Welcome to The Bridge Group Practice - Your Local GP Surgery

The Bridge Group Practice

Orchard Health Centre
210 Orchard Road

Elliottt Chappell Health Centre
215, Hessle Road
01482 30384001482 303840

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Welcome to The Bridge Group Practice.  Our patient list is open and our dedicated team here to help.

In cases of medical emergency, dial 999. To choose the most appropriate service, please read the "Choose the Right service" section on this page. If you require GP advice or other non-urgent help from the practice, consider using our our online portal in the first instance - or contact the surgery by telephone if you do not have access to the internet. .


THE NHS has issued information and guidance regarding Strep A infections



With the NHS App, you can check your symptoms and get immediate advice. You can also book appointments at your GP practice, order repeat prescriptions, view your medical record and more. To use the NHS App you must be aged 13 or over and registered with a GP surgery in England.


We are a member of the Venn Primary Care Network  (PCN) - a group of practices working together to deliver improved services for all our patients. Access the Venn PCN website to discover what has been achieved so far.

As from 1 June 2023 we will only be taking telephone prescription requests between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday.

Our Practice Newsroom has all the latest news from the surgery as well as local regional and national health news - including health social media feeds.

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Welcome to our Acccurx online consulting tool.  You can contact us about a MEDICAL or ADMINISTRATIVE issue INCLUDING REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS by accessing this service. Simply click the banner above or the button below.

 The form will only be read during normal hours Monday to Friday - excluding public holidays.



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If you have a username and password - to order repeat prescriptions via Systmonline click the logo above.


Pharmacists are able to offer a breadth of support to patients close to home thanks to a new service that allows them to supply  medications for certain conditions without needing a GP appointment.


Health Control Panel

The buttons below provide rapid access to key health services. For a full list of all available services, please also see the main website navigation at the top or foot of each website page.

Urgent or Emergency Care 24/7

999 is for medical emergencies only. If it is less than an emergency, call 1-1-1 for advice 24/7 365 days a year.
Use the buttons below to know what is an emergency or urgent care circumstance. We also list some common emergency conditions where urgent action may be appropriate.  Learning about first aid is an important skill for all citizens and can save lives.

When the Surgery is Closed

When the surgery is closed, the NHS is still here for you.  For medical emergencies , call 999. NHS 111 service is available 24/7 365 days a year for health advice and to arrange appropriate care. NHS 111 is available online or by calling 1-1-1.  Extended Hours services may be available according to local arrangements. Pharmacy services may be available at times when your GP surgery is closed. For patients with long-term conditions a wide range of support services and extended hours helplines  are available from various organisations. Please check our specific condition pages for information.

Self Help

Self help may be appropriate for patients managing mild symptoms associated with long-term conditions or dealing with self-limiting minor ailments - such as colds or flu. Many seasonal illnesses can be successfully treated at home and by appropriately using over-the-counter medications. In some cases, it may be appropriate to seek advice from the NHS 111 service - especially in cases of asthma. Asthma attacks should be treated as a medical emergency. In you are unsure, NHS 111 can help.

Health Professionals

The NHS is under severe pressure so it is important to access the right level of care appropriate to your concerns. GP practices are now able to offer a wide-range of services through your GP, Practice Nurse or other health professionals.  You can contact the practice for medical matters by using the NHS App or by speaking to our care navigators during practice opening hours. Your GP may not be the most appropriate health professional to deal with your problem and a member of our team will be able to help organise the most appropriate care to meet your needs in an effective and safe time frame. Use the buttons below and for additional options explore our navigation at the top of each page or in the footer section. 


PCN Services

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Full details of all PCN clinics are available on the PCN website. Additionally, patients will find a wealth of other useful health information and contacts.

Patients are able to self-refer into a range of PCN services. Visit the PCN website Self Referral page for full details of self-refer services:

The Ankle Brachial Pressure Index (ABPI) test is used to diagnose Peripheral Artery Disease. Full details of the symptoms and the test are available on the Venn PCN website. The test can be booked through your practice by calling to discuss your symptoms and the appropriateness of the test. 

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The Health & Lifestyle Practitioners are non-clinical practitioners located within your GP practice who can support patients with making positive lifestyle changes including improving diet and increasing physical activity levels. The Health & Lifestyle Practitioners focus on the prevention of conditions such as Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes.

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Social Prescribing and community-based support is a key component of personalised care and is part of the NHS Long Term Plan.

Social Prescribing enables GP practices to refer patients to a range of services that offer support for social, emotional or practical needs. Through a link worker, social prescribing connects patients to community groups and services.

Social Prescribing is an all-age, whole population approach that works particularly well for people who:

  • Have one or more long-term conditions
  • Need support with low-level mental health issues
  • Are lonely or isolated
  • Have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing

Full information and self-referral form on the Venn PCN website:

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Extended Access is an extension of your GP practice and offers routine and same day appointments with a range of clinicians including GPs, Nurses and other Healthcare Professionals. 

Our practices within the PCN will be able to provide enhanced access appointments between the hours of 6.30pm to 8pm Mondays to Fridays and between 9am and 5pm Saturdays and Sundays.

Please be aware you may not see your regular clinician; all clinicians will have full access to your records and all information following your appointment will be available for your regular surgery to access. 

You can contact the surgery to access this service.  Full information is available on the PCN website.

Fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) is a non-invasive biomarker used in the diagnosis and management of airway inflammation, particularly in asthma. It measures the concentration of nitric oxide (NO) gas in the exhaled breath, which is produced by various cells in the respiratory tract, including epithelial cells, eosinophils, and macrophages.

The test is simple and easy to do and, alongside other diagnostic tests, can tell you and your asthma team what type of asthma you have

A FeNO test is suitable for adults and most children over five.

Full details of FeNO testing is available on the PCN wesbite and appointments can be arranged through the GP practice.

The practice can arrange an appointment for a joint injection. A GP will assess if appropriate for referral, a referral to the Musculoskeletal Clinic may be offered initially. Full information on joint injections is available on the PCN website.

Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) is a category of contraceptive methods that offer effective, long-term protection against pregnancy with minimal user intervention. In the UK's National Health Service (NHS), LARC methods are promoted as highly reliable options for preventing unintended pregnancies and are readily available to individuals seeking contraception services. More information is available on the Venn PCN website.

Contact the practice to arrange an appointment

Menopause marks the end of a woman's reproductive years and is characterised by the cessation of menstrual periods. It typically occurs between the ages of 45 and 55, although the exact timing varies for each individual. Hormonal changes, specifically a decline in estrogen and progesterone production, lead to various physical and psychological symptoms. Understanding these changes and their implications is essential for women approaching or experiencing menopause.

To arrange an appointment please contact the Practice requesting a referral to the Menopause Clinic. An appointment will be arranged for a blood test. Once your results are available the GP will review these. You will then receive a text message/phone call to arrange your initial appointment.

An extensive mental health portal on the PCN website details the wide-ranging mental health services available for patients.

To arrange an appointment please contact the Practice requesting a referral to the Musculoskeletal (MSK) Clinic. An appointment will be arranged for you to see the GP. The GP will assess you and an appointment will be arranged if appropriate for you to be seen by this service. Please visit the PCN website for full details of the service and clinic times


Pharmacists are able to offer a breadth of support to patients close to home thanks to a new service that allows them to supply medications for certain conditions.

  • Sinusitis in those aged 12 years and over
  • Sore throat in those aged 5 years and over
  • Earache in those between 1 and 17 years old
  • Infected insect bite
  • Impetigo
  • Shingles in those over 18 years old
  • Uncomplicate urinary tract infections (UTIs in women aged 16-64

Venn PCN understands the importance of sleep and how poor sleep can have such a negative impact on health. For that reason, we decided to fund the Sleepstation programme for our patients.  Sleepstation is a personalised online system dedicated to providing resources, support, and guidance to help you achieve better sleep and improve your overall quality of life. Full information is available on the PCN website.

Spirometry is a simple, non-invasive procedure and common diagnostic test used to assess lung function and detect various respiratory conditions, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and pulmonary fibrosis. It does so by measuring the volume and flow of air that a person can inhale and exhale. During a spirometry test, a patient breathes into a device called a spirometer, which measures the volume and flow of air expelled from the lungs.

If you feel you have breathing problems please contact the practice to make an appointment with a clinician to plan the best way forward for you.

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