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.
**BLOOD TEST DISRUPTION**
A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.
Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems will still get one, but where your clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled.
Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.
If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally
It is FLU VACCINE time of year!!
We are running clinics on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th September 2021 between 8.30am - 12.30pm**NOW FULL**.
We also have some clinics running Monday, Wednesday & Friday afternoons, commencing from Monday 13th September.
These clinics are open to all patients over the age 50, this cohort of patients are eligible regardless of underlying health conditions.
The clinics are also for all ELIGIBLE PATIENTS, with an underlying health condition; as well as pregnant women, aged between 18 and 49. Eligibility will be confirmed at the time of booking. If you are unsure if you are eligible, reception will be able to advise.
Please contact reception to make your FLU VACCINE appointment.
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 03/09/2021)