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BERKS RG5 4UX
Telephone: 0118 969 0160
Fax: 0118 969 9103
Caring For Our Community
The Loddon Vale Practice has been an established general medical practice in the area since the early 1930s when our first recorded partner, Dr W N May, practised from the “White House” in Sonning High Street.
Soon after the war, he was joined by Drs Alfred Hammond and Jack Hardy. They purchased a large Georgian house (No 9 Eldon Square) in Reading - thus providing a second surgery, which acted as the headquarters of the practice.
At that time the practice drew patients from an area extending from Tilehurst in the West to Waltham St Lawrence in the East, and from Peppard in the North to Wokingham in the South.
During the 1950s and 60s the GP cadre expanded to include Drs Bailey, Thomas, Beale, Wills and Hughes and it was in that period that it was found necessary to build a new surgery in the rapidly expanding town of Woodley. A plot of land was obtained at 21 Crockhamwell Road and a single building erected.
Transportation difficulties and the increasing population of Woodley in the 70s and 80s led the practice to begin to withdraw from the peripheral areas and centre its focus of operations on Woodley while the GP cadre increased to include Drs Tait, Weston, Lade, Miller, Byrne and Clayton.
We began building our present property on the old Woodley Airfield site in 1984, finally occupying the building in December of the following year. In 1985, we sold the properties at 9 Eldon Square and 21 Crockhamwell Road and eventually, in 1995, the branch surgery at Sonning, concentrating our expertise in one building.
The original premises soon became inadequate and in 1996 we built a two-storey extension to house a surgical unit providing an enhanced range of minor surgery facilities for our own patients and patients of other GPs in the county.
Mon: 8.00am - 7.00pm
Tues, Wed, Thurs: 7.30am - 7.00pm
(Phone lines open 8:00am - 6.30pm)
Fri: 8.00am - 6.30pm
Sat: 8.00am - 10.00am (Every 4th week)
Closed Sundays & Bank Holidays
EASE OF ACCESS
The surgery has a dedicated parking space for vehicles of patients with disabilities, access ramps, automatic doors and toilet facilities suitable for wheelchair-bound patients. For additional information and advice for patients with disabilities, please see the section Patients with Disabilities.
Did you know that in a normal week The Loddon Vale Practice Offers:
1005 face-to-face Doctor appointments including evening appointments (plus 18 extra appointments are available at the monthly Saturday clinic )
695 face-to-face Nurse appointments
343 Telephone appointments, and
40 Minor Operations?
This is equivalent to seeing 13.2% of our entire patient list every week.
Sadly, 6% of appointments are wasted by patients not attending their booked appointments. If you cannot attend your appointment for any reason, please let the Practice know as soon as possible so that it can be given to another patient.”
OUT OF HOURS
When the surgery is closed please ring 1-1-1.
Calls to the NHS 111 service are free from both land lines and mobiles.
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