Practice Closures: 

Please note that in line with all NHS Scotland, Riverside Medical Practice will be closed on the following dates:

Monday 1st August 2022
Friday 14th October 2022
Monday 26th December 2022
Tuesday 27th December 2022
Monday 2nd January 2023
Tuesday 3rd January 2023
The phone lines will be closed therefore if you require medical advice that can't wait until the phones reopen the following morning, please contact NHS24 on 111.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.  

SMEARS - Please don’t ignore your next smear invite.  If you missed your last smear test, contact us to find a time that suits you.  All women aged 25-64 across Scotland are invited to have a cervical screening test every three years from age 25-49 and every five years from age 50-64.

Continuity of Care

consultation.jpgDo you have trouble seeing the same doctor?

This information advises you how best to see the doctor that you want and whether you should see a doctor or a nurse.

Sometimes you may feel this doesn't matter, but for longstanding problems or those that are new and under investigation it may be best to see the same one or two doctors if possible.

Planning Appointments - should allow you to choose the doctor you want to see:

  • If you ask to see a doctor urgently it can be more difficult to see a named doctor as these appointments are given with the first available doctor. Many doctors are not in every day. If the problem can wait a few days you have more chance of choosing your doctor. 
  • The phone. Some problems can be dealt with (or a plan of action started) exclusively by telephone consultation.
  • The practice nurses and health care assistants can care for and follow up most long term conditions, and can involve the doctor in any treatment decisions. 
  • Please, only see the doctor for things that need the doctor. Other health care professionals in the practice can see you for a variety of problems or procedures. This helps make doctors more available to see patients for illness.

The Healthcare Assistants should see you for:

  • All blood tests, Blood pressure checks, ECG, Urine tests

The Practice Nurses should see you for:

  • Contraception checks, Smoking cessation, Travel vaccinations 

    Routine checks for Asthma/COPD, Heart, Stroke, Diabetes

As well as the normal wounds, dressings, stitches, cervical smears, coil checks, ear syringing, sexual health swabs, new patient checks.

  • Let the receptionist know & they can make your appointment with the correct person. 
  • When you make a nurse appointment you will be asked what the appointment is for. This is just to ensure that you will see a nurse who can provide the service you need.

Cancelling Appointments - if you are unable to attend is essential. Every week we lose on average 50 appointments because patients fail to turn up without letting us know. If you cancel an appointment that you cannot attend then we can use that appointment for someone else.

Some clinicians don't consult every day. This list indicates when they usually consult:-

Dr Philip Kiln
Dr Iain Kennedy
Dr Andrea HendersonTues, Wed & Fri
Dr Anna Mills
Dr Paul McMullan
Dr Linda Thurlow White
Dr Iain McNabMon, Tues PM, Wed & Fri
Dr Jenny MiltonMon, Tues & Wed
Dr Duncan GoudieMon & Fri
Dr Zoe AndersonMon, Tues & Wed
Dr Finlay MudieTues, Wed AM, Thurs & Fri
Dr Catherine BrownWed, Thurs & Fri
Dr Katie TabnerTues, Wed & Thurs
Dr Pei Sin AngMon, Tues, Wed, Thurs & Fri
Nurse KathleenTues, Wed, Thurs & Fri
Nurse JeanMon, Tues, Wed, Thurs & Fri AM
Health Care AssistantsAvailable Monday to Friday
MidwifeMon, Thurs & Fri 9.30-12pm

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