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Local Health Services

Our Partners

  • Pharmacies
  • Sexual Health
  • Locala Sexual Health Clinic
  • Family Planning
  • Mothers, babies & young children
  • Bradford CCG
  • BPAS
  • Carers Resource
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Epilepsy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Paediatrics
  • Mental Health
  • Mecs- Minor Eye Service
  • Social Prescribing

Pharmacies

Our nearest pharmacy is located within the Ridge Medical Practice building. We work very closely with the Ridge Pharmacy as we share a building.

The Ridge Pharmacy are able to offer prescription delivery and collection services for the benefit of the local community.

Other pharmacies may be able to offer these services also.

Please note that some members of the Ridge Medical Practice have a financial interest in Ridge Pharmacy.

Pharmacies closest to our Buttershaw Practice

  • Healthy Living Pharmacy – 01274 678100
  • Tesco Pharmacy Halifax Rd- 01274 901440

Pharmacies closest to our Wibsey Practice

  • Wibsey Pharmacy- 01274 678529
  • Medichem Pharmacy – 01274 674444
  • Lloyds Pharmacy – 01274 601047
  • Tesco Halifax Road – 01274 901440

Pharmacies near our Great Horton Practice

  • The Ridge Pharmacy – 01274 502761
  • Tesco Great Horton Road – 01274 901446
  • Siddique Pharmacy – 01274 502758
  • Midnight  Pharmacy – 01274 911786
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Sexual Health

Sexually Transmitted Infections

What are they?
Infections that can be passed from one person to another either during unprotected penetrative sex, oral sex or through close contact with the genital area.

Some of the most common STI’s are: Gonorrhoea, Chlamydia, Syphilis, Trichomonas, Pubic Lice, Genital Warts, Hepatitis B, Herpes and HIV.

How do you know if you have an infection?
There are many different symptoms which may include pain when passing urine or pain during sexual intercourse, an unusual discharge, a rash or painful sores around the genital area.
It is important to note that some STI’s have no symptoms. Most STI’s are easy to treat so if you have any worries make an appointment with the Nurse and attend the surgery for a check up.

For your nearest STI Clinic
Contact Centre – 01274 200024
NHS Direct – 0845 46 47

If you have unprotected sex with someone it is wise to have a check up just in case.

Unfortunately, a few STI’s can have very serious consequences if left untreated e.g. Chlamydia can lead to infertility.

Ask at Reception for details.

 

Evaluation of sexual health services:

Healthwatch Bradford & District are supporting Bradford Council with an evaluation of sexual health services. They are wanting the views of young people aged 25 and under to find out how sexual health services could work better for them. The quick and easy automated survey should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete. As well as helping to shape the future of services, young people taking part will be offered the chance to enter a prize draw for one of five £30 vouchers to spend at the Broadway shopping centre. All responses are anonymous. You will only be asked for your name and contact details if you choose to enter the prize draw, it will only be used for this purpose.
Complete the survey online A quick chat about sexual health services (surveysparrow.com)

Locala Sexual Health Clinic

Locala Sexual Health

Appointments

We are now offering a mixture of face to face and telephone appointments at different times throughout the day. If you would like to book an appointment please contact us on:

03033309981 (Kirklees)

03033309500 (Bradford)

Our phone lines are open Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm, Friday 8am-4:15pm and Saturday 9:30am-11:30am (excluding bank holidays).

Aternatively, you can now book a telephone contraception appointment online. Please click here for more information.

In line with the National NHS guidance our queue & wait clinics are not operating at the moment. The only exception to this is our under 18s queue & wait clinics for more information please click here.


Under 18s Queue & Wait Clinic 

Tuesday 3:30pm – 6:30pm Cleckheaton Health Centre, Greenside Road, Cleckheaton, BD19 5AP
Wednesday 3:30pm – 6:30pm Howard House, 2nd Floor, 6 Bank Street, Bradford, BD1 1EE

These clincs are for under 18s only.  There is no need to book an appointment, just turn up.

If you attending please wear a face covering and attend alone due to social distancing rules.


Clinic Locations  

Cleckheaton Health Centre, Greenside, Cleckheaton, BD19 5AP
Howard House, 2nd Floor, 6 Bank Street, Bradford, BD1 1EE 

 

 

To order STI Kits, Contraceptive pill, Emergency Contraception, Genital Wart Treatment and Genital Herpes Treatment visit

SH:24 Free Home STI STD Test | Sexual & Reproductive Health (sh24.org.uk)

 

 

Family Planning

Be assured of our confidentiality

Our staff are always approachable about any problems, particularly if you are anxious about contraception needs or sexual health worries. Anything discussed is absolutely confidential and will not be discussed with anyone else without your permission, whatever your age. Even the fact that an appointment has been made will not be revealed to anyone else.

Contraception

We can help you with all methods of contraception so that unwanted pregnancy can be avoided.

Free condoms are always available from Reception or asking any member of staff.

Most methods of contraception can be provided at the surgery including pills, coil fitting, caps, injections, implants, vasectomies and emergency contraception.

An appointment can be made with any of our Family Planning trained nurses, and a friend or relative can be brought to the consultation if wanted.

Emergency Contraception

This is provided in the form of tablets (‘morning after pills’) or by having an IUD (coil) fitted. It is important that you attend the surgery to be seen as soon as possible after unprotected sex has occurred. This means that the treatment given is more likely to prevent an unwanted pregnancy.

Like all our consultations, a request for emergency consultation is completely confidential. Please never be put off if you are told that the doctors or nurses are fully booked. A polite but insistent request for a same day appointment is all that is required. It is important that you are seen as soon as possible.

Mothers, babies & young children

Well Baby Clinic

The Health Visiting Team is available every week at the Well Baby Clinics to offer advice and support for parents with children under five.
We can monitor your baby’s growth and review development where appropriate.

Immunisations may also be given during the clinics.

Well Baby Clinics (0-5 years)

The Health Visiting Team is available every week at the Well Baby Clinics to offer advice and support for parents with children under five. We can monitor your baby’s growth and review development where appropriate. Immunisations may also be given during some of these clinics (see below).

Children’s Centres

Children’s Centres are all about helping families and children.

They can help you to access:

  • Childcare
  • Family Support
  • Early Education
  • Health advice
  • Job and Training Support

Other Activities

Each centre also offers a variety of other services and activities to cater for the needs of the community, which may include the following:

  • Antenatal classes and baby clinics
  • Information and advice about breastfeeding, parenting and speech and language
  • Family support and outreach to parents
  • Drop in sessions for parents and children
  • Play and learn groups
  • Dad’s groups
  • Cook and eat sessions
  • Visits and outings
  • Services for children with special needs and disabilities
  • Links with voluntary agencies
  • Links with local schools
  • A chance to meet other parents

Sure Start Children’s Centres Information Leaflet

We actively support breast feeding as being good for both mother and baby.  If you wish to breast feed whilst in the practice, at any of our sites, then just ask one of the reception staff who will guide you to a quiet room for this purpose.

 

Bradford CCG

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BPAS

Request an Appointment | BPAS

BPAS Bradford

The Ridge Medical Centre,
Cousen Road,
BRADFORD,
BD7 3JX

 

  • Tue: 08:30 – 16:00
  • Thurs: 08:30 – 16:00

 

 

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Carers Resource

A carer is someone who, without payment, provides help to a relative or friend who could not manage otherwise due to illness, disability, frailty, mental health, drug or alcohol issues. Anyone can be a carer. Some carers care for an ill partner, an elderly parent or a child with additional needs and some carers are children who look after a parent. Many carers combine this with working, running a home and looking after children. Every caring situation is different but what carers have in common is that they usually put their own needs last.

Where can I get help?

Tell your GP that you are a carer. If you are struggling, please be open and honest about this. Try not to see this as a failure or feel guilty about it; it’s very common amongst carers. Your GP will try and help make things better. This is part of their role.

Contact the Carers’ Resource. The Carers’ Resource gives tailored support and information to unpaid carers and vulnerable people. It is open to everyone and helps people find out what support – financial, practical or emotional – is available and how to access it.

You can contact their Bradford and Airedale team on:

Phone: 01274449660
Emailinfo@carersresource.org
Websitewww.carersresource.org

Address: Unit 15, Park View Court, St Paul’s Road, Shipley, BD18 3DZ

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Domestic Abuse

If it is an Emergency call 999

 

If you need help and advice we advise you visit Staying Put which is a domestic/abuse charity based in the North of England. They support women, men and children who are survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. You can also call them on 01274 667104

 

Bradford Council has recently launched their new domestic abuse and sexual violence website (www.bradford-dasv.co.uk). They have created a website with the intention of providing a go-to place for information about domestic abuse and sexual violence services in the Bradford district.

 

The website has four main sections:

  • Advice for victims and survivors
  • Advice for friends and family members
  • Advice for perpetrators who want help
  • Advice for professional working with victims/survivors and perpetrators of domestic abuse

 

A pilot project which sees victims of domestic abuse being able to seek help in fire stations is being launched  across Bradford.

The district-wide scheme, called Safe Spot, is run by Bradford Council, which sees various locations within the community become hubs of support for those fleeing domestic abuse.

Eight fire stations across Bradford have signed up to the initiative, making West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue the first fire service in the UK to provide support to victims in this way. Victims of domestic abuse will be given a private space to access useful information and will be provided with a phone to contact a helpline, support service, or to talk to a friend or family member.

The launch comes as tech abuse is on the rise, where perpetrators use technology to stalk, isolate and control their victims using their mobile phones, smart devices or social media accounts. By providing a phone for people to use, Safe Spots ensure that victims and survivors can speak to support services without the fear of being monitored.

The plan is to roll out the Safe Spot scheme to more organisations across Bradford, so victims and survivors know that they are safe no matter where they are across the district.

Councillor Abdul Jabar said: “Through our Safe Spot partners we are creating a community response to the trauma created by domestic abuse. We want to make sure that people across our district have different ways of reporting their concerns and to ask for help where needed. These don’t change the fact that the police are available if a crime is committed and that we have excellent domestic abuse services available by phone or through web chat. We know that some people facing abuse might not have free access to their phone or the confidence to call an organisation they have never spoken to.

“Safe Spots are district organisations that people already have confidence in and this is why we chose the fire service as our first partner. They are places people might pass by on their way to the shop or when taking their children to school. As part of our response to domestic abuse and sexual violence we are saying that using a Safe Spot will mean that you can get support to learn about your options and help to take that next step to safety. We encourage people to use our Safe Spots if they need help and I would encourage other organisations to volunteer to become Safe Spots to help widen our network”

Jemma Burgess, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service district prevention manager added:
“To pilot the concept, the fire service staff who work in our stations have been given guidance on how to support victims in those crucial moments after fleeing an abusive situation.

“While not specifically trained as domestic abuse workers, our staff will ensure victims are given access to a private and secure area, provided contact numbers for local and national support services, and given access to a phone to use free of charge.”

Benjy Bush, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Bradford district manager commented: “Domestic abuse is often hidden and is not always violent. It continues to be a challenge in Bradford and an urgent threat to too many people. It is only by working in partnership with other agencies, organisations, and within the communities it affects, that we can reduce the number of people suffering from this crime.”

The fire stations open as a Safe Spot are:
Bingley – Keighley Road Bingley Bradford BD16 2RD
Bradford – 540 Leeds Road Bradford BD3 9SB
Fairweather Green – Thornton Road Fairweather Green Bradford BD8 0EH
Ilkley – Little Lane Ilkley LS298JJ
Keighley – Bradford Road Keighley BD21 4BW
Odsal – Huddersfield Road Odsal Bradford BD6 1DJ
Shipley – Shipley Fields Road Shipley BD18 2FA
Silsden – Elliot Street Silsden Keighley BD20 0DE

If you are an organisation and you would like to become a Safe Spot, please contact: Domestic.Abuse@bradford.gov.uk.

 

Useful Numbers:

West Yorkshire police 101

Police MINICOM 01924 293932

Bradford Women’s Aid 01274666241

Domestic Violence Services Keighley 01535 210 999

Keighley Women’s Aid 01535 667352

Oasis Project 01274 634850

Bradford Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Survivors Service 01274 308270

Worth Perpetrator Programme 07949595227

National Domestic Helpline 08082000247

If you identify as LGBT+ you can call any of the above numbers and you can also access Broken Rainbow which is a LGBT+ domestic abuse specialists on 08009995428 or 03009995428

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Epilepsy

We are a dedicated team of 2 administrators, 4 GPs with a special interest in Epilepsy, 3 Epilepsy Nurse Specialists and a Clinical Psychologist based at The Ridge Medical Practice.

We provide an accessible community based service throughout the Bradford & Airedale areas to support people with epilepsy and their families. Our aim is to improve the quality of life and safety of our patients using a holistic and person centred approach to their care.

We liaise closely with GP surgeries and hospital services as well as learning disability and mental health teams to ensure seamless high quality packages of care.

We hold dedicated epilepsy antenatal clinics supported by a midwife and obstetrician at Bradford Royal Infirmary, and multi-disciplinary clinics to support transition from child to adult services, along with a monthly support group for anyone affected by epilepsy.

We have allocated link nurses attached to care homes and day centres across the district.  We offer epilepsy awareness and Buccal Midazolam training for carers within the Bradford and Airedale locality, free of charge to promote high quality care provision for all of our patients.

Bradford Community Epilepsy Service can be contacted Monday-Friday 8am-4pm on 01274 425635.

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Physiotherapy

At The Ridge Medical Practice we have in-house physiotherapists. If you need to speak to one of our specialist please call 01274 425600.

For further information or exercise tutorials please visit:

https://www.pat.nhs.uk/gps-and-partners/exercise-docs-for-printing.htm
https://youtu.be/Qv_NChcS29Q
https://www.versusarthritis.org/about-arthritis/exercising-with-arthritis/exercises-to-manage-pain/

Paediatrics

Do you need additional information and advice – whether you’re pregnant, a young person or have children?

Find out more

Mental Health

Mental health problems are extremely common. It is thought that about 1 in 4 people will experience them at some time in their lives. Problems can vary in severity from mild issues that do not impact on your life and can be overcome by the things you do, through to a severe problem requiring specialist help.

The mental health charity MIND produces some excellent online resources that explain about the different types of mental ill-health, and what treatments are available, as well as guidance on what you can do to help yourself. The link below takes you to the website.

Mental Ill Health Types

The websites below may also provide you with some practical help.

Moodgym provides information and training on cognitive behaviour therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression.
https://moodgym.anu.edu.au/welcome

The Living Life to the Full course is a life skills course that aims to provide access to high quality, practical and user-friendly training in life skills. The course content teaches key knowledge in how to tackle and respond to issues/demands which we all meet in our everyday lives
https://www.llttf.com/

If you suffer from anxiety or depression and are looking for specific information about different types of problems then the information packages, or InfoPax, listed on this site may help you.
https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/

Talk to Frank provides friendly, confidential advice on drugs, their effects and lists a range of services to assist and inform.
https://www.talktofrank.com/

The website for the mental health charity MIND, whose objective is to make sure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support.
https://www.mind.org.uk/

The UK’s leading mental health research, policy and service improvement charity, committed to reducing the suffering caused by mental ill health and to help everyone lead mentally healthier lives.
https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/

A range of information leaflets developed by The Royal College of Psychiatrists
https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinfoforall.aspx

Support for bi-polar disorder.
https://www.bipolaruk.org.uk/

An organisation supporting people and families with schizophrenia and psychosis.
https://www.rethink.org/

Mecs- Minor Eye Service

Do you need help and information about a Minor Eye condition?

MECS is available to people with new or very recent onset minor eye problems to get the help that they need quickly and easily closer to home. MECS appointments will NOT result in the issue a prescription for spectacles.

INCLUSION CRITERIA

The criteria for MECS examination may include the following acute presentations

  • Loss of vision including transient loss
  • Ocular pain
  • Differential diagnosis of red eye
  • Foreign Body and Emergency contact lens removal (not by the fitting practice)
  • Dry eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Epiphora
  • Trichiasis
  • Differential diagnosis of lumps and bumps in the vicinity of the eye
  • Recent onset flashes and floaters

EXCLUSION CRITERIA

The following cases will NOT be treated by the MECS service

  • Patients identified in advance to have severe eye conditions which need hospital attention e.g. orbital cellulitis, temporal arteritis
  • Eye problems related to herpes zoster
  • Adult squints, diplopia
  • Removal of suture
  • Patient reported symptoms that indicate a sight test is more appropriate than MECS
  • Suspected cancers of the eye (or in the vicinity of the eye)
  • Age related macular degeneration
  • Patients that have seen in the MECS service in the previous 3 months for the same condition

Visit MECS – Bradford LOC and click on your post code to find opticians in your post code that offer this service.

Click here to find out local services that can help with minor eye problems

Social Prescribing

What is social prescribing and can it help you?

Here At The Ridge we work with Social Prescribing Link Workers:

Jana Rejsilova- Social Prescribing Team Leader

Rachel Walker- SPLW

Lynsey Earle – SPLW

Melanie Hannar- SPLW

Fran- SPLW

Kauser Parveen- Mental Health Nurse (works alongside SPLW)

 They can help with things such as:

  • Housing and benefits
  • Unemployment / employment
  • Debt
  • Domestic violence and abuse
  • Language support
  • Social isolation – befriending
  • Community groups
  • Bereavement

If you want to find out more follow the link and watch the video.

What is social prescribing? – YouTube

Click here to find out more information.

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