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We are recruiting. Please visit our current vacancies page for more details. 

Practice Closures: 

Please note that in line with all NHS Scotland, the surgery phone lines will be closed on the following dates. 

Friday, 15 October 2021
Monday, 27 December 2021 (for Christmas Day)
Tuesday, 28 December 2021 (for Boxing Day)
Monday, 3 January 2022 (for New Year’s Day)
Tuesday, 4 January 2022 (for Sunday, 2 January)

Apologies for any inconvenience caused. 

COVID VACCINES FOR RIVERSIDE MEDICAL PRACTICE PATIENTS
Please contact the Practice to book your Covid vaccine if.
  • It more than 6-8 weeks since your first vaccine
  • If you have not yet attended for your first vaccine. 
We look forward to hearing from you. 
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.

Appointments

calendar_penAppointments may be made in person or by telephoning during opening hours on telephone number 715999. We operate a computerised appointments system, which is accessed by your name and date of birth.

Many doctors are not in every day.  If the problem is able to wait a few days you have more chance of seeing your named doctor.

If your named doctor or nurse is on annual or sick leave, you will be offered an alternative appointment with another doctor or nurse.

If you need an urgent appointment you will be seen that day, but not necessarily by your named doctor.  Please let the receptionist know if you feel that you need seen urgently and give the reason where possible to help us assess and prioritise your request. 

GPs and Nurses on the Telephone

There are times set aside each day when a doctor or nurse is available to consult with you on the phone. Contact us on 715999 and the receptionist will help you find a suitable time when the doctor you want is free to talk to you.

Many patients find telephone consultations useful and convenient as often they are simply seeking advice from the GP or Nurse and do not require a physical examination.

If you ask to speak to a doctor in an emergency we aim to put you through to a doctor within five minutes.

Urgent Appointments

If you need an urgent appointment you will be seen that day but not necessarily by your own doctor. Please let the receptionist know you need to be seen urgently and give the reason where possible to help us assess and prioritise how quickly you need to be seen. You will be added into the doctor's surgery if there are no available appointments.

Hospital Appointments

If you have been referred to hospital and are anxious to know when you will be seen or reviewed, contact Raigmore Hospital directly on 704000, or check your hospital letter or appointment card for a department telephone number.

Cancellations

If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else.

 
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