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.
Specialist Health Services takes over running Priory Avenue Surgery
Specialist Health Services have taken over running Priory Avenue Surgery, and are pleased to be working with all the team, which SHS see as a partnership between us, the patients and the staff. We aim 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, and 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. For more information please see http://specialisthealthservices.co.uk/
We are pleased to introduce our newly appointed GPs, all of whom are permanent, enthusiastic and dedicated to developing an excellent service for all patients. They are committed to the new vision of an extended hours services, making the surgery more accessible to patients. Our doctors are:
Dr Hanna Harvey BMed Sci BM BS DCH MRCGP
Dr Rebecca Boreham BSc MBBS MRCGP
Dr Meleri Wyn BMBCh BA DRCOG MRCGP
Dr Anthony Collins MA MB BChir DRCOG DFFP DPD DipGUM
Dr Siann Lloyd MBChB DRCOG MRCGP
Jenny Whalley (Nurse practitioner Prescriber)
For more details on the GPs individually, please see our Practice Staff page.
Julie Pammenter oversees the daily running of Priory Avenue Surgery, and we are thrilled that the rest of the strong team remain in place, who are also keen to be part of the new and forward thinking developments at Priory Avenue Surgery.
We hope that you, the patients, are also keen to be part of the developments, and welcome your opinions. Please do inform our reception staff of any thoughts you have on the matter.
Warm regards from all at Priory Avenue Surgery.
FLU SEASON IS NOW UPON US DO NOT FORGET IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE - To check if you are eligible for this vaccination please follow this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/232230/The_flu_vaccination_winter_2013_to_2014.pdf
If you still have not had your Flu jab, please phone to make an appointment with the Nurse.
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 "Download 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 (residents' parking bays) in Priory Avenue is only available for 2 hours slots from 9:00am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday. The single yellow line parking can be used after 6:30pm Monday to Friday, and any time on Saturday or Sunday.
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 27/11/2013)