Welcome to Riversdale Surgery
The Doctors and staff at Riversdale Surgery in Belper are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.
We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including 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.
We have a new clinical system and it is now possible to request repeat prescriptions direct from your medication list. You will need to reregister to use this new system. Please contact the surgery to get new log in details (user ID and password).
NHS DATA USE PROGRAMME ROLLS OUT ACROSS DERBYSHIRE
A new system to collect information from patient’s medical records that will help to provide a ‘joined-up’ picture of the country’s health and social care needs is currently underway in the region.
Every week, the NHS collects millions of pieces of data about the nature of people’s health, the way services are accessed and the types of treatments provided to support our nations’ health and wellbeing.
Care.data is being delivered by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) and NHS England to bring this information together so the NHS can use it to:
· better understand and improve the health of the nation;
· find ways of targeting, preventing, treating and managing illness and disease; and
· better anticipate future need for services and plan and commission accordingly.
The information gathered - date of birth, full postcode, NHS Number and gender - will be used to link patient records in a secure system, managed by the HSCIC. Confidentiality is paramount and if this information is used, it will not contain information that identifies individuals. The type of information shared, and how it is shared, is controlled by law and strict confidentiality rules.
NHS England is committed to supporting patients in making informed decisions about their healthcare and how their information is used. The awareness campaign explains what information will be used as part of care.data and makes it clear how people can opt out if they choose to do so.
NHS Choices already contains a wide range of information about care.data on its website – www.nhs.uk/caredata - with sections for both health professionals and patients/the public.
The first data extraction takes place in March 2014.
(Site updated 26/02/2014)