Covid-19 Surge Testing in Reading
Surge testing is being carried out in Reading from Monday 7th June to Sunday 20th June
For the latest information about who is eligible and how and where to get tested click here www.reading.gov.uk/testnow
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.
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 Taco Bell and and Trespass.)
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|
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)
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.
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 see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO ALL REGISTERED PATIENTS – CORONAVIRUS UPDATE as at 6th April 2020:
Due to the current outbreak of Coronavirus we are NO longer able to offer routine face to face appointments with the GP at the surgery for health and safety reasons. Only telephone appointments can be booked presently online or via Reception.
Face to face appointments will only be offered after a telephone triage with a clinician.
Please do not attend any face to face appointments if you have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, breathlessness or loss of smell/taste OR if you have been advised to self-isolate due to recent travel or known contact with Coronavirus.
Reading Walk-in Health Centre team
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.