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Practice Closures: 

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

Monday 1st August 2022
Friday 14th October 2022
Monday 26th December 2022
Tuesday 27th December 2022
Monday 2nd January 2023
Tuesday 3rd January 2023
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.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE

March 2022

We now have access to an online service called 'patient services' which will link to your medical record and allows you to access your repeat prescription and book and cancel appointments online. As it links directly with your medical record, there are future plans to give you access to results and much more of your medical record.
 

If you would like to engage with our online service, please contact the surgery on nhsh.gp55841-reception@nhs.scot with your name, address and date of birth. 

One you are registered, you will be sent a token code electronically which will allow you to fully register to access your prescriptions for ordering.

Please note: If you currently use our online service via our website (www.riversidemed.co.uk) this will no longer be active as of March 2022 and we will ask you to move over to our new service as mentioned above.

If you are having trouble registering for the above but still need to request your medication, please email your details and request to nhsh.gp55841-prescriptions@nhs.scot 

Repeat Prescriptions

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If you take regular medications then we attach a list of your medicines to each prescription. Use the latest list to let us know which medicines you require. Any amendments to the repeat prescription list can only be made with the doctor’s permission and will take longer to process.

You can then get your request to us in three ways as follows:

  • Online - please click on the link at the top of this page to request a repeat prescription online (please note the contraceptive pill cannot be ordered online - this prescription is obtained from the Practice Nurse when you attend your annual review appointment)
  • Pop it into the box inside or outside the entrance to the practice.
  • Post it to the practice including a stamped addressed envelope if you want the prescription posted back.

This following NHS Highland video explains the reasons why changes may be being made to some prescribed medicines  https://youtu.be/PU0hUB36elY.

It is no longer possible to request repeat prescriptions over the phone.

Some of the pharmacies are able to accept your repeat prescription request and bring it to the practice. Check with your local pharmacy whether they offer this service.

Always indicate whether you will be collecting your prescription or wish your prescription to be forwarded to a particular pharmacy. Please allow 2 working days before collecting your prescription from the surgery.

If you request your prescription to be forwarded to a particular pharmacy, please allow an extra day before collecting from them as your chemist may not collect from us on a daily basis.

Same day requests place a considerable strain on our system so please help us to help you by ordering in advance before your medication runs out.

Attached Pharmacy

There is an independent partnership (Lloyds Chemist) next door to the surgery. They are open from
09:00 – 18:00 weekdays and 09:00 – 12:00 on Saturdays.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

48_hoursPlease allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

 

 
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