SURGERY OPENING TIMES
Brookside Health Centre
Monday to Friday 08.30 - 18.00
08.00 - 08.30 ; 18.00 - 18.30
Monday to Friday 8.30am - 12.30pm
|We operate a shared telephone reception service between Brookside and Yarmouth Surgeries
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West Wight Practice Statement
Welcome to West Wight Medical Practice!
The practice has provided excellent health care to the West Wight for over 30 years and things have changed quite a bit during that time.
General Practice across the UK has had to make a lot of changes in recent years, especially as it has become more and more difficult to recruit new GPs. Like many other practices, we have had to look outside the box and broaden our clinical team beyond just Doctors and Practice Nurses.
We now have a top clinical team of General Practitioners (GPs), Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs), Nurse Consultant (NC), Practice Nurses (PNs), Health Care Assistants (HCAs), a Pharmacist and an Advanced Musculoskeletal Practitioner.
We have had to take a step back and look at the huge amount of work previously only carried out by GPs and ask the question ‘What could be done by a different clinician?’. The answer is that a great deal can be done by other clinicians.
The ANPs are very highly qualified in advanced general practice (now with a minimum of 5 years clinical training) and many have additional qualifications in specialist areas. This means that they are more than capable of dealing with the vast majority of minor ailments and complaints, as well as long term condition support and care. This means that the GPs’ workload can be reduced so that they can focus on those matters which really need to be seen by a GP. We understand that many people have only ever been treated locally by a GP and that the changes we have had to make have been difficult to accept. However, many patients also recognise that things do have to change and have been very pleased with the support, care and treatment they have been receiving from our ANPs.
ANPs have been introduced across the country and not just in General Practice. Many Emergency Departments now employ ANPs (including St Mary’s), and you are most likely to be seen by an ANP instead of a Doctor if you have to attend.
Our ANPs are able to prescribe medication and treatments, and are able to refer to the secondary care departments in just the same way as our GPs can. If you are offered an appointment with an ANP this is because we know that they will be able to help you. If the ANP who sees you feels that they would like a GP to also see you they will be able to arrange this during your appointment – we have a Duty GP each day who is available to support the ANPs.
How To Contact Us
|Brookside Health Centre
IOW PO40 9DT
Phone: 01983 758998
Fax: 01983 758999
IOW PO41 0QP
Phone: 01983 758998
Our Queens Road vehicular entrance is NOT AVAILABLE for patients to either park in or use as a dropping off point. This is a private car park for the use of Doctors, Practice staff and emergency vehicles only. Unauthorised vehicles may be removed.
The rear entrance to the Brookside Health Centre is a staff entrance only and this entrance will be permanently closed from Autumn 2019.
There are disabled parking bays adjacent to the front door in the public pay and display car park at the front entrance to the Practice.
Both our sites comply with requirements for disabled access and we provide disabled toilet facilities and a T-Loop hearing system at Brookside Health Centre.