Welcome to Horton Bank Top practice
The doctors and staff at Horton Bank Surgery in Bradford are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centered healthcare. We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups. We are also a training practice so we will have regular GP registrars who will be doing a 6 or 12 month placement with the practice. Dr H Thandi is our GP trainer.
In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like.
HORTON BANK TOP PRACTICE MISSION STATEMENT
To provide excellent,personal medical care which is sensitive to the needs
of our patients in a primary care led NHS.
We would be grateful for your ratings of the practice on NHS Choices website http://www.nhs.uk/
Friends and Family Test
If you become unwell or are injured make sure you choose the right NHS service to make sure you get the best treatment.
University of Leeds Teaching practice
The practice is linked with Leeds University School of Medicine and the staff here are helping to train our next generation of doctors.As part of this training there may be a student present with the doctor or nurse in your consultation.
Seeing patients is a vital part of their training.Medical Students follow the same standards in behaviour and confidentiality as your own GP.
However if you feel you would not be happy to have a student present please tell our reception staff and this can be arranged.
Students are present usually on a Tuesday and Thursday there will always be a message on our call board in the surgery to let pt be aware they are here.
Thank you for your help,without your co-operation we would not be able to produce the doctors of the future.
Dr R Cairns is our Medical Student Trainer.
Shared care record
The General practice or Clinical Service you are attending uses a secure computerised records system,which allows clinical staff to share information in your record to ensure the best care can be provided to you.
A facility is now available in this new system which allows you to have control over how your record is shared between the different teams of clinical staff treating you both in the future.
You will be asked at each location where you are treated to agree to make your clinical record shareable with other NHS staff that you are under the care of.
At any time in the future you can request that this is changed.
Your record from your treatment by this practice or department will be available to other clinical services who need to treat you or are treating you and who use a compatible system.
- Your consent to view (share in) can be specified at each service.
But only staff with a legitimate clinical reason to access your record may do so.
All access to patient’s computerised records are automatically recorded with the date, time and person who accessed the record.
Staff are restricted to certain functions and views depending on their professional role.
It is also possible for you to request at any time that a particular part of your record (e.g. a particular consultation with your GP) is marked as private (non shareable).
It is also possible for you to ask that your record is not shared between different NHS organisations (i.e. GP, Care Trust, Hospitals etc) but allow it to be shared between departments in those organisations.
Again the same rules of confidentiality and access described above apply.
If you do not consent to share your information
Your full record of treatment by this practice or department will NOT be available to other clinical services that need to treat you.
Having access to all the current information is important in being able to provide you with the best quality of care.
You would need to take extra care to ensure that if you are treated by other services you are able to provide them with any information about yourself they might need.
You can change your mind at any time.
In the event of an emergency:
In certain circumstances, such as if you are unconscious or there is a court order, healthcare staff may look at your record without asking you. If they have to do this, a note will be made on your record. If we share information without your permission, we will make sure that we keep to the Data Protection Act 1998, the NHS confidentiality code of practice and other national guidelines on best practice.
There is more information about existing guidelines at:
For more information about sharing please ask for a leaflet at reception or visit our website:
More information is available in the “Patient Care Record Guarantee” (available on request from reception) or at the
Please let us know your sharing preferences
Seasonal Flu Vaccination
Flu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. It spreads rapidly through small droplets coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person. For most people, flu is unpleasant but not serious. You will usually recover within a week.
Studies have shown that flu vaccines provide effective protection against the flu, although protection may not be complete and may vary between people. Protection from the vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains change over time. Therefore, new vaccines are made each year and people at risk of flu are encouraged to be vaccinated every year.
The flu vaccination is offered to people in at-risk groups. These people are at greater risk of developing serious complications if they catch flu, such as pregnant women and elderly people.
(Site updated 18/11/2015)