Welcome to Riverside Medical Practice
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Please assist our receptionists when you are asked for what may seem like personal details – the information is to help the doctor, nurse or healthcare assistant who is going to be dealing with your problem. All staff are bound by confidentiality protocols.
FLU VACCINE ELIGIBILITY - you are eligible to receive a flu vaccine if you are 65 years old or over on 31.03.16 (born on or before 31st March, 1951). You are also eligible if you are an adult or child who suffers from a long term medical condition such as:
- Heart or respiratory disease
- Obesity (BMI >40)
- Kidney or liver disease
- Lower immunity due to disease or treatment
You are also eligible if you are an unpaid carer of someone who could not manage without your help.
Please contact us to arrange for an appointment:
Pre-school vaccinations (Age2+) will NOT be done at the above clinic - please ask at Reception for details of separate clinic dates. Primary school children (P1-7) will be vaccinated at school.
Chronic Medication Service/Serial Prescribing
Riverside Medical practice is encouraging all patients prescribed repeat medication to register for the chronic medication service (CMS). This is a NHS service provided by all community pharmacies. The pharmacist will provide you with a review of your medication and discuss any problems you have, enabling you to get most benefit from your medicines. If you are registered for this service your doctor may issue you a serial prescription, which lasts for 24/48 weeks, and allows you to get further supplies of your regular medicines direct from the pharmacy. Please refer to the community pharmacy, of your choice, if you have any questions and also to register you for the service.
If you have a fever or feel unwell and in the past 21 days you have returned from Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone or you have cared for someone with Ebola please ensure your initial contact with the surgery is by telephone and you advise the reception staff of the above information at the start of your call and your call will be forwarded to the duty doctor.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
Important notice re online prescriptions
We have recently upgraded our Website and this means there is a new way to order prescriptions online. Please do not use the old style form. Please note the contraceptive pill cannot be ordered online - this prescription is obtained from the Practice Nurse when you attend your annual review appointment). Click here to order your prescription on line using the new form
(Site updated 18/01/2016)