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    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

    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

    New Home Visit Policy

    Riverside Health Centre now has a Home Visit policy. This policy has been created to inform patients and external services of our criteria for carrying out Home Visits. Riverside Health Centre is always committed to providing the best possible care to patients and we are hopeful this policy will allow us to deliver a safe... Read More

    CQC Inspection 2016 | GOOD

    On the 20th June 2016 we were inspected by CQC and given an overall rating of GOOD. This is a really great result for staff and patients. We are extremely proud of the service we deliver and continue to put patient’s at the heart of all we do. View the full report here.

    New Advanced Nurse Practitioner

    We would like to welcome Karen Marriott our new Advanced Nurse Practitioner. Karen has experience in treating, acute and minor illnesses and also reviews patients with chronic disease. Karen has specialist interest in Diabetes and Cardiology. She will be working alongside our exisiting Advanced Nurses Practitioner Trish both at Riverside and our branch surgery Riverside... Read More