Clinics & Services
In addition to GP consultations the practice offers a wide range of clinics and healthcare services:
The INR clinic is held on Thursday mornings. An appointment is needed
Baby Immunisations Clinic
Weekly clinic usually Thursday with Nurse Barbara. 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)
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 neurological disease (neurological disorders include motor neurone disease, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis)
- suppressed immune systems (whether caused by disease or treatment)
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 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.
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.
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.