Welcome to Bridge View Medical Group
We are a research and training practice that has been established in Sunderland since 1950. We are one of three Practices based in Southwick Health Centre which is easily accessible by public transport. We have a car park at the rear of the building which you are welcome to use, however we would be grateful if you do not park in the doctors’ spaces. The building is easily accessible for wheelchairs.
As a general practice responsible for our patients’ health care needs, we aim to ensure that:
- Our patients receive a high quality and standard of care
- We provide cost effective health care to our patients within a caring friendly environment
- You will be treated with respect and courtesy at all times
- Confidentiality of patient information is strictly adhered to at all times
Did you know that you can access many of our services online?
Through this website you can:
- Book appointments
- Request repeat prescriptions
- Access lots of invaluable advice and guidance about managing many common conditions/ailments
- Consult with our doctors
The above are available 24/7 online and can save time on the telephone. To make appointments and request repeat prescriptions online you need an account. Please see our reception team who will happily create this for you.
Care Quality Commission (CQC)
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) are the independent regulator of health and social care in England. They ensure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage care services to improve.
The CQC monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure we meet fundamental standards of quality and safety. They publish what they find, including performance ratings to help people choose care. They also set out what good and outstanding care looks like and make sure services meet fundamental standards below which care must never fall.
New appointment system update
From Monday 8th June 2020 we will have a new procedure in place with regards to booking an appointment with a clinician. We will be offering pre-bookable telephone appointments up to 2 weeks in advance. These can be booked online or over the telephone. Following the merge of Bridge View Medical Group and Dr Weatherhead’s practice we now have a large clinical team, this means that you can have a telephone consultation or face to face consultation with a clinician of your choice. Please note that currently the face to face consultation will only take place if this has been asked for by the clinician.
Please continue to order your prescription and fit notes online or over the telephone.
Please DO NOT attend the surgery unless you have been advised to do so. We want to keep you and all our staff as safe as possible.
Please visit Practice News for further details.
Important update about our telephone system
Please visit Practice News for further details