Bradford health news is back on the airwaves

People can tune into more news and views about local health services when the ‘Your Good Health’ show returns to BCB Radio 106.6FM this month.

Following the success of a pilot series earlier in the year, the show, which is hosted by NHS Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), starts again at 6pm on Wednesday 24 September.

The monthly half-hour shows - designed to involve local people in how their health services are run – are an innovative new way for the CCG to reach out to more people, hear their views and stories about local health services, and share news and information.

This month's programme features the following topics:

  • plans to improve urgent and emergency care across the Bradford district – a vox pop of local people will share their views about these important services, plus a member of the CCG will be interviewed

  • ‘Boss on the spot’ – Simon Large, chief executive of Bradford District Care Trust, will talk about the Trust’s annual general meeting and developing joined-up health and social care

  • Citizens’ Assembly – news and views from the national Citizen’s Assembly event, with local input from Bradford’s patient networks and other partners

  • what’s on health-wise in the district – diary dates, public meetings and other events.


Colin Philpott, patient and public involvement lay member for Bradford Districts CCG, hosts the show and hopes that it will continue to build on the CCG’s work to improve patients’ experiences of health services and encourage them to get involved at every step of the way.
“The pilot shows went really well,” said Colin, “and got to the heart of what people think about their local NHS services and how they could be improved. We had a mix of patients, doctors, NHS managers and partner organisations talking freely about issues that matter to local people.

“Engaging local people in a meaningful way is key priority for the CCG and we want to offer as many different options as possible for them to get involved. We want the radio show to help people to understand how, why and where things are happening and for them to help us shape services for the future.”

Each show will be repeated on the following Thursday at 1pm and will be available online at www.bcbradio.co.uk for a month after broadcast.

Dates for future shows, all on Wednesdays, are: 22 October; 19 November; 17 December;14 January; 11 February; 11 March; and 8 April.

Anyone who would like to tell the CCG about their experiences on the show can contact:

Yourgoodhealth@bcbradio.co.uk

For more information about how to get involved in the CCG, contact: engage@bradford.nhs.uk