Opening Hours

We are currently open.

Saturday08:30-12:30 (appointments at Western Elms Surgery)

When we are closed

If you need to access medical care out of hours, ring NHS 111. This number is free to call both from land lines and from mobile phones.

NHS 111 provide cover for all urgent primary care requirements from 6:30pm – 8am Monday to Friday, from 6:30pm on Friday evenings until 8am on Monday mornings and all day on Public Holidays.

If you need treatment out of hours, NHS 111 will contact the local out of hours provider WestCall directly on your behalf.

Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

Reading Walk-In Centre

Reading Walk-in Health Centre is on the first floor of the Broad Street Mall in Reading town centre and offers a wide range of GP-led services. The Walk-in Health Centre is an 8am – 8pm service, open to registered and unregistered patients with or without an appointment, 365 days per year. Please note that after 5pm on Sundays when the Broad Street Mall is closed, entrance to the Health Centre is only possible using the door near to Burger King.

Extended GP access during evenings and weekends

Western Elms, Circuit Lane and Tilehurst Potteries practices work together as a cluster to offer our patients additional appointments in evenings and weekends:

Mondays and Tuesday evenings are at Western Elms Surgery, Wednesday is at Tilehurst and Thursday is at Circuit Lane.  Friday evenings and Sundays are currently covered by Westcall. Saturdays are worked on a rotation and you will be advised where your appointment is on booking.

Please ask reception if you would like to know more.