Cricket Green Medical Practice

75-79 Miles Road, Mitcham

Merton

Clinical Commissioning Group

Practice Services

 

Contraception Services

We offer a full range of contraception services, including oral pills, coil fittings, injectables and implants.

Minor Surgery

Minor Operations RoomWe offer a minor surgery service for small procedures on skin. Please see your doctor to arrange a suitable appointment.

Blood Tests

We offer a Phlebotomy service every Tuesday morning between 8.30 and 10.30 a.m, with a maximum of 25 patients.
If the phlebotomy clinic is very busy, and the phlebotomist has seen his/her 25 patient allocation, you may be advised to go instead to Birches Close Clinic. Phlebotomy services are also available at Birches Close Clinic on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 08:30-12:00 and St Helier Hospital Monday-Friday 08:30-16:00.
Please remember that if you need to have a fasting blood test done have nothing to eat or drink from 9pm the night before your blood test but you can drink water, as much as you are able.

Well Person Screening

Appointments can be made with one of the nurses for a general health check. Please bring a urine specimen. The nurse will check your current state of health and answer any concerns you may have about this. She will measure your height, weight, body mass index and blood pressure. She can advise about diet, smoking and alcohol consumption.

Cervical Smear Tests

Regular smear tests are important. They pick up the early signals that could save your life. In line with national policy, this practice offers routine smear testing to women every three years, from age 25 years to 49 years and every five years once you reach 50 years of age. Appointments can be made with one of the practice nurses.

Prescriptions

We can send your prescriptions to a number of local pharmacies or you may collect your prescription from the surgery. Please let one of our receptionists know how you would like your repeat prescriptions to me managed.

Please allow three working days notice, from informing us of your need for a repeat or one-off prescription. According to the type of medication you are taking we may be able to offer you repeat prescriptions for one month or two months. Please ask one of our receptionists if you would like to have repeat prescriptions switched to two monthly.

For patients taking warfarin, who attend anticoagulation clinics elsewhere, we will need to see a photo-copy of your recent INR results and dosing schedule before we can issue you a repeat prescription for warfarin. This process has been put in place for safety reasons.

Chaperones

imagesCA9HJB00chap
When attending the practice for an examination or test you may prefer to have a chaperone present. Please let the clinician, who you are seeing, know that you would like a chaperone and we will accomodate your wishes prior to your examination or test.

Acupuncture

imagesCAH9RL7Tac

Acupuncture is a treatment derived from ancient Chinese medicine in which fine needles are inserted at certain sites in the body for therapeutic or preventative purposes. Cricket Green Medical Practice provides western medical acupuncture which is the use of acupuncture after a proper medical diagnosis. It is based on scientific evidence that shows that the treatment can stimulate nerves under the skin and in muscle tissue. This results in the body producing pain-relieving substances, such as endorphins. It is likely these substances are responsible for any beneficial effects seen with this form of acupuncture.
Acupuncture may be offered to relieve pain, particularly for arthritis and other musculo-skeletal problems.