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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.  

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.

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

Community Nurses

Our team of District Nurses visit and care for patients who are unable to come to the surgery – appointments can be made via the Surgery. Nursing students are also attached to the district nursing team from time to time.

Health Visitors

A team of health visitors provide advice and monitor the health of young children. The health visitor service is run by RBWM and can be contacted on 0300 365 6523.

All children deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential. We at this surgery are committed to working in partnership with parents to safeguard the health, development and welfare of all children.

Counsellors

Patients can self-refer to "Talking Therapies" on 0300 365 2000 or via www.talkingtherapies.berkshire.nhs.uk

Attached Staff

Dietitian

A dietitian visits monthly to provide advice regarding healthy eating habits with respect to medical conditions, special diets etc.  They can be seen at the surgery by appointment.

 
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