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New GP Partner

It is with great pleasure that the practice wishes to announce the appointment of Dr Taraq Waheed as a new GP Partner as of 1 October 2012.


To understand how to book any appointments, whether in advance or on the day, please see the appointments section

Out of Hours

If you need a doctor in an emergency from 6.30pm to 8.00am weekdays, weekends and bank holidays, ring 0845 408 8000 or, for medical advice, ring an NHS Direct nurse on 0845 4647.

Test Results

Please telephone 01278 764244 between 2pm and 4pm for any results of blood tests, x-rays etc. Give your full name, address and date on which your test was carried out.


Research practice

Highbridge Medical Centre is registered as an affiliated practice with NIHR Clinical Research Network: South West Peninsula. This is one of the eight regionally-based Local Research Networks which make up the National Institute of Health Research.  Further details can be found at

Why are we involved in research activity?

Gaining vital new knowledge, which can have widespread benefits for patients now and in the future, is an outcome of delivering a well-designed clinical study.  Investigation of the causes and courses of health problems and disease, how best to treat them, the knowledge and understanding will extended to increased benefits for all patients.  This is also a way of building a body of evidence that can lead to positive change for future care.

Please use the following link for details of our current research projects:

Research Project - Candid

Research Project - STAMP-2  Diabetes


How do you get involved? 

Central to research is the patient. HMC ensures that the research we support is relevant to and benefits those who use primary care services. From time to time we will be looking for volunteer patients who might want to help in our research projects.

Please see our notice board in the practice for information or follow the link above.  You may also be asked by your GP if you wish to take part. 



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