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Bradford ATP Hub

TPC is proud to now host the Bradford Hub of the ATP (Advanced Training Practices) scheme. We are currently working on a new website with more information, but here is a very brief summary:

What is an ATP?

  • An ATP is a practice or group of practices accredited to provide under-graduate and post-graduate multi professional training placements, working with HEEYH (Health Education England working across Yorkshire & Humber: www.hee.nhs.uk/hee-your-area/yorkshire-humber). Click here for more: ATP General Info Leaflet
  • The Bradford ATP Hub covers all practices across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale & Craven and Harrogate.

What do we do?

For more information on any of the above, please contact Marie Stout:

Tel: 01274 425653 or email marie.stout@bradford.nhs.uk

Looking after your wellbeing

Social Prescribing

Sometimes, individual patients need more time and space than can comfortably be afforded within the confines of a standard GP appointment.

Under the auspices of TPC, we now have Wellbeing Workers operating from some of our Federation practices. This invaluable shared service gives us the resources to identify exactly what our more vulnerable patients may need.

Our Wellbeing Workers are tasked with engaging with patients over key issues for health and social care improvement including mental health, obesity and self care, identifying what is going to help them to stay well, providing support and signposting the way to additional assistance where relevant.

Wellbeing is increasingly important when providing an all-round service in primary care; TPC Wellbeing Workers are already making a real difference.

Ask at your local practice for more information on the Wellbeing Service.

Physio 1st

TPC is now operating a number of services from member practices within the Federation, aiming to improve ease of access to identified areas of healthcare provision for our patients.

Our quick access, self-referral physiotherapy service

Recognising that up to 30% of GP appointments were scheduled for musculoskeletal issues, TPC began offering NHS physiotherapy services on a self-referral basis from local practices in 2015.

Physio 1st has been well received by patients, who are enjoying improved access to the service, and is also freeing up GPs from involvement in low level MSK issues to focus on other areas of primary care.

Benefits to patients include:

  • Fast access to experienced, qualified professional physiotherapists without needing to see the GP first
  • Immediate initial assessment and advice on relevant issues such as simple exercises and footwear
  • Onward referral where required

Through TPC, Challenge Fund money from the CCG was pooled to enable practices to work closely together across our wider community to deliver this service jointly. Research shows that this is already having an effect at secondary care level, demonstrating changes in referral rates.

Ask at your local practice for more information on Physio 1st