Sonning Common Health Centre, Wood Lane, Sonning Common, Reading, RG4 9SWTel: (0118) 972 2188
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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.
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.
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 https://chlamydia.sexualhealthoxfordshire.nhs.uk/
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MB, ChB, DRCOG, MRCGP Dr 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.
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 Webster is currently on maternity leave.
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.
BMedSci BM BS MRCGP (2017) 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.
MBchB (Baghdad 2001), MRCS ed, MRCGP (2015) Dr Aljoboori qualified in 2001 from Baghdad University and came to the UK to work as a junior doctor. She took an interest in acute specialties and worked across the UK for many years in the fields of internal medicine, A&E, anaesthetics and intensive care, and also worked as an Anatomy Demonstrator for Medical and Dental Students at Kings College University in 2007. Dr Aljoboori started her GP training in 2011 and was a registrar here at SCHC. Since qualifying in 2015, she has been a locum doctor at SCHC whilst doing some sessions at other local general practices.
Dr Aljoboori is currently covering Dr Webster's maternity leave. Her main interests are acute and general medicine and she also does some sessions with the out of hours team (Westcall) at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. Dr Aljoboori is married and has two young children. Outside of medicine, she enjoys swimming, travelling and spending time with friends and family.
RGN. Nurse prescriber. Occasional locum sessions.
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