Clinics & Services

 

Services Offered - Statement Of Purpose

 

Doctors and Practice Nurse Team

Chronic Disease management for:

  • Asthma 
  • CHD Coronary Heart Disease 
  • COPD Chronic Obstruction Pulmonary Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke/TIA

Chronic Disease 

 

Other Services

  • Blood Pressure Check.  If you would like to check your own blood pressure at any time please use the machine located in the reception area.
  • Blood Tests
  • Cervical Screening.  
  • Child Health Assessment.  Post natal and six week baby checks are done by appointment with your GP. Other development arrangements are made with your health visitor.
  • Child Immunisations. If you require information regarding child immunisations please speak to your health visitor or practice nurse. Child immunisation clinics are held on Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday mornings
  • Contraception and Sexual Health.  A full range of contraception is provided.  Coil fitting and implants are carried out by a doctor; please speak to reception about arrangements.  A nurse run Contraception (Family Planning) service is available on some afternoons.  Pill checks can be carried out by nurse practitioners. 
  • Doppler Study
  • ECG .
  • Injections.  Please let receptionist know the injection you require.
  • Leg Clinic.  Held on Tuesday mornings .
  • Minor Surgery.  Carried out by prior arrangement with your doctor.
  • New Patient Checks
  • NHS Health Check and General Advice 
  • SmokeStop.  Please ask at reception for a referral to the Smokestop service.  For information visit:  www.dorsetsmokestop.co.uk/ or call 0800 00 76653. 
  • Vaccinations
  • Wound Care: checks, dressings and removal of sutures
 

Other Healthcare Providers at BMC

CADAS

Community Drugs and Alcohol Services.  Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment only: service access via CADAS. Use this 'Dorset for You' link: CADAS or phone 01305 265635

 

Mental Health Services

Free talking therapies service for people experiencing low mood and anxiety - for aged 18+.  Visit www.steps2wellbeing.co.uk/about_us (or pick up a leaflet from reception). Patients can access this service via GP, nurse practitioner or other health professional. Patients aged 18 or over can refer themselves to the service. For West Dorset telephone 01305 367051. 

 

Physiotherapy Rapid Assessment Clinic.  

Referral made by GP or nurse practitioner 

 

Other Health Care Providers - Upstairs at Community Services

Contraception & Sexual Health 

A Contraception & Sexual Health Clinic is held every Wednesday afternoon in Bridport 0300 303 1948. 

Visit the Sexual Health website for NHS Dorset  www.keeplovesweet.co.uk  - this is a 'Young People Friendly' service. 

N.B. Emergency contraception can also be obtained from Bridport Minor Injuries Unit and some pharmacies

 

The GUM Clinic 

(Dept. of Genitourinary Medicine) is held on Wednesday afternoons in Bridport. 01305 762682

 

Health Visitors 01308 428960.  A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.

Community Nurses - 01308 428945

Midwives - 01308 428948

School Health - 01308 428961

School Nurses - 01305 361094 option 2

Podiatry - 0300 303 8630 (appointments only)

Speech & Language - 01308 428946

 

Private Healthcare Providers at BMC

West Dorset Osteopathic practice

June Jowitt BSc(Hons)Ost.
www.westdorsetosteopaths.com