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Announcement of new diagnostics services at Eccleshill Treatment Centre

Announcement of new diagnostics services at Eccleshill Treatment Centre

A range of new direct access NHS diagnostics services based at Eccleshill Treatment Centre and other sites throughout Bradford have been announced by the local clinical commissioning group (CCG).

This follows a re-procurement process to deliver the best outcomes and choices for local people after the previous provider’s (Care UK) contract to provide services at Eccleshill ended in July.

NHS Bradford Districts CCG has commissioned new providers for endoscopy, MRI, CT and ultrasound services which will all be available via the NHS Choose & Book system, giving patients greater choice of where they can go for diagnostics services.

After a short temporary closure during which some essential works were carried out at the building, Eccleshill Treatment Centre is due to re-open for business in September 2014.

During the transition period patients were referred to alternative diagnostics services across the district and national targets for waiting times continued to be met.

Jane Hazelgrave, chief finance officer at Bradford Districts CCG, said:

“I’m delighted that we are able to announce a wide range of providers of diagnostics services, which will result in increased choice and improved access for local patients.

“Endoscopy, ultrasound and MRI services will be based at Eccleshill with other providers offering MRI, CT and ultrasound in community and hospital settings. NHS Property Services, which own the building, are also in discussion with some providers about rental space at Eccleshill.

“It was never our intention to close Eccleshill and we have made that clear throughout the re-procurement process. There is always a period of transition as providers change – but we have worked hard to keep any inconvenience to patients to a minimum, by offering them a choice of alternative providers to make sure they continue to receive high quality care.”

New providers who have been commissioned via the any qualified provider (AQP) route are as follows:





Non-obstetric ultrasound



SG Radiology & Associates Ltd




Eccleshill Treatment   Centre, Eccleshill
Yorkshire Clinic (Ramsay Ltd)

Bradford Road, Bingley


Diagnostic Healthcare Ltd



Sites to be confirmed. Service start date: September 2014

Windhill Medical Practice



Existing provision at

2 Thackley Old Rd, Shipley

New sites planned at:

The Ridge Medical       Practice, Great Horton;

Canalside Health Care Cente, Bingley

Avicenna Medical Practice



489 Barkerend Road, Bradford

Global Diagnostics



Sites to be confirmed. Service start date: September 2014

Health Harmonie



Low Moor Medical Centre;

Sunnybank Medical Practice, Wyke;

Wibsey and Queensbury Medical Practice;

Eldwick and Gilstead Health Centre;

Dr Longfield Surgery, Woodroyd Centre, Bradford

Service start date September 2014

Mediscan Diagnostic Services Ltd



Sites to be confirmed. Service start date: September 2014

Physiological Measurements Ltd



Baildon Medical Practice

Service start date: September 2014

Yorkshire Health Solutions



Ashcroft Surgery; Eccleshill;

Leylands Surgery, Leylands Lane;

Bingley Medical.Practice, Canalside Health Care Centre

Service start date: August 2014

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



Bradford Royal Infirmary

& St Luke’s Hospital


Airedale NHS Foundation Trust



Airedale Hospital

Harrogate NHS Foundation Trust



Harrogate Hospital

(Ultrasound to be established at Yeadon Health Centre)


Westcliffe Health Innovations Limited has been approved as an AQP provider of Community Endoscopy Services and intends to start services in September from Eccleshill Treatment Centre.

Westcliffe Health Innovations Limited is a consortium of consultants and GPs.


For further information please contact the Bradford CCGs’ communications team on: 01274 23738.

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