Welcome to Theale Medical Centre
The doctors and staff at Theale Medical Centre proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare. There has been a doctors' surgery in Theale for over 75 years. In this time it has grown from a single doctor practice to its present size of around 11,000 patients, looked after by a team of seven doctors and a wide range of medical and administrative staff.
As the practice has grown it has had to move premises to accommodate the higher numbers and the expanding range of services. The last move, in February 1993, was into our purpose-built medical centre in Englefield Road. Branch surgery in Royal Avenue, Calcot offer a more local service to people in these communities.
We aim to provide a quality service to our patients and to develop primary healthcare within the NHS to meet their needs.
Please be advised that in keeping with good practice/professional guidelines all patients do have a named/allocated GP and if your not sure who that particular Doctor is and would like to know then please ask a member of our reception team who will be happy to provide their name.
This does of course not exclude patients from seeing the duty GP that may be working on any particular day should the patient need or choose to do so.
Fever Management after MenB Vaccination
For advice on how to prevent and treat fever using Paracetamol after MenB vaccination please go to the document found on the following link:
NHS Health Checks:
A free NHS health check is available to anyone aged 40-74 who has not previously been diagnosed with high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, stroke or kidney disease.
If your unsure please contact the reception desk to check and if you are eligible you can attend for a blood test and a follow up with a nurse to assess your risk of developing the above diseases in the future and be given advice about how to lessen the risk.
Leaflets with more information available in the surgery and online at www.nhs.uk/nhshealthcheck.
NOTICE for Patients:
1. Patients are advised that they should contact the practice several weeks ahead of their intended travel date to make an appointment with a nurse where we can determine what vaccinations are appropriate for the intended travel destination.
2. Some vaccinations may have to be ordered in or may not be given at the same time as others so please leave plenty of time for things to be organised and completed before your intended travel date.
3. Patients will need to fill in a patients risk assessment form prior to their first visit with the nurse where you can discuss and agree what vaccines will be required. These forms can be collected from the Practice Reception or downloaded off the Practice Website but it is important to note that the nurse cannot see the patient if the form has not been filled in.
4. Following the initial discussion the nurse will advise how many follow on appointments will be required to complete the vaccinations and the appropriate number of appointments can then be made.
Please let us help avoid disappointment by contacting us early when you require travel vaccinations.
Travel Risk Assessment Form
When new patients register with the Practice they can opt to take up the on-line access facility that is now offered to all patients and similarly existing patients can also be provided with this same functionality if it’s something they would like to have.
Patients just need to contact the reception team and they will be provided with a log in so they can go in and set things up and create their own password etc.
Once done patients will have visibility to things such as test results, immunisations, allergies, medication etc and can also book appointments with their registered Doctor.
Obviously there are many patients who will want to continue with the traditional methods of telephone contact and/or coming in to the practice to book appointments or collect test results etc or indeed a mix of both and we are pleased to offer our patients the flexibility to choose whatever is appropriate for them.
Day in the life of a GP
(Site updated 03/03/2017)