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Riverside Health Centre News

Christmas 2017 Opening Hours

We would like to wish our patients a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Best wishes for 2018 from all the staff at Riverside Health Centre. Retford Opening Times On Thursday 21st December, our Retford branch will close at 12:30pm and re-open again at 2:30pm. Monday 25th December 2017: CLOSED Tuesday 26th December... Read More

Care Navigation

Care Navigation is a new service commissioned by your local CCG which supports patients to find the right service for the problem they contact the surgery about. By asking you some questions when you contact us, our experienced reception team will help direct you to the most appropriate service for you. In some cases, you... Read More

Are you the parent of a child with sleep issues?

Are you the parent of a child with sleep issues? Would you like to speak with an experienced Sleep Practitioner about those issues? The Children’s Sleep Charity are pleased to announce… 1-2-1 Sleep Success Clinics – In Bassetlaw Held once a month in various venues. To book a Clinic appointment, you can contact Claire or... Read More

Antibiotic Awareness Day – 18th November 2017

Taking antibiotics when you don’t need them puts you and your family at risk! Saturday 18th November 2017 is European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD.) The problem Antibiotics treat infections by killing bacteria, but now the bacteria are fighting back. Out medicines are becoming less effective which means more deaths and more complications for people receiving... Read More

1 in 12 People Test Positive for Chlamydia

Around 1 in 12 people who have a Chlamydia test via www.freetest.me find they are infected! Many people do not know if they have Chlamydia because most of the time it shows no symptoms. Yet left untreated, Chlamydia can lead to serious health problems and is the most common cause of infertility. Freetest.me offers discreet... Read More

Telephone Prescription Changes – Retford Branch

The surgery is streamlining the procedure for ordering prescriptions. From Monday 30th October 2017, if you wish to order a prescription by telephone you will need to press Option 3 from the main telephone menu. Your call will be directed to the prescription voicemail system which is available 24 hours a day.  Your calls will... Read More

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