Welcome to Rooley Lane Medical Centre
The Doctors and Staff at Rooley Lane Medical Centre in Bradford are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centred 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.
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.
New SystmOnline User guides
We have created some quick user guides on how to book appointments, cancel appointments, and request medication using SystmOnline.
We have created 2 guides, please choose the guide based on how you are accessing SystmOnline:
- Web based (on a PC, laptop) - click here for the guide
- On an Android phone - click here for the guide
Surgery closed for training
The surgery will be closed for training on Wednesday 19th September from 12pm until 3pm. Surgeries will then resume as normal. If you need a Doctor in an emergency please ring 111.
Surgery closed for Bank Holidays
NEW - National Diabetes Audit (NDA)
We take part in the National Diabetes Audit which is an important national project about diabetes care and treatment in the NHS. The project is called the National Diabetes Audit (NDA).
To take part, your GP practice will share information about your diabetes care and treatment with the NDA. The type of information, and how it is shared, is controlled by law and enforced by strict rules of confidentiality and security.
More information can be found here.
Taking part in the NDA shows that this GP practice is committed to improving care for people with diabetes.
If you do not want your information to be used, please inform the receptionist, your GP or nurse. This will not affect your care.
NEW - Issues regarding the waste land in the car park
We have had several people asking us why we haven't extended the car park into the wasteland behind it. It is infact private land, and although it is extended on the end of our car park, ourselves and Bowling Hall aren’t allowed to do anything with it. We have also looked to see what gains we could make if the land was ours, and it would be very little infact due to the large number of existing car park spaces on the back row which would have to remove to provide any access to it.
However, the car park and the issues it comes with are constantly on our minds and if something does arise in the future we will definitely look into it.
NEW - Ways to cancel your appointment
If you are having trouble getting through the phones at any time of the day to try and cancel an appointment, then you can try the following:
1) Sign up to SystmOnline in the surgery. This allows you to book and cancel prebooked systmonline appointments as well as request medications so you never have to phone us. This is the fastest and easiest method and we encourage everyone to sign up to this service within the practice.
2) Click on the cancel appointment button on the bottom of this page. You can also click here to take you straight to short form to fill out, of name, dob, appointment time.
If you would like any more information regarding SystmOnline then please click here or ask at reception.
NEW - We are now a training practice!
We are pleased to announce that Rooley Lane Medical Centre has been accredited as a GP Training Practice. The GP Registrar will remain with us for a period usually between 6-12 months. You may therefore be offered an appointment with the GP Registrar.
The first few weeks of the GP Registrars training will involve them ‘sitting in’ with other clinical members of the Practice team. If you have any questions or concerns about this or do not want the registrar to be present please inform the receptionist or clinician at the time.
The GP registrars need to video record some of their consultations as part of their assessment and you may be asked if you are happy to take part in this if you have an appointment with the GP registrar. However please note that all videos are kept confidential and are destroyed when no longer required.
Click here for the full information regarding our GP Registrars.
NEW - Power Assisted Doors
We have now installed power assisted doors on the outside doors into the building and on the inner doors into the waiting area. This will provide better access to wheelchair patients and patients with prams.
NEW - AUTOMATED TELEPHONE SYSTEM
The surgery now has a new automated telephone system. Please be aware all calls are recorded for training and monitoring purposes only.
Things are changing at Rooley Lane
Appointments have been a regular problem in the last few surveys from our Patient Participation Group. As demand is continuing to increase we are going to trial a new appointment service from the Christmas period. This will involve a fewer number of pre-bookable appointments but considerably increase the number of routine “book on the day” type appointments.
We will also be running a “quick clinic” each day for more minor problems and issues that only need a 5 minute review. We are hoping that this will make access a little easier overall. We would like to know your thoughts on this just before we start and will be asking you again towards the end of January as to how you think it is going and whether you feel there can be any improvements.
Should our recruitment problems be resolved then we will review whether we should return to our current system or not.
Accessible Information Standard
The aim of the accessible information standard is to make sure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss get information that they can access and understand, and any communication support that they need.
If you have a information or communication need, please let reception know and we can quickly update your records to show this requirement.
To find out more about this standard scheme which we have to comply with please click here
Warfarin Monitoring Service
We now have a Warfarin monitoring service at our practice. Click here for more information regarding this clinic
We now have an Electronic Prescription Service
The Electronic Prescription Service allows your prescription to be sent electronically to a pharmacy of your choice.
To sign up, you need to speak to your preferred pharmacy and complete a form to confirm that they can receive your prescription directly.
Once you have signed up, your chosen pharmacy will receive your prescription electronically and you will not have to pick up your paper prescription from us.
If you have already nominated a pharmacy, your prescription will be sent to them electronically unless you tell us otherwise. If you need to obtain a paper prescription for any reason, just let us know at the time of ordering.
This service is optional and you can continue to collect paper prescriptions as you do now if you prefer.
For more information, please speak to your pharmacist or a member of reception.
You can now check online to see if your postcode is in our catchment area!
Please click on the link below so you can to see if your current or new address is in our catchment area
Family Action Bradford
Are you struggling with your finances? Are you constantly worried and stressed? Do you need advice with debts, benefits or housing?. If so, then you can book into one of these clinics every Friday morning at Rooley Lane Medical. Please ask a receptionist to book you in.
Click here for more information.
New on site Pharmacy
The Rooley Lane Pharmacy is now operational within our surgery.
The present Partners are shareholders within the pharmacy but the pharmacy business is a separate entity to the practice.
Our patients are not obliged to use this pharmacy, it is the patients choice to which pharmacy they wish to use.
THE NEW 111 SERVICE - This will replace NHSDirect
NHS 111 is a new service that's being introduced to make it easier for you to access local NHS healthcare services. You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time.
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones
For more information regarding the new 111 service from the NHS please click here
Important: If you need a doctor in an emergency before 6.30 pm Mon-Fri please RING 01274 223118.
If it is after 6.30pm Mon-Fri or anytime over the weekend please dial 111 – this is a free number.
NEW! Online Appointments Service
We have now set up booking selected appointment slots online. This is an extension to the current online prescription service. It allows you to view any bookable appointments online and book into it rather than ringing the surgery as well as be able to order your repeat prescriptions. If you are interested in this service then you must come into the surgery with photo ID and ask at reception for your username and password.
Click here to log into the online service.
Tackling missed appointments
The practice policy is that after 3 appointments within a year you will be sent a letter. The practice will be actively sending out letters to patients who have missed 3 or more appointments in the last year informing them that carrying on in this manner will result in them being removed from the practice list.
The prices of prescriptions are going up, click here to check the new prices!
If you require a chaperone to be present in your appointment, please let the receptionist know at the time of booking the appointment. This will ensure the chaperone will be ready as soon as your appointment starts.
The main doors, consulting rooms and treatment rooms are accessible by wheelchair. We have specially designed toilet facilities for wheelchair access. We also have a Hearing Loop for the hard of hearing, please enquire at the reception desk.
Private Interview Room
We have a private interview room if you wish to speak to the receptionist in private and in confidence.
Breast feeding your child is permitted within the surgery. If you would like a private room then this can be arranged. Please let a receptionist know at the desk.
Guide dogs are permitted within the surgery.
Patient Participation Group
Over the last year we have had a Patient Participation Group running. The aim of the group (made up entirely of patients at this surgery) is to give your views of how certain aspects of the surgery should be run and to identify then try to implement priority issues. Please click on the Patient Group link on the right hand column for a report of how this has gone and what changes have been made as a direct result of patient input. If you would like to join then please click on the link and view the various sections which explain what to do.
Thank you for completing this year’s major patient group survey. We are processing the results and should have the results published soon. Early review of responses shows that once again the group has given us great constructive feedback. We are aiming to have the next survey out in a few weeks time to further canvass your opinions on where the group’s efforts should go to this year. The direction of this survey will be based on your responses. We always welcome ongoing discussion so please feel free to comment online by using the “Contact Us” tab in the Patient Group section of the website
Please click on the "Latest News" tab for Surgery Announcements. This is found at the top of the links on the right hand side of this page
Are you a carer? If so you are not alone. There is a wealth of services available to you both locally and nationally. For national advice please click on the Carers Direct link on the right hand column. Locally there is an excellent service called Carers' Resource. They are based in Shipley and offer support and advice to all carers. You can get in touch with them by either talking to your GP, telephoning them directly on 01274 449660 or 01274 449660
or by clicking on this link : http://www.carersresource.org/
(Site updated 06/09/2018)