Clinics and Services

We offer a full range of essential services to all those who are ill, as well as health promotion and advice. Additional services include:

  • Baby Immunisations
  • Pre-school Immunisations
  • Flu Vaccinations
  • Pnuemovax Vaccinations for those patients at risk
  • Shingles Vaccinations
  • HPV Vaccinations
  • Travel Vaccinations including Yellow Fever (Goring Surgery is the registered Yellow Fever Centre) (details below)
  • NHS Health Checks (details below)
  • New Patient Health Review
  • Phlebotomy
  • Hypertension Monitoring
  • Regular Review of Patients with Long-Term Conditions, eg Diabetes, COPD, Cardiac Conditions, Stroke, Asthma, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) (details below)
    Smoking Cessation (details below)
  • Weight Management
  • Cervical Cytology (details below)
  • Family Planning (to include Implanon) (details below)
  • IUCD Fitting and Removal
  • Teenage Health
  • Chlamydia Screening 16-24 year olds
  • Minor Operations (Doctor Referral) (details below)
  • Freezing Clinic (Doctor Referral)
  • New Baby Checks
  • ECG’s on Site
  • 24 hour ECG Monitoring
  • Cardiac Event Monitor
  • Leg Ulcer and Doppler Assessment
  • Home Based End of Life Care

Free NHS Health Check available at the Practice Now!

This check is part of a national scheme to help prevent the onset of health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease or a stroke. Everyone between the ages of 40 and 74 who has not been diagnosed with the conditions mentioned above will be invited for a check once every five years. Even if you’re feeling well, it’s worth having your NHS Health Check now. We can then work with you to lower your chances of developing these health problems in the future. This is a rolling 5 year programme so not all eligible patients will have their check in the first year of the service running. An information leaflet explaining all about the new FREE NHS Health Checks is available to view and download (please see below). Please contact the surgery to book your NHS Health Check.

We would ask that you do not book your appointment online as the team will need to book you into one of the NHS Health Check identified appointments which are not available via our website. Thank you.

Blood Pressure Home Monitoring

If your blood pressure has been recorded as being between 140/90 and 180/110 and has been measured on two occasions during a single consultation, your doctor may wish you to monitor this using one of our Home Blood Pressure Machines. These machines are issued to patients on a loan basis (a deposit of £10 is required), together with an instruction/recording sheet.

Cervical Screening

Women between the ages of 25 and 49 years will be offered an appointment with the nurse every three years, and women between 50 and 64 years will be recalled every five years. Guidelines may be subject to change.

Family Planning

A full range of advice on contraception is available from your doctor or the Practice nurse. Coil fitting is done by Dr Rowe at Woodcote. Emergency contraception is also available. If this is needed, the surgery should be contacted as soon as possible for advice.

Long Term Conditions

The nurses share with the doctors in the care of patients who have conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma and heart conditions. Annual review by the doctor with regular follow-up with the nurse will be offered to these patients.

If you have diabetes you will be offered digital retinal screening to help protect your sight. It is important to be screened by this nationally accredited service in addition to your regular check up at the optician, even if they also take digital retinal photographs.

Minor Surgical Procedures

Joint injections and some minor operations are performed by the doctors, at our monthly Minor Operations Clinic. Referral is via your doctor. We also have a cryotherapy clinic, held once a month, on a Friday, at which some skin lesions can be removed by freezing. Access to this clinic must be via your doctor.


Advice and information, as well as a vaccination service are available from the nurses. We are a recognised Yellow Fever Centre (Goring Surgery).

General Nursing Care

This includes blood tests, dressings and care of minor injuries.

Antenatal Care

The midwife, runs a weekly clinic on Tuesdays, alternating between the Goring and Woodcote surgeries. She provides a comprehensive service of antenatal and postnatal care and believes in providing choice and information for new mothers.

To book an appointment with the Midwife please contact them directly. The contact phone number for the Community Midwife team is 0118 322 8964.

Antenatal appointments are also available with the doctors during their normal surgery hours.

Royal Berkshire Hospital Maternity Services leaflet

Health Visitors and School Health Nurses

The health visiting team hold drop in child health clinics at Goring Surgery on the last Tuesday of each month between 1.30pm and 2.30pm and at Woodcote Library (during term time only) on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month between 9.30am and 10.30am offering support, advice, information and weight checking.

For the Health Visitors, please contact 0118 972 1610 or

For the School Health Nurses, please contact 01865 904845.

District Nurses

The District Nurses care mostly for patients in their own home, when they are not able to come to the surgery for their care. They also have a key role in rehabilitation after surgery or episodes of major illness. You can contact the District Nurses by telephoning 01865 903177.

Smoking Cessation

Appointments can be made with one of our Healthcare Assistants for those who would like help to stop smoking.

Specialist Clinics


A counsellor visits the Practice each week.

Talking Space Therapies (CBT)

Cognitive Behavourial Therapy (CBT) specialists also visit the Goring Surgery several times a week.

Other Services

On Site Dispensary

Dispensing to rural patients who live more than 1 mile from a chemist (NHS rules).

Hearing Aid Batteries

New batteries for hearing aids can be obtained from the surgeries. Please ask at reception.

NHS Screening Programmes Available Nationally

  • AAA – Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Bowel Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Mammography for Breast Cancer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy Screening for Diabetic Patients
  • Patient Participation Group
  • Carers Support