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.
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 not only here on our website but through our iPad (located in the reception area of The Bridges Medical Practice), via text or you can ask for a paper version at reception.
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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.
SHARING YOUR MEDICAL INFORMATION
From October 18th we will be able to share you medical records with those in the NHS who are involved in your care.
As we feel that this will enhance patient care we will automatically opt you into the scheme.
If you would prefer not to share your medical records then please mention it to the reception team.
Please click the link below or collect a leaflet at front desk. The leaflet includes all the information you need to know about sharing your medical record.
Patient leaflet on sharing your medical information
(Site updated 19/04/2017)