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.

You can find us at Brookside Health Centre, Queens Road, Freshwater PO40 9DT.

Mission Statement

Our aim is to provide the highest quality medical care and treatment in a friendly and comfortable environment.

We provide general medical services for patients registered with our Practice and immediate and necessary healthcare support for any person not registered with us who have an urgent medical need while temporarily living within our practice area. Weekday evening, Saturday and Sunday morning appointments, booked in advance, are available for those who are unable to attend during normal surgery hours. These appointments may be over the telephone or via video link and may not be based at Brookside Health Centre.

Operating mainly from the Health Centre, we have a large number of Health Care Professionals, including GPs, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Consultant, Practice Pharmacist, Practice Nurses, Healthcare Assistants, Musculoskeletal Practitioner, and Social Prescriber.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) are the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England.

The CQC make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage them to improve.

They monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and publish what is found, including performance ratings to help people choose care.

Click here for our latest rating.

The public access Brookside Health Centre is via our main entrance which is adjacent to the public car park at Moa place, Freshwater.  There is no public access or parking available via Queens Road. This is a private car park for the use of Doctors, Practice staff and emergency vehicles only.

At Brookside Health Centre 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.

We comply with requirements for disabled access and we provide disabled toilet facilities.

If you need translation or interpreter support please ask our Patient Co-ordinators for details.

We are a training practice. This means that fully qualified Doctors are able to undertake additional GP training in the Practice in order to take up a career in General Practice. These doctors (called GP Specialist Registrars) work with the practice team for up to one year before becoming General Practitioners after completing their training. They are at all times encouraged to seek advice when required from the practice GPs.

Occasionally, we have students and trainees visiting the practice to gain experience in general practice. If you are at all unhappy for them to be in attendance during a consultation at the practice, please inform the Patient Co-ordinator on arrival or as soon as you are made aware that there will be someone else in attendance.

Publication of GP net earnings 2020/21

Published March 2021

NHS England requires that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is publicised, and the required disclosure is shown below. However it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice, and should not be used to form any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparison with any other practice.

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

The average pay for GPs working in Brookside Health Centre in the last financial year was £58,327 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 2 full time GPs, 1 part time GP and 5 Locums who worked in the practice for more than six months.