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Non-urgent advice: Patient Participation Meeting Message

Linden Road Surgery July’s PPG (Patient Participation Meeting) has been postponed until  Tuesday 17th September @ 6pm

111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It’s fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals. They will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you.

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

In case of a life threatening emergency, please dial 999

The Walk In Centre based at Putnoe Medical Centre, 93 Queens Drive, Bedford.

It is open 7 days per week 365 days per year including bank holidays. This facility is open to anyone who needs urgent medical care for minor illness or injuries. Routine prescriptions cannot be provided.

In the Minor illness specialist Nurse-led Walk in Centre there is always a GP on duty. The GP’s who work at the weekend are not usually Putnoe Medical Centre GP’s.

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday 8.00am – 14.00pm

Saturday and Sunday (Including Bank Holidays) 8.00am – 17.00pm.

The information below provides you with the information about what can be dealt with within the Walk in Centre.

We are able to help with

Minor Illness

Minor Cuts and grazes

Minor burns


Emergency Contraception

Minor skin infections/rashes

Minor eye conditions

Stomach upsets

coughs, colds flu like symptoms

Asthma attacks

Abdominal pain

Back pain

Urine infections/Genital symptoms

Road Traffic Injury (minor)

We are unable to help with the following

Head injury – loss of consciousness

Severe allergic reactions

overdose of drugs or accidental drinking of chemicals

Doctors certificates (Med 3)

Long term conditions

Medication reviews

Repeat Prescriptions

Routine vaccinations or travel vaccinations

Routine dressings

Ear Syringing

Routine contraceptive checks

Routine removal of stitches

Routine Referrals

Dental problems

Services will vary depending on the staff availability

NHS App allow you to:

  • Manage appointments
  • Request repeat medication
  • Update demographic details
  • Message healthcare service

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