New Wokingham Road Surgery

01344773418 New Wokingham Road Surgery, 18 New Wokingham Road , Crowthorne, Berkshire, RG45 6JL


  • Flu Vaccinations
  • General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
  • Evening and Weekend GP Appointments in Berkshire West


We are pleased to let you know that our new, interactive website became live in November 2018. You will find the link to our website at the top of this page. 

You can order repeat prescriptions, change your contact details, ask reception a question, ask a nurse a question, and many other useful online requests.

When you send a request we aim to reply to you within 2 working days, so please do not request anything that is urgent.

We hope that you find our website useful and informative. 

Opening times

Reception times

Monday 08:00 - 18:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 18:30
Thursday 08:00 - 18:30
Friday 08:00 - 18:30
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


Monday 09:00 - 12:3013:00 - 18:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 12:3013:00 - 18:3018:30 - 20:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 12:3013:00 - 18:30
Thursday 08:30 - 12:3013:00 - 18:30
Friday 08:30 - 12:3013:00 - 18:30
Saturday 08:30 - 12:30
Sunday Closed

Public holidays

May 08Closed
May 25Closed
Aug 31Closed
Dec 25Closed
Dec 28Closed


You can now see a GP or other healthcare professional during:

Appointments may be available before 6.30pm in some areas.

To book an appointment, talk to your GP practice or visit their website. You may be able to get an appointment on the same day if required.

Depending on your area, you may be offered an appointment at one of these locations:



Out of hours

When the surgery is closed please call 111 for advice.  You will be offered healthcare advice or directed to an out of hours provider such as Westcall.  Please be considerate of pressure on 999 and A & E - appropriate use would be choking, chest pain, suspected stroke, blacking out or blood loss.  For minor injuries, Royal Berkshire Hospital and Bracknell Urgent Care Centre will be open from 8am - 8pm daily.  They all have units that are open and there is a Walk-In Centre in Broad Street Mall in Reading.  You can help yourself by keeping a well stocked medicine cabinet and using the advice of your local pharmacists

Last verified on 02/01/2020


  • Dr Edmond Ping Wa Chau
  • Dr Carol J Oakley
  • Dr David Evans
  • Dr Susanne G Buttner

To read more about us and to find other staff members please view our staff page.

GPs at this practice

2 male and 2 female GPs

Online facilities

  • Online appointment booking is available Online appointment booking
  • Order or view repeat prescriptions online is available Order or view repeat prescriptions online

You must be registered with your GP's online service to access the facilities. Find out more about accessing online services.

Clicking this link will take you to an external website.

Data source: NHS Digital

Latest news

Flu Vaccinations

If you are eligible for the NHS flu vaccination, and have not had yours yet, please phone us to book an appointment.

Last updated on 11 January 2019.

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

New Privacy Notice

With the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations which came into force from 25 May 2018 the Practice has also reviewed its privacy notice. 

We appreciate that this is quite detailed, however we are required to explain to you how we hold and share information about you.  At the heart of everything we do is patient care which includes protecting the information you give us.  A short statement about how we use your information is also available.

We are committed to protecting your privacy.  You can access our website without giving us any information about yourself. But sometimes we do need information to provide services that you request, and this statement of privacy explains data collection and use in those situations. We have also attached our Privacy Statement.

(Please note that we are only able to attach once so all 3 documents can be found in the one attachment).


Associated document

Privacy Notice (.pdf, 257.21 KB)

Last updated on 16 July 2018.

Evening and Weekend GP Appointments in Berkshire West

You can now access GP services during evenings (until 8pm), at weekends and on Bank Holidays.  By offering GP appointments at these times, we aim to make it more convenient for people who find it difficult to see a GP during regular hours.

These appointments can only be booked in advance and bookings should be made during normal openings hours.

Your appointment may be provided by another local GP practice.

Please phone us on 01344 773418 for further information or to book an appointment.

Associated document

We're here for you, for longer (.pdf, 1.58 MB)

Last updated on 11 January 2019.

Patient Access

Patient Access

Patient Access is a service that allows you to access your practice online. Patient Access includes a number of optional features, including: Checking, booking and cancelling appointments as well as checking your medication and ordering repeat medication.

Once registered, we provide the following:

  • To book, view, amend, cancel and print a limited number of appointments online.
  • To order online, view and print a list of your repeat prescriptions for drugs, medicines or appliances.
  • To view online, export or print summary information from your record relating to medications, test results, allergies and adverse reactions.

Click on the link to go to the website or go to our website 

Please read our Statement of Intent – Access to Detailed Coded Information Online

Associated document

Statement of Intent (.docx, 17.78 KB)

Last updated on 24 March 2016.

Choose the right option for Health Care

With the winter weather putting extra pressure on the NHS, Berkshire's Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are urging anyone feeling unwell or who has hurt themselves to look at the best option for treatment rather than going straight to A&E.

People are being encouraged to consider a range of options which include:

Emmer Green GP and Berkshire West CCG's Urgent Care Lead, Dr Andy Ciecierski said: "The cold weather causes an increase in the number of people who feel unwell so it is important that people only go to their local A&E if their complaint is serious to make sure the staff there are able to treat the people who most need their help."

To find further information on the above services, please click on the following link :

Last updated on 26 February 2015.

Travel advice and Vaccination

Travel advice and vaccination is not an NHS core service.

As you are aware, GP services are working under increased pressure and we have to prioritise services we provide. We are therefore making changes in line with other surgeries and stop providing chargeable travel clinics.

We will still provide vaccinations that are available on the NHS. These are :

– Polio (given as a combined diphtheria/tetanus/polio jab)
– Typhoid
– Hepatitis A
– Cholera

Please go to the Travel Room on our website for more information. Once you have checked that you do require any NHS vaccinations, please complete the Travel Form at least 8 weeks before you are due to travel.


Last updated on 10 February 2020.

Electronic Patient Records Statement of Intent



 New contractual requirements came into force from 1st April 2014 requiring that GP practices should make available a statement of intent in relation to the following IT developments:-

  1.   Referral Management
  2.   Electronic Appointment Booking
  3.   On line Booking of repeat prescriptions
  4.   Summary Care Record
  5.   GP2GP transfers
  6.   Patient Access to records.

 Please find below details of the practice stance with regards to these developments:-

  • Referral management 

All practices must include the NHS Number as the primary identifier in all NHS clinical correspondence issued by the practice.

  • Electronic appointment booking

Practices are required to promote and offer the facility for all patients, who wish to, to book, view, amend, cancel and print appointments online.

We currently offer the facility for booking and cancelling appointments on- line.

  • Online booking of repeat prescriptions

Practices are required to promote and offer the facility for all patients, who wish to, to order online, view and print a list of their repeat prescriptions for necessary drugs, medicines or appliances.

We currently offer the facility for ordering repeat prescriptions on-line.

  • Interoperable records/Summary Care Record

Practices are required to enable successful automated uploads of any changes to a patient’s summary information, at least on a daily basis to the Summary Care record.

Having your Summary Care Record available will help anyone treating you without your full medical record.  They will have access to information about any medication you may be taking and any drugs that you have a recorded allergy or sensitivity to.

We are working with our system supplier and it is our intention to have this facility available to patients by 31st March 2015.

  •  GP2GP record transfers

There is a contractual requirement to utilise the GP2GP facility for the transfer of patient records between practices, when a patient registers or de-registers.

It is very important that you are registered with a doctor at all times.  If you leave your GP and register with a new GP, your medical records will be removed from your previous doctor and forwarded on to your new GP via NHS England.  It can take several weeks for your paper records to reach your new surgery.  With GP to GP record transfers, your electronic record is transferred to your new practice much sooner. 

Dr Chau Epw and Partners confirm that GP2GP transfers are already active and we send and receive patient records via this system.

  • Patient access to their GP record

Practices are required to promote and offer the facility for patients to view online, export or print any summary of information from their records relating to medications, allergies, adverse reactions and any other items/date such as ‘additional’ record elements which has been agreed between the contractor and the patient. 

We are working with our system supplier and it is our intention to have this facility available to patients by 31st March 2015.

Last updated on 24 December 2015.

Smoking Cessation Clinic

Thinking about giving up smoking?

You're up to four times likely to give up smoking with support, so  if you are motivated to stop and feel you would benefit from one to one support here at our surgery with our specially trained Smoking Cessation Advisor, Sheila Hutt, please phone reception on 01344 773418 and make an appointment in our Smoking Cessation Clinic which takes place on Wednesday afternoons (if this time is difficult for you, we will be happy to arrange an alternative appointment).

Last updated on 24 December 2015.

Friends & Family Test - Results


Thank you to all our patients who have taken the time to complete theFamily & Friends Test feedback form since its inception in December 2014.  Your comments are important to us.  The attached Word document shows a breakdown of the responses we have received from Dec '14 - Jun '19.

Associated document

FFT Summary (.pdf, 220.34 KB)

Last updated on 09 August 2019.

Concerns, Complaints and Compliments

Please find attached a leaflet from NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit which provides contact information should you wish to make a complaint, raise a concern or to pass on any compliments.



Associated document

PALS leaflet (.docx, 76.12 KB)

Last updated on 28 May 2015.

Children's flu information and immunisation 2018/19

Childrens nasal flu vaccination

Please click on the link below which encompasses all the available resources on the children's flu vaccination programme.


Last updated on 11 January 2019.

A guide for parents and carers of children under five

Children may seem unwell for a variety of reasons and sometimes all you need is some medical advice to help you decide what care is best for them.

A PDF booklet is attached.

Associated document

Guide to Childhood Illnesses (.pdf, 2.63 MB)

Last updated on 08 January 2018.

Updated patient Health Records Leaflet

Please find attached an updated patient Health Records Leaflet.  This leaflet explains how patient records may be used and include links to the NHS Constitution and Care Record Guarantee.  

Please ask at Reception if you would like a hard copy of this leaflet.

Associated document

patient Health Records (.pdf, 1.63 MB)

Last updated on 24 December 2015.


All NHS organisations are required to have a Caldicott Guardian whose role is to protect the confidentiality of patient and service-user information, and enable appropriate information sharing.

The Caldicott Guardian for New Wokingham Surgery is: Susan Vickers, Practice Manager.

The term Caldicott refers to a review commissioned by the Chief Medical Officer.  A review committee, under the chairmanship of Dame Fiona Caldicott, investigated ways in which patient information is used in the NHS.  The review committee also made a number of recommendations aimed at improving the way the NHS handles and protects patient information.

These are summarised by Seven Information Management Principles.

  1. Justify the purpose(s) of using confidential information.
  2. Only use it when absolutely necessary.
  3. Use the minimum that is required.
  4. Access should be on a strict need to know basis.
  5. Everyone must understand his or her responsibilities.
  6. Understand and comply with the law.
  7. The duty to share can be as important as the duty to protect patient confidentiality.

Last updated on 24 December 2015.

Connected Care

The attached leaflet explains the purpose of Berkshire West Connected Care and how it works.  It also gives information to help you decide whether you want to opt out.

Associated document

Connected Care (.pptx, 89.05 KB)

Last updated on 24 December 2015.

Connected Care - Opt out

An opt-out form is available to download if you decide to opt out of the Connected Care initiative.

Associated document

Connected Care Opt-out form (.docx, 29.77 KB)

Last updated on 24 December 2015.

Diabetes Care Planning

Improving care for patients with Diabetes

Associated document

care planning[2].doc (.doc, 285 KB)

Last updated on 24 December 2015.

Patient Survey - Action Plan

Patient Survey - Action Plan

Associated document

Patient Survey Action Plan 2014.doc (.doc, 25.5 KB)

Last updated on 24 December 2015.

Patient Survey results 2014

This shows the results of our patient survey in graph form

Associated document

Survey results 2014.xls (.xls, 32.5 KB)

Last updated on 24 December 2015.

Patient Survey 2014

We e-mailed a questionnaire to 210 of our patients asking for their feedback on our service, particularly on the subject of accessing the surgery.  The results of the survey have been discussed amongst our Patients' Group and a plan formulated to improve and/or address any issues that have been raised.  A summary of the results is attached

Associated document

Patient Survey March 2014.doc (.doc, 31.5 KB)

Last updated on 24 December 2015.

Electronic prescribing

Introducing electronic transfer of prescriptions

Associated document

Electronic Prescription Service.doc (.doc, 24.5 KB)

Last updated on 24 December 2015.

Stop Smoking

National No Smoking Day 2019 - 13 March

If you are want to stop smoking please call reception to book an appointment with our Stop Smoking Cessation advisor- Sheila. Her sessions are held on a Wednesday but she will always move things about to see you at a time that is convenient to you. Whether you smoke 2 a day or 40 a day she can help you quit and start making the steps to living a healthier life style. You do not even need to be a registered patient to see her so do not let that stop you! Call reception today to get booked in.


Last updated on 11 January 2019.

Key facts

Registered patients


Weekday evening and weekend appointments offered here or nearby

YESContact practice for appointment availability

Friends and Family Test score: General Practice

92%Patients recommend this practice. 12 responses.

More on how we perform

We are currently accepting new patients

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Patient Participation Group

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Last updated on 10 February 2020.

Information supplied by NHS Berkshire West CCG