Welcome to Riverside Medical Centre
At Riverside Medical Centre in Castleford the doctors and nurses take pride in offering the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare. We run many clinics for chronic disease care and offer a wide variety of other medical services such as antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.
In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like.
If you are interested in getting involved with your Practice, why not attend our Patient Participation meetings. Next meeting Wednesday Wednesday 19th March 2014 @ 4.30-6pm.
Please let us know your email address so we can keep you posted about our Patient Group Meetings and any information, newsletters etc
TARGET Training Day
Please note we will be closed from 12 noon on Wednesday 19 March 2014 for staff training
Primary Care Local Improvement Framework
From April 2013 NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group has invested additional resources into General Practices to improve capacity. The improvements are to enable practices to provide additional services to patients in an effort to reduce inappropriate attendances at A&E.
We have utilsed the investment by providing 3 extra GP session per week, providing telephone assessments from 8am until 12 noon and an additional session with one of our practice nurses.
NHS 111 service
NHS 111 is a new service that's being introduced to make it easier for you to access local NHS healthcare services in England. You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time.
When to use it
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation.
Call 111 if:
- you need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency
- you think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
- you don't know who to call or you don't have a GP to call
- you need health information or reassurance about what to do next
Minor illnesses can attend the Walk-In-Centre: 47 King Street, Wakefield.
8am - 8pm 7 days a week.
Please ensure all prescriptions are ordered well in advance of the Bank Holiday closure.
Winter Pressures Funding
From January until the end of March, additional funding has been provided to enable the surgery to open on Saturday mornings from 9am until 12 noon. This is primarily aimed at reducing the number of inappropriate attendances at our local A&E Departments. Our phone lines will be open and a GP will be availble until 12 noon. Any home visit requests will still be dealt with by the Out of Hours Service.
(Site updated 06/03/2014)