Flu Vaccination 2021-22 Season
Please see Flu pages for details
The Maidenhead surgeries are delivering the flu vaccinations at the Desborough Suite at Maidenhead Town Hall with a view to combining these with Covid Boosters should the Government decide to implement a Booster programme. We are not waiting for the boosters however and are proceeding with the flu vaccination as a team effort.
There are some vaccine delivery problems nationally so we will be pooling supplies and doing clinics in phases. Texts will be sent out to patients in small batches with a link to the booking system. We will call patients who do not have mobile phones and book on their behalf.
Eligible patients attending the surgery for appointments will be offered the vaccine there and then if well enough
Appointments can also be booked via reception but PLEASE do not call at peak times such as Monday morning, Thanks for your assistance.
Blood sample bottle shortage
A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.
Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems will still get one but where your clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled. Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.
If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.
Please see link below regarding covid vaccination walk in clinics at The Desborough Suite
Covid Walk In Clinic 4 & 11.9.21
Please see link below for details regarding covid vaccination walk in clinics.
Those aged 16 and 17 years old are about to be offered their Covid-19 vaccination. Please note that the current guidance is for this age group to get a single dose. We await information from the JCVI as to whether this group will receive a 2nd dose
Face coverings - latest guidance from .gov.uk
Important Information for those with young children on how to manage illness - when you can look after them at home and when you need medical help. Click on the link below.
Parents/Carers :: Frimley HealthierTogether (frimley-healthiertogether.nhs.uk)
Easing of Covid-19 restrictions – infection prevention and control arrangements in healthcare settings
As we are sure you have seen the government have announced their plans to move to step 4 of the roadmap out of lockdown, indicating that this is likely to be from 19 July. Until that time we confirm that all infection prevention and control and personal protective equipment guidance which has been put in place for health care settings remains unchanged. We will be ensuring that this message is highlighted to the public through our various channels and local connections and would encourage you to support this message – reminding people that this is for their safety, the safety of loved ones receiving care and for the safety of our staff.
We await details of any further guidance for changes within health care settings after the 19 July but anticipate these to be minor, if any.
After the 19th July we will continue to recommend everyone:
- Meets others in well-ventilated areas where possible, such as outdoors or indoors with windows open.
- Wears a face covering where you come into contact with people you don’t normally meet in enclosed and crowded spaces.
- Washes hands with soap and water or use hand sanitiser regularly throughout the day.
- Covers their nose and mouth when you cough and sneeze.
- Stays at home if unwell, to reduce the risk of passing on other illnesses onto friends, family, colleagues, and others in your community.
- Considers the individual risks of others, such as clinical vulnerabilities and vaccination status
As always you can keep up to date and direct people to trusted information at GOV.UK and NHS.UK for trusted information.
You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at www.gov.uk/coronavirus
NHS app COVID-19 Vaccination status Please see Further Information Page
Covid 19 Vaccination Please see Further Information Page
Parents Guide - When to call 999 or go to A&E
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.
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.
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.
(Site updated 13/10/2021)