Practice Closures: 

Please note that in line with all NHS Scotland, Riverside Medical Practice will be closed on the following dates:

Friday 15th April 2022 (Good Friday)
Monday 2nd May 2022
Friday 3rd June 2022
Friday 1st July 2022
Monday 1st August 2022
Monday 26th December 2022
Tuesday 27th December 2022
Monday 2nd January 2023
Tuesday 3rd January 2023
The surgery will only be open for pre-booked appointments on the following dates:
Monday 18th April 2022 (Easter Monday)
Friday 14th October 2022
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.



Visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) page below for the latest advice:

For the most up to date information regarding COVID-19 vaccination in Scotland please see:

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you've developed a new continuous cough OR fever OR loss/change in sense of smell or taste, stay at home for 7 days from the day your symptoms started. 

Please visit the website below to arrange testing if you have any of the above symptoms: 

For all our Coronavirus information, please CLICK HERE

Coronavirus general helpline: 0800 028 2816

In view of the recent global COVID-19 outbreak, Riverside Medical Practice has made the decision to limit face to face contact with all patients.  You can still book a  consultation with a GP of your choice.  If your clinician feels you need to be seen, they will give you instructions on how and when to attend the surgery.   



Social isolation, social distancing and shielding

New and updated information on self isolation and social distancing, including those who have received a letter from The Scottish Government:
Guidance on Self Isolation and Social Distancing for COVID 19.pdf
Scottish Government COVID-19 Helpline for patients who receive the flu injection for health reasons: 0800 111 4000
#HelpUsHelpYou by following the new guidelines about ordering medication.  Only collect the amount you need so that we can help reduce the pressure and workload for GPs and community pharmacies. 
Please note the practice is trying to reduce the amount on contacts with patients collecting prescriptions.  With this in mind we strongly suggest that you choose a pharmacy convenient for you for your prescription to be sent to. 
If you are having difficulty accessing our online prescription service, please email your request to:
For more info:

Social Support Information

PETAL Bereavement Support
Helpful Numbers

Epilepsy Scotland Check In Service

Resources to support emotional wellbeing and mental health------------------------------------------------------------------
If you've developed a new continuous cough OR fever OR loss/change in sense of smell or taste, stay at home for 7 days from the day your symptoms started. 

Please visit:  to arrange a test


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