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
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
Breast Cancer Awareness
We also have leaflets in the surgery.
Mens' Health Awareness