Practice Clinics & Services

To make an appointment for any of the clinics services below,
please contact our reception staff.


Breast Examinations

It is a good idea for all women to examine their breasts for lumps. If you are not sure how to do this, your Doctor or nurse will be able to show you. If you should notice any lumps in your breasts please see your Doctor. Most lumps are benign, but we would like to be certain all is well. If you fall between the ages of 50 and 64, you should receive a letter inviting you for screening as part of the national screening programme. Such mammography will take place at a local centre. Although after the age of 65, you will not automatically receive an appointment for routine screening, you may request screening every 3 years yourself.

Cervical Smears

Smear tests are an examination of the neck of the womb (cervix) to check for changes, which occur before cancer develops. These changes can be easily treated in an outpatients clinic and cancer prevented.

We strongly recommend that all women between the ages of 25 and 65 have regular smears unless advised otherwise by the Doctor. Reminders are sent out when the smears are due, but if in doubt, please ask. Smears are very important, so even if you do not wish to have a smear (which is your right) please come and discuss it with the Doctor and don't just ignore the letter.

Child Immunisations

It is important that all children and babies are immunised. Further information can be found here.

Free Chlamydia Test

If you are between the ages of 15- 25 you can have a free Chlamydia test ... This is done on a urine sample. The results are confidential and can be sent to your mobile phone. Ask the doctors, advanced nurse practitioners or nurses for the test. For more information about Chlamydia and the national screening programme visit www.nhs.uk.

Family Planning

This practice offers a full range of family planning care including the fitting of diaphragms (caps) and coils (IUCDs).

Advice on all aspects of contraception is given including emergency contraception (the morning after pill). To make an appointment for a coil fitting please contact the nurse.

Health Promotion

We encourage all our patients to share the responsibility for their health, both in preventing disease and in treating existing disease. Prevention really is better than cure. Many of the most serious diseases can be prevented by a healthy lifestyle and without the need for drugs. Please feel free to discuss general health and ask for advice. Below are some of the ways you can help to live, not only longer, but also a fitter and more enjoyable life.

Smoking

This is the single largest preventable cause of ill health in this country. It is the major cause of cancer, heart attacks, angina and chest disease. If you would like advice and help in giving up, please ask the Doctor or nurse.

Diet

A healthy diet not only helps control weight but also reduces cholesterol and helps prevent heart attacks. Again, ask the nurse for advice.

Exercise

Regular exercise helps prevent heart disease as well as reducing weight and making you feel better. If you are overweight or out of shape, please ask for advice before starting vigorous exercise.

Blood Pressure

High blood pressure can, in the long term, increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Treatment does not always require tablets. All adults are advised to have their blood pressure checked at least every 3 years. If you have not had yours checked recently - please ask the nurse.

Health Promotion Clinics

For times, see reception or the nurse.

Asthma: The Asthma Nurse or GP will see asthma patients by appointment or in an emergency any day.

Diabetes: Doctor Referral

Coronary Heart Disease: By invitation

Smoking Cessation: Doctor Referral

Influenza (Seasonal): The ‘Flu vaccine is offered in October each year, completely free. It is strongly recommended for patients with heart or chest complaints, diabetics, elderly, or those who work in institutions or nursing homes, and patients over 65).

Minor Surgery

Certain surgical procedures can be performed by the Doctors in the surgery, which will often help save long waits for hospital treatment. These are only done if you have been referred by a Doctor or Nurse. Please note that, for legal reasons, an adult must accompany anybody attending for minor surgery under 16 years of age.

Nursing Services

The practice nurses are available for telephone advice Monday to Friday.  Telephone reception and leave a number for a nurse to call you back.

Blood tests, ECGs, ear syringing, dressings, removal of sutures, general health advice, etc. can be arranged with the practice nurse. They also have access to the latest recommendations for foreign travel vaccinations, and are able to administer any you may need.

WE ARE AN APPOINTED YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION CENTRE. Our Practice Nurses are available for travel advice and immunisations. An appointment should be made at least 6 weeks prior to travel. Further information including access to our online travel forms can be found here.

Other Services & Clinics

All the partners are registered with the Health Authority to provide:

  • Maternity Medical Services       
  • Contraceptive Services
  • Child Health Surveillance           

Acupuncture is available from Dr Blacklay and Hughes. Dr Blacklay also offers Homeopathy.

Other Clinics

Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Physiotherapy, Talking Therapy and Phlebotomy. These clinics are all by Doctors’ referral. Please ask at the reception desk for further information.

Phlebotomy Clinic

St Helier Hospital run a Phlebotomy Clinic at the Practice every Wednesday morning. This is a walk-in service available between the hours of 9am - 11am.

You must already have a St Helier Blood Test Form to attend this clinic.

Private Non-NHS Work

Medical Examinations (Non-NHS)

Certain services provided by the Doctors are not covered by the NHS and fees are payable for such items as:

  • HGV & PSV licences
  • Elderly driver licences       
  • Insurance
  • Pre-employment medicals
  • Private certificates          
  • Holiday vaccinations
  • Insurance claims           
  • Fitness for sports

Please inform the receptionist or ask to speak to the Reports Clerk for such services.  Such charges are payable at the time of attendance, and the BMA recommended scale of fees is on display at the reception desk. For more information about our private medical services, please click here.

Medical Certificates

Self-certificates are available from your employer for sickness of up to one week. Any certificate required from the Doctor for periods up to the first week can only be provided as a private certificate for which there is a charge.

Sickness Certificates

Sickness certificates (also known as "Fit-notes" and Med 3 Forms) can be issued at routine GP appointments. For the first seven days of any illness or incapacity a self-certification form (SC2) should be used and are available from your employer or our reception. Hospital doctors can issue Med 3 forms following out-patient appointments or hospital stays.

Teenage Health Advice & Services

Our doctors and nurses can help you with a wide range of problems, including contraception, pregnancy tests, drug & alcohol problems, or worries you may have about your health or about things that are happening to you. Please see our Teenage Health Advice & Services for further information.