Wharfedale, Airedale & Craven Alliance

Federation of GP practices

 

OUR PROJECTS AND SERVICES

Your Alliance is working on a number of important projects and services that will bring direct benefits to patients in our practice catchments. Some of these projects are subject to a bidding process that means we have to think carefully about what is best for the people we serve in order to secure the funds we need.

Extended access

EAAll 16 group practices of Airedale Wharfedale offer a GP Extended Access Service, based at Farfield Group Practice, IG Medical (Ilkley Moor and Grassington), Silsden and Steeton Medical Practice, Town Head Surgery, Fisher Medical Centre, Dyneley House Surgery and Ling House Medical Centre.

The service means that patients have an opportunity to attend an appointment Monday to Friday after 6.30pm up to 8.00pm, Saturday and Sunday 8.30am to 11.30am to see a GP, advanced nurse practitioner (ANP), nurse or physiotherapist. Appointments are a mixture of pre-bookable and on the day bookings Monday to Friday and pre-bookable appointments on Saturday and Sunday.

Appointments are only available for routine problems, not for ongoing issues. Patients can access the pre-bookable and on the day appointments by contacting their own practice.

As GPs, ANPs, nurses and physiotherapists from all of the 16 practices delivering this will be working in the Extended Access service, your appointment may not be with a clinician from your own practice.EA poster

Consent to Share

To use the service you will be asked for your consent to share your medical record with the Extended Access Service. Without this consent you will not be able to be seen in the Extended Access Service as the clinician would not have access to your medical records. When you are offered an appointment, the receptionists will explain what this means and why it is necessary.

Locations

  • Farfield Group Practice, West Lane, Keighley, BD21 2LD
  • Fisher Medical Practice, Coach Street, Skipton, BD23 1EU
  • IG Medical – Ilkley Moor Medical Practice, Springs Lane, Ilkley, LS29 8TH and Grassington Medical Centre, 9 Station Road, Grassington, BD23 5LS
  • Silsden and Steeton Medical Practice, Elliott Street, Silsden, Keighley, BD20 0DG
  • Townhead Surgery, Settle, Townhead, Settle, BD24 9JA
  • Dyneley House Surgery, Newmarket Street, Skipton, BD23 2HZ
  • Ling House Medical Centre, 49 Scott Street, Keighley, BD21 2JH

 

First Contact Physio

First Contact physioYou can now go direct to a first-contact physiotherapist without seeing a doctor.

The physiotherapist will:

  • Assess you and diagnose what’s happening
  • Give expert advice on how best to manage your condition
  • Refer you on to specialist services if necessary.

Contact your GP reception team to book an appointment.

Social Prescribing

walking countryside 1030x687Many things affect your health and wellbeing.  GP’s tell us that a lot of people visit them feeling isolated, lonely or stressed by work, money and housing problems.

Social Prescribers are available at each General Practice to listen to you, and put you in touch with the people and activities that might help you to feel better.

To self  refer, please speak to your GP practice.

Download adult services leaflet

Download easy read leaflet

Children's Social Prescribing Service Leaflet

Childrens & Young People Directory 

Adults Social Prescribing Directory - Ilkley 

Adult Social Prescribing Directory - Addingham

Adults Social Prescribing Directory - Burley 

Adults Social Prescribing Directory - North Craven 

Adults Social Prescribing Directory - South Craven

Adults Social Prescribing Directory - Airedale 

 

Three Communities

3CommunitiesWACA practices are each fully engaged in the Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven communities which have been designed to represent the diverse populations (and their individual needs) within the Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCG.

We recently submitted a bid to the CCG to provide mental health support for school-age children and their families.  We want the proposed new service to enable the young people and their families to be able to develop resilience and know where to get help when they need it.  Many areas can impact on young people’s lives including exam stress, bullying, family stresses/breakdown and social anxiety.  The aim is to have the right care in the right place for the right people.

Primary care streaming

appointmentWe are involved in discussions with other local providers to review our current primary care streaming provision at Airedale General Hospital. Across all providers, we want a system which is fully integrated & discussions are ongoing.

Push Doctor

pushg doctor 300x156WACA works in partnership with Push Doctor.

Seeing a GP with Push Doctor is designed to be straightforward.

You will need to have access to a smartphone or a computer with video/camera to use this service.

To register for this service please go to the Push Doctor website

Once registered, you can book direct with Push Doctor without needing to speak to your GP practice.

 

Pharmacy service

appointmentYou can now go direct to a Pharmacist for support with:

Medication reviews /reauthorisations

Acute prescription requests

Medication queries

Liaising with all local pharmacies

In-house medicines advice

Contact your GP reception team to to book an appointment.

eConsult

econsulteConsult is free to use for NHS patients at WACA GP practices.

It is accessible through your own practice website

You can use eConsult to ask your GP surgery about your health symptoms, conditions or treatment.

You can even request sick notes and GP letters

The practice will respond by phone, SMS or email by the end of the following working day.

Other work

older peopleThe Alliance is also working on other activities that will lead to a more “joined up” local health and care system. We are developing our ideas about how our collective strength in the Alliance can help us to make sure that primary care, the frontline of patient contact, has a strong voice in how policies are made and budgets are spent in Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven.

We are working on a seamless approach to medical education that builds on our existing links with Leeds and Bradford University Medical Schools. We are looking at medical education and training for all our staff, not just doctors, to make sure that everyone who cares for our patients has good, up to date knowledge of and access to the latest, safest and best treatments.

RISE programme for young people

gr8minds375 RISE project6 375 Our RISE programme, through GR8 Minds, forms part of a package of support available for young people in the Wharfedale, Airedale and Craven areas.

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Steeton
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ABOUT US

We are an independent voice of primary care within the three diverse communities of the Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group region.