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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.

Blood Tests

blood_tests_4A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning
A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.

You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.

 
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