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Spring bank holiday 27th May - The University Medical Group will be closed on Monday the 27th May, reopening on Tuesday 28th May at 8am. Spring bank holiday pharmacy opening times for Berkshire

University Medical Practice and Whitley Villa Surgery will be closed for important staff training on Thursday the 6th of June from 1pm. If medical advice is needed during this time, please call 111 or 999 if it is an emergency. The practice will re-open on Friday the 7th of June at 8am. 

The University Health Centre     

9 Northcourt Avenue




Tel: 0118 9874551


Whitley Villa Surgery 

1 Christchurch Road




Tel: 0118 9874551



GP Appointments

GP appointments can no longer be booked online. Online bookable appointments include pharmacist medication reviews, smear tests, physiotherapist, and blood tests. Patients who feel they need to see a GP will need to phone at 8am. This is to ensure that the GP appointments are reserved for the patients that need them the most. If your clinical query can be managed by a Paramedic, Physician Associate or Pharmacist rather than a GP, you will be offered an appointment with one of those professionals. This will allow GPs to deal with the more complex medical complaints.

The practice has provisions in place for vulnerable patients who are unable to book appointments in the normal way. These patients should contact the practice so the reception team can assist them.

The practice reserves the right to decline a patient request to be booked with a GP where there is an appointment available with another appropriately trained healthcare professional who has the skills and training to address that clinical need.

Please be advised that throughout the opening hours of the surgery, there is a GP on duty who will answer any queries from the healthcare team and arrange prescriptions as necessary if the healthcare professional you see is trained to diagnose and treat the relevant condition but does not have a prescribing qualification. 

Did Not Attend (DNA) Policy

Patients failing to attend appointments is a huge and avoidable waste of valuable clinician appointments. This causes an increase in the waiting time for appointments, frustration for both staff and patients, a waste of resources and a potential risk to the health of the patient. Please ensure if you are not able to make your appointment, you cancel it in advance.  Please read our DNA policy for more information. 



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