Johnstone – Riverview

Welcome to Riverview Medical Centre. Our practice has supported GP trainees since 1996. Our current two GP trainers are Dr Lynn Howie and Dr Trudy Smith.

Our practice has its own purpose built premises with a private car park. It’s an easy commute against the traffic, 20-25mins from the West End of Glasgow and 20mins from the South Side. We have a Morrisons on the doorstep for any chocolate emergencies!

We have 3 GPs, 2 practice nurses, a health care assistant, a practice manager, a secretary and 6 reception staff working permanently in the practice. We are joined by a phlebotomist, a physiotherapist who sees adults with any musculoskeletal problems, a support pharmacist who helps with our prescribing and a community link worker who is skilled in “social prescribing”.

Our local hospital is the RAH in Paisley for adults and maternity services. We refer into the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow for paediatrics and into the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow for certain conditions. Dykebar Hospital and its outlying clinics care for our patients with mental health, drug and alcohol problems. St Vincent’s Hospice lies within our practice area and we have excellent links with the staff there who help us to care for patients with palliative needs.

Our practice area includes Johnstone and the surrounding area – this includes some patients in Linwood, Bridge of Weir, Kilbarchan and Howwood. We have just over 5000 patients registered with the practice and many of our families have been with us for generations.

We are a friendly, well organised and enthusiastic team and the whole practice is involved in looking after our trainees. Teaching is provided by all members of staff. We have coffee time each morning at 10.30, a weekly practice meeting and regular monthly meetings with our attached District Nurses, Palliative Care Nurses and Health Visitor. Trainees are welcome at all of these meetings.

We welcome informal enquiries.

Feedback from some of our trainees – “It has been a great 6 months and this was in no small part due to the friendly and fun attitude of everyone here. I can’t imagine how different my time would have been if I had been placed elsewhere. I feel so lucky to have been here – thank you!” (ST1)

Contact info

  • Riverview Medical Centre
  • 6-8 George Street
  • Johnstone
  • PA5 8SL
  • Tel: 01505 320 208
  • Fax: 01505 325 395
  • Official website


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