About us

The launch of Bradford Care Alliance heralds the start of a new era in healthcare for the diverse community of Bradford we serve. We are a Community Interest Company – a social enterprise that pools the expertise of all the district’s General Practices. This has created a platform for us be at the very heart of developing – and delivering – new care models and pathways that will improve the health and wellbeing of our patients. We form a core part of an emerging Provider Alliance that brings together the full range of health and social care providers in an unprecedented way. By breaking down organisational boundaries, and bidding ‘as one’ for an increasing range of contracts, we are best placed to deliver local, high quality, coordinated care in ways that break new ground. Our mission is fourfold:

  • To improve population health and wellbeing
  • To elevate partnership working to new heights
  • To secure a sustainable future for General Practice
  • To act as one voice, in one city, for all GPs

We welcome you on the start of this journey. And look forward to sharing with you our progress towards achieving these ambitions.


Dr Richard Haddad
Dr Richard Haddad
Dr Ish Gilkar
Dr Ish Gilkar
Nick Nurden
Nick Nurden
Adrian Roebuck
Adrian Roebuck
Dr Himat Thandi
Dr Himat Thandi

Our Chairman is Dr Richard Haddad, previously held a Clinical Board role with Bradford Districts CCG Clinical Board and has resigned this role to enable him focus on the task ahead of us at Bradford Care Alliance. A partner at Saltaire Medical Practice, his latest CCG role was leading the Out Of Hospital programme. He said:

“I feel this has given me a first-hand view of how we need to evolve the community and intermediate care settings in our district. This is no small job, and will take time, but I feel I can serve the district best in moving from the CCG role to the Bradford Care Alliance role. There I will be able to keep up the momentum in collaborative working with providers to establish complex care models in Bradford. This is to be the next project for the emerging Provider Alliance, an embryonic accountable care system.”

He also been central to the establishment of a large federation in Bradford, Trust Primary Care Ltd, which brought together old partners with new ones to work on provider services (eg dermatology, Warfarin) and opportunities that a federation affords when delivering at scale (winter pressures, challenge funds, AQP bids).

Dr Ish Gilkar, of Little Horton Lane Medical Centre, has been a GP in Bradford for 14 years. He has board member experience of both Bradford City CCG and the City Heath Federation. He is also resigned from his CCG role to concentrate on his work with Bradford Care Alliance. He said:

“I am very passionate about NHS services in Bradford, especially diabetes. I aim to bring fresh ideas and outlook, hard work, passion and innovation to the new role.”

Following a career in the private sector, working for companies such as Orange, Nick Nurden joined the Ridge Medical Practice and has been their Business Manager for the last 10 years. His role draws on his experience gained in various roles in HR, premises, finance, commercial management and strategic planning with overall responsibility for the day-to-day running of a large GP practice.

After a 23-year career in a variety of roles for Sainsbury’s – culminating in leading the integration of three of the company’s store businesses into one – Adrian Roebuck joined Sunnybank Medical Centre and has been their Business Manager since 2010, ensuring the practice delivers high standards of care for all its patients.

He has been involved in a number of workstreams and projects for the CCG and is a member of the CoR Planning and IT Reference Groups. He said:

“The Accountable Care System or Accountable Care Organisation will be the way we deliver care in the future and I truly believe that all of us working together collaboratively as part of Bradford Care Alliance will ensure that we are all represented as a key part of the Accountable Care System as it develops and that whatever decisions are made are right for us and right for our patients.”

Dr Himat Thandi is a GP partner at Horton Bank Top Surgery. He chairs the Bradford Districts Clinical Forum meetings and is currently working on an overview of Primary Care Home – an innovative approach to strengthening and redesigning primary care. Himat has been working in the Bradford area since 1998.

“There are numerous challenges facing Primary Care in the coming years. In light of the NHS Five Year Forward View and the changing landscape of General Practice I believe BCA has a pivotal role in these changes locally.”

Elections to the Board shall be conducted every three years by a vote of the shareholders at general meeting.

Directors may hold office for a maximum of six consecutive years. The Board will continue to be supported by Strategic Advisor Vicki Wallace.

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