Sonning Common Health Centre

39 Wood Lane, Reading, RG4 9SW

Telephone: 0118 972 2188

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Local Healthy Activities / Your Health and Wellbeing

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Walking Football

A slower version of the beautiful game. Regardless of age, fitness or ability, walking football maybe for you. The main rules are no running and minimal contact. Our local football club, Rotherfield United, are very supportive of walking football, including use of their facilities. They meet every Wednesday at Bishopswood Sports Ground for an hour – a gentle warm up followed by 10 minute games with lots of fun and enjoyment!

For further information about the wide range of health and social benefits that Walking Football offers contact Andy Tidswell, Chairman of Rotherfield United FC, on 07710 875728 or by email

Here is a Walking Football clip on YouTube: Walking Football

On Your Bike

An annual bike ride around Sonning Common and the surrounding areas, starting and finishing from Sonning Common Primary School. Visit for further information.

Sonning Common Green Gym

The Sonning Common Green Gym is a great way to be active, stay fit and combine this with giving a helping hand in your community! Visit for further information.

Health Walks

Health Walks, set up by Dr William Bird, aim to improve people’s fitness, both in body and mind, by encouraging them to use their local countryside for walking. Visit for further information.

GO Active!

GO Active, Get Healthy, a free project that aims to help people do more physical activity and exercise, getting more activity into their everyday lives. Visit the Oxfordshire page for further information on lots of activities in our area and it is searchable by postcode.



Your Health and Wellbeing 


Understanding your blood tests

Do you need help to understand your blood test results?

Have a look at Lab Tests Online for helpful information on tests, conditions and diseases and health checks.


High Blood Pressure- Keeping the pressure off

Your GP practice is starting a new program to help you manage your own Blood Pressure. The care co-ordinator team are contacting patients and asking them to measure their blood pressure using a home monitoring machine, twice a day for four days in a row. After you have completed the seven days of readings and sent the results back, the team will contact you with your feedback.

If you know you have high Blood pressure or have recently had a high reading and want to take part in home blood pressure readings, please see the BP Patient Pack and take part or for more information on home blood pressure please contact the care co-ordinators via email

Here are useful links to understanding blood pressure and a link to our most recommended at Home Blood Pressure machine: understanding-blood-pressure booklet BHF


Age UK Oxfordshire 

Please call this number for advice and assistance to older people concerned during this time: 01865 411 288. Leave your name and phone number and you will be called back as soon as possible. Assistance includes a friendly, weekly call to see how you are and to problem-solve practical problems.

Please click these links for information on a bereavement support telephone line – Late Spring bereavement support telephone line and Late Spring virtual meetings for people who have been bereaved or who know someone who has been bereaved – Late Spring virtual meetings

Bereavement support

The National Bereavement Partnership has a helpline for individuals who need to speak to someone when a family member or friend is ill or has sadly died. The website for the charity is

Dementia information booklet

This booklet provides information for patients with dementia and their carers. Please click this link: Dementia Information Booklet DS4-1 June21

Tips for looking after your mental and physical health and loneliness help information 

Please click here: Mental and physical health and Loneliness Help Information August 2023

Mental health resources

Please click here for mental health resources information:

Resources for Neurodiverse Patients

Mental health resources for children

Mental Health Resources for adults

There is also information available at  Phone: 01865 247788  Email:

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