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GP Earnings

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g., average pay) for GP's working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

The average pay for GP's working in Riverside Surgery in the last financial year was £90,840 before tax and National Insurance.  This is for 6 full time GP's and 1 part time GP who worked in the practice for more than six months.

 Accountable / Named GP for all our patients

The practice is required by the government under the terms of the latest GP contract to allocate all patients a named accountable GP.  The practice does keep a record of your registered (accountable) GP.  If you wish to be told the name of your Accountable GP, please ask the receptionist when you are next in the surgery.


There is no need to telephone the practice for this information. 

Where a patient expresses a preference as to which GP they have been assigned, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request.

Having a named GP does not prevent you seeing any other doctor in the practice.

Your named GP will not always be available at all times and if your needs are urgent, you may need to discuss them with an alternative doctor.

Accountable GP Questions and Answers - please click this link for more information

Text Message Services

Are you signed up to receive SMS text message notification for appointments, we are now sending SMS text messages to notify you of a normal result, sending advice, reminding you to book an appointment or leave a message if we fail to contact you.


This is a clinical text message service only that does not offer clinical enquires or conversations, so you cannot reply to it.


We just need to know your current mobile number and check you have given us consent to send a SMS text message to you.

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