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Riverside COVID-19 Update

Riverside surgeries are open and will continue to triage appointments by telephone. If you have a pre-booked appointment, please do not come to surgery, you will be contacted by the clinician. If you have a general medical query please refer to our website for COVID-19 information, or telephone for other medical advice. Due to confidentiality,... Read More

COVID-19: Urgent Patient Notice

In accordance with national guidelines concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19), the surgery has taken proactive measures to move to a ‘triage first model of care’ to protect patients and staff from possible infection. The surgery has now suspended the SystmOnline Booking function which allows patients to book face to face consultations. This is because all patients must... Read More


Riverside health centre has now formally signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant, something that we are very proud of. #ForOurForces   What is the Armed Forces Covenant ? One of the aims of the Armed Forces Covenant is to support military spouses, including with their job seeking. The Army Families Federation, in conjunction with... Read More

Important Information: Coronavirus

Our Advice We are concerned that patients seeking information on coronavirus are being directed to call 111 rather than use NHS 111 online. NHS 111 for this reason is experiencing very high call volumes, If you wish to find our more information about the Coronavirus please Click Here. Symptoms of coronavirus The main symptoms of coronavirus... Read More

Mental Health Crisis Cafes

What is a crisis cafe ? The aim of a Crisis cafe is to be a safe, place where people can go to, instead of A&E or other urgent services, if they are feeling emotionally distressed. Who is the service for? Crisis cafes are for the age of over 18, aimed at being a place where... Read More

New Telephone Number for Riverside Harworth

Important Notice! As of 18th December 2019, Riverside Harworth’s telephone number will change to: 01302 972 460. Please make a note of our new number and spread the word!  Thank you.

Christmas 2019 Opening Hours

We would like to wish all our patients a Merry Christmas & a Happy and Healthy New Year! Best wishes from all the staff across the Riverside surgeries! Retford Opening Times Please Note: On Thursday 19th December, Retford surgery will be closed from 12PM – 3PM for staff training. 24th December 2019: 7:30AM – 6:30PM 25th... Read More

1st November 2019 Prescription Changes

From the 1st November 2019, Riverside Health Partnership is changing the ways you can order your repeat prescriptions. Due to the change in CQC regulations and policies, this current practice is deemed no longer practical. What’s changing? To ensure that we provide the best possible service to patients that will maintain patient confidentiality at all... Read More

Macmillan Cake Day!

On Saturday 28th September, Nancy, Iris (Dr Polly Backhouse’s children) and Timo (Nurse Ditta Hopkinson-Keizer’s son), held a Macmillan Cake Sale to raise money for Cancer Support at Riverside Retford! They did an amazing job organising their bake sale – all of them went down a treat! A big thank you to everyone who kindly... Read More

September Employee of the Month

Riverside Health Centre have recently started a new Employee of the Month Scheme. Every month we will bring you news on our winner! Congratulations to our September winner: Megan Bennett | Reception Team Lead at Misterton Megan often holds the fort at our Misterton branch from a site management perspective without hesitation. Recently, she has... Read More

Fun Fair Returns to Churchgate Car Park

Retford fun fair will be in the Churchgate Car Park from Monday 30th September 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 Car Park –... Read More

August Employee of the Month

Riverside Health Centre have recently started a new Employee of the Month Scheme. Every month we will bring you news on our winner! Congratulations to our August winner: Jayne Lindsay | Practice Nurse! Jayne is a very helpful and enthusiastic member of our team here at Riverside! She always goes the extra mile and will... Read More