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.
PLEASE NOTE: FROM NOVEMBER THE SURGERY WILL BE HOLDING WALK IN SESSIONS ON MONDAY & FRIDAY MORNINGS. THERE WILL BE NO BOOKED APPOINTMENTS. IF YOU FEEL THAT YOU NEED TO BE SEEN, PLEASE COME DOWN TO THE SURGERY BEFORE 10AM AND BE PREPARED TO SIT AND WAIT TO SEE A GP.
If you are interested in getting involved with your Practice, why not attend our Patient Participation meetings. Next meeting Wednesday Wednesday 19 November @ 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 November 2014 for staff training
Christmas Bank Holiday closure
The surgery will be closed on Thursday 25th & Friday 26th December
When We Are Closed
For urgent appointments outside our normal surgery hours, please telephone the surgery number and follow the instructions to be transferred to our out of hours provider.
When the surgery is closed for staff training, please ring the surgery telephone number and follow the instructions.
In the case of urgent need when the practice is closed you can call NHS 111. Your needs will be assessed and advice offered or arrangements made for you to see a doctor.
Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency
From April 2014 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 an extra GP session per week, providing telephone assessments from 8am until 12 noon
NHS 111 service
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
When to use it
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 any Bank Holiday closure.
(Site updated 30/10/2014)