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Riverside Health Centre News

Prescription Ordering 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

Connect with Riverside!

Keep up to date with the Riverside surgeries by following us on Social Media! Like us on Facebook: \riversidehealthpartnership or Follow us on Twitter: @riverside_hp Please Note These social media accounts are strictly used for health information and surgery updates only. Please DO NOT use these pages for any health queries as they will not... Read More

July 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 July winner: Jodie Grange-Smith | Health Care Support Worker! Jodie returned from Maternity Leave earlier this year and has hit the ground running ever since! She successfully completed her... Read More

Bra Recycling Bank

Deposit your used, new or surplus bras into our bra bank at our Retford Surgery! Give them a new lease of life – raising vital funds for research into secondary spread breast cancer! By depositing your bras in the BRA BANK, you will also be helping small businesses across the African continent to sell them... Read More

Free Health Checks

Did you know that you can get a free yearly health check if you’re aged 14 or over with a learning disability? An Annual Health Check is done by your doctor once a year. Your doctor will take a closer look at how you are doing – making sure you’re healthy. You don’t need to... Read More

Engage Exercise Programe

Join the brand-new ENGAGE (Everyone Health & Nottinghamshire Get up and Go Exercise) programme at a venue in Nottinghamshire. What is the Programe? Nottinghamshire County Council is working in partnership with Everyone Health to launch ENGAGE, a new group exercise programme for adults aged over 55 who may have mobility or stability challenges. You can... Read More

Working Win Research Trial

Do you have a health condition and would like support to find and stay in work? The Working Win Health-led Employment Trial is an experimental trial testing a new employment support service for people with a health condition. The trial aims to find out how good this new service is at helping people to find... Read More

Alzheimers Cupcake Day!

On Friday 14th June, Riverside surgeries held a Cupcake Day to raise money for Alzheimers UK. All cakes went down a treat! A big thank you to everyone who kindly donated and to the Riverside staff who brought in cakes for the event. Between the surgeries, we raised a total of: £110!!! THANK YOU. If... Read More

Is Your Home Cold?

If you or someone you live with suffers from one of the below medical conditions, you may be entitled to a FREE boiler: Atrial fibrillation; heart flutter (AF) Angina / Coronary heart disease (CHD) Heart failure High blood pressure (hypertension) Peripheral arterial disease A (TIA) or “mini stroke” Asthma Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Rheumatoid... Read More

Bassetlaw Extended Hours Service

Access to GP appointments is improving! GP practices in Bassetlaw are normally open from 8.00am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday. Some practices already open earlier or later than that on some days and may also provide services on a Saturday. They will continue to offer this to their patients. From October 1st 2018, all patients in Bassetlaw will have access to some extra GP & Nurse appointments, during the evenings (6.30pm – 8pm) and at weekends. Bassetlaw GP practices are working in partnership to deliver some of these evening and weekend appointments so you may be offered an appointment at a different surgery to your normal one. The new extended hours service is available across 3 locations: Monday – Kingfisher Family Practice Tuesday – Tuxford Medical Centre Wednesday – Riverside Health... Read More

Prescription Changes – Your Views

Last year, the NHS spent approximately £569million on prescriptions for medicines for minor conditions which could have been bought over the counter from a high street pharmacy or supermarket. By spending less money on treating conditions that will get better by themselves, or can be easily treated by you, at home, the NHS will have... Read More

SEPSIS – Could you recognise the symptoms?

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body’s response to an infection damages its own tissues and organs. The most common sites of infection leading to sepsis are the lungs, urinary tract, tummy (abdomen) and pelvis. Sepsis symptoms in children under five looks mottled, bluish or pale is very lethargic or difficult to... Read More