Bradford and Airedale Teaching Primary Care Trust
Bradford and Airedale Teaching Primary Care Trust is the name of the publicly funded healthcare system which serves City of Bradford and Airedale in West Yorkshire and is part of the NHS. The tPCT governs healthcare services in the area and like most NHS services, the majority of services are free at the point of use. It was abolished in April 2013.
The tPCT provides primary health care and community services or commissions them from other providers. Primary care provides the initial pathway into the healthcare system. It could be a visit to a doctor, dentist, optician or even going to the chemist to pick up medication prescribed by your GP.
The tPCT merged from four separate PCTs (Airedale, North Bradford, South and West, and City) in 2007.
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