10 Sep: We are starting to call people for their flu vaccinations now.  At this time, please wait to be contacted - those with mobile phones will receive a text message. They will mostly take place at the Desborough Suite, as for the Covid vaccination.

6 Sep: COVID-19 VACCINATIONS - We are now vaccinating all adults.

You can walk in on most Saturdays for a vaccine, or call the practice to book.

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 does not provide occupational health services for employers.

For the NHS 111 Coronavirus digital triage follow this link:


Dr Geoffrey Francis (m)

Days worked: Wed, Thu


Practice lead for Asthma, Senior Partner

Dr Jane Valentine (f)

Days worked: Mon, Tue, Thu   

BSc MB ChB (Manchester 1985) DRCOG

Practice Lead for Cardiology

Dr Elizabeth Kennedy (f)

Days worked:  Tue, Wed, Thu                    


Dr Naveed Ali (m)

Full time: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri

MBChB (Birmingham2009) MRCGP DCH DFSRH

Practice lead for Diabetes

Dr Victoria Welsh (f)

Days worked: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

MBChB (Birmingham 2005) DFSRH MMedSci MPhil MRCGP

Dr Amanda Gilliland (f)

Days worked: Friday 

MBChB (Sheffield 1986) DFSRH

Dr Victoria Harris (f)

Days worked: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday



Dr Toby Netwon (m)

Days worked: Monday, Tuesday, Friday

MBBS ( London 2014) MRCGP 

Dr Adrian Burman (m)

Fondation Year 2 Doctor - working until Decemeber 2021

Days worked: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Although you will be registered with The Linden Medical Centre you will be able to make an appointment with any doctor, except for urgent appointments when you will be seen by the duty doctor.

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