Cricketfield Surgery

Cricketfield Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2AS

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Who should I see?

Who should I see?

Before you book an appointment to see a doctor, please consider if an appointment with the practice nurse, physio or community pharmacist might be more appropriate. These groups of qualified clinicians can help you with a wide range of medical problems.

Please remember that self care for common conditions can help free up our GP’s time, making it easier to get an appointment when you have a more serious condition.

Your best interest is always our top priority and our staff are trained in pointing you in the direction of the most suitable specialist clinician.

Self Care

to treat yourself at home for the following conditions, Visit the NHS website that is linked here: Visit The NHS Website

  • Back pain
  • Dermatitis
  • Heartburn and indigestion
  • Nasal congestion (blocked nose)
  • Constipation
  • Migraines
  • Coughs
  • Acne
  • Sprains and strains


Visit the Pharmacy

Pharmacists are highly trained health professionals and can give you confidential health advice for a range of common illnesses and complaints.

Don’t wait for a GP appointment for coughs, colds, aches and pains. Just give your local pharmacy a call or drop in – there’s no need to make an appointment.

Your pharmacists can also help you decide if you need to see a doctor or nurse.

Find your local pharmacy and their opening times here.

Minor Injuries Unit (MIU)/Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC)

For minor injuries (not illness) such as sprains, strains, sports injury’s etc.

Urgent care services are for people who have a problem that needs attention the same day, but is not life threatening or life changing.

For more information on the services MIU & UTC’s can offer please click here.

Address: Newton Abbot Community Hospital MIU, West Golds Road, Jetty Marsh, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2SL
Tel: 01626 324500
MIU opening hours: 8am – 8pm, 7 days a week, including bank holidays
X-ray opening hours: 9am – 5pm, 7 days a week
Please note that they do not usually treat under 2’s at this site.


A&E is for life-threatening accidents and emergencies only. Before you go there, ask yourself, “Is it a real emergency?” You can also use the NHS 111 service to determine if the condition is A&E appropriate

The nearest A & E is Torbay Hospital Emergency Department, Lowes Bridge, Torquay, TQ2 7AA

NHS 111

111 is the free NHS non-emergency number.

You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it’s not a life-threatening situation.

Call 111 if:

  • you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency
  • you think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
  • you don’t know who to call or you don’t have a GP to call
  • you need health information or reassurance about what to do next

Click here to go to the NHS 111 online service

Call 999 in an EMERGENCY

Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency


Pharmacy First

The Doctor

See the Doctor for new problems, new symptoms and acute illnesses. The Doctor may ask you to come back to see them or an alternative follow up may be arranged with the nurse.

The Nurses

In addition to usual nurse appointments our nurses are skilled in a number of areas and can manage your routine follow up, covering the following areas:-

  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Coronary Heart Disease & Stroke
  • Cervical Smears
  • Family Planning
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Lifestyle Advice including Smoking Cessation and Weight Reduction.

The Healthcare Assistants

The Healthcare Assistants can undertake many routine nursing tasks including Blood Tests, ECG recordings and offer smoking cessation advice.


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