Bridge Medical

Minor Surgery 

A minor surgery clinic is held by Dr Hartley and one of our nursing team, where small lumps and bumps can be removed. Access to this clinic is via referral from one of the medical staff.


Diabetes 

Our Practice Nurse manages our diabetic patients. You will be asked to attend on a annual basis for your review to be done. This includes a blood test and foot check, then once the blood results are back you will be invited to see the Practice Nurse again for a review and a management plan.


Women’s Health 

Smear (Cytology) tests are recommended for women between the ages of 25 and 65 every three years unless a previous abnormality has been present previously. The test can be undertaken by one of our Practice Nurses, to make an appointment please contact our Reception team.

Contraceptive advice – For first time advice for contraceptive needs please arrange to see one of the doctors during surgery times.Follow-up contraceptive advice and treatment is carried out by our practice nursing staff. Alternatively you can self-refer to the one to one centre for contraceptive and sexual health advice.

There is now a dedicated termination appointment line within Northumbria Healthcare Trust where your call will be answered confidentially by an experienced member of staff. They will offer you an appointment to attend one of their outpatient clinics. 0191 203 12 42 Monday – Friday 8:00 – 6:00. Further information can be found on www.northumbria.nhs.uk


Antenatal 

The practice runs a weekly ante-natal clinic on a Thursday afternoon. Our Midwife is called Suzie Webber. The clinic is for pre-booked appointments only.


Child Health 

We run a weekly child immunisation clinic with our Practice Nurse. You will receive an appointment automatically from the Child Health Department.

We also have 6-8 week check appointments, these are with one of our GP’s.


Long Term Conditions 

Our Practice Nurse manages our Long Term Conditions (LTC). You will be asked to attend on a annual basis for your review to be done.


NHS Health Checks 

Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes or kidney disease, but these diseases can often be prevented. NHS Health Checks will assess a persons risk and give personalised advice on how to reduce this. The new NHS Health Check is for adults in England between the ages of 40 and 74. Please contact our reception team to make an appointment with one of our Nurses.


Interpreting Service 

This service is available on request providing several days notice is given to our Reception team.


Is your mobile number up to date?

If you have provided the practice with a contact mobile number you will now receive an SMS message containing your appointment details. A further message is sent 48 hours before your appointment is due as a reminder.

If you change your telephone number it is important that you inform the practice to ensure that your records remain up to date, your SMS appointment confirmation message and reminder message will be sent to the telephone number we have recorded for you.

If you prefer not to receive SMS appointment confirmation or reminder messages please speak with the reception team who will be able to record this in your medical records.