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June Bank Holiday Weekend

 

Wednesday 1st June 08:00 – 20:00
Thursday 2nd June CLOSED
Friday 3rd June CLOSED
Saturday 4th June 08:00 – 13:00
Sunday 5th June CLOSED
Monday 6th June 08:00 – 20:00

As the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend arrives, your GP Practice – and all of local health and care services – will be working hard to make sure you stay safe and well. You can help us by making sure you are prepared for the bank holiday weekend and by using the right service at the right time.

Please make sure you have all the medicines you may require ahead of the four-day break.

If you need to get a prescription, or a repeat prescription, filled, please do so as soon as possible. Your GP practice will be closed after Wednesday, 1 June (reopening on Monday, 6 June), so please get your prescriptions to us by Monday, 30 May if possible.

Please also make sure you have everyday medication like paracetamol or cough remedies available – it may be spring, but there are still lots of illnesses circulating.

If you need healthcare advice or support but are not sure what health service option to use, and if it is not an emergency, go to 111.nhs.uk. Due to high levels of demand, the 111 telephone service is currently extremely busy and is expected to remain so over the bank holiday period – please use the online option where possible.

If you do need to access a pharmacy this weekend, please be aware that many will be operating reduced hours. Local pharmacy details can be found via the NHS ‘Find a pharmacy’ service.

If it is a serious or life-threatening emergency, please do not delay – call 999 or go to A&E if you can safely do so.

You can find out more about all available NHS services and how to access them by clicking here.

We would like to thank all our patients for their support and to wish them a happy and health Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend.


 

Patient Participation Group

We are pleased to announce that the Patient Participation Group (PPG) will be resuming after the break for covid from May 2022.

Our next meeting will be held on Monday 27th June 2022 from 6:00pm until 7:00pm at the Reading Walk-in Health Centre and will continue on a monthly basis at present. All registered patients are welcome to attend.

For more information click here


Regarding certificates or evidence about your COVID vaccination status (dated 12 May 2021)

We are unable to issue this certificate at the practice and we kindly ask that you do not call or email us with queries relating to this.

You can find information on this via the following link at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad

Proof of your vaccination status will be available in the NHS app from 17th May 2021 – The NHSapp can be downloaded from:
https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277 for iPhone/iOS
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline for Android.

If you have not used it before, there is a self-registration process within the app to create an “NHS login” as per https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/nhs-log-in/

If you already have access/ login details for patient online services, for example “Patient Access”, you may use this.

Alternatively, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you.

This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine.

The letter may to take another 5 days to reach you, or more if postal services are affected.  Please take account of this when making your plans.

Kind regards,

The Reading Walk-In Health Centre Team


Welcome to Reading Walk-in Health Centre (dated 31 March 2021)

As of the 1st April 2021 the current appointment based Walk-In service will be temporarily closed. This decision has been taken by the Berkshire West CCG and is in response to a significant drop in daily demand. A consultation process will commence in May 2021 in order to establish the future level of need for a Walk-In service and how this demand could be met in other ways. Please be assured that no final decision will be made prior to completion of the consultation process.

Patients registered with the GP surgery should continue to access the service as normal.

The Broad St. Mall will be open Monday-Saturday 08:00-18:00 and Sunday 11:00-17:00 so if you are arriving outside of these times you will need to enter the mall via the Oxford Road entrance (doors located next to Poundland.)

Registered List (GP Surgery) NEW Opening times

Monday 08:00 – 20:00
Tuesday 08:00 – 20:00
Wednesday 08:00 – 20:00
Thursday 08:00 – 20:00
Friday 08:00 – 18:30
Saturday 08:00 – 13:00
Sunday CLOSED
Bank Holiday CLOSED

When the Practice is CLOSED Patients are to call NHS 111 or go online at 111.nhs.uk.  In a Medical Emergency dial 999.

Walk-in List -CLOSED (From 01 April 2021 until further notice)

Monday CLOSED
Tuesday CLOSED
Thursday CLOSED
Friday CLOSED
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED

Registered Patients

Please ensure you update us of any change in address or contact telephone number. Failure to do so may affect your registration. Contact Reception by pressing option one for further information.

If you are unable to provide proof of address at the time of your registration you will have 3 months to provide us with the required documentation otherwise we will deregister you without notification. If you experience any difficulty obtaining this information we are here to help. You should speak to Reception as soon as you can to enable us to support and advise you of your best options.

Additional Information

When the Practice is closed, you can call NHS 111 or go online at 111.nhs.uk. In a Medical Emergency dial 999.

CORONAVIRUS ADVICE FOR PATIENTS

For the latest advice please click here

Information for all women of childbearing age, currently pregnant or breastfeeding click here

Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next.


General Practice

Our centre gives you additional choice and greater access to healthcare in Reading offering a full general practice for registered patients. The general practice offers pre-bookable appointments to its registered patients.

We offer online services to registered patients which allows you to request services such as repeat prescriptions or appointments at a time that is convenient for you.

Electronic Prescription Service

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is a NHS service that allows us to send your prescription(s) directly to your chosen pharmacy. This paper-free prescription service means that you do not have to come into the surgery to collect your prescription.

We encourage all patients to register for this free service, which can be arranged directly with the pharmacy when collecting your medication. Alternatively, you can ask at reception.

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