythmia open day on 9 June.

1 June, 2016

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Bradford and Airedale win first self-care week award

The Self Care Forum has announced the Self Care and Prevention Programme as joint winners of the first National Self Care Week Award. Alongside Bracknell and Ascot, Bradford and Airedale were praised for their activities during 2015.

1 June, 2016

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Have a healthy Bank Holiday

With the Bank Holiday and school holidays upon us, clinical leaders are reminding people living in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven of the range of health services available.

25 May, 2016

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GPs and Imams join forces to help patients manage diabetes during Ramadan

Health education will be taken to the heart of the Muslim community in Bradford when an awareness event about diabetes is run by local GPs and Imams.

20 May, 2016

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Let's celebrate patient engagement success

Bradford’s NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are inviting people to share and celebrate the work of local patient groups.

19 May, 2016

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Decision to close Woodhead Road Surgery and Manningham Medical Practice

Bradford clinical leaders have made decisions on the future of two local GP practices as part of their role in commissioning primary care medical services. Following public consultations about Woodhead Road Surgery and Manningham Medical Practice and an in-depth review of both practices; the respective CCGs have decided to close the surgeries.

13 May, 2016

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Advice to patients during the industrial action Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 April 2016

The NHS is working hard to ensure that as few patients as possible are affected by the industrial action planned for Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 April 2016, but some services will need to change.

25 April, 2016

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Bradford GP practices pilot new fast-track cancer referral

team of Bradford GPs has won funding to pilot a new fast-track referral system for patients who have symptoms suggesting problems with their gullet or stomach, which could be a sign of a developing cancer.

21 April, 2016

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New provider for Bradford City GP practice

A new temporary provider has been appointed by the local NHS to run Dr Basu’s GP practice in Bradford city. Picton Medical Practice, which is based nearby, will provide continuity of care to all 1,600 patients at Dr Basu’s practice at Whetley Medical Centre.

21 April, 2016

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Congratulations to the Bradford Beating Diabetes team!

Yesterday (12th April), we said a huge congratulations to the Bradford Beating Diabetes (BBD) team in a celebration and awards ceremony.

13 April, 2016

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People in Bradford urged to use their bowel screening test kit as figures reveal 45% are not

Research from Public Health England (PHE) has revealed that on average more than two in five (45%) people aged 60-69 in Bradford are not using and returning their faecal occult blood (FOB) test kit when they are sent it.

11 April, 2016

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Bradford Beating Diabetes takes its message to Bradford shoppers

The Bradford Beating Diabetes (BBD) campaign is joining forces with local radio station Pulse to raise awareness of Type 2 diabetes among Bradford shoppers on Friday (8 April).

7 April, 2016

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World Health Day focuses on halting the rise in diabetes

The World Health Organization (WHO) is using its World Health Day on 7 April to shine a light on the global diabetes epidemic in a bid to halt the rise in new cases.

5 April, 2016

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Bevan Healthcare rated as one of best GP practices in country

Inner city GP practice Bevan Healthcare has been rated as ‘outstanding’ by the CQC for the standard of care it provides to its patients, who are some of the most disadvantaged in Bradford.

5 April, 2016

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VCS Summit - round up and next steps

Find out what happened in the first ever Bradford VCS Summit, held on the 4th February.

31 March, 2016

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Have an eggs-tra healthy Easter, doctors urge

Doctors are urging patients in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven to stay healthy over the Easter holidays – and that means being prepared.

21 March, 2016

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Have your say on plans for community health hub at Westbourne Green

Local people, community and voluntary organisations, and other stakeholders are invited to have their say about exciting plans to create a wellbeing and self-care hub in one of Bradford’s biggest health centres.

21 March, 2016

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Let’s talk about incontinence…

Women in the Bradford district are being encouraged to seek help for continence problems, instead of feeling too embarrassed to talk to their GP about ‘taboo’ issues.

15 March, 2016

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Patients reminded: have your say on future of Manningham GP practice

Patients at a Manningham GP practice are being reminded that they have until the end of the month to have their say about the future of their doctor’s surgery.

11 March, 2016

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Bradford supports new campaign to improve your chances of being healthy at 70

Bradford Council is backing the launch of ‘One You’, a ground-breaking new campaign to help adults across the country avoid future diseases caused by modern day life.

8 March, 2016

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Bradford smokers urged to take part in No Smoking Day

Bradford smokers are being urged to be proud to be a quitter and to sign up to No Smoking Day on 9 March by public health officials. The British Heart Foundation’s No Smoking Day returns for its 33rd annual campaign which is estimated to inspire over one million smokers to quit.

8 March, 2016

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Realising Community Health Assets

Bradford has a history of innovation, Bradford has strong communities and Bradford is rich in community assets. NHS Bradford City and NHS Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) want to identify opportunities to build the capacity and capability of existing and emerging community assets to enable us all to be healthier. The work aims to inform the districts future Prevention Agenda and is looking to help address local health inequalities.

4 March, 2016

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Power to the people!

Bradford NHS commissioners have set up a People’s Board to provide a sounding board for their policy and service design ideas.

3 February, 2016

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Next week is the first ever Bradford VCS Summit!

Bradford City and Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Groups will be coming together with over 120 representatives from the voluntary and community sector (VCS) and local statutory services to decide how we can shape the future of health and care in our area – together.

27 January, 2016

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Young women urged to have a smear test as new figures reveal 1 in 3 not attending in Bradford

New research reveals that young women aged 25-49 in Bradford are much less likely to attend a smear test in comparison to women aged 50-64.

22 January, 2016

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Transforming children and young people’s mental health services

The NHS is investing an extra £5.5m over the next five years in the Bradford district and Airedale to transform access and support for local children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

19 January, 2016

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Make your JanUary resolution to be healthier

It’s not too late to make a New Year’s resolution to lead a healthier lifestyle – as the week-long JanUary campaign is aiming to remind people.

13 January, 2016

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Celebrations in Bradford’s battle against Type 2 diabetes

It’s a cause for celebration in Bradford’s battle against Type 2 diabetes as patients who have changed their lifestyle are recognised for their achievements.

7 January, 2016

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Strong focus on women’s health in Bradford

Local clinical leaders have welcomed the chief medical officer’s focus on women’s health in her latest annual report.

5 January, 2016

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