Services available at Linden Medical Group
Any registered patient 40 - 74 years of age without a pre-existing condition may ask for a health check. During this check all appropriate examinations and investigations will be undertaken by a Health Care Professional.
The Nurse Practitioners have undertaken specialist training to be able to assess and diagnose acute new presenting problems. The list below are examples of what our Nurse Practitioners deal with on a day to day basis, if you are suffering from any of the following symptoms then you will be directed to the Nurse Practitioners.
Minor Illness - Fever, Sore Throats, Coughs, possible Chest Infection, Abdominal Pain, Diarrhoea and Vomiting, Urinary Tract Infections, Ear Ache, Eye Infections, Sinusitis, recent onset Rashes etc.
Minor Injury — Bruises and Sprains, minor Head Injury, Cuts and Burns etc. Emergency Contraception
Our Nurse Practitioners are also Independent Prescribers and they can prescribe medication for acute problems. however she is not able to print and issue prescriptions for repeat or long term medications.
The Practice Nurses are involved in the monitoring and promotion of health and wellbeing, supplying advice and support of treatment plans, lifestyle, diet, exercise, smoking cessation and appropriate alcohol consumption . Specialised clinics are available via invitation, for those with Diabetes, Cardiovascular conditions, Epilepsy and Respiratory disorders including Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Nurses also undertake a variety of general nursing duties including, wound care, collection of samples as appropriate, including Cervical Cytology, removal of sutures, some immunisations and assisting with minor surgery.
Health Care Assistants
The health Care Assistants undertake a variety of roles including taking blood for testing, carrying out ECG’s, BMI measurements, BP recordings and exercise advice.
Vaccination & Immunisation Clinics
Childhood vaccinations are undertaken by our Practice Nurses and you will be notified when to attend.
Adolescent & Adult vaccinations/immunisations are undertaken by the Practice Nurses. Please note the Practice will not vaccinate against hepatitis B for Occupational Health purposes, you should contact your employer to obtain details of the arrangements they have in place.