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    Bra Recycling Bank

    Deposit your used, new or surplus bras into our bra bank at our Retford Surgery! Give them a new lease of life – raising vital funds for research into secondary spread breast cancer! By depositing your bras in the BRA BANK, you will also be helping small businesses across the African continent to sell them... Read More

    Free Health Checks

    Did you know that you can get a free yearly health check if you’re aged 14 or over with a learning disability? An Annual Health Check is done by your doctor once a year. Your doctor will take a closer look at how you are doing – making sure you’re healthy. You don’t need to... Read More

    Engage Exercise Programe

    Join the brand-new ENGAGE (Everyone Health & Nottinghamshire Get up and Go Exercise) programme at a venue in Nottinghamshire. What is the Programe? Nottinghamshire County Council is working in partnership with Everyone Health to launch ENGAGE, a new group exercise programme for adults aged over 55 who may have mobility or stability challenges. You can... Read More

    Working Win Research Trial

    Do you have a health condition and would like support to find and stay in work? The Working Win Health-led Employment Trial is an experimental trial testing a new employment support service for people with a health condition. The trial aims to find out how good this new service is at helping people to find... Read More

    Alzheimers Cupcake Day!

    On Friday 14th June, Riverside surgeries held a Cupcake Day to raise money for Alzheimers UK. All cakes went down a treat! A big thank you to everyone who kindly donated and to the Riverside staff who brought in cakes for the event. Between the surgeries, we raised a total of: £110!!! THANK YOU. If... Read More

    Retford Fair Returns To Churchgate Car Park

    Retford fun fair will be in the Churchgate Car Park from Thursday 21st – Sunday 24th March 2019. Therefore, patients will be unable to use this parking facility to visit the practice throughout the duration of the fair. However, other car parks are available in Retford town. All are short walks to the surgery: Carolgate... Read More

    Is Your Home Cold?

    If you or someone you live with suffers from one of the below medical conditions, you may be entitled to a FREE boiler: Atrial fibrillation; heart flutter (AF) Angina / Coronary heart disease (CHD) Heart failure High blood pressure (hypertension) Peripheral arterial disease A (TIA) or “mini stroke” Asthma Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Rheumatoid... Read More

    Bassetlaw Extended Hours Service

    Access to GP appointments is improving! GP practices in Bassetlaw are normally open from 8.00am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday. Some practices already open earlier or later than that on some days and may also provide services on a Saturday. They will continue to offer this to their patients. From October 1st 2018, all patients in Bassetlaw will have access to some extra GP & Nurse appointments, during the evenings (6.30pm – 8pm) and at weekends. Bassetlaw GP practices are working in partnership to deliver some of these evening and weekend appointments so you may be offered an appointment at a different surgery to your normal one. The new extended hours service is available across 3 locations: Monday – Kingfisher Family Practice Tuesday – Tuxford Medical Centre Wednesday – Riverside Health... Read More

    Prescription Changes – Your Views

    Last year, the NHS spent approximately £569million on prescriptions for medicines for minor conditions which could have been bought over the counter from a high street pharmacy or supermarket. By spending less money on treating conditions that will get better by themselves, or can be easily treated by you, at home, the NHS will have... Read More

    SEPSIS – Could you recognise the symptoms?

    Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body’s response to an infection damages its own tissues and organs. The most common sites of infection leading to sepsis are the lungs, urinary tract, tummy (abdomen) and pelvis. Sepsis symptoms in children under five looks mottled, bluish or pale is very lethargic or difficult to... Read More

    Five Steps to Mental Wellbeing

    Evidence suggests there are five steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing. If you give them a try, you may feel happier, more positive and able to get the most from life! 1. Connect Connect with the people around you: your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. Spend time developing these relationships. Learn more... Read More

    Tackling Dehydration

    Dehydration in warmer weather can cause a significant increase in the incidence of urinary tract infection (UTI) and other severe infections associated with it. Here are some key facts to help prevent your patients becoming dehydrated: Keep drinking Adults need a minimum of 1.5 litres of fluid every day This is equivalent to at least... Read More
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