Mar 14 2018

Bridge Street Surgery


Message from Dr Hohnsbein

I have decided to give up my position as GP Partner at Bridge Street. After 13 years I will leave the Practice at the end of July to commence work in Australia later this year. It has been a difficult decision as I leave behind fantastic colleagues and staff here at Bridge Street, whom it has been a pleasure to work with. Most importantly, it has been a privilege to look after you. I hope that I could make a positive difference, especially at times when you might not have felt your best due to illness.

I am very pleased that Dr Maria Wroblewska will join the Practice in August and I am confident that this will ensure a smooth transition of care.

All the best wishes,

Health Road Show

A huge thank you to all of our patients who took the time out to attend this event. Once again it was a great success, we raised 567.10 for our equipment fund, and in our flu clinic we gave over 100 vaccinations.

Our next Health Road Show will be.

Friday 20th October 2017 9am – 12pm

GP Earnings

All GP practices are required to declare the mean average (eg average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

The average pay for GPs working in Bridge Street Surgery Practice in the last financial year was 61,440 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 3 full time GPs, 2 part time GPs and 1 salaried GP who worked in the practice for more than six months.

Repeat Prescriptions

You may notice that the quantities of your medication has been changed. We are currently in the process of changing all our patients’ repeat prescriptions to a 28 day supply, in accordance with government and CCG guidelines and recommendations.

This will also help patients manage their repeat orders and avoid unnecessary wastage.

Flu Clinics

Sunday 24th September 8.30 -12pm

Sunday 15th October 8.30 – 12pm

Private Shingles Vaccine

Anyone requesting the above not eligible as part of the NHS Shingles vaccine campaign the fee to give the vaccine is 140.00

Please can all patients be aware that we are unable to take repeat prescription requests over the phone, apart from in exceptional circumstances. If you need to order medication from your repeat prescription, please drop into surgery and let our dispensary know. If you have lost your repeat prescription slip, please write down what you need reordering on a piece of paper, and dispensary will treat that as a normal repeat prescription slip. Many thanks for your cooperation.


We are now booking appointments for pregnant women to be vaccinated against Whooping Cough. This can be done from 28-38 weeks. Please Click Here for more information!


For users of our online services, we are pleased to announce that this service is continuing. Due to the change of computer system, certain features have been altered slightly, so please check out this link – Click Here – for more detailed information, as well as a guide about the new way to log in.

We are now also able to book appointments online. and this can be accessed via the following link: Click Here . Please note: there are only a certain amount of appointments that can be booked online, so book early to avoid disappointment!

New Mums Dads – congratulations on the arrival of your new baby.

Please remember to register your baby with your family doctor as soon as possible.

Extended Hours – we are now offering extended hours appointments

We are now offering routine GP appointments on Mondays and Wednesdays.These appointments are designed for patients who find it difficult to attend for non-urgent matters during normal opening hours, and can only be pre-booked in advance during normal surgery hours. For urgent out of hours care,the emergency out of hours service will be operating as before.

Results – we are trying to reduce the number of telephone calls into the practice at 3pm.

If you wish to speak to a doctor on the telephone, please call at anytime during opening hours, and leave your name and contact number for the doctor to call you back-this will normally be during the doctor’s next telephone calls session.

Advanced Booking – please be aware that our GPs and Clinical team can be booked up to 7 weeks in advance

Please be aware that our GPs and Clinical team can be booked up to 7 weeks in advance. We are actively trying to promote this at present to reduce the number of routine appointments being booked on the day, in order to free more time for urgent bookings on the day. We would be most grateful if you could book in advance for routine follow ups, and please remember that internet users can do this online. To sign up for the internet services, please ask at reception.

Disabled Access – Our health centre has suitable access for disabled patients.

All the patient areas including the waiting room, the consulting rooms and the toilets, have wheelchair access.

If you require one, there is a wheelchair available, please ask at reception.

There are designated disabled parking spaces in the car park.

Ordering repeat prescriptions online – If you are ordering a prescription early for example going on holiday could you please state the reason why in the appropriate place provided.

Patient Donations – Equipment Fund – We would like to thank you for your continued support.

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