Clinics and Services

Clinics Available At The Surgery

Baby Clinics & Development Checks

The doctors perform development checks on children up to the age of three and a half years. The health visitor will advise you when these are due.

  • The baby clinic is run by a doctor on different days in the afternoon.

Anti-Coagulant Clinic

These are held on Thursday and Friday mornings. The anti-coagulation clinics are run by our practice nurses who have successfully completed their anti-coagulation training. Appointments for next anti-coagulation reviews are given to each patient every time they attend the clinic. If you do have to cancel your appointment please phone the surgery to let us know and re-book your appointment as soon as possible so that we can check that your INR readings are within safe range.

Diabetes Reviews

We do not run a specific clinic for diabetes. We will see you for your diabetes review at any time during our weekly appointments. At each review we check your blood pressure, weight, body mass index, feet, medication, how you feel and advise you when your next blood test and appointment is due. Please, once you have had your blood test taken, book your appointment for review as soon as possible. Both Nurse Bernadette Murphy and Lisa Eve see all patients with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes for review. Lisa undertakes annual reviews and if you have seen Bernadette you may receive a telephone call from Lisa just to review your current treatment and overall diabetes control. Should you need to make an appointment, then you can do this online. Alternatively, you can contact us and book an appointment.

Physiotherapy Clinic

The Physiotherapy Clinic runs every Tuesday and Friday from 8.30am to 3.30pm.

Family Planning And Women’s Clinic

If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a contraceptive pill review please use this form.

All forms of family planning, including fitting of IUCDs and emergency contraception are offered. Appointments can be made with either a practice nurse or a doctor.

Maternity Care

Antenatal Clinic: All doctors at Cricket Green medical practice undertake antenatal reviews.

Services Available At The Surgery

Contraception Services

If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a contraceptive pill review please use this form.

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

Minor Surgery

We 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

Visit our Health Review and Assessment room, where we can help monitor your condition with online forms such as asthma, smoking, blood pressure and many more.

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. You can also access this information online through our well being centre.

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.

Acupuncture

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.