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COVID-19 - Update 21 April

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.
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.  

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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.

Fit Notes. Patients should continue to self certify for the first 7 days of any illness.  We will only issue fit notes for patients who have medical symptoms. Patients self isolating for 14 days, who cannot work from home should use the https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note service to obtain a note for their employer.  Patients should discuss any sick pay concerns with their employers.

For the NHS 111 Coronavirus digital triage follow this link https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19

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Online Access to Patient Records

From April 1 2016 you will be able to request access to your medical records online.  This will enable you to see some details of your consultations, laboratory results and documents originating from the practice, as well as your immunisations, allergies and medications as was already available.

Online appointment booking and cancellation, and repeat prescription requests will continue to be available.

As the amount of information available increases, the procedures to ensure the security and confidentiality of your information also increase. To apply for access to your medical record, you will need to complete an application form, providing a passport or driving licence as proof of ID, and hand it in to reception where it will be processed within 14 days.

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