Treatment Room (Nursing) Clinic
Appointments available Monday to Friday 8.00am - 1.00pm and 1.30 - 6.00pm.
Blood Test (Phlebotomy) Clinic
Appointments are available each weekday - Monday to Friday 8.00 - 11.30am.
Sally Murphy and Abi Turner specialise in asthma management and hold regular clinics. They aim to see all patients diagnosed with asthma to monitor drug compliance/effectiveness as well as inhaler technique and this will help you understand more about asthma so that you can manage the disease together.
Abi Turner, Clare Ford and Joan St Clair specialise in the management of diabetes.
From early October every year, the treatment room nurses hold special clinics for patients wishing to be immunised - especially those who are elderly or at particular risk, ie suffering from chronic illness or chest problems.
Dr G Paige and Dr Brewster perform minor operations. Patients need to be referred by their GP.
Family Planning/Well Woman Services
Family planning/well woman services are available at the practice by appointment with your doctor, Maria Brooks or Helen Williamson, our family planning nurses. Clinics are available Tuesday am/pm, Wednesday am and Thursday am/pm.
The practice offers a comprehensive and highly confidential contraceptive service and particularly aims to assist younger patients both male and female.
The "morning after" pill is also available - please ask the receptionist for an urgent appointment if this is required. The pharmacist is also authorised to prescribe the 'morning after' pill.
Cervical Cytology (Smear Tests)
To reduce the risk of cancer of the neck of the womb, smear tests should be performed at regular intervals between the ages of 20 - 65.
Postnatal checks are strongly encouraged and these are carried out by the doctors.
Child Health Surveillance
First baby checks are made by your GP at six weeks during the postnatal check-up. The health visiting team provide child health surveillance services for the under fives.
Pre-school immunisations are highly recommended by all the doctors and are discussed fully with parents or guardians. These are usually done by one of the practice nurses in the treatment room.
The Health Visitors hold clinics for weighing babies and advice on:
Monday at Caversham Childrens' Centre, Amersham Road 09:30-11:15am
Thursday at North Caversham Childrens Centre, St.Barnabas Road, Emmer Green 09:30-11:15