Welcome to Priory Avenue Surgery
At Priory Avenue Surgery in Caversham the doctors and nurses take pride in offering the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare. We run many clinics for chronic disease care and offer a wide variety of other medical services such as ante-natal and post-natal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well- person check-ups.
Changes at Priory Avenue Surgery
As you may be aware, there have been a number of changes with the GP partners at the practice. We have now been advised that the local Primary Care Trust have appointed Specialist Health Services (SHS) to run the practice from May 1st. This is a message from SHS:
"We are very pleased to be taking over the running of the Priory Avenue practice which we see as a partnership between us, the patients and the staff. We are all looking forward to working together at Priory Avenue to make it one of the most accessible, high quality and responsive practices around, delivering NHS services.
Specialist Health Services is a company founded and managed by GPs, who will manage the practice from 1st May 2013. The Directors of SHS are experienced General Practitioners and understand the stresses and strains of primary care. SHS currently provides specialist community services for musculoskeletal and ophthalmology in East Berkshire."
Pneumonia - protect yourself!
Pneumonia affects about 5-10 people per 1,000 of the adult population - it isn't seasonal and can affect you at any time of the year. Adults aged 65 or older tend to suffer more severely and with more complications, so are eligible for a free NHS vaccination (Pneumovax). Younger patients who are particularly susceptible to severe infection or complications may also be eligible. Your GP may offer you the vaccination if you are eligible or you can book an appointment with the practice nurse. In most circumstances one vaccination will last you the rest of your life, unless you have certain illnesses such as chronic kidney failure or you have had your spleen removed, in which case you need a booster every 5 years.
Patient Survey and Report
Our 2013 patient survey is now complete. Please click on "Upload Survey Report" to the right of the screen to view the report and action plan.
Whooping cough vaccine for pregnant women
Following recent outbreaks of whooping cough in infants, women who are between 28 and 38 weeks pregnant are encouraged to have the whooping cough vaccine. Please make an appointment at Reception. Further information can be found by following this link.
There are spaces outside the surgery reserved for doctors only. We regret that we do not have our own car park, but parking is available nearby or in one of the short-term car parks in the area.
There is a disabled parking space outside the surgery for patients' use.
The on-road parking in Priory Avenue is only available for 2 hours slots from 9:00am to 5:30pm.
Disabled access is via the side entrance to the surgery (green door). There is good wheelchair access on the ground floor and a toilet suitable for wheelchairs. If you need help with access, please ring the doorbell at the main entrance and a receptionist will come to your aid. It is a good idea to mention your accessibility needs when you make your appointment. If you have a problem accessing any of our services please mention it to the reception staff.
You can now order your repeat prescription via this website - click on the button below and follow the instructions.
Please note that you cannot use the email address at the top of this page for medical queries, repeat prescriptions or appointment requests.
Summary Care Records
Summary care records have been uploaded onto the central NHS database since February 2011. If you do not wish for your record to be uploaded you can download the opt out form from the Summary Care Record page. See further information to the right of the screen.
(Site updated 17/05/2013)