Sonning Common Health Centre

39 Wood Lane, Reading, RG4 9SW

Telephone: 0118 972 2188

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Patient Participation Group

The Sonning Common Health Centre Patient Participation Group (PPG) is a group of patients and GP practice staff who meet to discuss practice issues and patient experience to help improve the service, to provide practical support to the health centre team when required and to organise health events of interest to our local community.

We aim to be representative and welcome your views, feedback and ideas for improvements to the healthcare services provided. The PPG patient members can not provide any medical advice, discuss medical issues or concerns about treatment. These should all be addressed directly with the Health Centre staff.

To contact the PPG email or fill in a PPG Contact form available from the Health Centre reception.

HenleySonNet – Primary Care Network which includes The Bell Surgery, The Hart Surgery, Nettlebed Surgery and Sonning Common Health Centre invite you to a free and informative talk about new roles within our network – Social Prescribers and Clinical Pharmacists.

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Previous talks/events:


If you missed the Stroke Prevention and Treatment talk with Dr Kiruba Nagaratnam from the 7th May, You can watch it below by clicking on the link.

Video password: Sunny@24

Watch the talk here.

Information correct as of 7th May 2024.



If you missed the online session on the 29th January focusing on mental health awareness and sport in mind, you can watch the session now by clicking the link below.

Video password: Sunh!n324

Watch the online session here.


Information correct as of 29th January 2024.



This event was fully booked. 

With grateful thanks for the Sonning Common Community First Responders giving up their time.


Dr Antoni Chan’s talk can be watched by clicking this link.

Understanding Arthritis and Rheumatism

Passcode: ZrY^53vd




To watch the Zoom talk by Dr Nicos Spyrou’s on Hearty Living can be viewed by clicking the link and entering the password below:

Hearty Living Talk by Dr Nicos Spyrou

Passcode: 6tNB5%#U





PPG other activities

The PPG team is always keen to provide practical support to the Heath Centre. Recent activities include marshalling attendees for the flu and Covid vaccination clinics, undertaking a car park survey to monitor misuse and suggest improvements, participation in deciding the priorities of gift fund spending, resulting in new automatic doors and an information screen in the waiting room.

PPG: who are we? 

It is a requirement of NHS England for all GP practices to have a PPG and for this to be representative of the practice population and we believe that the Sonning Common Health Centre PPG reflects this with a wide variety of skills, work experience and ages. The Sonning Common PPG also works with other PPGs within our PCN (Primary Care Network) to share information between local practices and hold joint health information events.

Our current PPG members are all long term patients of the Sonning Common Health Centre who recognise how lucky we are to have an excellent local healthcare team and want to support them in practical ways to help improve the patient experience. The PPG team is:

Vicky (Chair): a physiotherapist who worked in the NHS for 9 years before starting her own practice in the private health care sector.

David: an IT industry entrepreneur now retired having run his own and other people’s companies in the technology sector.

Barry: After University Physics Research in NMR went into manufacturing and service industries. In mid- life launched an entrepreneurial career in finance as well as a career with Ofsted. In the noughties entered local politics becoming Mayor of Henley-on-Thames and helping to save Townlands Hospital. Now retired in Peppard.

Marlena: worked for 16 years in adult social care planning and commissioning services for people with disabilities, older people and carers and now a life coach helping people overcome stress, anxiety and life challenges. Has proudly completed four wheelchair half marathons.


If you are interested in learning more about the role of a PPG member contact our chair, Vicky, by email:

Our PPG Meetings

Minutes of our meetings are available to any patient of the Sonning Common Health Centre.

Here are links to the meeting minutes.

PPG Meeting Minutes 11th June 2024

PPG Meeting Minutes 20th February 2024

PPG Meeting Minutes 28th November 2023

PPG AGM Meeting Minutes 1st November 2023

PPG Meeting for Meeting 26th September 2023

PPG Minutes for Meeting 16th May 2023

PPG Minutes of Meeting 7th February 2023

PPG Oct 2022 Minutes


PPG Minutes of Meeting 26th April 2022

PPG Minutes of Meeting 16th March 2022

PPG Minutes of Meeting 25th January 2022

PPG Minutes of meeting 24 November 2021

PPG Minutes of meeting 16 September 2021

PPG Minutes of meeting 3 August 2021

PPG Minutes of meeting 23 June 2021

PPG Minutes of meeting 20 April 2021

PPG Minutes of meeting 9 March 2021

PPG meeting 15.12.20


PPG Annual General meeting (AGM):

The AGM took place on 25th October.   

Please click her to view the 2022 minutes: Patient Participation Group AGM 2022 minutes

Please click here to view the 2021 minutes: PPG Minutes of AGM 13 October 2021

Please click this link to read the 2020 AGM minutes: PPG AGM minutes.

Further Information

To learn more about your Sonning Common Health Centre PPG, to comment on any of our activities, to suggest subjects for future events or if you have any questions or ideas – please email or click on the link below to leave a message via the Health Centre’s contact us form.

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Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:30am to 06:00pm
    8-8.30am and 6-6.30pm - Emergencies only
  • Tuesday
    08:30am to 06:00pm
    8-8.30am and 6-6.30pm - Emergencies only
  • Wednesday
    08:30am to 06:00pm
    8-8.30am and 6-6.30pm - Emergencies only
  • Thursday
    08:30am to 06:00pm
    8-8.30am and 6-6.30pm - Emergencies only
  • Friday
    08:30am to 06:00pm
    8-8.30am and 6-6.30pm - Emergencies only
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
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