Noticeboard

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

Doctors

Dr Geoffrey Francis (m)

Full time: Wed, Thu

MBBS (London 1985) MRCGP DRCOG DGM 

Practice lead for Asthma

Dr Jane Valentine (f)

Full time: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri   

BSc MB ChB (Manchester 1985) DRCOG

Practice Lead for Cardiology

Dr Elizabeth Kennedy (f)

Part time:  Tue, Wed                    

MBBS (London 1999) BDS MRCGP DFFP

Dr Naveed Ali (m)

Full time: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri

MBChB (Birmingham2009) MRCGP DCH DFSRH

Dr Victoria Welsh (f)

Part time: Mon

MBChB (Birmingham 2005) DFSRH MMedSci MPhil MRCGP

Dr Amanda Gilliland (f)

Full time:  Tue pm, Wed am, Thu pm, Fri

MBChB (Sheffield 1986) DFSRH

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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