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Latest News

Our spring 2018 newsletter is now available. Please click on the spring newsletter 2018 heading at the bottom of the homepage.

Dr Ellen

We are sorry to announce that Dr Ellen Kruidenier will be leaving us at the end of April 2018 to take a career break. We thank Dr Ellen for her dedicated service and wish her all the best for the future. There is further information at the end of the homepage.

Ear syringing

We will be stopping ear syringing at the end of March for all patients except those who the hospital's Ear, Nose & Throat department have requested it for or pre-referral to the Audiology (hearing) clinic. Patients can contact the following clinics to arrange ear syringing privately: The Hearing Clinic, 25 Hart Street, Henley, 01491 577555 or The Berkshire Independent Hospital, Reading, 0118 902 8000 or The Oxford Hearing Centre, Eynsham Road, Oxford, 01865 861861.

National 2018 GP survey

Some patients will soon receive a questionnaire about their experiences of local health services; it covers issues that concern patients, such as access to care and satisfaction with treatment.

If you receive a questionnaire, please fill it in and return it as soon as you can. It is really important to express your views, even if you remember completing a questionnaire like this before. Your response will help!  Please visit for more information.

To access the results from the 2017/18 National GP patient survey for our practice please follow this link: 

Upcoming Events...

PPG Events:

  • 'A Day in the Life of a GP' - A talk by Dr Ralph Drury

    • Where? - Sonning Common Village Hall
    • When?  - Wednesday 6th June - 19:30
      • Info: Entrance fee & Refreshments available
  • Matters of Memory

    • Where? - Sonning Common Village Hall
    • When?  - Friday 13th July - 10:00-16:00
      • Info: Stalls and talks about Dementia and Alzheimer's

Go Active Gold Events:

  • Fitness MOT

    • Where? - Sonning Common Village Hall
    • When?  - Thursday 3rd May - 11:00-13:00 
      • Info: Free fitness check-ups and activity advise + Refreshements

For more details take a look at there poster! Fitness MOT

SCHC - Health News

How to Manage Your Conditions and help the NHS

Please click the link below and read this NHS poster. manage your condition poster 

Support for Young People affected by Crime:

Please feel free to visit the above link, should it be of interest to you.

Diving Medicals

We now offer Occupational Diving Medicals. Please click here  to read further.  


Please click here to see the list of private fees payable by patients.

No Hepatitis A and limited combined Hepatitis A and Typhoid, Tetanus vaccines

We have limited supplies of Tetanus, combined Hepatitis A and Typhoid and no Hepatitis A. Please check on the availability of these vaccines with Reception in plenty of time before travelling. Patients may need to obtain these vaccines privately at the MASTA Travel Clinic in Reading or at a large Boots store if we do not have the vaccines in stock.


Patients can access a free online chlamydia testing service at

Shingles Info Spring 2018

Shingles Eligibility poster

Attached is a shingles eligibility poster - please check if you fall into the eligible age group(s) and contact us for an immunisation if you need one.

Please note that:
  • People are not eligible for an immunisation if they are over 80 years of age.
  • It is medically recommended not to have a shingles vaccine if you have had shingles in the last year.

NHS Bulletin

NHS England decides new OTC prescribing rules


NHS England has recommended an exemption to new OTC prescribing guidance for patients whose ability to self-manage their health is compromised.

Following the recent OTC medicines prescribing consultation, it has issued an OTC guidance letter, offering implementation advice to CCGs.

Medical, mental health or significant social vulnerability are among the reasons for prescribing to take place.


Read more on DDA Online today. 

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