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 week 21st to 27th January 2019
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 or evening and weekend appointments at the General Practice Hub at St Mark's Hospital. All appointments need to be booked via our surgery receptionists regardless of site. Thank you
Breast screening is organised by area and practice for those in the eligible age group. Cookham patients are due to be screened in early 2019.
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 invited to carry out a faecal occult blood (FOB) test. Every two years, they're sent a home test kit, which is used to collect a stool sample. If you're 75 or over, you can ask for this test by calling the freephone helpline on 0800 707 60 60.
- An additional one-off test called bowel scope screening is gradually being introduced in England. This is offered to men and women at the age of 55. It involves a doctor or nurse using a thin, flexible instrument to look inside the lower part of the bowel.