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.

Prescriptions for Current Medication

trave;_docsIf you're taking medicines for a health condition, and you're planning on being away from home for a while, you need to be prepared before travelling.

If you are travelling outside the UK and you have a health condition which requires prescription medicines, your GP will be able to prescribe a maximum of 3 months supply.

If you are going to be away for more than 3 months, you should ask your GP to give you a letter confirming the details of the medicines you are taking. This will enable the doctor you see while abroad to prescribe the appropriate medicine. It might even be worth having the letter translated into the language of your destination country, to avoid any further confusion.

If you are travelling outside the EU you can also contact the relevant country's embassy or high commission for advice before you go.

Taking Medicine Abroad

Different countries have different rules and regulations about which medicines they allow in or how much of a particular drug you can carry. To avoid risking your health or having a nasty experience with foreign customs, make sure you check all the facts before you leave.

Some prescribed medicines, such as Temazapam and Ritalin, contain controlled drugs meaning they are subject to control under the Misuse of Drugs legislation and there are limits to the amount you are allowed to take abroad. If you need to take more than the maximum allowance, you will need a special license from the Home Office. See the HM Customs and Excise website at to check the permitted allowances on various drugs.

Countries such as India, Pakistan and Turkey have lists of medicines that they won’t allow in the country so it is worth visiting the UK Foreign and Commonwealth website at for a full list of embassy contact details that way you can check well in advance.

Further information can be obtained from the NHS 24 website at

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