Welcome to The Bridges Medical Practice
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)
Do you have a repeat prescription?
Do you find it a struggle to get to the surgery to collect your prescription and then go to the chemist to get it dispensed?
The Electronic Prescription Service is a NHS Service that sends your prescription from a GP surgery to a pharmacy without the need for a paper copy. All you need to do is nominate a pharmacy of your choice and this pharmacy will receive your prescription form the GP, via the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)
With EPS you will not have to visit the surgery to pick up your prescription anymore
You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because you can choose a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop
EPS is reliable and confidential
Your electronic prescription will only be seen by the same people in GP practices and pharmacies who see your paper prescription now
A patient kindly left the practice a donation for which we are very grateful. This donation has made it possible to create a new Nurse's room.
The room is now complete. Please take a look at our photos below.
WALKING FOR HEALTH!
Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active and become healthier! Check out the Walking for Health website to join in on a local walk!
If you have a leg ulcer you will soon be encouraged to attend one of our leg clubs. They are held in several locations throughout Weymouth, so wherever you live in Weymouth there will be a club nearby. All clubs are located near bus stops and have parking. Westham Methodist Church has a small car park, and some road side parking. It does also have a bus stop directly outside the door. All venues have disabled access.
Here are the current locations, at the following times;
Tuesday Club - Westham Methodist Church, Newstead Road 09.30 - 12.30
Wednesday Club - Victory Hall, Chickerell 09.30 - 12.00
Friday Club - Wyle Regis Community Centre, Ryemead Lane 09.30 - 12.30
The club is part of the Lyndsey Leg Club Foundation charity where the idea is to remove the clinical element from getting leg ulcers dressed and cared for and restrictions with appointments, but instead is a social club where individuals can drop in, have their leg dressed and be able to stay, have refreshments and have a chat with friends and peers.
Nurses form local surgeries in Weymouth will be attending the club to provide the leg care so you will be seeing friendly familiar faces as well as some new extra ones.
You are very welcome to pop along with any leg worries, have a chat and have a cuppa!
STEPPING INTO NATURE
Activities for happy, healthy living - Please click on the link below
Preparing for EU Exit - Medicines frequently asked questions
Please click on this link for further information https://www.england.nhs.uk/eu-exit/medicines/medicines-faq/
Having your say helps to improve care for everyone, so please keep putting us to the test by giving us your feedback each time you use our services.
You can leave feedback on our website, via text or you can ask for a paper version at reception.
IMPROVED ACCESS TO GP SERVICES
WE ARE NOW ABLE TO OFFER PATIENTS GP AND NURSE APPOINTMENTS OUTSIDE OF NORMAL SURGERY TIMES. THESE APPOINTMENTS ARE ONLY BOOKABLE THROUGH YOUR OWN GP PRACTICE AND ARE AVAILABLE AT THE WEYMOUTH URGENT CARE CENTRE WEEKDAY EVENINGS BETWEEN 6.30 AND 8.00 PM AND AT WEEKENDS.
Free Wi-Fi is here!
IMPROVING ACCESS AND CONTINUITY OF CARE
Every patient at the surgery is allocated to a named GP, with whom the majority of your appointments will be booked with.
Your care is managed by your named GP to provide continuity of care which we believe is at the very heart of Family General Practice.
INFORMATION FOR FOREIGN TRAVEL ADVICE
Due to ongoing pressure on NHS services, there are fewer appointments available for travel advice.
We will endeavour to provide you with initial travel advice and free NHS vaccinations. If you require more advanced vaccinations you will need to arrange this with an alternative provider.
A local provider of this service is:
Boots Pharmacy, 12-13 Cornhill, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1BQ
Tel - 01305 264340
Alternatively you can search online for travel advice.
We would recommend you arrange a travel advice appointment eight weeks before you travel. We may not be able to accommodate requests at shorter notice and you may be directed to an alternative service on these occasions.
(Site updated 11/07/2019)