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THURSDAY 28th APRIL 2022 - Surgery closed for staff training from 12.30pm

The Surgery will be closed for Staff Training on the afternoon of Thursday 28th April from 12.30pm.

If you have an urgent medical query, please call 111 for advice during this time.

Dr Francis' retirement

Dr Francis is retiring from clinical practice after having been part of the team at Linden Medical Centre for 30 years. He will be retiring at the end of April 2022, and we have left a book at reception which patients are welcome to sign and pass on their good wishes. Alternatively, you can email, drfrancisretires@gmail.com

April 2022 - COVID VACCINATIONS (update)

We continue to offer appointments for booster and first vaccinations at the Desborough Suite in Maidenhead.  Please call the Practice to book your vaccination.

If you are over 75, and it is 6 months from your last vaccination, you can now book your Spring Booster (4th) vaccine.

 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 for any administrative queries and we aim to 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 does not provide occupational health services for employers.

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

Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions

Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).

The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.


NHS charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £9.35
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10
  • 3-month PPC: £30.25

If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website

 
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