The Linden Medical Group
The doctors and staff at Linden Medical Group surgery in Nottingham are committed to providing high quality and safe primary healthcare to our practice population within a learning environment.
We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal and postnatal care, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.
As you will no doubt be aware; General Practice has come under intense criticism in the media over recent weeks.
A GP in Sheffield, Dr Ben Allen, has produced a poem which aims to offer a more accurate explanation of the current pressures and demands on General Practice at the present time.
To access the poem, please click the link below
It is FLU VACCINE time of year!!
Due to exceptional demand, we are not currently taking bookings for the flu vaccine. We are due to receive a further delivery of vaccine on the coming weeks and are, at present adding patients to a waiting list.
If you wish to be added to the waiting list for your vaccine, please contact reception.
We are also planning to run 2 further weekend flu clinics and will update in due course once have finalised the details.
FACE COVERINGS FROM MONDAY 19TH JULY 2021
Please be advised that the guidance concerning face coverings in the surgery WILL NOT be changing on Monday 19th July.
Patients will still be expected and required to wear face coverings when they come to the practice.
This is as per the new guidelines issued by NHS England - the guidance can be found HERE
NATIONAL DATA OPT-OUT
THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING YOUR OPT-OUT IS 1st SEPTEMBER 2021
If you don’t want your patient data to be shared for purposes except for your own care, you can opt-out by registering a Type 1 Opt-out.
This collection will start from 30th September 2021 so if you do not want your data to be shared with NHS Digital please register your Type 1 Opt-out with the surgery by 1st September 2021.
The data held in your GP medical records are shared with other healthcare professionals for the purposes of your individual care. It is also shared with other organisations to support health and care planning and research.
If you do not want your personal patient data to be shared outside of your GP practice for purposes except your own care, you can register an opt-out with your GP practice. This is known as a Type 1 Opt-out.
To register a Type 1 Opt-out, for yourself or for a dependent (if you are the parent or legal guardian of the patient) you can download the form from the link HERE and then returning it to the surgery before the deadline of 1st September 2021.
For more information on the National Data Opt-out please click the link HERE.
You can also register your preference, online, using the NHS App. More information about the NHS App can be found HERE
Current Appointment Arrangements
During the Covid-19 Pandemic, all appointments are initially a telephone call, a GP will determine if you need to be seen face to face, if after a telephone consultation it is advised you need a face-to-face appointment, rest assured, you will be seen by a GP.
Please do not expect reception to book you a face-to-face appointment, the reception team are not being difficult, they are following instructions from the GP's.
If you are asked to come to surgery for a face to face appointment, please make sure you are wearing a face covering unless you are exempt for medical reasons. Thank you.
Our Patient Group
During the current pandemic, the Linden Patient Participation Group have been holding virtual meetings through the 'Zoom' online platform.
All Linden patients are very welcome to attend, we value all feedback and suggestions from patients - please join us to find out more about the group. Please ask reception if you would like further information on how to join the meeting.
Practice Privacy Notice:
to download click on the link below
Data protection privacy notice for Patients
Online Suggestion Box
Please be aware that we now offer extended hours 'early bird' doctor and nurse appointments between 7 and 8am. Please ask at reception for further information.
Care Quality Commission - please follow the link below to view our CQC inspection report published November 2017
Named accountable GP
All patients registered at the practice have an allocated named GP. if you wish to know who your allocated GP is, please contact the surgery and the receptionist can inform you. Please note that although you may have an allocated named GP you may continue to see any of the doctors at the practice and are not restricted to seeing this GP only.
Online Services Registration
Please note that you would need to register first to be able to use the online services below. Please contact the surgery to obtain your access code.
You will need to come in person and bring ID with you. Once you have obtained your access code, you can click on the options below and access the online services.
You can also download the NHS App, more information HERE
From March 2016 in order to meet contractual requirements we will be publishing GP earnings. The mean earnings for GPs at the Practice for the last financial year can be found here .
(Site updated 18/10/2021)