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Please note the surgery will be closed on Monday the 26th and Tuesday the 27th December.

On Monday the 2nd January 2017 we have an additional surgery between 9am and 3.00pm and are open during these hours, however the dispensary will remain closed on this day and re-open Tuesday 3rd January at 8.00am.

Normal opening hours will apply for all other working days over the festive period.

We would like to wish all our patients a very happy and healthy Christmas and New Year


Important Changes to the funding of certain medicines and treatments

The CCGs are making some changes in relation to low priority prescribing, in line with many other NHS organisations in Lancashire and nationally.

We are proposing to stop the funding of medicines or treatments that are readily available over the counter in pharmacies or on the shelves in shops and supermarkets. These include:

  • Treatments for minor ailments, including medicines like paracetamol, ibuprofen, head lice lotion and indigestion tablets.
  • Treatments where there is little evidence that they have a real clinical benefit, including cough syrups, nasal congestion sprays, sore throat products and vitamin supplements.
  • Gluten free bread and flour.

In some cases there will still be exceptions to this, such as the prescribing of these treatments for people with long term conditions, for babies and children, for breastfeeding mothers or when caring for people at the end of their life.

Before these changes our made we would invite patients to complete the short survery below to express your opinion

Electronic Prescription Service

Riverside Medical Centre is introducing an Electronic Prescription Service. This service will mean that your GP will be able to send your prescription electronically to the Pharmacy you choose to get your medication from – without the need for paper in most cases. The Electronic Prescription Service is reliable, secure and confidential.


If you yould like more information regarding the Electronic Prescription Service, please click on the links below.




Electronic Prescription Service

 Pharmacy Nomination Form



Improving Access for Patients

Sunday Opening has been extended until the end of March 2017.            

Opening times - Sunday, 8am - 3.00pm. Appointments are available online or via the Receptionist.

Roslea, Ryan's and Riverside Medical Centre....working in collaboration!

The partners at the Riverside Medical Centre are pleased to announce the beginning of a more formal working arrangement between the three medical centres serving Bamber Bridge and its surrounding areas. The agreement, signed earlier this week will enable the three practices to join up their approaches in respect of local health care initiatives; the first of which will be the Primary Care Support Scheme - an initiative intended to enhance the health needs of the 'over-75' population.

The Riverside Medical Centres partners are very much looking forward to exploring the opportunities, and dealing with the challenges, that such an arrangement brings, but firmly believe this is a step in the right direction to enhancing primary care health service in the locality.

Join In

We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription /booking an appointment. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our Patient feedback function . Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.



(Site updated 16/01/2017)
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