Our CQC Quality Check

Clarendon Medical Centre is located at 5 Alice Street, Bradford, BD8 7RT and provides services for 8,807 patients. The location is within a purpose-built building with limited car parking. There is easy access and a hearing loop.

The branch location known as Clarendon@Manningham is approximately six minutes’ walk from the main location, is easily accessible and has a large car park. There is a pharmacy nearby.

The practice is situated within the Bradford City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and provides services under the terms of a primary medical services (PMS) contract. This is a contract between general practices and NHS Bradford City CCG for the delivery of services to the local community. The practice website address is


The provider is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to deliver the Regulated Activities; diagnostic and screening procedures, maternity and midwifery services, surgical procedures, family planning and treatment of disease, disorder or injury.

The National General Practice Profile states that 66% of the practice population is from an Asian background with a further 9% of the population originating from black, mixed or other non-white ethnic groups.

There is a higher than national average number of patients aged under 40, which is in keeping with the area, with less patients aged over 45 than the national average. Only 5% of patients are aged over 65 compared to the national average of 17%.

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. People living in more deprived areas tend to have a greater need for health services. Nationally, the average number of times a person visits their GP in a year is five. CCG statistics show that in Bradford City the average number of visits is between nine and 11.

Data shows that 15% of the practice population is unemployed compared to the CCG average of 12% and the national average of 4%. Male life expectancy is 75 years compared to the national average of 79 years. Female life expectancy is 79 years compared to the national average of 83 years.

The provider and full-time single-handed GP at the practice is Dr Waheed Hussain. There are seven locum GPs, three of these are female, all of whom work part-time. In addition, there are two advanced clinical practitioners (ACPs) who work one day per week each and two part-time trainee clinical pharmacists who are training to be ACPs. The nursing team consists of four part-time practice nurses and two healthcare assistants (HCAs).

The clinical team are supported by a practice manager, an office supervisor and a team of non-clinical staff.

The practice is open between 8am and 8pm on a Monday and between 8am and 6:30pm Tuesday to Friday. Appointments are available during morning and afternoon clinics. The branch surgery is open two days per week.

The practice is a member of a Federation, which is a group of 29 practices which offer extended access appointments at three ‘hub’ sites across the city. Appointments are available between 6.30pm and 9.30pm Monday to Friday and between 10am and 1pm on Saturday and Sunday. Patients could see a GP, nurse, physiotherapist or a healthcare assistant. The practice offer additional appointments on a Monday evening at Clarendon Medical Centre, until 8pm for their own patients and the patients of a neighbouring practice.

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