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

 

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

Call 111 for medical advice.

See Smoking Cessation page re texts sent to patients

 

Receptionist Vacancies - please see vacancies page

 

 

 

Cancer Screening

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

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.

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



 
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