Our Practice works closely with other members of the community primary health care team and Hospitals to provides services for all population groups.
• Families with children and young people
Healthy families mean healthy children; See the link below. Having a healthy lifestyle is important for all. Click here for more information
“Your options” is another useful website Click here for more information
In the autumn/winter of 2016/17 the annual nasal spray flu vaccine will be available for children aged two, three and four years old plus children in school years one and two.
We have added some useful links below to leaflets which you may find useful:
When should I worry – Your guide to Coughs, Colds, Earache & Sore throats in children A very useful guide.
Caring for children with coughs
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, CAHMS, are here to help children and teenagers with mental health difficulties. For details of the conditions we offer support for at Berkshire CAMHS, please click here
To check which childhood immunisation your child needs please look at the current vaccination schedule & use the VACCINATION PLANNER NHS childhood vaccination programme, Vaccinations.
• During Pregnancy
We provide comprehensive care with our team of midwives at both surgeries. If you are at Chancellor House the midwife holds regular clinics in the upstairs Consulting room. If you are at Tilehurst Village Surgery then you will be seen by a midwife at Click here for more information.
You may wish to discuss your pregnancy with BPAS (https://www.bpas.org/).
We have been looking after students for a long time and welcome students
in the locality from any University. Click here for more information
• Working age people and those recently retired
We are all busy hence we are increasing the proportion of line appointment booking and telephone consultations. Staying well and being aware of your risks can keep you well. Click here for more information
Male & over 50? Going to the toilet more frequently? Problems with starting, weak flow, Job to finish? Then take some steps to see a one of our GPs . We can check you for infection, Prostate enlargement or Prostate Cancer. Click here for more information
• People with long term conditions - such as Asthma Diabetes, COPD etc
Click here for more information
Our practice is looking to manage Obesity and linked illnesses with intense dietary management
principles. These facilitate the possibility of a “2nd chance“ if followed early enough to get back to a healthy state. These principles underpin our drive to improve and prevent illness and disease in the practice population.
If you have diabetes please also see Diabetes in Berkshire West Click here for more information.
If you have Diabetes please make sure that you have your annual Diabetes Screening eye check – you can book on this number 0300 367 3937.
We work closely with Community nurses who specialise in various long term conditions as listed. We have in houses nurses and doctors who can provide you with help and advice to keep you as well as possible.
• Older people
Staying fit and healthy is key to enjoying old age - we can help; Old age doesn’t need to mean infirmity. Getting vaccinated against flu, pneumonia and shingles are a few examples of a preventative approach. Click here for more information
• Older people
PallCall is a 24 hour service delivered by Sue Ryder and staffed by specialist palliative care nurses. The service is designed to provide support to the family members, healthcare professionals and of course patients in their final 12 months of life. 0300 365 1234
• People whose circumstances may make them vulnerable
Poor accomodation, overcrowding, homelessness & poverty impact on health; we are aware of this and will try to do our best to help you. Reading Borough Council can be very helpful. Click here for more information. Options is also a very useful site Click here for more information.
• People experiencing poor mental health
(Dr Pizura has a special interest in this field) Click here for more information
The Charity MIND are a very useful resource also. If you need benefit advise/Debt advise please you can call Christians Against Poverty (CAP) 0800 328 0006 for free advice or visit www.cap.org.
The Together Your Way service is based in Reading and provides mental health support “on your terms”.
The concept is “together for mental wellbeing” – please click on their link for a personalised service for your mental health need, phone 01189580722 or text “readingyourway” and your message to 82727.
The Mental Health CRISIS service provide support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are based in Berkshire; you can ring them on 0300 365 0300
Students Against Depression is a great website if you're feeling sad, low, anxious or depressed.
• Drink or Drug addictions?
StepThisWay offers a range of drug, alcohol and smoking cessation services for individuals, families, friends, employers and agencies. This service has recently been launched in Berkshire. If you feel that you need helps as offered by StepThisWay – please make an appointment to see us at the Practice or call 07468 423840 for a free individual assessment consultation.
• People with Dementia
We are currently screening for this condition; please make an appointment to see us if you are worried about memory problems. Memory problems do not necessarily mean dementia. Click here for more information
• As a practice we are moving towards a more preventative approach as well as continuing
to help those who are unwell. Click here for more information.
Non NHS Requirements
For insurance medicals, medicals for driving licence and travel vaccinations please contact the receptionists.