Noticeboard

PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS

Please be aware that as of 1st October 2020, we will NO LONGER be accepting repeat medication requests over the telephone. We will be reverting back to our usual way of requesting medication prior to Covid-19.

This is mainly due to the easing of Government Covid-19 restrictions. However it is also to potential errors that are caused by confusion with drug name pronunciation and the pressure it puts on the phone lines and staff. click here for more info on how You can request your repeat medication

Flu clinic plan 2020

This year we have to factor in social distancing into our flu vaccination clinics so we are introducing new systems to keep everyone safe. There WILL NOT be any drop in clinics this year and all appointments MUST be in a pre-bookable slot. click here for more info

We are holding weekend clinics on

12th, 13th Sep 2020.

10th, 11th Oct 2020

Chaperone Policy

 

The Linden Medical Group is committed to provide a safe, comfortable environment where patients and staff can be confident that best practice is being followed at all times and the safety of everyone is of paramount importance.
 
Patients may find any examination distressing, particularly if these involve the breasts, genitalia or rectum (known as “intimate examinations”). Patients may also be distressed by consultations involving dimmed lights or close proximity of the clinician to the patients. Some individuals for personal or cultural reasons, may feel uncomfortable if the clinical examination requires them to undress and / or be touched and may feel vulnerable.
 
Chaperoning may help reduce distress, but must be used in conjunction with respectful behaviour, explanation, informed consent and privacy.
 
This chaperone policy is advertised through notices in the waiting room, consulting rooms and the practice website.

 

Patients are encouraged to ask for a chaperone if required at the time of booking their appointment wherever possible.

 

All staff are aware of, and have received appropriate information in relation to this chaperoning policy. All formal chaperones understand their roles and responsibilities and are competent to perform that role.
 
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