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    1 in 12 People Test Positive for Chlamydia

    Around 1 in 12 people who have a Chlamydia test via www.freetest.me find they are infected! Many people do not know if they have Chlamydia because most of the time it shows no symptoms. Yet left untreated, Chlamydia can lead to serious health problems and is the most common cause of infertility. Freetest.me offers discreet... Read More

    Telephone Prescription Changes – Retford Branch

    The surgery is streamlining the procedure for ordering prescriptions. From Monday 30th October 2017, if you wish to order a prescription by telephone you will need to press Option 3 from the main telephone menu. Your call will be directed to the prescription voicemail system which is available 24 hours a day.  Your calls will... Read More

    Social Prescribing for Over 65s

    The Bassetlaw Social Prescribing Service aims to help patients aged 65 and over who are socially isolated or frail. Referrals are made by your GP to access a range of services and activities provided by voluntary organisations and community groups. What are the benefits? • Improves overall health and wellbeing • Support for health &... Read More

    National Shortage of Hepatitis A & B Vaccines

    Public Health England has announced a national shortage supply of Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccinations which has been caused by problems in the manufacturing process. The shortage is expected to last until early 2018. Hepatitis A is a liver infection caused by a virus that’s spread in the poo of an infected person. Whereas,... Read More

    Retford Fair Returns To Churchgate Car Park

    Retford fun fair will be in the Churchgate Car Park from Tuesday 26th September until Monday 2nd October 2017. 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:... Read More

    NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

    The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme is a new service offered to those in the Bassetlaw / Doncaster area that can help those who have been told they are at a high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The programmes are delivered by your local healthier and aims to help you take control of your health.... Read More

    Road Closures for Tour of Britain Cycling Event

    On Wednesday 6th September 2017, there will be several road closures throughout Retford and Harworth due to the Tour of Britain Cycling Event. This may affect your journey to both the Riverside Health Centre practices. Cyclists are expected to arrive in Bassetlaw just after 1pm as they ride through Clumber Park, Worksop and then on... Read More

    New Dedicated Prescription Desk – Retford

    We have a new dedicated desk located at our Retford practice for you to order repeat prescriptions. This desk can be found as you walk into the foyer. Prescriptions that you have had previously but are not on your repeat prescriptions list may also be requested here. Once you have completed a form, please post... Read More

    Hep B vaccinations not given for Occupational Health

    Riverside Health Centre follows the Green Book Guidance on immunisations and delivers immunisations to all age groups as per the NHS GMS Contract. The clinical benefits of Hepatitis B immunisations are clear and we provide vaccination to patients who are eligible. This policy has been created in line with GPC & BMA Guidance. Current obligations... Read More

    Hepatitis B vaccinations are no longer issued for Occupational Health reasons

    Riverside Health Centre follows the Green Book Guidance on immunisations and delivers immunisations to all age groups as per the NHS GMS Contract. The clinical benefits of Hepatitis B immunisations are clear and we provide vaccination to patients who are eligible. This policy has been created in line with GPC & BMA Guidance. Current obligations... Read More

    Dr Paul Hardman’s Retirement

    It is with mixed emotions we announce the retirement of Dr Paul Hardman at the end of January. We are very happy to join him in celebrating his amazing commitment and loyalty as a GP serving the Retford people (and surrounding villages) for nearly 30 years, and more recently the community of Harworth,  His retirement... Read More

    Stay Well This Winter

    Winter brings many challenges for patients, it may be getting cold outside, but winter needn’t be the unhealthiest time of the year for you & your family. Below are 5 ways to stay healthy this winter. 1. Eliminate your sleep debt; catch up on some sleep, with longer nights winter is the ideal time to... Read More