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What our patients are saying

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Excellent service from nurse Sarah! Very impressive
July 2023
As a new patient at this practice, I am very impressed with how kind and helpful the receptionists and GPs are. Thanks for your hard work during such challenging times
December 2022
Such a good Medical practice center.Great staff and service.Thank you!
December 2022
Great Service and the staff have always been really helpful and will go the extra mile
May 2023
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Booked an appointment for the same day, seen on time, diagnosis made and medicine prescribed quickly, and then dispensed within 5 minutes at the surgery. Wonderfully efficient, and done with a smile. Thank you so much. Keep up the great work.

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Say goodbye to hold music

At Westwood Road Surgery, we make it easy for you to get an appointment. With our hassle-free online bookings, you no longer need to call reception or visit the practice in-person to get an appointment. That means you can request an appointment at any time of the day, even at weekends.

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Free parking

Convenient location

The team at Westwood Road Surgery would like to make your visit as relaxed and convenient as possible. You'll find free parking spaces on-site, so you won't need to worry about feeding the meter or getting a ticket.

Our practice is conveniently located for anyone living in Reading and the surrounding areas.

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GP Registration in Reading FAQs

How do I find my NHS number?

You do not need to know your NHS number to use NHS services or register at our Reading GP practice, but it can be useful to have it. Visit the NHS website to find your NHS number. You need to live in England to use this service.

How to register for a GP in Reading?

To Register for an NHS GP in Reading follow these steps:

  1. Find a GP Surgery near you.
  2. Westwood Road Health Centre is based in Reading and accepts patients from all of the surrounding area. Most services can be provided online or over the phone, but patients living further afield may not be eligible for some services, such as Home Visits.
  3. Check that your chosen NHS GP is accepting new patients. Westwood Road Health Centre is accepting new patients.
  4. Register with your chosen NHS GP. For Westwood Road Health Centre there are various ways to do this: completing the registration form on this website; via the NHS App; filling out the GMS1 form and bring it with you to the practice.

You don't need:

  • Proof of Address
  • Proof of Immigration Status
  • ID Card
  • NHS Number
  • National Insurance (NI) Number
  • the name of your current GP (if you have one)
What is the catchment area for Westwood Road Health Centre?

You can register as a patient at Westwood Road Health Centre if you live in Reading, Wokingham, Newbury, Oxford, or High Wycombe. We accept all patients who live within the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire West ICB.

We can only offer home visits to your address if you live within our catchment area. If you are primarily housebound or require visits to your home, our service will not be suitable.

How do I register with a GP for the first time?

If you haven’t registered with a GP in Reading before, we recommend using our online registration form. It’s important to complete the form accurately to ensure your registration gets accepted.

Once you’ve registered, if you qualify for an NHS Health Check you will be invited to attend one. This allows you to take actions to reduce your risk of developing serious conditions like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, type 2 diabetes and some types of dementia.

Your new patient health assessment includes a health questionnaire, a check to ensure any repeat medications are up to date, in-person observations (such as measuring your blood pressure, pulse check, and BMI), blood tests (if clinically necessary and you’re aged between 40 and 74), and a consultation with a healthcare assistant to discuss your overall health and wellness.

At the end of your assessment, you’ll receive personalised advice to help you enjoy a healthier life for longer. And if needed, we can also book you in for a follow-up consultation.

Can you be registered with two GP's?

No. You cannot be registered with two NHS GP surgeries at the same time. When your registration with Westwood Road Health Centre gets accepted by the NHS, you will no longer be registered at your previous NHS GP surgery.

Can students in Reading register with Westwood Road Health Centre?

Yes, students in Reading can register at Westwood Road Health Centre. You should register with a local GP if you’re a student and you spend the majority of your time at your university address. You can then get quick and easy access to care when. This is particularly important if you have a long-term health condition and need regular medication reviews.

You can register with Westwood Road Health Centre Surgery using our easy online registration form.

Can I go to a GP without registering?

You need to register with a GP before you can get an appointment at a GP in Reading. However, in some cases, you can be registered as a temporary patient for up to 14 days and receive care despite not being a permanent patient.

Do I need my NHS number to register?

No. You do not need to know your NHS number to register with a GP. Your NHS number is used to help identify your medical records, so your registration may be processed quicker if you do know it. However, we can still find your records without your NHS number. It’s important to complete the online registration form accurately to prevent delays with your registration.

How long does it take to register with a GP?

Filling out the registration form itself should only take a few minutes.

After that your registration is processed by the GP Surgery (usually within 2-3 working days). 

Finally your registration has to be confirmed by NHS England.

The NHS states it can take 10 to 14 days to process your information and transfer your medical record from your previous NHS GP surgery (if you have one) to GP Reading (Westwood Road Medical Centre).

However, the process is often faster than this and can take as little as 2 to 3 days to be completed.

Do you have to pay to register with an NHS GP?

No, you do not have to pay to register with an NHS GP - anyone who lives in England can register with an NHS GP for free.


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