Updated 7 February 2019
The Ridge Medical Practice is situated within a large modern purpose- built surgery located at The Ridge Medical Centre, Cousen Road, Bradford, BD7 3JX. The practice provides services for approximately 23,000 patients and is part of the NHS Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
The provider is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to provide the following regulated activities: diagnostic and screening procedures; treatment of disease, disorder or injury, maternity and midwifery services, family planning and surgical procedures.
The practice is a fully accessible for those with a physical disability. There is parking available on the site for patients, and a privately operated pharmacy is located within the practice building.
There are two branch surgeries, neither of which were visited on this occasion, having been inspected at our previous inspection. They are located at Wibsey Surgery,93 Smith Avenue, Wibsey, Bradford, BD6 1HA and Buttershaw Surgery, Royds Healthy Living Centre, 20 Ridings Way, Off The Crescent, Buttershaw, Bradford, BD6 3UD.
The practice population age profile shows that it is above the CCG and England averages for those under 18 years old (29% compared to the CCG average of 24% and England average of 21%). Average life expectancy for the practice population is 77 years for males and 81 years for females (England average is 79 years for males and 83 years for females). Information published by Public Health England rates the level of deprivation within the practice population group as one on a scale of one to ten. Level one represents the highest levels of deprivation and level ten the lowest. The practice population is a mixture of White British, South Asian and East European ethnicity in composition.
The practice provides services under the terms of the Personal Medical Services (PMS) contract.
There are ten GP partners (seven male and three female). The registered manager is the Business Manager; a non-clinical partner. They are supported by 13 salaried GPs (three male and ten female). The remaining clinical team includes a pharmacist, nine advanced nurse practitioners, four extended role practice nurses, 8 primary care practice nurses and seven health care assistants. Most of these staff work part time. The clinical team is supported by a practice manager and dedicated access manager. There is a large reception and administration team. A total of 138 staff are employed across the organisation. The practice reception is open for enquiries daily from 8am to 6.30pm with consultations available throughout the day across all three locations. Pre-booked appointments for early morning appointments are available between 7-8.00am on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, and an evening surgery is available on Tuesday between 6.30-8pm.
The practice is part of the extended access service that provides GP, nurse, physiotherapy, health care assistant and voluntary sector service appointments between 6.30-9.30pm Monday to Friday and GP appointments at the weekend, between 10am and 1pm.
The practice website at offers online appointment booking and the ordering of repeat prescriptions. Out of hours services are provided by Local Care Direct and patients can access the provider via the practice telephone number.
The inspection rating relating to the previous inspection was on display within the building and was posted on the practice website.