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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

Flu Vaccination Information for Patients

Owing to the impact of Covid-19, our flu clinics will be somewhat different this year. To keep all of our patients safe, we will be seeing limited numbers in each clinic and you may have to wait outside.

If you are eligible, you will be invited by the practice to attend an appointment. Patients in the same household should book together and should enter the practice as a group.

**Shielding patients and their registered household members are invited to book into specific clinics on 25, 29 Sep, 1 Oct. If you are not shielding or living with someone shielding please do not try to book into these clinics**

** Patients aged 65 or over, or turning 65 before April 2021 have been invited to attend a clinic on Saturday 26 September, or from 7 October onwards.**

** Where possible, for your safety and the safety of our staff, we will be delivering vaccines outdoors in the car park. Please follow signs and the directions of the hi-vis vested administrator**

You must wear a face covering on the premises and you will see that our staff will be using appropriate PPE.  Your temperature will be taken on arrival and anyone with a raised temperature will be asked to return home.  You shouldn’t attend the practice if you have Covid-19 symptoms, or feel generally unwell.

Please make sure that when you turn up, you are wearing clothing that allows the clinician to access the top of your upper arm quickly.  In order to minimise the risk of transmission to our patients and staff we want to avoid people remaining in the practice longer than necessary.

The Government aspires to vaccinate all 50-64 year olds this year; however, if you have no underlying health conditions, this will take place later in the winter once higher risk patients have been vaccinated.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/who-should-have-flu-vaccine/

Childhood flu clinics: The childhood flu programme is to vaccinate preschool 2 to 3 year olds using a gentle nasal spray.  Only one parent should attend the appointment with their child and should wear their face covering to enter the surgery.

 
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