Job Vacancies at Linden
We are looking to recruit a creative, ambitious and enthusiastic part time Admin, IT and Social Media Assistant to join our friendly forward thinking Practice team. This is an exciting and varied role where you will be working closely with and supporting the Assistant Practice Manager with a wide range of IT and administrative duties to support the clinical provision and smooth running of the Practice. In this role the candidate will be researching and creating content for the Practices website, social media platforms and other platforms of patient information/engagement. Another key area to this role is providing basic IT support to staff and where applicable raising calls with the local IT service desk and ensuring faults are resolved in a timely manner. In addition, the post-holder will also provide administrative support as required, in line with the needs of the practice.
The person we are looking for will have a committed and focused attitude to the job and an inquisitive mind with the ability to look at things in a logical manner. The suitable candidate must also be able to demonstrate integrity and an understanding of the confidential nature of the work. You must be comfortable working to multiple demands and priorities within a busy GP Practice. Previous experience within a healthcare environment would be helpful but not essential as training will be provided.
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Changes to Repeat Prescription Ordering
For more information please speak to a member of the reception team or view the information leaflets below;
Did you know you can request your repeat prescription online and get it sent to a pharmacy of your choice?
To order your repeat prescription(s) online, all you need to do is register for GP Online Services.
Once registered you can have access to:
- Booking or cancelling appointments online
- Ordering repeat prescriptions online
- Viewing your detailed coded record online
- Viewing test results online
How to register for GP Online Services
To register for GP Online Services at Linden Medical Group you can either bring identification to the practice or we can also register you by asking a series of questions to confirm your identity either Face-to-Face or over the telephone.
To register over the telephone, call: 01536 481734 after 10am.
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Prescribing of Over the Counter Medicines is Changing
How is it changing?
Medicines which are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket (over the counter) will no longer be routinely prescribed for the following conditions:
Why is it changing?
The NHS spends £136 million a year on prescriptions for medicines that can be bought over the counter, such as paracetamol. Reducing the amount the NHS spends on these medicines will mean that more money is available for people with more serious conditions.
How your local pharmacy team can help you?
Pharmacists can give clinical advice and help you choose the most appropriate treatment. If your symptoms suggest it's more serious, they'll ensure you get the care you need.
What if my symptoms don't improve?
Your local Pharmacy team can tell you how long to expect the symptoms of your condition to last. If they haven't improved after this time or you start to feel a lot worse, you should:
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NHS Cervical Screening Campaign
For more information visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cervical-screening/
Marie Curie visited Linden Medical Centre and raised £360.00
This Facebook page is used to present our patients with up to date news and information about our practice. We will keep it current with any developments or other health-related information that we feel may be relevant to you.
Staff Update - Appointment Availability
At Linden we are proud to be a training Practice and we are fortunate to have both Dr Barclay and Dr Spooner who take an active role in training GP Registrars. We are now also once again hosting medical students and a number of our clinicians are involved in their training. It is important that Linden along with other accredited training practices continue to offer this opportunity to doctors at all stages of their training, as without this the current shortage of GP’s will continue. However for this, and other reasons, it does mean that there is often limited availability for bookable appointments with Dr Barclay and Dr Spooner, and accordingly we ask for your patience and understanding if you are unable to book a timely routine appointment with them.
Medical students at Linden Medical Group
We now have 3rd year medical students from Leicester Medical School on placement at Linden Medical Group.
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Saturday morning appointments are available at Linden Avenue for Pre-Bookable Appointments only.
Domestic Abuse Advisors
Northamptonshire Domestic Abuse Service (NDAS) is an organisation that is dedicated to helping and supporting the victims of domestic abuse.
For more information contact NDAS directly;
NDAS 24/7 free advice line: 0300 0120154
NDAS website: www.ndas.co
10 ways to get the best from your GP
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Revised Fair Processing and Privacy Notice
Please click here to view our revised Fair Processing and Privacy Notice
3Sixty Care Partnership
3Sixty Care Partnership brings together a GP federation made up of 28 GP practices across the north of Northamptonshire and the Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to form a multi-speciality Community Provider.
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On the 6th July 2016 Linden Medical Centre had a routine inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the Report on the inspection has now been published.
We are pleased to announce that the practice has been rated overall as good with an outstanding rating for the effectiveness of the services we provide.
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We would appreciate your Feedback
The NHS Friends & Family test is a way of gathering your feedback, so we can continually review our service
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Friends & Family test - Patient Survey.
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Named Accountable GP for Over 75's
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