Clinics and Services
- Treatment Room (Nursing) Clinic
Appointments are available Monday, Wednesday and Thursday between 09:00 to 12:00
- Blood Tests
The practice provides a limited number of appointments for blood tests each week.
- Maternity Services
Antenatal clinics are held at the Red Kite Children’s Centre, Chestnut Crescent, Shinfield, Berkshire, RG2 9EJ Tel: 0118 9088181. Postnatal checks are carried out by the doctor.
- Child Health Surveillance
First baby checks are made by the doctor at 6 weeks during the post natal check-up. The health visiting team provide child health surveillance for the under fives.
- Smoking Cessation Services
Smokefreelife Berkshire is a service that is commissioned by West Berkshire Council. A smoking cessation advisor is available on Tuesday mornings (from 09:00 to 12:00).
- Diabetes Supporting Services
If you are struggling with managing your diabetes you may be referred to a diabetes nurse specialist who visits and consults at the practice regularly.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible – at least 6 weeks before you travel – as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
- Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
- Insurance claim forms
- Passport signing
- Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
- Private sick notes
- Vaccination certificates
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.