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/
Its that time of year again. Stay well this winter and get vaccinated against Flu. Our clinics are now on for September so if you are eligible for the flu jab please contact a member of the reception team who will make you an appointment. We are also running a drop in session on 23rd September between 2pm and 4pm. No appointment necessary just turn up between those hours.
Prescription and test result line
We have a dedicated telephone number for our elderly and housebound patients to ring to order their medication. The number is 01274 503642 and is available Mon - Fri 10.30am -1.30pm. This number is also available for all patients to ring for their test results.
Friends and Family Test
Diabetes Supermarket Tour
The dietitians are going to be trialling a couple of evening supermarket tours for diabetics. We also have the usual tours running at other supermarkets through the day.
Please telephone 01274 365925 for more information or click on the link below
Diabetes Supermarket Tour
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 website above.
Please let us know your sharing preferences
The month of Ramadan which starts on the 6th June is a great opportunity to support our patients to quit tobacco.
Ramadan is a month for purification, in which Muslims around the world give up eating and drinking during the day . It is also a month in which Muslims will try to stop their bad habits. This will help to protect the good that they do in this month, and will also help them to maintain a healthier life after Ramadan.
We know there are a number of significant health benefits to be gained from giving up smoking and having a smoke-free environment. The Holy month of Ramadan presents a fantastic opportunity for our stop smoking cessation advisors to discuss with you the reasons for quiting and the support available,and patients will understand that by quiting smokers will purify themselves and those that they love from all of the harms of smoking, and also take a huge step towards quitting forever. Quitting smoking will not just improve the health of the smoker but the health of friends and family as well.
Remember smokers are four times more likely to stay smoke free with support from a stop smoking professional.
Don’t forget in addition to cigarette smoking, many of your patients may use tobacco in other ways, such as smoking hookah or shisha pipes, smoking Bidis and chewing tobacco. Chewing tobacco in a number of forms, including Paan, Naswaar and Gutkah, has significant health risks such as throat, mouth, lip, or tongue cancer and there are also risks when used in pregnancy.
Bradford District Stop Smoking Service 01274 437700 email@example.com
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