Primary Care - caring for your general health

Primary Care - caring for your general health

General Practitioner Primary Care services are changing in the way they treat patients and in the way patients access them.

Local Care Direct is continuously adapting, using new ideas and new technologies to improve patient care and partnering with other organisations to build a strong vision of the future.


Local Care Direct operates three Practices across West Yorkshire serving diverse communities with challenging health needs:

Manningham Medical Practice

Located in Bradford, this Practice requires a bespoke approach to patient care which reflects both the health needs and the rich multicultural diversity of the local community. Local Care Direct engages with community leaders via a regular Patient Forum to ensure the requirements of the patients are addressed effectively. Manningham has been chosen as one of the pioneering multidisciplinary integrated care sites in Bradford. 

Hillside Bridge Health Centre

This Health Centre is also in Bradford and was the country’s first Equitable Access Centre providing both a GP practice for registered patients and a walk-in service. Here, Local Care Direct successfully implemented a new model of telephone triage to improve patient access to their GP ensuring that the patient sees the right person, in the right place, at the right time.

King Street Health Centre

This Health Centre is in Wakefield and offers general practice and a walk-in service that is well established within the local health economy and popular with residents of Wakefield district. With a GP and prescribing Advanced Nurse Practitioners we can see a wide range of semi-acute presenting conditions and minor illnesses.  This acts as the step in between a patient’s own registered GP and the Accident & Emergency department.