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We have gone live with electronic prescribing (EPS). EPS makes it possible for your prescription to be sent electronically to the pharmacy or dispenser of your choice.  Please click on the EPS link on the right hand side for more information.

Our 2017 flu clinics are underway. Please make an appointment for a flu vaccination if you are in any of these categories:

Children aged 2 and 3 years;     Over 65s;     Pregnant women;    

Registered carers;     Care home residents;    

Aged 6 months to under 65 years and in a clinical risk group

Please click on our 2017-18 flu clinic page on the right hand side of the screen for further information.

UPDATED 17.10.17

No Hepatitis A nor combined Hepatitis A and Typhoid nor Tetanus vaccines

There is a global shortage of Hepatitis A vaccines. We do not have any stock of Hepatitis A nor combined Hepatitis A and Typhoid nor Tetanus vaccines at present. We are waiting for an update on when we will receive vaccines. The following options are recommended at the present time to get a Hepatitis A or combined Hepatitis A and Typhoid or tetanus vaccine:

Hearing Aid Battery provision – important changes

From June you will need a battery book to obtain hearing aid batteries. You can get a battery book by:

  • Emailing your name, date of birth and address with the subject of Battery Card to OR
  • By sending your details to Batteries, Audiology 3, Royal Berkshire Hospital, London Road, Reading, RG1 5AN OR
  • By collecting one at your next visit to the drop-in repairs or maintenance clinics


Patients can access a free online chlamydia testing service at

Sonning Common Health Initiatives

Walking Football

A slower version of the beautiful game. Regardless of age, fitness or ability, walking football maybe for you.  The main rules are no running and minimal contact.  Our local football club, Rotherfield United, are very supportive of walking football, including use of their facilities.  They meet every Wednesday at Bishopswood Sports Ground for an hour - a gentle warm up followed by 10 minute games with lots of fun and enjoyment!

For further information about the wide range of health and social benefits that Walking Football offers, please read the attached leaflet (which is available printed at the surgery) or contact Andy Tidswell, Chairman of Rotherfield United FC, on 07710 875728 or by e-mail

Information Leaflet

On Your Bike

An annual bike ride around Sonning Common and the surrounding areas, starting and finishing from Sonning Common Primary School.  Visit for further information.

Sonning Common Green Gym

The Sonning Common Green Gym is a great way to be active, stay fit and combine this with giving a helping hand in your community!  Visit for further information.

Health Walks

Health Walks, set up by Dr William Bird, aim to improve people's fitness, both in body and mind, by encouraging them to use their local countryside for walking.  Visit for further information.

Park Run

A free 5k jog/run for all ages and levels of participant, our nearest local runs are Reading, Didcot, Abingdon and Oxford.  Visit for further information.

GO Active!

GO Active, Get Healthy, a free project that aims to help people do more physical activity and exercise, getting more activity into their everyday lives.  Visit the Oxfordshire page for further information on lots of activities in our area and it is searchable by postcode.

Couch to 5k

For advice and a free app about how to move from walking to jogging in a safe way (ideal for prep for your first park run - Ed!).  For further information visit

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