Welcome to Bridgemary Medical Centre
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.
As a team we aim to provide a high standard of primary medical care and we strive to maintain and improve our services to all patients.
Message for patients trying to re-register at Bridgemary Medical Centre from another Gosport practice
We are very sorry but we are currently unable to accept applications from patients to register with us unless you are new to the area and you are not currently registered with another practice in Gosport. This is to help us help you over the winter when GPs are at their busiest.
All practices in Gosport offer patient online services, including eConsult. Therefore where patients are struggling to get an appointment; we would encourage the use of these other avenues. Practices are also offering a range of appointment times for routine (pre-booked) and same-day appointments, in the evenings and at weekends.
A temporary suspension is however being introduced for patients moving from one practice to another in Gosport to help GP practices stabilise after more than 2,100 patients in the town have transferred between practices which has affected a few of the practices with higher numbers of new registrations than usual.
It will remain in place until March 31, 2019 and practices will not be in a position to hold a waiting list of patients wishing to register to help prevent a similar situation arising again in April.
Two of the eight Gosport practices have already had to temporarily close their lists because they are struggling to cope with the increase in numbers, which also has a further knock-on effect on the practices near to them.
Other practices have raised concerns with the CCG that their services could become unsafe if they have to take on more patients, at a time when the town is already facing major problems of GP recruitment and retention and during the busy winter months.
The CCG and local practices are committed to providing safe, high quality services to those living in Gosport and are asking for your help over the winter period to ensure everyone gets the right care at the right time.
For further details on our online services please click on the Online Services tab to the right and see below for eConsultations.
SURVEY, HAVE YOUR SAY... 7 days after your eConsultation, you will receive a survey. Please complete this to let us have your feedback on the service.
We have full disabled access to all our consulting suites and a patient toilet, fully adapted for use by disabled persons, on the ground floor.
We also have baby changing facilities.
Please let us know if you need any information on this website, or in any of our communications with you, in an alternative format.
We can offer our patients on-line services through Patient Access. This will allow you to:
- Book appointments
- Order repeat prescriptions
- Have access to your medical records
- Change your address details
How to Register for Online Services
Please ask our reception team for a Patient Access Registration form. You will need to bring two forms of ID including photo ID (passport or driving licence) together with confirmation of address (e.g. utility bill)
Patients will be issued with a Patient Access Registration Information letter in order to register on-line using the following link
GP EXTENDED ACCESS SERVICE
Making evening and weekend appointments – giving you more choice
GP practices in this area are making it easier for you to make appointments at times which suit you.
From October, 2017 all practices in south east Hampshire, and Fareham and Gosport – including ours – will take part in a new scheme to allow you to make appointments from 8am to 8pm on week days, from 8am to 4.30pm on Saturdays, and on Sunday mornings.
This extends the normal opening hours for surgeries, which until now have usually run until 6.30pm on weekday evenings.
If you do need to see someone, we will be able to offer you an appointment at your local ‘hub’ location – they are located at Petersfield Community Hospital, Waterlooville Health Centre, Havant Health Centre, Fareham Community Hospital and Gosport War Memorial Hospital.
There, you will be seen by a locally-based healthcare professional – the service is led by GPs but also includes other staff such as nurses, or healthcare assistants. The staff can – with your consent – access your medical records, ensuring a high quality service.
Please note: the new extended opening hours is not a walk-in service – you need to make an appointment.
You can make an appointment by talking to our surgery staff and booking a slot in the normal way, or – if we are closed and you think you need to see someone more urgently – you can call NHS 111 to ask to make an appointment.
For more information, talk to our staff, or see our Question and Answer Document
(Site updated 06/02/2019)