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FLU Campaign 2020

We are pleased to announce that our flu vaccination clinics will be open for bookings in the first week of September.

Patient safety and convenience are important to us. Our clean and well equipped surgery allows us to safely operate a system ensuring social distancing is adhered to at all times.

We ask that patients coming to the surgery wear a face mask, arrive vaccination ready (ie. wearing a short sleeve top so that the arm is easily accessible) and all of our staff will be wearing PPE.

Our clinics will start for the over 65 age group from 03rd September onwards. Clinics for under 65s from later in September, once we have the vaccine delivery dates.

Child flu vaccinations for children aged between 2 and 3 (dates pending) will also be offered in these clinics. (If your child is outside of this age group and not in an at risk category they will be vaccinated at school).

Pregnant women and people over 6 months of age and under 65 years of age with clinical conditions which make them “at risk” are also eligible. To check your eligibility for a free flu vaccination at your GP Surgery? Please see

We will not be able to send letters to patients inviting them to book an appointment.

The flu vaccination programme will be extended for 2020 to include those aged 50-64 (who do not already fall into an at risk category). We are awaiting further guidance from NHS England on this. Please note: we CANNOT vaccinate anyone in this cohort until we receive this further guidance.

Patient Knows Best is a new online app, which is soon to be made available to our patients. Further information is available on the following website:

>> Patient Knows Best website

Coronavirus advice on NHS website


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>>> Easy to Read At Risk Patient Information

>>> Easy to Read Isolation Advice

>>> CANCER care during COVID-19: short information video

COVID-19: Sick Note procedures:

We have received a number of requests for Doctor’s Sick Notes in relation to being off work. The Government’s rules around issuing a sick note (Med3) are that a medical professional can only issue a Med3 when an individual has had more than seven continuous calendar days off sick due to an illness (including weekends).

For any period of illness less than seven days, you are able to complete a self-certification certificate and provide this to your employer. In the unlikely event that your employer does not accept a self-certification then your doctor may be able to issue a private sick note for which you may get charged.

In light of the current Coronavirus situation, it is inevitable that a number of employees may be required to quarantine themselves at home for example due to the nature of recent travel, even in the absence of any symptoms of an illness. In these cases, your GP will not be able to issue a sick note as the time off work is not due to an illness, and isn’t affecting your ability to work, but rather is a precaution to avoid transmission of any illness that is yet to produce symptoms.

We therefore expect your employer to be sympathetic if you are required to self-isolate for 14 days and to understand that the reason for this is to protect the welfare of your work colleagues and the wider community. We understand that you may also be able to call NHS 111 to request an email confirmation of the suspected Coronavirus diagnosis, to show to your employer if needed.

Whilst we appreciate this may cause some difficulties between you and your employer, equally GPs have a responsibility to prioritise the assessment and management of the healthcare needs of patients who are acutely unwell, rather than spending time dealing with requests for sick notes, particularly when they aren’t in a position to issue one.

Also, for children taking time off school, there is no NHS requirement for GPs to provide letters to the school to confirm this. As I am sure you will appreciate, with the rapidly evolving Coronavirus situation, and the already existing pressures on GPs to meet the day to day demands from ill patients, the practice is unable to accommodate a school request for a GP letter. We hope that schools will work with parents to ensure any time off is appropriately recorded, obviating the need for a doctor’s note.


Please follow this link for guidance: GP Appointment Guidance


NHS WEBLINKS available for patients:

>>> NHS Website advice for Coronavirus

>>> Coronavirus - Overview

>>> Coronavirus - Advice



New, simple, secure way to access a range of NHS services on your mobile or tablet

What the NHS App allows:

  • Check you symptoms
  • find out what to do when you need help urgently
  • book and manage appointments at your GP surgery
  • order repeat prescriptions
  • view your GP medical record securely
  • register to be an organ donor
  • choose how the NHS uses your data

  • Map from Riverlyn Medical Centre to Alice Medical Centre

    Thursday Afternoon Appointment Arrangement

    As you are aware, Riverlyn Medical Centre has a reciprocal arrangement for a Thursday afternoon surgery cover arrangement with three other practices. (Springfield Medical, The Medical Centre (Irfan) and Greenfields Medical) . The four surgeries provide clinical cover on a rota basis for the group.

    Unfortunately Greenfields Medical Centre has given notice to the Group of practices, advising us that they are terminating their agreement.

    We have another practice that would like to offer their services and join the group in the agreement.

    The practice is Alice Medical Centre Alice Medical Centre Website

    We have arranged a meetings at The Medical Centre and also with our Patient Participation Group to represent your thoughts on the matter.

    If you would like to give your thoughts and feedback, please call the practice, post us a letter or pop in to the practice to relay any thoughts and feedback that you may have regarding this proposed venture.

    The maps below shows where Alice Medical Centre is located in comparison to Riverlyn Medical Centre. By public transport, Nottingham City Transport's No 17 bus connects the two surgeries.

    BUS ROUTE map below:

    ONLINE Booking, Ordering medication

    You are now able to register with Riverlyn Medical Centre for access to:

    • Book appointments online

    • Order Repeat Prescriptions

    • Access to basic medical records

    Online Services Guide

    Kindly ask the Receptionist to request Online Access to the above.

    Appointments will be available to see GPs, Treatment Room Nurses, Clinical Pharmacists and Physiotherapists in a fully equipped accessible location on Upper Parliament Street in the heart of the city.

    Opening hours will be:

    16:00 – 20:00 Monday – Friday
    09:00 – 13:00 Saturday & Sunday

    Patients can book appointments in the usual way through the reception team at their own GP practice.

    Location: GP+ Nottingham City, 79a Upper Parliament Street, Nottingham, NG1 6LD

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    Riverlyn Medical Centre
    Station Road
    NG6 9AA
    Tel: 0115 9752666
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    Your Doctors Surgery in Bulwell

    Located in a central location with ample parking.

    Location & Contact

    Riverlyn Medical Centre
    Station Road
    NG6 9AA
    Tel: 0115 9752666
    (Appointments only)

    NG6 9AA
    Opening Hours

    Monday: 08.00 – 18.30
    Tuesday: 08.00 – 18.30
    Wednesday: 08.00 – 18.30
    Thursday: 08.00 – 18.30
    Friday: 08.00 – 18.30

    Extended Hours:
    Tuesday 18.30 – 19.30