Coronavirus update: 12/02/2020
The NHS in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
The risk to the general public is moderate. If you have arrived back to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau within 14 days, follow the specific advice for returning travellers.
Anyone who has travelled to China or places listed above in the last 14 days and develops symptoms of cough or fever or shortness of breath, should immediately:
Information for the public is available at gov.uk/coronavirus
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.
The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the current time, as members of the public who have visited Wuhan, Hubei province, China are currently in isolation.
Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict regulations. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of the hospital and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
Autumn 2019 - Newsletter - Autumn 2019
Riverside Medical Practice receive GOOD CQC rating 10/10/2019.
On Wednesday 4th September the Care Quality Commission (CQC) undertook an announced focused inspection on Riverside Medical Practice. As a practice we are proud to confirm the practice has retained its 'Good' rating in all areas. To see a full copy of the report please click on the link Riverside CQC Report
Invitation to Patient Participation Group Meeting - 12th September 2019 - 12/06/2019
Please see attached invite from our PPG Chair inviting patients to attend the next PPG meeting on the 12th September - come and join us and review proposals for the new surgery. Invitation from PPG Chair
Breaking News - New Building Secured 07/06/2019 - Press Release
We invite you to share in our exciting news about our new premises.
Spring 2019 - Newsletter - Spring 2019
Diabetes awareness week 1 - 7 April 2019
UPDATED 29.01.2019 - Baby Buddy phone APP and Website
Baby Buddy Mobile phone APP and Website for parents to be, throughout your pregnancy and the first six months after birth.
The Local Maternity Service (LMS) Programme Board has agreed to fund the localisation and implementation of the ‘Baby Buddy’ app. This app and website has been funded by the Department of Health. Baby Buddy is the multi-award winning free app that guides you through pregnancy, birth, parenting and beyond.
Baby buddy vision is for every child in the UK to have the best start in life. It covers many areas such as:
Being healthy inc. smoking, alcohol, perinatal mental health, drugs, breastfeeding, exercise etc...
Please click on the link below for the infomercial: Baby Buddy Infomercial.mp4
Updated 01/10/2018 - NEWS - Dr Clesham is retiring
After more than 30 years of providing care to patients of Riverside Medical Practice, we would like to announce that Dr Clesham will be retiring at the end of October.
Dr Clesham completed his medical training in 1978 and began his career as a GP a few years later. As a popular GP and we know that he will be missed a great deal by the Patients, his Partners and all the Riverside Team.
He plans to spend more time with his family, which involves travelling to America, Australia and London, so will be kept very busy.
I am sure you will all join us in wishing Dr Clesham all the very best for the future.
From the Partners and Staff of Riverside Medical Practice.
Updated 01/10/2018 - New Patient Newsletter available
For the latest information on Riverside Medical Practice, please see copy of our latest newsletter Autumn Newsletter 2018
13/08/2018 - NEWS - Flu Clinic dates released for our 2018/19 campaign.
With the long sunny days and bank holiday still in front of us flu is probably the last thing on patients mind. However preparations are well under way here at RMP to ensure we have everything you need to help you prepare for the winter ahead. We have reserved a flu vaccine for every at risk patient within the practice and are team will be ready, willing and able to administer these just as soon as they come in. Dates have been set for our big flu clinics on Saturday 6th & 20th October along with Saturday 10th November. Please help us and join our flu fighter team, further information about our clinics is available via our flu vaccination tab on the right hand side of this screen.
Updated 25/06/2018 - New Site Identified for Riverside Medical Practice.
Following the withdrawal of the Raven Meadow site for sale by Shropshire Council earlier this year, Riverside Medical Practice are pleased to confirm that an alternative location has been found - please select the link for additional information and statement on behalf of the practice - Building Update
Updated 25/06/2018 - New Patient Newsletter available
For the latest information on Riverside Medical Practice, please see copy of our latest newsletter Spring / Summer Newsletter 2018
Updated 12/06/2018 - Public consultation on proposed changes to hospital services
Patients of Shropshire are being invited to participate in a consultation process regarding NHS Shropshire/ Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups who are proposing changes to services being provided at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital & Princess Royal Hospital. A formal public consultation is running from 30th May until the 4th September 2018. For further details of what is proposed and how to get involved please see the attached flyer for further information. Public Consultation Information
Updated 23.04.2018 - KAPOW Challenge
Riversides amazing team of super heroes took part in this weekends "KAPOW" challenge raising funds for Severn Hospice. The challenge included a 5km run as well as 10 inflatable obstacles!! our team did amazingly well and we are very proud of them.
If you would like to help us raise funds you can do so via our just giving page Donate
News update 16.04.2018
Press release from SaTH regarding phlebotomy services at Princess House Closure of Phlebotomy Services at Princess House
PLANNING APPLICATION WITHDRAWN FOR NEW GP SURGERY IN THE CENTRE OF SHREWSBURY
We are sorry to advise that due to Shropshire Council’s decision to withdraw their offer of selling the land on Raven Meadows for our new building, the planning application has been withdrawn. Whilst we are dismayed at this news, we are confident at finding an alternative site. The council have advised us that they have made this decision based on their wider strategic plans for Shrewsbury Town Centre and will endeavor to help RMP find a suitable plot for a new medical Centre.