Practice Area

Area Review

Our practice area was reviewed in 2008. The main reason for this was the increasing amount of housing redevelopment in Central and West Reading which meant a rapid upward pressure on our patient list size. The review removed from our area the whole of Purley, the Northern part of Tilehurst around Purley, and some areas near the town centre. These changes were all approved by Berkshire West PCT. Since then in 2012 a further review added back these areas as an 'extended area' which is for patients who are already registered with us to remain on our list if they move within it.

Patients who are already living in the 'extended area' will not be removed from the list, and patients who are currently registered within our new area and then move to within the extended area will also be allowed to remain with us.

Our new practice area and the extended area are shown below.

Practice Area Map


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