NEW FOR 2018!!!!
From Monday 15th January 2018 patients of Riverside Practice who are over 16 years of age and who present with muscle, joint, back or neck pain can book an appointment with a Specialist Physiotherapist (Mrs Quinn) instead of a GP.
This appointmentwill be for assessment, diagnosis and initial management. Contact our reception staff for an appointment or book online.
Letters of Support
We no longer do "letters of support". The reasons for this are:
- There is no need
- There is no advantage
- GPs workload does not allow for them
- The contract under which GPs work, means they are under no obligation at all regards such requests.
We understand some may be disappointed with this. Nonetheless it is an ESSENTIAL move to ensure we continue to meet our primary function.
Completion of Forms
If you require any forms completed, for example childminding forms, DVLA forms etc please contact receptionist for advice. You may not require an appointment.
It is important that we maximise the number of appointments available to patients for clinical problems rather than administration.
The Practice is aware that some patients have posted disparaging comments about staff and the Practice on social media. If you have any comments or complaints about the Practice please write to the Practice Manager. This ensures we can respond to people's concerns with patient confidentiality in mind.
New Year Resolution
In 2018 we would appreciate if our patients would CANCEL their appointment if they are unable to attend the Doctor or Nurse. Each week approximately
12% of our appointments
are wasted because patients do not attend!!!
If you suffer from a chronic illness, and have recently received a letter asking to make an appointment please remember to do so.
(Site updated 20/02/2018)