Clinics and Services
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.
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 reception to book a test.
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.
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.
Diet – A healthy diet not only helps control weight but also reduces cholesterol and helps prevent heart attacks.
Exercise – Regular exercise helps prevent heart disease as well as reducing weight and making you feel better.
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 would like to discuss any of the above further, or ask for more advice, please contact the nurse.
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.
Other Services & Clinics
All the partners are registered with the Health Authority to provide:
- Maternity Medical Services
- Contraceptive Services
- Child Health Surveillance
Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Physiotherapy, Talking Therapy and Phlebotomy. These clinics are all by doctors’ referral. Please ask reception for further information.
The practice nurses are available for advice Monday to Friday. Please contact them by filling out this form with your query.
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.
Where can I have my blood test done?
St Helier Hospital provide walk in blood clinics across the local area. You do not need to make an appointment but please be advised that the clinics can get very busy and patients are seen in order of arrival (vulnerable patients are given priority*).
The Rowans Surgery hosts St Helier Phlebotomists on Wednesdays between 08.30-11:00. On arrival please ask the receptionist on the desk for a ticket number and they will direct you. Please remember to bring your blood test request form with you.
If you are unable to attend at this time – other clinics are available at these times and places:
- St Helier Hospital Blood Test Room – Mon-Fri, 07:30-16:30
- Sutton Hospital Outpatient Blood Test Clinics – Mon-Fri, 08:30-12:30
- The Polyclinic, Birches Close, Mitcham – Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri, 08:30-12:30
- Jubilee Health Centre, Shotfield, Wallington – Mon-Fri, 08:30-12:00
- Priory Crescent Clinic, North Cheam – Mon-Fri, 08:30-12:00
- Old Court House Surgery, Sutton – Tues, 08:30-10:30
- Crickett Green Med Practice, Miles Road, Mitcham – Tues, 08:30-10:30 (by appointment only)
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.