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Our practice is a member of the Safe Places scheme in South Oxfordshire

Our practice is a member of the Safe Places scheme in South Oxfordshire. This is a national scheme that helps vulnerable people feel confident and safe whilst they are out. Our health centre is a designated safe place.

Our Practice

We are a friendly, caring practice with a strong sense of teamwork and innovation. We want you, the patient, to feel that you are important to us.

While we inevitably spend much of our time dealing with illness, we lay great stress on prevention and on improving your health. We aim to help to develop a healthy community and have fostered the development of easily accessible exercise schemes such as Health Walks, HealthCycling and the Green Gym.

The Health Centre was opened in 1970 and has grown since. Located in a semi-rural area, we look after a population of approximately 9000 patients within a six-mile radius extending into the northern suburbs of Reading and west of Henley-on-Thames. We dispense medicines to about a third of our patients (eligible because they live more than a mile from the local pharmacy 'as the crow flies').

Please click here to see our patient brochure: Practice Brochure

Latest News

Matters of Memory Talk / Forum on 30th April


Ken Blanton, Rose Elliot, Sue Litchfield and Dr Ralph Drury

The last of three talks on Dementia was held in the Palmer Room at the Health Centre. Dr Ralph Drury introduced the speakers Rose Elliot and Ken Blanton.

Rose Elliot is an Admiral Nurse from The Orders of St John Care Trust. She works at Chilterns Court Care Home and in the community under Dementia UK. She spoke about her role, helping carers and also in training other nurses for the role.

Ken Blanton kindly stood in for Esther Ramsay-Jones who was unable to attend. Ken is a Specialist Counsellor at Sue Ryder Nettlebed. He suggested thinking about the use of the word ‘should’. Do what is right for carer and patient now rather than in a normal situation.

A video clip about a son and his mother, a photographic journey through Dementia is available . Google Tony Luicani – TED talk

An interactive question time with general debate aired some personal situations which were discussed in a relaxed atmosphere,

Refreshments were enjoyed at the end of the afternoon.

Pharmacy opening hours for the May bank holidays

Please see attached posters, which detail opening hours of pharmacies in Berkshire and Oxfordshire over the bank holidays in May: April - May 2019 bank holidays, Berkshire pharmacies April - May 2019 bank holidays, Oxfordshire pharmacies

Building work at the surgery

We will be undertaking some internal building work to increase consulting space at the surgery. The work will take place from January and will last for approximately 12 weeks.  We will work hard to keep disruption to a minimum and we apologise for any inconvenience that the building work may cause.

Social prescribing with the Community Information Network

This is a way in which the Community Information Network can help patients to link with a range of local, non-medical activities, opportunities and support that can improve patients' health and help patients “live life to the full”.


If you think that you would benefit from social prescribing help or support, please speak to your GP or a practice nurse about being referred to the Social Prescribing team.


You can also contact the Community Information Network team yourself directly on 01235 849445 or email

The Community Information Network is part of the Age UK Oxfordshire family of services.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

A new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in May 2018.

How we use your information

For guidance on how we use your information please read our Privacy Notice, our How we use your medical records document and our Transparency Statement. There is also information on the noticeboard in our foyer.

Healthy Activities for all ages booklet

This booklet provides information on local groups and activities to inspire local residents to join a new group or to take up a new challenge. Thank you to Sue Litchfield for compiling this informative guide. Click here to view it: Healthy Activities around Sonning Common booklet.  For more activities, take a look here: Addendum to Healthy Activities.

Accessible information

If you have impaired sight and would like a large-print copy of our patient brochure please ask at reception. If you would like to view information on our website in a larger font size you can do so by using the browser settings on your computer to make the font a larger size.

How to Find and Contact Us

To the bottom of the screen is our Extended GP Access information.  Please click the link below for future dates. They are on some Wednesday and Friday evenings and some Saturday and Sunday mornings. 

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