Shingles vaccination available for 70,71,72, 78 and 79 year olds - Over 65's eligible for a pneumovax vaccination
Patient Questionnaire Newsletter Patient Participation Group When We Are Closed

Cookham Medical Centre
Lower Road, Cookham, Berks, SL6 9HX

Main line: 01628 810242  | Fax: 01628 810201

Dr Azmy Birdi

Dr Michael Sealy

Dr Anu Swamy

Dr Kenney Tsoi

Dr Lucy Follis

Text reminder service for appointments

Welcome message sent on 20/12/16

and the first reminders will go out on 22/12/16

Click the link in blue above for more details

We are pleased to announce that we are now able to send

appointment reminders by text message.

We would like to ask patients to make sure

we have your current mobile number.

If you do not want to receive text messages you can opt out of them  

Please let a receptionist know if you wish to opt out

In addition to the new text reminder service - patients will be able to download an app which will give them access to appointment booking

and repeat prescription requests

(this will be available to mobile phones running Android 5 or iPhone iOS9)

News item above updated 21/12/16

It is flu vaccination season and we would like to encourage all eligible patients to book in with us on one of our lunchtime clinics.

You are eligible if you meet any of the following criteria -

over 65


Are immunosuppressed


Chronic Kidney disease

Long standing heart condition



 Please ask if you are not sure if you are eligible.

Children age 2- 4 are eligible to have the flu vaccination too

This is NOT an injection but is given as a nasal vaccination.

Please book in with the nursing team.

(Updated 14/10/16)

Our new receptionist Amy joined us on the 6th October and I hope you will join us in welcoming her to the practice.

A reminder to patients that all patients have been allocated a named accountable GP.

Many patients have been informed of their named GP during contact with the practice, those who have not yet been officially informed, please ask when you are next in the practice.

Please note that patients may book appointments with any GP subject to their availability and are not limited to their allocated one. Much of the role of the allocated named GP is to ensure incoming reports, prescription requests and documents relating to the patients on their list, are dealt with promptly and that there is clear accountability for doing this important role.    

(Updated 31.03.2016)

CQC visit

As many patients will be aware of we had a visit from CQC on 11th March 2015, which was very kindly supported by our PPG panel. Overall the practice received a ‘good’ rating of which we were very pleased. There were just 2 areas which we need to work on to improve upon. At Cookham we always strive to get better and give our patients the very best of care, so we are going to take the recommendations of the CQC and use them to improve even further. Anyone wishing to read the full report can do so by clicking here  Cookham CQC Report. We had a further inspection in February 2016 which confirmed that the improvements they had suggested had been completed and were now rated as GOOD.