Care Navigation
All of our receptionists are completing their Care Navigation training at present.  When you phone for an appointment, they might suggest other professionals that could help you, such as, Opticians, Pharmacist, Nurse, Family services and Support groups.
For appointments on the same day please ring at 8.30am, but you can pre book up to six weeks in advance with your choice of GP or a nurse subject to the availability of appointments, either by telephone or calling into the surgery.
Please let us know if you are unable to keep a booked appointment as another patient may be able to be seen.
You can book and cancel appointments by opening an online account at Patient Access.
Please do not try to book appointments on the Bridgeside Surgery email address as this is not possible.
Consulting Times
Dr Merritt
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
Dr McGregor
Monday am, Tuesday, Wednesday am, Thursday am & Friday all day
Dr McGregor looks after contraception (including coil fittings and implants), smears, insertion of pessary rings and general sexual health problems. Please contact reception to make an appointment with her.
Dr De-Heer
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday all day.  Wednesday am
Dr Brand
Tuesday all day
Extended Hours (This service is suspended due to Covid-19)
Dan Rouncivell - (Paramedic Practitioner)
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 
Helen Bovill (Advanced Nurse Practitioner)
Monday and Wednesday
Lesley Saunders (Practice Nurse)
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Lauren Morgrage (Practice Nurse)
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 
Paula Ricketts (Healthcare Assistant)
Monday am, Tuesday and Thursday, Friday am
Bernie Smith (Healthcare Assistant)
Wednesdays - 8.30am to 12.30pm
Tracey Strevens (Phlebotomist)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings
Patient Online Services - You can now book/cancel appointments and order repeat medication by registering for our online service at 
During Covid-19 there has been no online booking.  We are re-introducing one online slot, but this appointment will still be telephone triage.  The GP's will decide if a Face to Face appointment is necessary.
Also, we have enabled Detailed Coded Record Access to Patient Online Services.  More details on our Patient Online Services page.
Extended Hours Hub Service - Evenings and Weekends ( This service is suspended due to Covid-19
You can now see a GP or other healthcare professional during
- Weekday evenings              6.30pm to 8.00pm
- Saturdays                            9am to 1.00pm
- Sundays                              10.00am to 12.00pm
To book an appointment contact your GP practice.  You may be able to get an appointment on the same day if required.  You may be offered an appointment or telephone consultation at
- your GP practice
- another local General Practice Hub