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Cookham Medical CentreLower RoadCookham RiseMaidenheadBerkshire, SL6 9HXTel: 01628 810242
You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at www.gov.uk/coronavirus
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
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:
If you are over 65 and haven't had your pneumococcal vaccination, you will be offered this as well.
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.
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
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.
E-consult see Home page bright blue box towards bottom of page
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Please follow the GP advice route in e-consult for clinical matters and follow the appropriate clinical pathways for your condition. Certain pathways allow photos to be uploaded for example pictures of rashes.
Special arrangements are in place for sickness and/or compulsory self isolation due to Coronavirus or suspected Coronavirus
We are not able to provide letters for employers to confirm symptoms or the need to self-isolate. The NHS is facing unprecedented pressure at the moment and employers need to understand that such requests are not currently realistic. Government have been clear in their advice about this to employers.
Go to https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note
This is for those who are sick themselves or who are having to self-isolate because a member of their household is unwell with symptoms indicative of Coronavirus
Our travel service is currently suspended as of 17.03.20
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete and hand in a Travel Vaccination Form which will be reviewed by the nurse, who will then contact you to give advice and/or to arrange an appointment if necessary. The nurse will need to know which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. Please note we cannot give Yellow Fever Vaccine.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
It is important to do this as early as possible - at least 8 weeks before you travel - as there may be limited availability of travel appointments with the practice nurse to give the vaccinations. Some vaccines have to be ordered as they are not all held as stock. Your appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines time to take effect.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS. Please see our charges sheet or ask at reception.
Please note that we only have a limited number of travel appointments and you may need to seek an alternative travel clinic.
Please note we cannot give Yellow Fever Vaccine as we are not an authorised centre for it.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
NHS Healthchecks (currently suspended as of 18.03.20)
Available to patients between 40 and 74 years of age every five years.
This 20 minute check-up is to assess your risk of developing heart disease, stroke or diabetes. If there are any warning signs then together we can do something about it.
We send out invitations in small batches throughout the year but you do not need to wait to be invited. If you are interested and eligible for one then you can just ring and book one with Jamie-Lee our Healthcare Assistant. Please state it is an NHS Healthcheck when booking to avoid confusion with the other types of checks we do.
For more information please go to the website
or pick up a leaflet from reception
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Jon Cooke, a Chartered & State Registered Physiotherapist has joined the practice. He will be available for private consultations at the clinic on Wednesdays.
Jon has spent most of his professional career working as a physiotherapist in elite sport having worked full time for Arsenal Football Club for over 7 years. Jon set up his own practice in 2008, which has expanded substantially and he has established many links with local GP's and consultants. He treats all conditions (both sporting and non-sporting) and continues his involvement in sport by being a physiotherapist for England Football U16-20s teams.
Having been part of the medical team at Arsenal, Jon has vast experience in the treatment, management and rehabilitation of injuries for professional athletes. Jon prides himself on getting everybody he treats fully recovered as soon as possible. Jon's priority is to fully diagnose any injury you may have, help you to understand the cause and effect of such injury and provide you with a course of treatment tailored to your individual needs.
Jon is recognised by most major health insurers.
To arrange an appointment, please contact Jon direct on 077 3333 5704
First Class BSc Hons Physiotherapy BSc Hons Sport and Exercise Science AACP Qualification in Acupunture Member of the Health Professionas Council (HPC)
www.joncookephysiotherapy.co.uk Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Patients 65 and over
There is a different vaccine for patients 65 and over, specifically designed for this age group. It is called Fluad.
Delivery dates to be confirmed but on order for September 2021
Patients UNDER 65 and eligible due to clinical condition
The vaccine for eligible patients aged 18 to 64 is an Inactivated Quadrivalent vaccine (QIV)
Fluenz - the live nasal flu vaccine for 2 to 3 year olds expected mid -September 2021
Plans are being made to deliver most of the flu vaccinations centrally at the Desborough Suite at Maidenhead Town Hall (same venue that is used for Covid-19 Vaccinations)
Please check this page for further updates
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