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    Riverside Health Centre News

    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

    Men B Vaccine 2015

    A new vaccine to prevent meningitis will be offered to babies as part of the routine NHS childhood vaccination programme from September 1st 2015. The Men B vaccine will be offered to babies aged 2 months, followed by a second does at 4 months, and a booster at 12 months. There will also be a... Read More

    Electronic Prescribing Service

    Riverside Health Centre and Riverside Harworth will be implementing the Electronic Prescribing Service on the 2nd September 2015. This means if patients have “nominated” a pharmacy their prescription will go electronically to that Pharmacy. This cuts out the green paper prescription we currently give out to patients. Patients can visit their pharmacy to make a... Read More

    Site Merge

    On the 9th September 2015, Riverside Health Centre and our branch site Riverside Harworth will be unable to access our Computer System from 4pm. This means we will not be able to print Prescriptions, Book/Cancel/Change appointments for our patients. We will be running a limited service from 4pm and close at 6:30pm.

    Bassetlaw Live!

    Bassetlaw Live! is an exciting and transformational venture brining together staff, patients, carers and partners to create a real sense of community for patients at Bassetlaw Hospital. A place where everyone takes a sense of pride in the services available. We aim to develop a vibrant, welcoming and recovery focused environment, where everyone’s views are... Read More

    Friends and Family Test Results

    What is the Friends and Family Test? The FFT is a feedback tool which offers our patients the opportunity to provide feedback about the care and treatment they have received. Why are we doing the Friends and Family Test? Good patient experience is associated with improved patient outcomes. Various studies have shown positive associations between... Read More

    Why do the receptionists need to ask what’s wrong with me?

    It is not a case of the receptionists being nosey! The reception staff are members of the practice team and it has been agreed they should ask patients ‘why they need to be seen’. Reception staff are trained to ask certain questions in order to ensure you receive: The most appropriate medical care, from the... Read More

    Keep Warm Keep Well

    Be prepared for the cold winter There’s more to feeling ‘under the weather’ than most people realise. The cold and wintry conditions can cause severe illness and, in the worst cases, people can die. The cold weather, combined with low levels of sunlight after the clocks go back, means that many of us feel in... Read More