Rivermead Gate Medical Centre

01245 348688

CLOSED Temporarily – Wood Street Surgery

01245 354732

Who should I see?

who should i see

We try to keep our GP appointments for patients with more serious health problems.

Before you book an appointment to see a doctor please consider whether an appointment with a practice nurse might be appropriate. They can help you with a wide range of medical problems.

Our receptionists can help you decide which is the right person for you to see or please see other options in the pages below.

A useful guide on the different roles at our practice and how they can help you is available here.

Our Practice staff

GP General practitioners (GPs) treat all common medical conditions and refer patients to hospitals and other medical services for urgent and specialist treatment. They focus on the health of the ... [continue] Our Practice staff

The Chelmer Primary Care Network shared staff

Paramedics This may include running clinics, triaging and managing minor illnesses, and providing continuity for patients with complex health needs. Further roles may include assessment and management of requests for ... [continue] The Chelmer Primary Care Network shared staff

Self care

Did you know that 10 of the most minor ailments seen by GPs can also be treated by you at home? By treating yourself at home you could save a ... [continue] Self care


Your pharmacist can help too Pharmacists are highly trained health professionals and can give you confidential health advice for a range of common illnesses and complaints. Don’t wait for a ... [continue] Pharmacists

NHS 111

111 is the free NHS non-emergency number. You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it’s not a life-threatening situation. Call 111 ... [continue] NHS 111


A&E is for life-threatening accidents and emergencies only. Before you go there, ask yourself, “Is it a real emergency?” If not, please consider using other local health services before you ... [continue] A&E