East Quay Medical Centre

01278 444666 East Quay Medical Centre, East Quay , Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 4GP

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 18 ratings for this GP surgery


East Quay Medical Centre is an innovative and forward thinking partnership. We are currently going through a number of GP retirements and welcoming new GPs. In December 2015 we will have 10 Partners and 2 'salaried' GPs who will work in the same way as our GP partners. We constantly strive to provide up to date appropriate services for our patients. The practice started out in Monmouth Street, and moved to East Quay in 1982. In 2004 we moved to our current premises further down East Quay and next to the Environment Agency.

We have been a GP training practice since 1979. We usually have one or two qualified doctors (registrars) who are training to become GPs; we also train hospital doctors and medical students.

In 1992 we founded East Quay Health Limited,  providing vasectomies and other minor operations for patients of East Quay, other GP practices and private patients. More information on East Quay Health Ltd can be found at www.eastquayhealth.co.uk

In 1995 we were the first GP partnership in England to purchase a pharmacy and although we sold it to Rowlands Pharmacies in 2006, it continues to provide pharmacy services to the local community and works closely with the doctors to provide a cohesive service.

Our new building has enabled the practice to expand the medical staff and we now have a diverse multi-disciplinary team which includes Practice Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Assistants,  Podiatrists. We also have an on-site dental practice.

In June 2009 we also launched East Quay Vision. This new optometrist practice offers NHS and private eye care, spectacles, contact lenses, dry eye clinics and participates in the acute eye care service. For more information visit www.eastquayvision.co.uk

We are very active in local NHS structures to ensure that quality general practice survives for Somerset patients.

Opening times

Reception times

Monday 08:00 - 18:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 18:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 18:30
Thursday 08:00 - 18:30
Friday 08:00 - 18:30
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Surgery times

Monday 08:00 - 18:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 18:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 18:30
Thursday 08:00 - 18:30
Friday 08:00 - 18:30
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Last verified on 28/06/2012


  • Dr Sophie Wood
  • Dr Jennifer Powell
  • Dr Sally Silsby
  • Dr Sally Ash
  • Dr S Gardiner
  • Dr S Roberts
  • Dr R O'Brien
  • Dr P Aird
  • Dr Alexandra Glendinning
  • Dr J Parratt
  • Dr Nicola Power
  • Dr Alexandra Murray

To read more about us and to find other staff members please view our staff page.

GPs at this practice

4 male and 8 female GPs

Online facilities

  • Online appointment booking is available Online appointment booking
  • Order or view repeat prescriptions online is available Order or view repeat prescriptions online
  • Online access to view test results is available Online access to view test results

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We have a very active patient group. Log on to our website to find out more information and see what we've been discussing - www.eastquaymedicalcentre.com


We provide a number of services as a medical centre and also have a number of other services provided within the building - these include a NHS/private dentist, a pharmacy, an optometrists, a theatre for operations, counselling and podiatry.

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Our facilities

Log on to www.eastquaymedicalcentre.com for information on our faciltiites and services.

Key facts

Registered patients


Friends and Family Test score: General Practice

81%Patients recommend this practice. 16 responses.

More on how we perform

We are currently accepting new patients

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Latest reviews of this gp practice

Sad to leave them and trying to move back into the area

We registered with this practice when we first moved to Bridgwater from Devon. The practice is brilliant! From the friendly helpful r...

25 May 2016

Patient for over 40 years

I recommend East Quay Medical Centre to any person who needs excellent medical care. During my time with this practice I have had mi...

10 February 2016

One of the worst run surgeries I have been to...

I joined this medical centre a year ago, after moving from another county... And its worst one I have ever been too... It always takes '...

8 February 2016

Got Home Feeling Upset and Disappointed!!

I feel like I have been pushed from pillar to post at the surgery. Seeing 3 different doctors and hearing 3 different things. 2 opinions ...

6 February 2016

Happy with this surgery

Have been with this surgery since a child and appreciate the consistency of only 2 family GP's assigned to me in 34 years! If my GP is no...

15 January 2016

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Last updated on 06 October 2015.

Information supplied by NHS Somerset CCG