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Riverside Health Centre News

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

Frustrated when no GP appointments are available?

Since November this year there has been a total of 216 GP appointments and 521 Nurse appointments that patients did not attend at Riverside Retford. There has also been a total of 52 GP appointments and 58 Nurse appointments that patients did not attend at Riverside Harworth. Both GP appointments and Nurse appointments are extremely important... Read More

Christmas & New Years Opening Hours – 2014/2015

Please find below a link to our Christmas and New Years opening hours for both Riverside Retford and Riverside Harworth. Please contact Riverside Retford or Riverside Harworth for any queries or questions about our opening hours. Merry Christmas and Best Wishes to all patients!    

Opening Times Changes

Taking effect immediately, there will be a change of opening times at Riverside Retford. Riverside Health Centre Retford, will be CLOSED on every Thursday and Tuesday between 12:30pm to 1:45pm for staff training. Reception and all Clinics will resume at 1:45pm and will then be open to the normal time of 7:30pm. This change of... Read More