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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.


General Data Protection - We have now updated our Privacy Policy in accordance with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) please see website for further information.


Preparing for EU Exit -   Medicines frequently asked questions.  

Please click on the link for further information  https://www.england.nhs.uk/eu-exit/medicines/medicines-faq/


In February 369  appointments were DNA'd (Did Not Attend)  The amount of wasted hours due to the DNAs was 85.  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 from being wasted.  Please help us make 2019 a better year for reducing DNAs. 

Thank you


A free course to manage your health and improve well-being - for people with long-term conditions and carers. 

The 4 week course can help you:

Understand self help and how your health can affect you

Manage the emotional impact of living with a health condition

Feel more confident about the day-to-day things that matter to you

Set and achieve your own goals

2019 Dates is Weymouth

Thursdays 10am - 12 noon

25th April & 9th, 16th & 23rd May

at The Bridges Medical Practice.

Secure your free place - Telephone 0303 303 0153      Email: healthcoaching@helpandcare.org.uk


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.


 

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/

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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