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.
New GP and Nurse Practitioner - We would like to welcome our new GP Dr Vicky Beedham who will be starting at the practice in January. We would also like to welcome our new Nurse Practitioner Ruth Hamberg who has just started working with us today. :)
In January 2019 384 appointments were DNA'd (Did Not Attend) Please help us to reduce DNAs. You can do this by contacting the surgery if you cannot attend your appointment. Someone else could use that appointment which would save it being wasted. Please help us make 2019 a better year for reducing DNAs. Thank you
Free Wi-Fi is now available.. - Look up health information, download health apps and browse the internet!
We are working to improve access to appointments for our patients, in particular at evenings and weekends. If you would like to be offered one of these appointments, which may be at a different site, please ask the surgery.
Shortage of Practice Nurses - Please be aware there is a national shortage of practice nurses which is impacting our nursing availability. We will endeavour to see any patients with urgent needs but routine appointments are likely to be delayed. Thank you
Advanced Practice Physiotherapists - We have two Advanced Practice Physiotherapists holding clinics in the practice. There will be a Joint Injection Clinic and an Assessment Clinic and these will be held at The Bridges and at Littlemoor Surgery. Please speak to a receptionist if you want to book an appointment.
Shortage of Hep A and Hep B Vaccine - There is currently a global shortage of Hep B and Hep A vaccines. While these supplies are limited, these vaccines will be prioritised for those at highest immediate risk. Please discuss with the Practice Nurse should you require more information.
Waiting Room Blood Pressure Monitor - We have a blood pressure monitor in the surgery that patients can use. Please ask a member of staff who will be happy to assist you. Whilst waiting for your GP or Nurse's appointment you can measure your blood pressure using the monitor and get a printout of your B/P reading to take into your appointment.
We now have a Specialist Health Coach based here on Thursday mornings - The Bridges Medical Practice now have a Specialist Health Coach within the surgery to support you to feel more confident about managing your health and the impact it has on your day to day life.
This free confidential service is for anyone over the age of 18 who has a health condition or is a carer. The Health Coach has up to six sessions of 45 minutes with you. These sessions are here at The Bridges.
To ask for a referral, please contact any member of staff at The Bridges Medical Practice.
Phlebotomy Walk In Service
Did you know you can now have your blood tests taken at the Phlebotomy Walk In Service at Dorset County Hospital? This service is available from Monday - Friday 9.00 - 13.00. You will find the Walk In Service situated in the Medical Outpatient Department, North Wing Level 1, Dorset County Hospital.
TWO HARBOURS HEALTHCARE
The Bridges Medical Practice is now a member of the Two Harbours Healthcare, a local federation for all Weymouth & Portland practices. Please click on the link for more information. http://twoharbourshealthcare.co.uk/
Dorset County Hospital Diabetes Nursing Team - Weekend Telephone Advice Service
If you have diabetes, are unwell and your glucose levels are running too high or low, we can help. Dorset County Hospital's Diabetes Nursing Team are extending their telephone advice service to the weekend. Just call (01305) 255342 between 8am and 5pm.