Welcome to Riverside Medical Practice
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Please assist our receptionists when you are asked for what may seem like personal details – the information is to help the doctor, nurse or healthcare assistant who is going to be dealing with your problem. All staff are bound by confidentiality protocols.
FLU VACCINATION CLINIC - SATURDAY 21st OCTOBER 2017
Getting the vaccine is the best protection available against flu. You have to get the vaccine every year because the virus changes constantly and your immunity reduces over time.
All patients 65 years of age and over are eligible for the flu vaccine
Patients aged under 65 with any of the following are also eligible -
• Chronic respiratory disease (asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis)
• Chronic heart, kidney or liver disease
• Chronic neurological disease (stroke/TIA, MS, cerebral palsy)
• Diabetes (type 1 and 2)
• Immunosuppression (chemotherapy patients, HIV)
• In a household with someone who is immunosuppressed
• Asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen
• Pregnant women (at any stage of pregnancy)
• Unpaid carers and young carers
• Long-stay care homes
• Adults with a BMI of ≥40
Please book your appointment at the practice as soon as possible.
On the 7th March 2017, a national campaign will launch to inform you about SPIRE and to make everyone in Scotland of the way the NHS are improving how it uses information from GP patient records. For further information please consult www.spire.scot or call NHS Inform on 0800 22 44 88.
Chronic Medication Service/Serial Prescribing
Riverside Medical practice is encouraging all patients prescribed repeat medication to register for the chronic medication service (CMS). This is a NHS service provided by all community pharmacies. The pharmacist will provide you with a review of your medication and discuss any problems you have, enabling you to get most benefit from your medicines. If you are registered for this service your doctor may issue you a serial prescription, which lasts for 24/48 weeks, and allows you to get further supplies of your regular medicines direct from the pharmacy. Please refer to the community pharmacy, of your choice, if you have any questions and also to register you for the service.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
Important notice re online prescriptions
We have recently upgraded our Website and this means there is a new way to order prescriptions online. Please do not use the old style form. Please note the contraceptive pill cannot be ordered online - this prescription is obtained from the Practice Nurse when you attend your annual review appointment). Click here to order your prescription on line using the new form
(Site updated 29/11/2017)