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We are moving to electronic prescribing (EPS) in mid October. 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 start on Monday 18th September.  Please click on our 2017-18 flu clinic page on the right hand side of the screen for further information.


No Hepatitis A nor combined Hepatitis A and Typhoid 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 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 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/

Doctors

Dr Kim EmersonDr Kim Emerson

MB ChB (Sheff) 1991 DCH DFFP MRCGP Dr Emerson joined the practice in 1995 after her year here as registrar. She works three days a week and has a special interest in paediatrics, obstetrics, well woman issues and family planning. She also oversees the practice staff and finances, and is an experienced GP trainer. Dr Emerson is married with three children.

Dr Sue RonayDr Sue Ronay

MB ChB (Man) 1985 DCH DRCOG FRCGP  Dr Ronay has been with the practice since 1997, having trained here in the 80s and consults for two and a half days per week. She considers herself a true 'generalist' in that she is interested in all aspects of general practice and all ages from cradle to grave.  She is an experienced GP trainer and oversees in-house practice education.  Dr Ronay is married with two children and a boisterous dog. When not working and the weather allows she is generally to be found playing tennis.

Dr Ralph DruryDr Ralph Drury

MB BS (Lond) 1992 MRCGP DFFP  Dr Drury joined us in 1999. He works four days a week and has a keen interest in weight loss management and diabetes. Dr Drury is married and has two children.

Dr Tess HarrisDr Tess Harris

MB BS (Lond) MRCGP DRCOG DCH DGM MSc MD  Dr Harris qualified in 1988, and joined the practice in June 2001 as a part time GP. Dr Harris also works part time at St George's University of London doing research and teaching medical students. She is married with two children and lives in Reading.

Dr Ellen KruidenierDr Ellen Kruidenier

MRCGP DRCOG Dr Ellen Kruidenier ('call me Dr Ellen - it's easier') was our registrar in 2003/04. Born in the Netherlands in 1967 she graduated from Medical School in Groningen in 1992. After house jobs and research, she came to London in 1995 and for some 5 years worked in paediatrics at Kings College Hospital. Dr Ellen has special interests in child and teenage health, family planning and womens health and teaching medical students from Oxford. Dr Ellen joined the Health centre as a salaried GP in 2005 and works three days per week. She lives in Reading and is married with two children.

Dr Alison McKinlay

MB, ChB, DRCOG, MRCGP  Alison_Mckinlay1Dr McKinlay qualified in Bristol in 1988 and after junior doctor posts she held a short service commission for 6 years as a Medical Officer with the Royal Army Medical Corps. Dr McKinlay trained as a GP and worked in Garrison medical centres and Military hospitals in Germany.  After leaving the Army she went on to gain further training and experience in Ophthalmology in Basingstoke and worked as a clinical assistant for four years in Macclesfield District General Hospital.  Before moving to Berkshire in 2006, she worked as a GP in Macclesfield and became a GP Trainer in 2011 after completing the PGCE in Medical Education in 2011.  Dr McKinlay enjoys being involved in training doctors during their progress to achieving GP status.  She is married with teenagers at university.

Dr Claire Webster

BM (Soton) MRCGP (2015) DRCOG LoC (IUT)  Dr Webster qualified in 2010 from Southampton University.  She worked as a junior doctor at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, followed by GP training in the Reading area.  Dr Webster has worked as a long term locum in several local practices since completing her GP training in 2015, including Sonning Common Health Centre since December 2015.  Dr Webster's particular interests are in family planning and palliative care.

Dr Nick Smith

BMBCh, BA (oxon), MRCGP  Dr Nick Smith qualified in 2008 from Trinity College, University of Oxford.  Dr Smith has worked as a junior doctor across the Thames Valley and completed his GP training at surgeries in Berkshire and Oxfordshire.  Dr Smith has worked in a several practices, lived in Uganda whilst volunteering for the RCPCH and he is a trainer for the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust. Dr Smith performs joint injections and minor surgery.



Dr Samuel Muncey

BMedSci BM BS MRCGP (2017)sammuncey Dr Muncey qualified in 2012 from The University of Nottingham.  Dr Muncey initially worked in Suffolk before moving to the Thames Valley to complete his GP training.  Having worked at Sonning Common as a registrar, he is now a salaried GP with the practice.  His areas of interest include cardiology and respiratory medicine.  Outside of work he enjoys football, cricket and involvement with his church.

Dr Shams Aljoboori

Locum doctor

Registrars

Dr Jenny Company
Dr Kim On
Dr Matthew Foroghi
 
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