Surgery news and update July 2023

The surgery will be closed on the afternoon of Wednesday 12th July for staff training. Westcall are covering and you should call 111.

Dr Malik

Dr Malik has joined us as a GP Partner and has taken over Dr Mellows patient list.

Dr Zylstra

Dr Zylstra retired as a GP Partner at the end of June 2023. He has worked with us for 27 years.

Dr Bushra Babar and Dr Jesse Jaremek will be taking over his patient list from August 2023. There will be locum cover in the interim. Please do not ask to be moved to another Doctors list. (the current Doctors have full lists)


The NHS App allows you to view your test results and order your repeat medication without having to contact the surgery. You can get this service via this website. Go to reception an enquires and click on register for online services.

Shingles Vaccination

A shingles vaccination (one off vaccination – not yearly) is available to everyone between the ages of 70 – 79. If you have not had this vaccine, please can you phone the surgery to book this with a nurse. More information on the vaccine can be found at

Mental Health Practitioner

Debbie Dew has joined the PCN as a Mental Health Practitioner and will be working from Finchampstead Surgery 2-3 days a week. If you would like to speak to Debbie about any mental health issues or concerns, please phone the surgery and our receptionists can book you either a face to face or telephone appointment with her.

Travel Vaccines

We are not a registered travel clinic. Due to the demand in General Practice, we are prioritising our patients needing chronic disease management and have no appointments currently available for travel vaccinations. Please contact a MASTA clinic for help, advice and vaccinations.

Thyroxine Medication

Biotin supplements can affect the measurement of thyroxine levels, if you are taking a Biotin (can be found in multivitamins) please can you inform us prior to having a blood test so we can inform the laboratory.

Thank you.