You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at www.gov.uk/coronavirus or see the Coronavirus Information page
Parents Guide - When to call 999 or go to A&E
Cookham Medical Centre was subject to vandalism in the early hours of 2nd October. Thames Valley Police attended the practice overnight, and confirmed no entry was gained and nothing was removed from the site.
We would like to reassure patients that we continue to run a safe and full service. We are waiting for our insurance company to authorise repairs
We would like to say a big thank you to the Cookham Scouts who have been very helpful supporting the practice at this time.
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Important information for patients about GP appointments
If you have Coronavirus symptoms – do not attend the surgery unless told to do so
- All GP appointments are initially by Telephone
- These can be pre-booked or if urgent done by the Emergency Duty Doctor
- Bookings are online or by phone
- We offer an e-consult service please see below
- Doctors can do video consultations and patients can submit photos by secure system
- Face coverings or masks must be worn when attending the surgery for any reason
- If you have an appointment, please check in and wait in your car or outside until collected by nurse or GP
More information from the surgery
To protect our patients, our staff and our community we have moved to a total telephone triage system for GP appointments in line with national guidance. By reducing the number of people in the surgery we can reduce the risk of transmission of Coronavirus by people who may be unaware they have the virus.
People with Covid-19 symptoms should not be attending the surgery unless specifically asked to do so and which would then be under strict precautions.
All GP appointments will initially be on the telephone. These appointments can be booked for a given time or if urgent put on the Duty Dr list. You can also use our e-consult system. Telephone appointments can be booked by phone or online.
Most consultations can be successfully completed by phone but if the doctor needs to see you face to face for an examination, you will be invited to the surgery. They can also do video consultations or ask you to send a photo to avoid you having to come out unnecessarily.
We are staggering the arrival times of patients coming in and you may be seen in your car, the tent or in the building whichever is most appropriate.
Patients must wear a face covering or mask when attending the surgery for appointments or for contact with receptionists.
Nursing appointments continue for warfarin monitoring, immunisations (NOT travel) , dressings and blood tests for monitoring certain conditions. Reviews can also be done by telephone.
Child Immunisations are very important. We are organising the appointments so that as few people as possible are on site at a time and there is extra time for cleaning between patients.
If you have symptoms of Coronavirus on the day of your appointment - do not attend
Our e-consult service is available please scroll down this page
We thank you for your co-operation and understanding. As you are aware, the situation and guidance is changing rapidly so we will keep patients updated by website and text.
Statement from NHS England added 16/10/20:
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, how you contact us will be different at the moment. This is to limit face-to-face contact whenever possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus.
Your GP practice is open and if you need to see your GP, please contact us. All appointments are now triaged and can be pre-booked via phone on 01628 810242 or online through Patient Access if you have registered for an account or you can contact us using e consult, see blue box at bottom of page.
Our opening hours are on our opening times page
Appointments are being delivered face-to-face, online and over the telephone. If you are asked to come into the surgery for a face-to-face appointment, please remember to wear a face covering. Measures are in place to keep you safe from infection during your visit to the surgery
Please do not come to the surgery unless you have an appointment.
If you are waiting for a check-up, please be assured we will be in touch
For serious or life threatening emergencies call 999,
For urgent medical queries call 111.
Welcome to the Cookham Medical Centre
Welcome to the Cookham Medical Centre website. We are a friendly and welcoming GP training practice, situated in Cookham. We look after approximately 7,900 patients in the Cookham area.
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, such as checking surgery times or seeing what services we offer.
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
We have a disabled parking space in our car park and access to the Medical Centre by gentle incline. There is a toilet for disabled persons in the Medical Centre.
(Site updated 01/12/2020)