About Riverside Surgery

Riverside Surgery is a six doctor partnership providing general medical services to NHS patients in Port Talbot, South Wales.

We are located in the new Port Talbot Resource Centre.   A modern building providing accommodation for 4 general practices and a range of community services.

Our aim is to provide consistent high quality medical service to our patients and to constantly improve the service we provide by investing in staff training and by responding to the needs of patients.

Our Location

Port Tabot Resource Centre,
Moor Road, Baglan Moors,

Port Talbot.
SA12 7BJ

Tel: (01639) 813868

Practice Area

Practice Boundary

Practice Boundary

ABMU Heath Board has agreed boundaries to the practice area within which the Practice is contracted to provide General Medical Services to patients registered with the practice. Any person living within the practice area is eligible for registration.

The practice area extends from Briton Ferry roundabout in the West to the junction of the A48 with Water Street in the East.

The following areas are included in the Practice area:

  • Sandfields
  • Aberavon
  • Velindre
  • Margam
  • Goitre
  • Baglan

Please note: Cwmavon is no longer in our Practice area.  When we agree our new practice boundaries with the Health Board we gave an undertaking not to remove patients registered with the practice and resident outside of our revised Practice area.  However, registered patients moving outside the revised practice area will be required to register with another practice, there will be no exceptions to this rule.  We would like to apologise to any person affected by the change to our Practice area which was necessary to manage our workload.

Surgery Opening Times

Reception is open to take your phone calls:
Monday to Friday
Between 8:00am and 6:30pm

The surgery doors are open:
Monday to Friday
Between 8.30am to 6.00pm

GP surgeries are held:
Monday to Friday
Between 9am and 5.30pm.

Contact reception to request
a GP call-back to discuss your needs.

Practice Nurse and Health Care Assistants:
Monday to Friday
Between 9:00am and 5:30pm
Please contact reception to arrange an appointment.


Registering with the Practice

You must be resident within the Practice boundaries agreed with AMU Health Board to be eligible to register with the practice.

The practice area includes; Baglan, Port Talbot Town centre, Velindre, Margam and Sandfields. The practice area boundary to the East is M4 Margam access slip road, Briton Ferry roundabout to the East and Pantdu to the North.

We have agreed new practice boundaries with ABMU University Health Board Trust to help us manage the increasing demands on our services.  Existing patients living outside our practice area will not be required to register with a another practice, however, patients currently registered with the practice moving outside our revised practice area will be required to register elsewhere. We apologise for any inconvenience the change to practice boundaries may cause..


Full registration

To register with the practice all you need to do is complete a registration form obtainable from the practice reception.

Please note: you will be able to see a member of the practice team once the registration form has been handed to the practice, however, because it may take several weeks before your medical records are forwarded to us from your old doctor, newly registered patients are required to make an appointment with the practice nurse for a  health check to provide us with essential health information. The registration process is not complete until the application has been processed by ABMU Health Board Trust.


Temporary Resident

If you are only in the area for a short time, you may register with the practice as a temporary patient for up to 3 months, if you are staying a longer period of time you will be required to register with the practice in the usual way.


Immediate and Necessary Treatment

If you are in the area require emergency care from a general practitioner, you are eligible to be treated by the practice if your own GP is not located within the practice boundaries and it is not safe to wait until you are able to see your own GP.