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    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

    Change of Opening Times

    As of the Friday 1st April 2016, Riverside Health Centre Retford will be changing the opening times of the surgery. Please see below the Opening Times. Monday: 8:00am – 6:30pm* Tuesday: 8:00am – 6:30pm Wednesday: 8:00am – 6:30pm Thursday: 8:00am – 6:30pm* Friday; 8:00am – 6:30pm *06:30pm to 08:00pm for Pre-booked routine appointments only. There will... Read More

    Access Your Medical Records Online

    The current contractual arrangement for GP Surgeries is to allow patients to view their summary care record (SCR), request repeat medication and book/cancel appointments online. Riverside Health Centre and Riverside Harworth have enabled this over the past year and we know patients utilise online services. In 2016/17 the contractual arrangement for GP Surgeries is to... Read More

    Latest Men B News

    There has been a lot of media attention on the Meningitis B vaccine recently and we know that many parents wish to have their children to be vaccinated against Meningitis B. The UK Childhood Vaccination Programme has included the Men B from September 2015. We wish to reassure patients that there is sufficient vaccine availability... Read More

    Men ACWY 2015

    Young teenagers, sixth formers and ‘fresher’ students going to university for the first time are now routinely offered a vaccination to prevent meningitis W disease. The Men ACWY vaccine protects against four different causes of meningitis and septicaemia – meningococcal (Men) A, C, W and Y disease. All 17- and 18-year-olds in school year 13... Read More