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

COVID-19 Vaccination Status available on NHS App of by calling 119. Please do not contact the surgery 

See Coronavirus page for latest vaccination news

St Marks Blood Test walk in service has been replaced by an online bookable service  

See Appointments page Blood tests tab for Booking Process

Contact 111 for medical advice when we are closed

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 or call  111

 

 

 

 

Cancer - Links and Screening Information

CANCER SCREENING

We would like to encourage patients eligible for screening to make informed decisions about taking part

Please follow the links for more information on the National Screening programmes or pick up a leaflet from the surgery. 

Cervical Cancer Prevention

Please follow the links for more information

Please note that cervical screening tests can be booked with the Practice Nurses at Cookham - normal opening hours only 

Please note evening and weekend appointments at the General Practice Hub at St Mark's Hospital are currently unavailable - we will update you when/if they become available again

 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cervical-screening/

https://www.jostrust.org.uk/

BREAST SCREENING     UPDATED 19/08/21 

Breast screening is organised by area and practice for those in the eligible age group 50 to 70. Women over 71 can still be screened every 3 years but will need to request this from the Breast Screening Office 0300 614 6648 .

Cookham patients will be invited in October and November 2021

to attend the 

Mobile Screening Unit, St Marks Hospital, Maidenhead.

Please follow the link for NHS information on screening

Breast cancer screening

BOWEL CANCER SCREENING 

Invitations are sent out to eligible patients and we would encourage you to participate - please see the NHS information below

Bowel cancer screening

To detect cases of bowel cancer sooner, the NHS offers two types of bowel cancer screening to adults registered with a GP in England:

All men and women aged 60 to 74 are eligible  

Every two years, you will be sent a home test kit.

If you did not do your test at the time and perhaps threw it away or it is past its expiry date - you can get another one by calling

0800 707 60 60 

You do not have to wait for your next invitation 

If you're 75 or over, you can ask for this test by calling the freephone helpline on 0800 707 60 60. 

Awareness months and helpful links 

January

https://www.jostrust.org.uk/get-involved/campaign/cervical-cancer-prevention-week?

February

https://www.worldcancerday.org/

March

https://www.targetovariancancer.org.uk

https://prostatecanceruk.org/

https://brainstrust.org.uk/brain-tumour-awareness-month/

Breast Cancer Awareness

Useful links:

https://breastcancernow.org

We also have leaflets in the surgery. 

November

Mens' Health Awareness

https://uk.movember.com

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/bowel-cancer-screening/



 
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