Welcome to The Shrubbery and Riverview Park Surgery
Dr Sewell, Dr Koso-Thomas, Dr Bello, Dr Yussuf & Dr Toth
We are made up of two branches. Our Shrubbery Surgery is located in Northfleet and our Riverview Park surgery is located in the Riverview Park estate. Please click here for contact details and locations.
We aim to provide the best possible medical services for our patients. In order that you make the best use of our services, please feel free to scroll through this website.
***Appointment System Changing***
As from 1st May 2019 our appointments system will be changing.
You will now be offered an URGENT appointment via telephone triage service by calling on the day after 8am.
The surgery will no longer be able to offer appointments for patients that attend/queue at the surgery.
NEW! Please click on the images below for information on our new services including our Patient Participation Group (PPG), Prescription Ordering Direct Service (POD) and GP Online Services.
If you have an urgent medical problem during the surgeries opening hours and you are unsure whether you need to go to A&E please call the surgery in the first instance so that your problem can be dealt with by the duty doctor.
Evenings and Weekends
For urgent advice and treatment when our practice is closed, please call the Out of Hours Service (OOH) on 111.
NHS 111 service is available if you need medical help for urgent problems that cannot wait until the surgery reopens but is not an emergency. DIAL 111, a simple free to call number available 24hrs a day 365 days a year to get help when you need it. If you have an emergency then dial 999 as before.
2018 FLU VACCINE PATIENT URGENT INFORMATION FOR OVER 65’S
YOUR SURGERY NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT.
This Flu season NHS England have advised that all over 65 patients should only be given adjuvanted trivalent vaccine (Fluad®) . Due to this there is only one supplier for the whole of the country and we have been given a schedule of dates when our vaccines will arrive September/October and November. We will be vaccinating our At Risk (Diabetics, Heart Disease, COPD, etc) over 65 patients in September, our next cohort group in October over 75’s and Housebound Patients and all other over 65’s in November.
We will be sending out letters to patients, when you receive this letter either try to attend weekend clinic (date will be on letter) or make an appointment to see our Practice Nurses. BUT please make sure you bring your letter.
Other years we have held very successful early season Flu clinics but due to the staggered dates of our deliveries this year we will only be able to offer this to our At Risk Patients. All others will be offered clinics later.
We hope that all our Patients will support us at this time of year and have your Flu Vaccination in our surgery. The survival of the surgery depends on YOU attending your surgery for your Flu Vaccine.
ADVICE FROM NHS ENGLAND REGARDING FLU SEASON:-
Is having aTIV in November too late to offer protection?
Flu usually starts from December onwards, it can be earlier, but if you are vaccinated in
November you should benefit from its protective effect. It is better to wait for the vaccine
that is most effective for your age group.
The adjuvanted flu vaccine is the recommended flu vaccine for all people aged 65 years
and over. This is because the aTIV is likely to give better protection against flu. It would
therefore be best to wait until we have more supplies of aTIV which we know will offer
you the best protection.
We are medically qualified to deal with any complications from vaccinations.
Dr Sewell and Partners.