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.
Leg Club - If you have a leg ulcer, open sore, swollen legs or a concern regarding your legs please pop into one of our legs clubs. Monday St Francis Church Hall, Littlemoor, 9.30 - 12.00. Tuesday Club - Westham Methodist Church, Newstead Road 09.30 - 12.00. Wednesday Club - Willowbed Hall, Chickerell 09.30 - 12.00. Friday Club - Wyke Regis Community Centre, Ryemead Lane 09.30 - 12.00
In January 412 appointments were DNA'd (Did Not Attend) The amount of wasted hours due to the DNAs was 92. 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 2020 a better year for reducing DNAs.
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.
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.