Chatham Street Surgery
DUE TO STAFF SHORTAGE, BLOOD TEST WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE AT THE SURGERY ON TUESDAYS BETWEEN 09.00am TO 11am. WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE AND HOPE TO RESUME NORMAL SERVICE IN JANUARY 2015. YOU CAN STILL ATTEND THE ROYAL BERKSHIRE HOSPITAL TO HAVE YOUR BLOOD TAKEN.
IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ
If you have a high fever or temperature and have been travelling in West Africa, especially Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone or Nigeria in the last 21 days, or have cared for anyone who have been travelling in that area with the same symptoms, please DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY.
Instead, telephone us on 0118 958 2525 during surgery hours and we will arrange for you to speak to a doctor to assess your case and plan further actions. When the surgery is closed, call the NHS by dialling 111.
Thank you for your co-operation.
NHS information on Ebola can be found here.
Chatham Street Surgery is an NHS medical practice in Reading, UK. We are a fairly large practice, providing services for around 7500 patients in Reading.
Monday to Friday 8am to 6.30pm.
Also: Early mornings from 7am, late evenings from 6.30pm. by appointment only
Telephone consultations are available at the Doctors discretion.
We now have the facility for patients to book appointments online! This service is available Mon - Sun from 8am till 10.30pm. You can also order your repeat prescriptions.
VISION ONLINE SERVICES is now active and working well so far! If you would like to book an appointment or order a repeat prescription,please ask at reception for details and we will give you the form you need to create an account. We are sure that you will be pleased at how easy it is to use.
NHS 111 service
NHS 111 is a new service that's being introduced to make it easier for you to access local NHS healthcare services. You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time.
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
When to use it
You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation.
Call 111 if:
- you need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency
- you think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
- you don't know who to call or you don't have a GP to call
- you need health information or reassurance about what to do next
For less urgent health needs, contact your GP or local pharmacist in the usual way.
If a health professional has given you a specific phone number to call when you are concerned about your condition, continue to use that number.
For immediate, life-threatening emergencies, continue to call 999.
How does it work?
The NHS 111 service is staffed by a team of fully trained advisers, supported by experienced nurses and paramedics. They will ask you questions to assess your symptoms, then give you the healthcare advice you need or direct you straightaway to the local service that can help you best. That could be A&E, an out-of-hours doctor, an urgent care centre or a walk-in centre, a community nurse, an emergency dentist or a late-opening chemist.
Where possible, the NHS 111 team will book you an appointment or transfer you directly to the people you need to speak to.
If NHS 111 advisers think you need an ambulance, they will immediately arrange for one to be sent to you.
Calls to 111 are recorded. All calls and the records created are maintained securely, and will only be shared with others directly involved with your care.