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Free drop in sessions to check your blood pressure

We are encouraging our patients this coming month to drop-in and check your blood pressure. This simple 2-minute job could be life saving as high blood pressure is known to be a silent disease. Patients are typically not aware of having high blood pressure until they have a heart attack or stroke. By checking it, we can manage any blood pressures which are found to be high and reduce your chance one of these potentially fatal attacks. Our blood pressure...

Updated Practice Boundary

At Riverside Surgery we have grown rapidly in the last 3 years, gaining over 5% in our list size - with the list size continuing to grow at this fast pace. As a result the quality of service we are able to deliver to our current patient group is at a critical point. We are proud of the service we currently offer our patients, but we are concerned that if we continue to grow at such a rapid rate, we are...


Today, at Riverside Surgery, staff have been supporting #WorldDownSyndromeDay by wearing  mismatched colourful socks. The idea is to start a conversation, so when people ask you about your socks you can tell them, “I’m wearing them to raise awareness of Down syndrome”. World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) , 21 March, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. The date for WDSD being the 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected...

eConsult is now live!

We are excited to announce that we have now launched eConsult for our patients. The service is available on the practice website and will allow patients to ask for advice about their health conditions, symptoms or request sick notes, GP letters, fit notes and other admin queries online. eConsult is available most of the time, including overnight and on the weekend. You can go to our practice website, click on the ‘Contact our doctors online’ button and tell us what...

Online Access to NHS Medical Records

Dear Patients, The NHS wants to give people better ways to see their personal health information online. We know that people want to be able to access their health records. It can help you see test results faster and it also lets you read and review notes from your appointments in your own time. The NHS plan was that from 1 November if you are over 16 years of age and have an online account through the NHS App, or...

Out of Hours

For advice and urgent medical attention outside our normal surgery hours, please call 111