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').
Matters of Memory Talks
Forum on 26th March
This was the second of three talks held in the Palmer Room at the Health Centre. Nicky Vernede a Dietician from Oxford Health gave a very informative talk with a slide presentation. She stressed the importance of a balanced diet and advised on the need to avoid certain foods and textures if eating or swallowing is difficult.
Louise Williams and Vicky Tomlinson from Carers Oxfordshire then spoke about their role in supporting and giving advice and where carers can find additional help. They brought a very useful booklet called ‘Care Matters’ which is available at the Health Centre.
Question time brought discussion and debate from the audience, which included examples of personal situations.
Tea, coffee and home-made cakes rounded off another very successful afternoon.
The next talk will be on Tuesday30th April from 2-4 pm in the Palmer Room. The speakers are Esther Ramsay-Jones from Sue Ryder and Rose Elliot an Admiral Nurse from The Orders of St. John Care Trust.
More than 20 patients and carers attended the first talk on 26th February and found the talks from Kate Hampton (Dementia Oxfordshire) and Diana Beveridge very informative.
Speakers at the Matters of Memory event on 26th February: Dr Muncey, Kate Hampton of Dementia Oxfordshire, Sue Litchfield (patient volunteer and event organiser) and Diana Beveridge (previous carer)
For more information and to book a place, please click here: Matters of Memory Talks poster Matters of Memory talks booking form
Pharmacy opening hours for the May bank holidays
Please see attached posters, which detail opening hours of pharmacies in Berkshire and Oxfordshire over the bank holidays in May: April - May 2019 bank holidays, Berkshire pharmacies April - May 2019 bank holidays, Oxfordshire pharmacies
Building work at the surgery
We will be undertaking some internal building work to increase consulting space at the surgery. The work will take place from January and will last for approximately 12 weeks. We will work hard to keep disruption to a minimum and we apologise for any inconvenience that the building work may cause.
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. For more activities, take a look here: Addendum to Healthy Activities.
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.
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 24/04/2019)