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Pilot scheme to aid care of vulnerable

News | Last updated 13 days ago

The Red Bag Pathway, a pilot scheme to improve the care of vulnerable people, has been launched across the Bradford and Craven districts.

More than 100 health and social care providers have signed up to the scheme to ensure personal information and possessions remain close to a person if they’re admitted to hospital.

Around 50 care homes will initially use the distinctive red bag when residents are set for a spell in hospital. It will contain information about t...


Safe Staffing

Page | Last updated 16 days ago

Following a requirement from the NHS Chief Nursing Officer England and the Care Quality Commission, all hospitals are required to publish information about the number of nursing and midwifery staff working on each ward, together with the percentage of shifts meeting safe staffing guidelines.

This initiative is part of the NHS response to the Francis report which called for greater openness and transparency in the health service.

We take th...


Children's Specialist Services

Page | Last updated 19 days ago

Children's Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)  Service

Provides support for families who have children and young people with complex bowel problems e.g. stomas. Provides support and help as needed to families who perform very specific bowel related care for their babies and children. This includes bowel washouts, anal dilations and also perform distal loop washouts specifically on children with certain bowel conditions. All care is discussed with Leeds Neonatal/bowel nurses a...



Page | Last updated 26 days ago
Bradford Teaching Hospitals has supported clinical research for more than 20 years and in the last ten years research activity has increased dramatically (2006: 200 research projects ongoing, 2016: 450 research projects ongoing).
It is our ambition to increase our clinical research particularly in partnership with the biosciences and pharmaceutical industry in order to enhance our research reputation and deliver some of our national objectives but, more importantly ...



Page | Last updated 30 days ago

Volunteer at BTHFT

BTHFT has an active volunteering community which continues to grow significantly.
There are currently over 500 people who give their time freely to help patients, staff and visitors.
On average, each volunteer donates 4 hours of their time each week - a total of 104,400 hours each year!
At BTHFT we welcome volunteers from all abilities, backgrounds, cultures and beliefs.
Volunteers provide an invaluable service through a variety ...


GP Bulletin - January 2018

Page | Last updated about 1 month ago

Makeover for birthplace of Bradford babies

One of Bradford’s most well-known hospital buildings – the Women’s and Newborn Unit at Bradford Royal Infirmary, is getting a much-needed £1.8 million makeover. The five-storey building on Smith Lane is being transformed to improve facilities for patients, thanks to the investment by Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The unit, where over 200,000 babies have been born since it was built more than...


Fellowship for Bradford surgeon

News | Last updated about 1 month ago

A Bradford doctor has been presented with a Fellowship (without examination) in recognition of his contribution to educating the breast surgeons of the future.

Rick Linforth, 49, has worked at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as a consultant oncoplastic breast and reconstructive surgeon since 2006.

He was presented with his award at Manchester Town Hall by the president of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) England, Professor Derek Alderso...


Our council of governors

Page | Last updated about 1 month ago

The council of governors consists of elected members and appointed individuals who represent members and other stakeholder organisations. The 2006 and 2012 HSC Acts set out governors' various statutory responsibilities.

Governors statutory duties and responsibilities

    • Appoint and/or remove the chairman and non-executive directors
    • Set the terms and conditions of remuneration of the chairman and non-executive directors


Our board of directors

Page | Last updated about 1 month ago

NHS foundation trust’s board of directors is responsible for all aspects of the operation and performance of the Trust, and for its effective governance. This includes setting the corporate strategy and organisational culture, taking those decisions reserved for the board, and being accountable to stakeholders for those decisions.

All members of the board of directors have collective responsibility as a unitary board for every decision of the board, regardless of th...


Mobile breast screening unit now in Dewsbury

News | Last updated about 1 month ago

More than 8,000 women from across Dewsbury and Birstall are being invited to take up their breast screening appointments.

The Pennine Breast Screening Service mobile unit is now parked at Dewsbury District Hospital’s Healds Road entrance where it will remain until next July.

During that time it’s hoped as many women as possible will take the opportunity to attend their appointments.

Principal superintendent radiographer, Leah Richardson, said: "The mobil...