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URGENT NOTICE - 



As a practice we are aware of the communication from NHSE and media this morning regarding the opening up of GP receptions and appointments as of Monday 17th May. As a practice we are reviewing how we can maximise patient access, whilst maintaining safety for patients and staff safely as guidance changes.


 


At Riverside Medical Practice we have continued to work and support patients throughout the whole of the pandemic and have responded to more calls from patients throughout the whole of the pandemic and responding to unprecedented levels of demand. In the period March and April 2021 alone we have dealt with more calls than in any other period on record, and as a practice will continue to meet the needs of our patients as best we can, whilst continuing to support the COVID Vaccination program.


 


In the short term we will continue to limit access to the premises, and offer a triage first service in order to ensure patients are treated in the most appropriate way and will continue to offer remote consultations and appropriate face to face appointments until a safety review is completed.


We can confirm that face to face appointments HAVE continued throughout the whole of the pandemic, however we reinforce that this is following a triage first service in order to maintain the best interests of both patients and staff.



Home Visits

Doctor's bag

If you need to see a doctor and you are too ill to travel to the surgery or you are housebound, please ring 01743 367891 before 10.30am.

Only ask for a visit if you really need one - remember the doctor can see five or six patients in surgery during the time it takes to do one home visit.

Be prepared to give our staff some idea of symptoms. This information helps the doctor to assess the urgency of the home visit. Requests for visits made after 10.30am should be for emergencies only.

 
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