COVID-19 VACCINATIONS - Linden Medical Centre, as part of the Maidenhead Primary Care Network, has started giving vaccinations to our patients aged 80 and over.  Owing to the storage requirements of the vaccine, this is taking place at the Desborough Suite, not at the practice.

Please do not call us about Covid vaccinations - we will contact you when it is your turn. There are large numbers of people to vaccinate in each group and the numbers of vaccines available and staff available are not limitless! Please be patient.

You will be contacted either by SMS (text message) or by telephone.  Please be wary of scams - we will never ask for money over the phone/by text message or ask you to go somewhere outside of Maidenhead for your vaccine.

Face covering exemptions - please go to for information on face covering exemptions.  You may still be asked to wear one in the practice to reduce the risk to our staff and other patients.

Social Media

Linden Medical Centre is experimenting with a foray into social media and now has an Instagram account @lindenmedical where we will be posting public health messages and information and updates about the practice. Please feel free to follow and recommend to your friends.

Important information for patients about GP appointments.

To protect our patients, staff and local community we are changing the way patients access our services.  Patients with internet access please use the eConsult function below and we will be in contact with you by 6pm the following working day.  For more urgent queries please call the practice. You may have to wait a long time on the telephone. If you have an emergency you should still call 999.

Prescriptions. We are not taking prescription requests at the practice.  You can use your local pharmacy, or online access to make requests for current repeat prescriptions. Medications which have not been ordered routinely for some time will not be issued via your pharmacy and should be requested via eConsult so that they can be properly reviewed.  Just-in-case medications will only be issued in exceptional circumstances.

Disputes with employers. We cannot give opinions on whether or not is safe for employees to return to work - this is a matter for you and your employer.  The NHS do not provide occupational health services for employers.

For the NHS 111 Coronavirus digital triage follow this link:

Group Consultations

Why we are doing Group Consultations

People in our practice tell us they want to spend more time with the clinician. In the group consultation you receive the personal attention of your practice team in a calm, relaxed, well organised group setting. Imagine you get not just an unhurried appointment, but in fact a whole 60-90 minutes with your healthcare team, with 45 minutes of this spent with the Doctor.

This means you have an opportunity to learn about how best to manage your condition, how to stay well, how to prevent illness or slow its progression. You will also help other patients in the group to learn from your experience, in turn, you will learn from the experience of your fellow patients, and everyone has a chance to gain the support of others who are dealing with similar issues. 

Summary of things that can be covered in a Group Consultation

  • 60-90 minutes with your practice team (half of that with the doctor or nurse)
  • Answers to your medical questions
  • Discussion of test results and arrangements for tests/procedures
  • Discussion of treatment options in depth
  • Prescription changes or renewals/discussion of medication side effects
  • Receive preventative tests, examinations and vaccines
  • Friendly discussion with others, sharing experiences and tips on how to manage your condition.

 What you can expect

You must complete a confidentiality form which we would ask you to sign and bring along with you. By doing so you promise not to tell others outside the group anything that fellow patients share, and you agree to discuss your medical issues/results in front of others. You can let us know in advance if there are any particular issues we are not to discuss in front of other patients. You will also be offered an opportunity to discuss personal and sensitive matters privately, away from the group, if you need to do so.

At your appointment you will have an opportunity to identify the issues you would like to discuss with the clinician.  You and the other patients will be in the capable hands of our group consultation facilitator who will help you to identify your medical issues and create an informal, friendly atmosphere ready for the clinician to take over for a productive session.

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