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Cookham Medical CentreLower RoadCookham RiseMaidenheadBerkshire, SL6 9HXTel: 01628 810242
You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at www.gov.uk/coronavirus
If you are new to our area welcome. Please look at the Practice area map below to see if you fall within our catchment area, and can register with the practice.
Please note Bourne End, Taplow, Hedsor and indeed anywhere in Buckinghamshire are outside our boundary and you will not be able to register.
All new patients are asked to complete a patient registration form and new patient health questionnaire, available from the practice or can be downloaded here. All patients are allocated a named accountable GP at registration (all existing patients have also been allocated a named accountable GP) but this is mainly for administrative reasons. You may book appointments with any GP subject to their availability and are not limited to the named one. If you do wish to have your allocated GP changed for a particular reason - please inform the practice and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.
Patients moving from another NHS practice can use the following form to begin the process, and it will assist us if you can provide your NHS number if possible please.
GMS1 Form for new patients
Practice Registration Form & Health Questionnaire
When you register you will also be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire. This is because it can take a considerable time for us to receive your medical records. There is an online version of this file too, which you may fill out and send to us. When you come to the surgery you will be asked to sign this form to confirm that the details are correct.
Patient Handbook - New Patients are given a copy on registering with the practice. Current patients may also request one or download one.
Patient Handbook updated Nov 2019
You are welcome to have a health check on first joining the practice and to receive a health check, at your request, if you are aged between 16 and 74 and have not seen your doctor in the past three years.
The practice inner boundary extends close to the A4 in Maidenhead and follows the river Thames from Maidenhead Bridge Quarry Wood Road/Grubwood Lane/Winter Hill Road and extends to Pinkneys Green.
We operate an inner and outer boundary system. Patients who move from the inner boundary but are still within the outer boundary may remain on our list. However, patients may only register as new patients if they live within the inner boundary.
Please ask at reception to see a large and detailed version of the map and to check the outer boundary. Please note the area of Hedsor is not actually within the inner boundary as at present the map drawing software does not let us display the true boundary which is the river.
We hope to improve this map in future.
Patient and Practice Charter
Click here for our Patient and Practice Charter
The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them. You can download the guide below.
A Patient Guide to GP Services
Page updated 01/10/2020 to make our boundary clearer.
Please print off a registration form, fill it out and bring it in with you on your first visit to the practice.
These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.
Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups. Open the leaflets in one of the following languages
If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.
To register as a temporary patient you must be temporarily resident with the catchment area of the practice.
You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.
To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice you wish to use. Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.
Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form
People to Places: Offers transport to anyone living within the Royal Borough who have restricted mobility. 01628 587922 - General Enquiries 01628 587920 - Booking Line Email: email@example.com Initial joining fee, which includes first year's membership, thereafter annual membership for individuals, plus Fares. More info
Cookham Voluntary Services: CVS is designed to provide help with transport for the residents of the Cookhams who have difficulty in using public transport. It is run entirely by volunteers who can claim mileage for using their vehicle.
Phone: 01628 523839 10 am to 1pm. Answer phone at other times. Website Charges: Voluntary donations are welcomed - ask driver for envelope.
As a guide the approximate return mileage from Cookham to local hospitals are: St Marks, Maidenhead 8 miles Wexham Park 25 miles King Edward 20 miles Wycombe 12 miles Harefield 33 miles Royal Berks (Reading) 40 miles Heatherwood 27 miles.
This information has been provided by Cookham Patient Participation Group. Every effort has been made to ensure that the above information is correct at the time of printing, but we accept no responsibility for any inaccuracies.
There is very limited parking at Cookham Medical Centre, so please note the car park is reserved for staff and patients attending the Medical Centre only. Parking spaces taken by shoppers means problems for our elderly and disabled patients.
Please note that although there are no doctor appointments over lunchtime as that is when they do Home Visits, there are frequently nurse appointments taking place, so access for patients is still needed.
Please be considerate.Thank you