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.
On Tuesday 5th March we are closing at 4:15pm
If you have a life threatening medical emergency please dial 999. We will have to close to enable the electronic transfer of patient records from Abbotsbury Road Surgery. Unfortunately, we are also required to disable online access but it will be available as normal the next day. If you require medical assistance which cannot wait until the surgery re-opens the next morning, please call 111. Calls to the NHS 111 service are free from both landlines and mobiles.
Thank you for your understanding.
CLOSURE OF ABBOTSBURY ROAD SURGERY
Following the announcement in October that Abbotsbury Road Surgery will close at the end of March 2019, all patients registered with the surgery will receive a letter by 11th January 2019 advising them which local practice will be responsible for providing them with primary care services in the future and when the new arrangements will start.
Patients' new practices will have full access to both their health records and any repeat medication that they currently receive.
The process of transferring patient information has been scheduled outside of practice working hours however in a few cases it may mean that some services are unavailable at both Abbotsbury Road and the new practice for a short period of time on the day of transfer. This minimal disruption may also affect existing patients of the new practice and we ask for your consideration during these times.
During these down times there are a still a number of ways to get help if needed
- Call 111 for advice, they can also make you an appointment with the local out of hours GP service if you need it;
- Visit the Weymouth Urgent Treatment Centre at Weymouth Hospital;
- In an emergency call 999 or attend your nearest Emergency Department (also known as A&E).
Details of any disruption will be made available in advance both in practices and online via practice websites.
A drop in event has been organised for patients who have questions or would like more information. This takes place at Chickerell Primary Academy on 9th January between 5pm and 7pm.
There is no need to register and you will be able to chat to staff from your new practice along with the CCG team.
Practices are also organising welcome sessions for new patients. Details of these will be included in the letters.
Anyone who is unable to attend but have questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0333 241 2495
OUR OPEN DAY..
We would like to thank everyone who attended our Open Day!
We hope you found the event helpful.
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 14/02/2019)