Welcome to the Bridge Surgery Website
With this website we aim to help you find all the information you need at the click of a mouse. You can order repeat prescriptions, cancel existing appointments, change the contact details we hold for you and much more.
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO HOW WE HANDLE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We will soon be required to supply your personal and confidential medical information to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). This information will be taken from the practice in a form that can identify you. Legally, the practice has NO choice but to allow HSCIC to extract this information.
However, individual patients can instruct us to stop the transfer of their data. Further information can be found here and an opt out form to complete and return to the practice here.
We are currently piloting on-line appointment booking. Please click here if you have been issued with log-in details by your doctor and wish to make a GP appointment.
Please note only pre-bookable GP appointments are available to book on-line at present, up to four weeks in advance. If there are no appointments showing for the GP you would like to book an appointment with this means that all their pre-bookable appointments are booked.
Please contact the surgery to book any other type of appointment e.g. same-day appointment, nurse etc.
LET'S TALK FLU!
Flu vaccination is recommended for everyone aged 65 years or older, all pregnant women and in those aged 6 months and older within the at risk groups. Special dedicated flu clinics are running on Sat 28th Sept, Sat 5th Oct, Tues 15th Oct and Wed 6th Nov. If you are eligible for a vaccination book your appointment now!
The shingles vaccine is recommended for 70 to 79 year olds. However, as the vaccination programme is being phased in over the next few years, not everyone is eligible for the vaccine this year. Please click here for further information about who is eligible for a vaccination and who shouldn’t have one. All eligible patients will receive a letter by the end of September from the practice.
WANT HELP TO STOP SMOKING?
There is no need to struggle alone as help is available from TimetoQuit right here in the surgery. Click here for further information.
SURVEY RESULTS 2013
The 'Improving practice Questionnaire Report' (February 2013) is now available to view - click here for the full results and here for the action plan. If you have any comments to make to the practice or Patient Group about the survey and/or action plan please click here. Our Local Patient Particpation Report (March 2013) can be found by clicking here.
MINOR INJURY SERVICE
We are able to treat some minor injuries here at the surgery. These include:
Please telephone the surgery and explain the nature of your injury to the receptionist who will give you an appointment time with a GP and/or nurse as appropriate.
Please DO NOT ‘walk in’ without telephoning first as we may not have medical staff available to treat you.
Dr Pidsley is now Chair of the East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)*. This role takes him out of the practice up to two days a week affecting the availability of appointments with Dr Pidsley. A locum, Dr Thomson, is working two days a week to cover the time Dr Pidsley is out of the practice.
*A group of 19 GP practices working together to commission quality healthcare services on behalf of the local patient population. Further information about the CCG can be found here.
BRIDGE SURGERY'S PATIENT GROUP & VIRTUAL PATIENT REFERENCE GROUP
We have an active patient group that meets at least quarterly - click here for more information and for the minutes to previous meetings. We are also recruiting patients to join our Virtual Patient Reference Group - click here for more information and/or to sign up to this group.
HAVE WE GOT YOUR MOBILE TELEPHONE NUMBER?
It would be really helpful if you could provide us with your mobile telephone number - if you have one. We may need to contact you urgently about an appointment or medical matter. We now send text confirmations when you make an appointment and reminders out one working day before booked appointments to those patients with a mobile number recorded. If you prefer NOT to receive text messages from us please let us know and you won't be sent any - even if we have your mobile number recorded in order to contact you in an emergency. We are hoping that this may help to reduce the high number of wasted appointments we have - an average of 100 appointments a month are wasted equating to around 20 hours of clinical time.
(Site updated 28/11/2013)