Theale Medical CentreTel: 0118 930 3081
Calcot SurgeryTel: 0118 942 8688
This service is run by our Nurse Practitioner and is designed to treat ailments in which our Nurse Practitioner is a specialist.
This is a quicker route to be seen as the Duty Doctor may refer you to the Minor Illness Clinic anyway. So why not go there first?
If your symptoms turn out to be more acute than envisaged the doctor will be called in to see you during this appointment.
The Nurse Practitioner is qualified to issue prescriptions.
For a list of ailments covered by this service please click here. This service can also be booked Online.
We have a full care programme for expectant mothers.
We have a full care programme for mother and child.
Medicals for employment and insurance purposes, although private medicals are also undertaken. There may be a charge for this service.
Contraceptive planning for women. An assessment is normally made via a General Appointment first or via a specialist nurse before an appointment is made for fitting.
Minor surgical operations e.g. cysts, skin tags, moles, warts etc. You cannot book directly into this clinic and must be assessed by your usual doctor.
Treatment requiring liquid gas normally for the removal of such things as warts, verrucas, moles, skin tags etc. You cannot book directly into this clinic and must be assessed by your usual doctor.
The Duty Doctor deals with appointments for patients that are too ill to wait for an appointment on another day. This service also includes telephone assessments and home visits for those too incapacitated to visit the surgery.
Please note that this is a very busy service and we have to judge what is urgent and what isn't. This is for urgent appointments that cannot be booked as routine and require you to leave work if necessary and come to the surgery as guided by the GP.
The appointment times that we give you on this service are indicative only as the duty doctor can be called out for an emergency.
Referral by the doctor is not necessary and can be booked by telephone or online, often on the same day. This clinic can issue prescriptions and specialises in the following complaints:-
*Please note that ear syringing (Irrigation) should not be booked Online as it has to be carried out in our general treatment room. If you think you need your ears irrigating then please 'phone for a general treatment room appointment.
The Minor Illness Clinic allows 15 minutes per patient as opposed to 10 minutes for a normal consultation with a doctor. This allows for some of the conditions above to be treated there and then. If the condition proves to be more complex and/or more serious then the nurse will call the duty doctor in to see you as part of this consultation.
Therefore, it is quicker to see the nurse first for the above complaints rather than the duty doctor.
Infants under the age of one should be seen by a GP.
We run a full travel immunisation advice and vaccination service. There are a couple of things to remember about this service:-
A blood test is a good starting point to finding out what is wrong. You cannot book yourself into this service. The doctor or specialist nurse will refer you.
This is a full female service which covers:-
Our Practice Nurses specialise in various services which include:-
If you are worried about your life style then we can assess and advise on the following:-
The District Nurse is a professional who is familiar with the community s/he works in. This knowledge allows her or him to give skilled nursing care to all members of the public, wherever they are living, and regardless of their age. The District Nurse will visit patients at home if they are registered with the GP practice or Health Centre to which s/he is attached, and they are unable to attend the surgery.
The District Nurse is professionally accountable for identifying and assessing the total nursing needs of patients or carers and for planning, initiating and providing the appropriate nursing care. After completion of that care, s/he can discharge the patient from the caseload. S/he must also assess the ability of carers to carry out nursing care between visits and is responsible for teaching and supporting them in this task.
The District Nurse has knowledge of and can give information regarding local and national services available to patients and their families from statutory and voluntary sources. Where appropriate, patients or carers are encouraged to access such services for themselves.
Who does the District Nurse take referrals from?
Personal care (i.e. help with personal hygiene, washing, dressing, toileting etc are now the remit of social services).
The District Nurse has an important role in Health Education within the community, and participates in the teaching of student nurses as well as other professionals. Students will often accompany the District Nurse on her/his visit, but permission will always be asked first. Contact 0118 930 9001
At Theale Medical Centre & Calcot Surgery. Health Visitors can offer help on:
If so we may be able to translate most of our surgery information, using Google Translate, into more than 90 languages. We can also request an interpreter from Reading Council to translate for you during your appointments.
If you need an interpreter please inform reception when you book your appointment, a minimum of two weeks is needed for us to request this service for you.
Please ask at reception for further information.
Translation - Portuguese
Translation - Polish
Translation - Urdu
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