Service We Provide
Riverside Medical Practice offers a full range of General Medical Services and Enhanced Medical Services which includes:
- Child Health Surveillance
- Chronic Disease Management
- Ear Microsuction
- Essential Medical Services
- Maternity Services
More information on many of our NHS funded services and clinics can be found below:
Antenatal Care - Routine antenatal check-ups are undertaken by a qualified midwife (at Horsham Hospital). Post-natal checks can be made with your GP by appointment.
Asthma Clinics - Regular check-ups and advice are available from our Practice Nurses on lifestyle, inhaler techniques and medication.
Cervical Smear Tests - Smears are usually performed by the Practice Nurse. The ideal time is midway between periods. We operate a recall system and contact women when their test is due. We recommend that women have a test at least every 3 years between the ages of 25 and 49 and then every 5 years between the ages of 50 and 64.
Child Immunisations - these are carried out by our Practice Nurses. Please telephone for an appointment when you are sent a reminder about due immunisations. We strongly encourage all parents to have their children fully immunised.
Contraceptive Services & Family Planning - Our family planning nurse is happy to give advice on contraception and sexual health. Intrauterine contraception devices (IUCD, Coils, Mirena) and the contraceptive implant can be fitted by appointment with Dr Sadiq. Emergency contraception is available at this surgery. Leaflets are available in the entrance hall. Please speak to the receptionist and ask for an urgent appointment with either the nurse or a doctor, indicating the reason for your request.
Diabetes Clinics - Regular reviews and diabetes management by appointment with our GPs and diabetes nurses and HCA.
Maternity Services - These are carried out by the community midwife. As soon as you know that you are pregnant, contact the midwife team at Horsham Hospital on 01403 227000.
Mental Health Services - A range of services is provided at the practice and elsewhere by the Community Mental Health Team. If you think you might benefit from these services, please discuss the matter with your doctor. They may suggest sources of help to which you can refer yourself or they may refer you to the CMH Team. After an initial assessment you may be referred on to a counsellor or other professional.
Microsuction - this service is provided by Dr Davies. If you have been placed on the waiting list for ear microsuction, click here for instructions you need to follow prior to having the procedure carried out.
Services for Young People - The Practice Nurse is available to see young people with an appointment. She can discuss anything that might be bothering you, e.g. skin problems, medical problems, contraception, sexual health, etc. She will decide whether you need to see a Doctor and can arrange this for you. Sometimes it can be difficult for young people to involve their parents in their concerns and it is our policy that everyone (regardless of age) has a right to confidential advice.
Sickness Certification - You are responsible for completing a Self Certificate for the first 7 days of any illness (includes non-working days), using form SC2, available from your employer or on-line at www.gov.uk. Your employer is legally bound to accept a Self Certificate and you do not need to see a doctor for this. After 7 days of sickness, certificates are available from your doctor and you will need to make an appointment for this. Any other certificate requests will involve a charge.
Smoking Cessation advice is available on a 1-1 basis from our Nurse team who are trained stop smoking advisors. They will be able to advise you on the health benefits of quitting and prescribe you medication to help you quit. Appointments are available Monday - Friday.
Travel Immunisation - We only provide travel vaccinations available on the NHS (free of charge):
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis A & B, combined
- Hepatitis A & typhoid, combined
- Tetanus, diphtheria and polio
These are available by appointment during surgery time with the Practice Nurse. Our Practice Nurse DOES NOT give travel advice and we are NOT a specialist travel clinic.
Be sure you have contacted a travel clinic and know which vaccines you need before you book your appointment.
For more information on our medical services and clinics, for clinic times and to book appointments, please call us on 01403 274700
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