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Announcement - Dr Andrew Burnett will retire at the end of March 2017 - please see the attached letter. Dr Burnett retirementIf you are  currently a patient of Dr Burnett, from 1st April your usual GP will be Dr Claire Webster if your surname is A-J and Dr Nick Smith if your surname is K-Z. You can of course see any of our GPs, subject to availability. 

Some of you would have received a text message announcement.  Please contact Reception if you would like to receive text message announcements but we don't have your mobile details on record.


West Berkshire Breast Screening service will have a unit in the health centre car park for 6 weeks from w/c 6th March. The unit will take up several car park spaces in our car park. Please park considerately during this time period. Here is a link to the West Berkshire Breast Screening website for further information:

 http://www.royalberkshire.nhs.uk/wards-and-services/breast-screening.htm.


EASTER OPENING HOURS  Image result for clipart easter egg

We will be closed on Friday 14th April and Monday 17th April inclusive, for the Easter period.  We are open as normal aside from these dates. Please ensure you have adequate repeat medication for the Easter period - we recommend that you submit any repeat prescriptions by 6.00 Friday 7th April for collection by Thursday 13th April.

 


Please telephone the surgery on (0118) 972 2188 after 5 working days for your test results to come back from the hospital, unless your doctor has stated otherwise.  If you can, please phone outside our core hours, ideally between 10.30am - 1.00pm and 2.00pm - 5.30pm.

The average wait times for test results:  

Blood test1 week
Stool test1 week
Urine test5 working days
X-ray's2 weeks

However, do be aware that we cannot always give full results over the phone.  Our preference is to give results over the telephone for confidentiality reasons and we can only give results to the person who has had the test. We cannot give your results to family members without your written consent.  Results for patients under the age of 18 will be given to their parents, unless we receive instruction not to.  If the result is complicated, or if the doctor wants to see you about the result, we will offer you an appointment. 

 

 
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