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Covid guidlines for patients – February 2022

The prime minister has outlined the plan for living with COVID-19. In General Practice very little is changing. We have a duty to protect our patients who are at a significant risk of harm should they catch covid AND we have a duty of care to our staff to protect them. Our staff will continue to isolate if they test positive for COVID-19. Masks and social distancing remain mandatory while in the surgery for staff and patients alike unless exempt. ...

Updated guidance on attending our surgery

Dear Patient, NHS guidance remains that patients should continue to wear a face covering when visiting Riverside Surgery. Before attending any face to face appointment, please take a lateral flow test and only attend if it is negative. It remains our priority to provide as many appointments as we can safely and minimise transmission of Covid-19. Every time our staff are absent, less appointments are available for you. Thank you for your support with this.

Practice Closure – Wednesday 11 May 2022

Riverside Surgery will be closed from 1pm today for staff training. Should you need urgent medical assistance please call 01296 850011 before 6.30pm, and 111 after 6.30pm.

Retirement of Dr Hemsley and welcoming of Dr Purewal

We are sad to announce Dr Hemsley's retirement today from Riverside Surgery after 21 years of working with us. She will be really missed but we are excited that she has a lot to look forward to during her well earned retirement. We are happy though to announce that Dr Purewal will be joining us from the 1st January 2022 as a Partner. Dr Purewal has worked regularly as a locum doctor with us for the last four years and...

Why can’t I get an appointment with a GP?

As many of our long standing patients can testify to, Riverside Surgery have run a triage model even before Covid-19. We thought we would share this latest video, explaining some of the work that goes on behind the scene at Surgeries across the country - and emphasise that we have always and will continue to still see our patients face to face whenever is necessary. We are mindful of our patients, especially those most vulnerable, and our staff; therefore we...

Out of Hours

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