We are a friendly, caring practice with a strong sense of teamwork and innovation. We want you, the patient, to feel that you are important to us.
While we inevitably spend much of our time dealing with illness, we lay great stress on prevention and on improving your health. We aim to help to develop a healthy community and have fostered the development of easily accessible exercise schemes such as Health Walks, HealthCycling and the Green Gym.
The Health Centre was opened in 1970 and has grown since. Located in a semi-rural area, we look after a population of approximately 9000 patients within a six-mile radius extending into the northern suburbs of Reading and west of Henley-on-Thames. We dispense medicines to about a third of our patients (eligible because they live more than a mile from the local pharmacy 'as the crow flies').
Please click here to see our patient brochure: Practice Brochure
August Bank Holiday Monday: the health centre is closed
The surgery and dispensary will be closed on Monday 26th August - please telephone 111 if you have an urgent medical request or call 999 if it is a medical emergency. The health centre is open as normal from Tuesday 27th August.
Please click here for details of local pharmacies that will be open on this date:
Berkshire pharmacies open on 26.08.19
Oxfordshire pharmacies open on 26.08.19
On 24th June 2019 we were inspected by the CQC (Care Quality Commission). We are delighted to announce that following this inspection they have once again given Sonning Common Health Centre an overall rating of "outstanding". To view the report and associated documentation in full, please follow these links: https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-543644798, CQC inspection report, CQC inspection evidence table.
For the attention of Dr Sue Ronay's patients
Dr Sue Ronay retired at the end of June after 22 years at Sonning Common Health Centre and 30 years as a GP. As a GP partner Dr Ronay contributed enormous amounts of time and energy to the practice and has been instrumental in making the health centre what it is today. Dr Ronay will be hugely missed.
Dr Ronay says how privileged she feels to have got to know so many patients over those years and be part of the wonderful team looking after them. She apologies if she hasn’t managed to say goodbye personally to anyone.
The health centre team all wish Dr Ronay a very happy retirement.
We have recruited a new salaried GP, Dr Sarah Baker, and Dr Ronay's patients will move to Dr Baker this summer. We look forward to welcoming Dr Baker to the team at the health centre.
Name change: Dr Wild
In May Dr On got married, and as a result, she has now changed her name to Dr Wild.
Vision Statement, Core Values and Patient Charter 2019
Please click this link to see this document: Vision statement, core values and patient charter 2019
Free Overcome Anxiety and Stress Workshop
This successful workshop took place at Sonning Common Health Centre on 18th June 2019. Please see the attached Overcome stress and anxiety workshop report for more details.
Social prescribing with the Community Information Network
This is a way in which the Community Information Network can help patients to link with a range of local, non-medical activities, opportunities and support that can improve patients' health and help patients “live life to the full”.
If you think that you would benefit from social prescribing help or support, please speak to your GP or a practice nurse about being referred to the Social Prescribing team.
You can also contact the Community Information Network team yourself directly on 01235 849445 or email email@example.com
The Community Information Network is part of the Age UK Oxfordshire family of services.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
A new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in May 2018.
How we use your information
For guidance on how we use your information please read our Privacy Notice, our How we use your medical records document and our Transparency Statement. There is also information on the noticeboard in our foyer.
Healthy Activities for all ages booklet
This booklet provides information on local groups and activities to inspire local residents to join a new group or to take up a new challenge. Thank you to Sue Litchfield for compiling this informative guide. Click here to view it: Healthy Activities around Sonning Common booklet
If you have impaired sight and would like a large-print copy of our patient brochure please ask at reception. If you would like to view information on our website in a larger font size you can do so by using the browser settings on your computer to make the font a larger size.
How to Find and Contact Us
To the bottom of the screen is our Extended GP Access information. Please click the link below for future dates. They are on some Wednesday and Friday evenings and some Saturday and Sunday mornings.
(Site updated 22/08/2019)