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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 BS (Lond) 1992 MRCGP DFFP Dr Drury joined us in 1999. He works three and a half days a week and has a keen interest in weight loss management and diabetes. Dr Drury is married and has two children. Dr Drury is away from the health centre on a sabbatical until July 2021. Dr Weeks is managing Dr Drury's patients while he is away.
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.
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.
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 grown up children.
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 on maternity leave. Dr Abi Taylor is covering Dr Webster's maternity leave from August 2020 onwards.
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.
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.
MBBS Imperial College London 2012, MRCGP 2018 In May 2019 Dr On got married, and as a result, she has now changed her name to Dr Wild.
Dr Kim Wild is delighted to join the wonderful team at SCHC after completing her year as a registrar here. She qualified in 2012 from Imperial College London and went on to gain experience across a wide range of hospital specialities during her training, mainly at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. Dr Wild has an interest in Elderly care and outside of work enjoys yoga, swimming and spending time with family and friends.
MBBCh Cardiff 2011, MRCGP 2018
Dr Baker joined the practice as a salaried GP in 2019. Dr Baker grew up in Cornwall and has always enjoyed being outdoors - walking the coast, running and swimming. She also likes to travel and during her GP training she spent some time living, working and sightseeing in New Zealand.
Manjiri trained as a Doctor at The University of Wales College of Medicine Cardiff and completed her GP training in Windsor VTS. Since then she has worked in the East Berkshire area. She is a GP Trainer and a local Associate Dean for Thames valley HEE. She is also an appraiser and GP mentor. Her interests are in Education and Women’s health and more recently Lifestyle Medicine.In her spare time she enjoys yoga and reading non-fiction books.
Dr Abi Taylor is covering Dr Webster's maternity leave and is working at the health centre 2 days per week.
RGN, Nurse prescriber. Specialist diabetes and hypertension nurse.
RGN. Well woman and family planning nurse.
Trainee Practice Nurse
Deputy Practice Manager
Administration team and Notes Summariser
Receptionist and Admin team
The district nursing team is now based at Townlands Hospital. To contact the district nurses, please call 01865 903177.
Admin support worker
Clinical Pharmacists: Murray Dick
Community psychiatric nurse - Ms Elizabeth Weeks CPN
Speech Therapist - Mrs Lesley Morgan
Turning Point Support Worker