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COVID-19 Please do not come to the practice unless you have an appointment or have been requested to do so by a staff member or GP. If you are given an appointment, or asked to come into the practice, please ensure you wear a face covering.

Face covering exemptions - please go to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own 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.  

www.gov.uk/coronavirus

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: https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19

New Patient Registration

You will need to complete a registration form (GMS1) for each member of your family, signed by them unless they are under 16, which is available at reception. Alternatively you can print one off prior to your visit by clicking here

You should bring your current NHS medical card to reception, and, if you have it, your 10 digit NHS number. We will require the name and address of your previous NHS doctor.

When you register you will also be offered the opportunity to register as an Organ or Blood donor.

Patients wishing to register must be entitled to NHS care as per government guidelines in force at the time. We may require proof of identity or residency.

You will be registering with the practice rather than an individual GP. However, you will be able to see the GP of your choice for routine appointments.

New Patient Health Check

We recommend a new-patient health check for patients aged 45 years or older or, those on repeat medication or suffering from a chronic disease.  This helps us to get to know you and be aware of any particular medical issues you may have as it can take some weeks before your medical record arrives from your previous GP.

When you come for the check please bring a fresh sample of urine in a suitable container.

Changes to Personal Details

If you change your name, phone number or address please let the receptionists know as soon as possible so that we can update our records.

If you move out of our practice area you should re-register with a Practice closer to your new home – details of GP practices in your new area can be found through the ‘NHS Choices’ website www.nhs.uk.

Guide to GP Services

The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them.  You can download the guide below.

pdf A Patient Guide to GP Services

 
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