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Recruitment Drive

The Ridge Medical Practice needs you to become a Practice Health Champion.  Please get in touch if you are interested in becoming a Practice Champion too. For more information contact 01274 425625 or email ridgepracticehampions@bradford.nhs.uk. Application forms are available via the above contact methods or the practice reception.

Recycling Point

All The Ridge sites are now a recycling drop-off point for any unused crutches, sticks & frames – we can even take wheelchairs if you’re not sure where else to take them. Have a look at these posters for more information: Recycling poster Drop Off point and Recycling Poster Ridge You will be helping the NHS to save money by returning unused items which can then be passed on to help someone else.

Activity List

We have recently reviewed all our activities and refreshed the Activity List. Please view our online leaflet to see what we are offering. Why not come along and give some of our activities a try? We love to see new faces as well as our regulars!

For those interested in our Monday Chairobics sessions see our poster here.

Knit & Natter Support

Letter to The Ridge from PinderfieldsWe were delighted to get this lovely letter of thanks for our Knit & Natter Group from The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals at Pinderfields Neonatal Unit for their unit.  Well done to all our knitters.

The Ridge Medical Practice Health Champions Highlighted Achievements for 2019

Every week during the year the Practice Health Champions are working tirelessly on behalf of The Ridge Medical Practice, helping out daily in the waiting rooms at Cousen Road and Smith Avenue, sharing patient self-care information and running regular sessions for chairobics, walking groups, healthy eating, knit and natter. 

In addition to all of that they raise lots of money for various charities every year and make regular donations both locally and nationally.

Below is a list of their Highlights from 2019 that I wanted to share with you all to celebrate their massive success and ongoing involvement. 

  • Arranged the recruitment and training of several new Champions
  • Supported flu Clinics at Cousen Road and Wibsey.
  • Raised £438 at Christmas raffle for Yorkshire air ambulance
  • To date the Knit and Natter group have raised and donated a total of £4,350 to various charities which includes £100 each year to Poppy Day appeal
  • Organised and ran the McMillan Coffee Morning in Cousen Road reception, Raising  £384
  • Presented a cheque for £532 (raised in 2018) to the Neurology ward at BRI
  • Alan and Michael arranged social group trips to Salford, Beamish museum and Liverpool
  • In September Michael raised £875 from a sponsored walk which is to be donated to the Neurology ward at BRI
  • A number of Champions attended various other local activities and meetings on behalf of the Ridge.


Already planned to be coming up in 2020 will be a new yoga group, more healthy eating events with different themes, French tuition classes, a trip to Whitby and the training of more new champions!

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