Sonning Common Health Centre

Sonning Common Health Centre

39 Wood Lane, Reading, RG4 9SW

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NHS

Telephone: 0118 972 2188

Out of Hours: 111

COVID Spring Booster Clinic at Sonning Common Health Centre Saturday May 21st 9 am to 11 am                          All patients who are eligible can book COVID Spring Booster appointments with Sonning Common Health Centre for our Clinic on Saturday May 21st 9 am to 11 am.                                Booking can also be made via the National Booking Service for various other vaccination sites.

Welcome to Sonning Common Health Centre

COVID vaccine boosters for patients who are 75 years+ and patients who are immunosuppressed

COVID Clinic Saturday 21st May 2022  9:00am – 11:00am

Please be aware the NHS is now offering a Spring COVID-19 vaccine booster jab to:

  • patients who are 75 years+
  • patients who are 12 years+ and who are immunosuppressed

The Current advice is that if you are in these groups, you should have a spring booster 6 months after your third vaccine to offer the best protection against becoming seriously ill from COVID. This will help also help to provide a similar gap of 6 months for the vaccinations expected in the Autumn Programme.

If you are in these groups and a registered patient at Sonning Common Health Centre, you will be contacted by us and invited to make an appointment for your vaccine when it is your turn. We will be offering booster vaccines from the 30th of April this will be our first clinic for the Spring Boosters. Please wait to be contacted by us to make your appointment.

When contacted patients can book on the NHS APP or contact our Spring Booster line: 0118 972 2188 and press option 8.

You may also receive a letter from the NHS inviting you to book your spring booster through the national booking system or by calling 119 which will offer you appointments at the large vaccination Centre at the Kassam Stadium in Oxford or at several Oxfordshire Community pharmacies.

 

For urgent queries relating to this please email schc.covid@nhs.net

Please don’t telephone our Reception team in the mornings with Covid vaccine queries as our reception phone lines are very busy. Please email schc.covid@nhs.net or telephone the health centre in the afternoon when it is a bit quieter. Thank you for your co-operation.

 

Our Appointments 

 

Please only request a medically urgent same day telephone appointment when you really feel this is required. We need to ensure we can deal with those in most medical need first. Please call or email our Reception team, use the econsult facility on our website or use Patient Access https:/www.patientaccess.com/ for all other enquiries.

We ask that our patients continue to wear face masks, gel their hands and respect social distancing measures when visiting the practice. This is to protect staff and vulnerable patients in whom the Covid vaccine may not be effective and to reduce the chance of more cases of long Covid.

Our staff are wearing face masks and/or additional PPE. We have limited socially distanced seating in the waiting room. 

Please do not visit the Health Centre if:

  • you have any Covid symptoms: loss of smell or taste, a high temperature, a new persistent cough
  • you have been in close contact with anyone who has tested positive for Covid in the previous 10 days
  • You are self isolating due to Covid
  • you are awaiting a Covid test result
  • you are at any increased risk of having or spreading the virus

Please telephone us and a telephone appointment will be made rather than a face to face appointment.

Please visit NHS 111 online at https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19 or call 119 if you have Covid symptoms.

COVID VACCINATIONS

All adults who have not yet received their first or second dose of the vaccine, or those who are eligible for their booster are encouraged to come forward to help protect themselves and others.  This can be done through the national booking service.

Patients can  book COVID vaccine appointments via the National Booking service: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) now advises:

• All adults aged 18 to 39 years should be offered a booster dose, in order of descending age groups, to increase their levels of protection.

• Booster doses should be given no sooner than three months after the primary course.

• All severely immunosuppressed individuals should be offered their booster dose no sooner than three months after completing their primary course of 3 doses.

• Young people aged 12 to 15 years should receive a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, no sooner than 12 weeks after their first dose.

 

Whilst taking part in the initial two phases of the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, Sonning Common Health Centre has delivered over 15,000 doses.  This could not have been achieved without the brilliant effort of all our staff and a long list of volunteers and supporters.

econsult – Online Consultation Service 

Clinics

Baby immunisations, dressings and cervical screening appointments will continue but we request that only one patient accompanies babies/children and only one carer/relative attends with frail adults or unwell patients. Please phone to check beforehand if you are unsure.

Repeat prescription requests can be dropped in the post box on the outer wall of the surgery by dispensary; however we encourage you to sign up for online services so that you can order your medication electronically. Please consider signing up for the NHS App to request your repeat medication:https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/nhs-app/

Registered GP information as of April 2022

-Patients who are registered with Dr Bodhe will be moving to Dr Weeks in early April as Dr Bodhe has reduced her weekly clinical sessions at the health centre and Dr Weeks is increasing his weekly clinical sessions.

-Some patients who are registered with Dr Sarah Baker will be moved to Dr Jennie Nicholson from late April. Dr Baker is reducing her weekly clinical sessions at the health centre from mid April and Dr Nicholson will be here for 2 days a week from late April onwards.

FISH – Support and Transport for the Community

Telephone 0118 972 3986, email fishvolunteercentre.org.uk or visit www.fishvolunteercentre.org.uk

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Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00 until 18:00
    18:00 to 18:30 - Emergencies only
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 18:00
    18:00 to 18:30 - Emergencies only
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 18:00
    18:00 to 18:30 - Emergencies only
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 18:00
    18:00 to 18:30 - Emergencies only
  • Friday
    08:00 until 18:00
    18:00 to 18:30 - Emergencies only
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED