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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 almost 10,000 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


We are recommending that all travellers who develop relevant symptoms, however mild, within 14 days of returning from mainland China,Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau should self-isolate at home immediately and call NHS 111.

Travellers from Wuhan and Hubei province should self-isolate for 14 days, even if they do not have symptoms, due to increased risk from that area.

Germs can live on some surfaces for hours. To protect yourself and others:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze.
  • Bin the tissue, and to kill the germs, wash your hands with soap and water, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • If you have arrived back from China within 14 days follow the specific advice for returning travellers.

This is the best way to slow the spread of almost any germs, including Coronavirus.

More information is available at

PPG events taking place this spring

Our PPG ran a successful eye health event on 30th January at the health centre.  Twenty-nine people attended the interesting talk from the Frost Borneo optician team.

The next PPG event is on diabetes and will be on 23rd March from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Sonning Common village hall.  Please click here for more information and contact details for booking.

There will be a sepsis talk in late spring.

Sonning Common Health Centre is celebrating its 50th anniversary in July 2020.

The Health Centre team would like to invite all former staff to a celebration event on Sunday 28th June 2020. If you or someone you know worked at the Health Centre please let us know your up-to-date contact details.

You can email Lesley Chambers on, alternatively call her on 0118 9721615 or leave a message for her at reception.

Asthma reviews

For patients that struggle to come in for their asthma reviews, this online form is available: Asthma control test

Memory Café

Please click here for details of the Memory Café in Henley, it runs once a month:Memory Cafe Poster.

Mental health resources

Please click here for mental health resources information: Mental health resources for children Mental health resources for adults

Clinical Pharmacist

We have a clinical pharmacist at the health centre most Wednesdays. Murray, our pharmacist, is conducting medication reviews with patients. Please contact our Reception team to book an appointment for a medication review.

Our Phlebotomy clinics

Please note that there is very high demand for our phlebotomy appointments. Please contact our Reception team to cancel an appointment if it isn't needed.

There is a lead time for blood clinic appointments with us due to pressure on the service.  Our patients can go to RBH for blood appointments. This web link provides information on opening times at RBH: RBH blood test information

Flu appointments

Do contact our reception team to make an appointment for a flu vaccine if you are eligible.

CQC Inspection

On 24th June 2019 we were inspected by the CQC (Care Quality Commission).  We are delighted to announce that following this inspection they have once again given Sonning Common Health Centre an overall rating of "outstanding".  To view the report and associated documentation in full, please follow these links:, CQC inspection report, CQC inspection evidence table.

Vision Statement, Core Values and Patient Charter 2019

Please click this link to see this document: Vision statement, core values and patient charter 2019

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 Health Centre.

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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