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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 audiology.royalberkshire@nhs.net 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

Chlamydia

Patients can access a free online chlamydia testing service at https://chlamydia.sexualhealthoxfordshire.nhs.uk/


Please telephone the surgery on (0118) 972 2188 after 5 working days for your test results to come back from the hospital, unless your doctor has stated otherwise.  If you can, please phone outside our core hours, ideally between 10.30am - 1.00pm and 2.00pm - 5.30pm.

The average wait times for test results:  

Blood test1 week
Stool test1 week
Urine test5 working days
X-ray's2 weeks

However, do be aware that we cannot always give full results over the phone.  Our preference is to give results over the telephone for confidentiality reasons and we can only give results to the person who has had the test. We cannot give your results to family members without your written consent.  Results for patients under the age of 18 will be given to their parents, unless we receive instruction not to.  If the result is complicated, or if the doctor wants to see you about the result, we will offer you an appointment. 

 

 
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