• Flu Vaccine

    Flu vaccines are now available to book. Appointments are available from September 7th, please try and book your appointments via the NHS app, where possible. We have available slots throughout the day, evenings & Saturday the 11th.

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  • Ordering prescription

    To help with current pressures within the GP surgery, you can order your prescriptions via patient access/NHS app or email us your request at NGGCG.BridgesMedicalPractice@nhs.net.

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  • Face covering when attending the surgery

    As of July 19th, it is still madatory for you to wear a face covering whilst in the GP surgery. Thank you for your understanding & co-operation.

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  • Help your GP surgery

    Download the NHS app free on the app store. You can book appointments, view bloods results and order medication.

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  • Welcome to Bridges Medical Practice

    We are currently accepting new patients.

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  • Safe Surgery

    The Bridges Medical Practice are proud to be part of the safe surgery scheme.

    You do not need proof of ID, address, immigration status or NHS number to register. Rough sleepers can also use our surgery's address in order to be registered with a GP.

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  • Armed Forces Veteran Friendly Accreditation

    If you are ex-forces, please let your GP know to ensure you are getting the best possible care as we have a dedicated clinician who has a specialist knowledge of military related health conditions and veteran specific health services.

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  • Members of the Family Doctors Association

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  • Same day access for patients aged 12 or under

    Bridges Medical Practice will see any acutely unwell child aged 12 or under that same day. Call reception and our admin team will assist you. 

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Welcome to Bridges Medical Practice

Covid Restrictions from 19th July

Dear all,

We are currently being told that from 19th of July all covid restrictions will be relaxed. However, our duty of care to staff and vulnerable patients will not be, and we will therefore be retaining a policy of mandatory face-coverings in the practice in order to minimise the risk of spreading covid (the day before writing this, 01 Jul 21, over 26,000 new covid cases were confirmed in the UK in 24 hours - the threat has not gone away). Vaccination offers excellent protection against covid hospitalising or killing you, but it does not prevent you catching or spreading it, though it reduces these risks - even once you have had two vaccinations, you are still potentially a risk to others.

We thank you for your cooperation with this, trusting in your common sense and understanding that by being cautious we will hopefully be able to continue routine work for all patients, including the elderly and vulnerable, and minimise the risk of unnecessary ICU admissions and deaths.

Bridges Medical Practice is an established, friendly GP practice providing first-class primary care in the heart of Gateshead. We are located in Trinity Square Health Centre, close the local shops and pharmacies and transport links.

Technology allows us to offer you a wide range of services from the comfort of your home, such as ordering a repeat prescription, making and cancelling an appointment, as well as accessing part of your medical records.

Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues.

Opening Hours

When we're open:

  • Monday08:30 - 18:00
  • Tuesday08:30 - 18:00
  • Wednesday08:30 - 18:00
  • Thursday07:30 - 18:00
  • Friday08:30 - 18:00
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed
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Information from the Care Quality Commission

Our practice is inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to ensure we are meeting essential standards of quality and safety.

This widget provides a summary of the results of the latest checks carried out by the CQC.

IMPORTANT:

NHS Digital intend to make available for sharing on a central database ALL patient records, for any patients who have not opted out by 23rd June 2021. These records will be made available to pharmaceutical firms, charities and anyone who NHS Digital grants permission to. Your records will be anonymised, but there exists a capability to 'de-anonymise' these records should it be deemed necessary by NHS Digital. As of today (3rd June 2021), we have roughly 5650 patients. We have received maybe 30 opt-out forms. We suspect that most of you are unaware of this project. We know that some of you will currently be in hospital, some out of the country and that many of our patients lack access to IT, cannot read English well, or at all. Ideally, we'd like to discuss this with each of you to make you aware individually, but this is not possible in the limited time we have, particularly as we are providing care to many AND delivering the covid vaccination programme. Honestly, we're not sure how compatible handing over your date without your explicit consent is with our duties under GDPR.

We therefore intend to opt out all patients of this surgery from data-sharing with NHS Digital until concerns about this have been resolved; if you opt out but opt in later, that is absolutely your right. However, if you are opted in and then opt out later, NHS Digital keep on their database all information given initially - it is not deleted.

Please note that this is NOT about sharing data with out-of-hours GP services, or QE Hospital - this has happened for years, for the purpose of the direct care of YOU, and will continue unless you object to this separately. We have no problem with this and see it as being helpful to ensure better, safer care. However, we cannot in good conscience irreversibly hand over your data, for no direct benefit to you, on the basis you haven't objected to something many of you are likely unaware of.

If interested, please read the link here:https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/jun/01/gps-urged-to-refuse-to-hand-over-patient-details-to-nhs-digital

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