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You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

GP appointments are now all telephone call first as per National Guidance

These can be pre booked online if non urgent or book by phone or do an e-consult

Urgent matters please ring to go on Duty Dr list

This is to protect our patients, our staff and our community 

We aim to reduce the footfall through the surgery to reduce the risk of spreading the virus

See Opening times section then click tab for "When we are closed" for out of hours services details

Use NHS 111 online for advice

Call 111 for medical advice.

See Smoking Cessation page re texts sent to patients

 

Receptionist Vacancies - please see vacancies page

 

 

 

Clinics & Services

In addition to GP consultations the practice offers a wide range of clinics and healthcare services:

flu

INR Clinic

The INR clinic is held on Thursday  mornings. An appointment is needed   

Baby Immunisations Clinic 

Weekly days vary with Nurse Debs or Nurse Judith . Please book an

appointment. It is very important to come in for these as per national schedule.

Immunisations - Is your Child up to Date?

Schedule from January 2020

8 weeks old: Polio, Tetanus, Diptheria, Whooping Cough, Hepatitis B, HIB (6 in 1); Meningitis B and Rotavirus 

12 weeks old:Polio, Tetanus, Diptheria, Whooping Cough, Hepatitis B, HIB (6 in 1) Pneumococcal and Rotavirus

16 weeks old: Polio, Tetanus, Diptheria, Whooping Cough, Hepatitis B, HIB (6 in 1) ; Meningitis B

Between 12 and 13 months: HIB and Meningitis C, Measles, Mumps and Rubella, Pneumococcal and Meningitis B Booster

3 years 4 months old or as soon as possible after: Polio, Tetanus, Diptheria, Whooping Cough (4 in1)  Measles, Mumps and Rubella

12-13 years old: HPV (given at school)

13 to 18 years: Polio, Tetanus, Diptheria and Meningitis ACWY (generally given at school) 

Flu Clinic

The annual campaign for vaccinations against flu usually take place from October - March (as long as stock lasts) for those age 65 and over as well as those living with certain long term conditions or in the ‘At Risk’ group of patients. Please contact the surgery to book an appointment. If you are unsure about qualifying, please ask at reception and they will be able to advise you.

‘At Risk' patients include:

    • chronic (long-term) lung disease

    • asthma (but only patients who have been prescribed asthma medication during the last 6 months)

    • chronic heart disease

    • chronic kidney disease

    • chronic liver disease

    • chronic neurological disease (neurological disorders include motor neurone disease, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis)

    • suppressed immune systems (whether caused by disease or treatment)

    • diabetes

    • pregnant women

    • carers

If you are over 65 and haven't had your pneumococcal vaccination, you will be offered this as well.

NHS Physiotherapy Clinic

An NHS physiotherapist from the Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust holds a weekly clinic here. Patients who are referred to Physiotherapy have the option of booking an appointment (via Choose and Book system) at several local sites including at Cookham Medical Centre. Please note bookings can NOT be made via our surgery reception.

Private Physiotherapy Clinic

Jon Cooke, a Chartered & State Registered Physiotherapist has a practice here. He will be available for private consultations at the surgery on Wednesdays

Asthma Clinic

Asthma reviews can either be done during the Wednesday morning Long Term Conditions Clinic or booked at other times to give patients greater choice of appointment times

 

Family Planning / HRT / Cervical Screening

A full range of family planning services including hormone replacement therapy and preconception advice is offered by our practice to our registered patients. Please note that we do not offer contraception services to temporary patients who should contact their own GP for repeat prescriptions of the pill.  


We advise all women between the ages of 25 and 49 to have a cervical smear every 3 years, and those between 50 and 64 to have one every 5 years. Please book an appointment with a Practice Nurse.

Diabetic Clinic

Patients are sent a reminder letter to make an appointment when their review is due.  
We like to see all our Diabetic patients annually, with a 6 month interim 'mini-review' with our health care assistant. Our Dietitian is available to see all our Diabetic patients on a regular basis. We hold a Long Term Condition Clinic on Wednesday mornings but appointments can be booked at other times if unable to attend that clinic.

Home Nursing

Patients who are confined to their homes and need nursing services  may need to be referred by the doctor to the District Nurse service. District nurses are employed by the Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Patients may also be referred to the District nurses by the hospitals when discharged from hospital if they need further at home.

 
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