Clinics and Services

Asthma & COPD Clinics

Review of asthma & COPD care is undertaken by our Practice Nurses.

Cervical Smear Tests

Between the ages of 25 and 65 we advise our female patients to have regular smear tests every 3 or 5 years, depending on age. This simple test can detect changes in the cervix (neck of the womb) that can sometimes lead to cancer if left untreated.

Fortunately, if changes are detected treatment is nearly always simple and effective. Smears may have to be repeated either for technical reasons or because of minor changes which frequently return to normal. Smear tests are performed by our Practice Nurses.

Childhood Immunisations

Our Practice Nurses give immunisations to children aged between 8 weeks and 3 years 4 months.


All the Doctors provide contraceptive advice within their normal appointments, as do our Practice Nurses. Coils and implants can be fitted and changed in the surgery after consultation with a Doctor.

Diabetic Clinic

Our diabetic patients are regularly reviewed in the diabetic clinic. The aim is to monitor and co-ordinate the care of diabetes and protect against associated complications. You will be written to when your annual diabetic review is due.

Emergency Contraception

If you think you may be at risk of pregnancy, please contact the surgery as soon as possible. Emergency contraceptive pills can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected intercourse but are more likely to be effective the sooner they are used.

After 72 hours a coil can sometimes be used. Some chemists are able to sell emergency contraceptive pills without a Doctor’s prescription. At weekends please contact the out of hours service.


For midwife appointments please phone the Maternity Appointments Line :
0118 322 8964 – Option 1 – Monday to Friday 8.00am – 6.00pm.

Minor Surgery

A variety of minor surgical procedures can be performed within the practice. Your Doctor will advise you whether your condition can be treated at the surgery.

Pre-conception counselling

If you are planning a baby you are welcome to make a telephone appointment with our Doctors who can advise on folic acid supplements and discuss your lifestyle.

Travel Vaccinations

If you are planning a holiday abroad, you should check with us at least 8 weeks before you travel so that we can make the necessary immunisation arrangements.

Other Services


If you would prefer to have a chaperone present during an intimate examination, please tell the Doctor. You can either bring a friend or we will ask a member of the clinical team to be present. You may need to rebook your appointment if a chaperone is unavailable.

Interpreting Service

We can provide this service through Reading Borough Council and ask that patients give us 7-10 days notice.

Online Services

Online appointment booking service.

Register for online booking by filling in our Online Services Registration form.

Community Navigator Scheme

The Community Navigator scheme is a free sign posting service linking people to sources of support in the community.

Navigators are all volunteers who have time to talk to patients and explore options of help and support.

e.g. Mrs A referred by GP for loneliness and isolation was signposted to the local Befriending scheme and Age UK. Mrs A is now visited once a week and taken out shopping.

Mrs B needed support for her son with learning disabilities who had lost his job. She was signposted to the Number One Club and Mencap for support.

If you would like to make an appointment to talk to a Navigator please ring 01344 304404.

Additional Services

Fees for Non-NHS Work:


Service Price
“To Whom it may Concern” Letters £50
Simple Certificate of Fact £50
Private Sick Note £50
Firearms Licence – VAT to be added £140
Subject Access Request (one per year free of charge) then further charged £50


Service Price
Private Health Insurance Claim Form – one page £80
Private Health Insurance Claim Form – more pages/info £140
Sickness / Accident Benefit Claim Form – one page £80
Sickness / Accident Benefit Claim Form – more pages/info £140
Holiday Insurance Claim Form – one page £80
Holiday Insurance Claim Form – more pages/info £140