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.
2022/23 Flu Campaign
Please note we will be starting our 2022/23 Flu campaign in September.
We have 2 clinics on at present, for our HCA, on Friday 16th & Friday 23rd. We will be sending out links again for patients to book themselves but if you’d rather ring we can take your booking this way.
Our HCA can only do the flu vaccine so if you want to have, and are eligible for the covid booster vaccine, you will have to wait until we run a combined flu/covid vaccination clinic.
At the moment, we are planning to run combined flu/covid vaccine clinics over a weekend later in September but this is waiting to be confirmed.
The eligibility for the flu bookings, at present, is as follows:
· All patients over the age of 65
· Patients below the age of 65 who are in a clinical risk group
· Patients under 65 who are household contacts of a patient who is immunosuppressed.
Later in the season all healthy adults aged 50 – 64 will be eligible for a flu vaccine – you will be advised when this is the case.
We are a training practice and, as such, you may notice there are medical students with the GP's or other members of your healthcare team.
If you DO NOT wish a student to be present during your consultation, please inform the healthcare professional.
ONLINE APPOINTMENT BOOKING
Please note we have switched our online appointment booking back on. If you have access to online services you will be able to book appointments with the GP's.
The appointments you can book are face to face appointments.
We ask that when you book an appointment, you state, in the notes, a brief reason for the appointment, this helps us to make sure that you have made an appointment with the correct healthcare professional.
Whilst you are on the online booking portal, please can you check to make sure that your contact details are all up to date too?
Please be advised that when calling the practice to book an appointment the receptionist will ask some questions. This is to, quickly, triage your call and make sure your health concern is dealt with by the most appropriate health care professional.
Our receptionists are trained to ask these questions and do so at the request of the GP's.
The practice has a multi-disciplinary team and a GP is not always the most appropriate person to see.
Depending on your health concern, you may be signposted to a pharmacy, clinical pharmacist, nurse, mental health practitioner or physiotherapist.
Please rest assured that our reception team are not making any assumptions about you nor are they making any kind of clinical decisions.
They will direct you to the most appropriate health care professional and add a note to your appointment to detail the issue/health concern, this ensures the clinician can manage their lists appropriately.
Our reception and admin staff are bound by the same level of confidentiality as the GP's and all breaches of confidentiality are taken very very seriously and dealt with appropriately.
We have noticed a sharp increase in the number of patients calling asking for a prescription.
Please note we DO NOT take prescriptions requests over the telephone.
You can request your medications online via SystmOnline or NHS App or you can drop off a paper request into the box at the surgery.
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 more information about the NHS App HERE
“The average pay for GPs working in the Linden Medical Group in the last financial year was £76,507 before tax and national insurance. This is for 3 full-time GPs and 3 part-time GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months
It should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice, it should not be used to form any judgment about GP earnings, nor to make a comparison with any other practice.
In view of the fact that there are few hard and fast guidelines in place, we must issue a disclaimer against any actions which may or may not be taken with regard to the publication of this information.”
(Site updated 10/08/2022)