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 NEW OUT OF HOURS SERVICE - 13/8/2019

LOCAL GP OUT OF HOURS SERVICE AND NHS DIRECT NOW SHARE THIS EASY TO REMEMBER TELEPHONE NUMBER - 111

IT IS FREE AND WILL HELP YOU FIND THE RIGHT ADVICE SUPPORT AND TREATMENT

SEE "LATEST NEWS" REGARDING GABAPENTIN AND PREGABALIN MEDICATIONS

BANK HOLIDAY CLOSURES - MONDAY 26th AUGUST 2019

GDPR - GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS FROM 25TH MAY 2018

PLEASE GO TO POLICIES TO SEE MORE INFORMATION

BANK HOLIDAY CLOSURES :-

2019
19 AprilFridayGood Friday
22 AprilMondayEaster Monday
6 MayMondayEarly May bank holiday
27 MayMondaySpring bank holiday
26 AugustMondaySummer bank holiday
25 DecemberWednesdayChristmas Day
26 DecemberThursdayBoxing Day

 OUT OF HOURS SERVICE  - 111

EMAIL TO THE PRACTICE

IF YOU ARE CONTACTING THE PRACTICE VIA EMAIL, IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE WITHIN 2 DAYS PLEASE RING TO ENQUIRE WHETHER OR NOT IT HAS BEEN RECEIVED.  SINCE THE "CYBER-EVENT" ON THE NHS IN APRIL 2017  THE NHS HAS TIGHTENED UP ON SECURITY AND A LOT OF EMAILS ARE POSTED TO THE "JUNK BOX".

 

Dental Helpline

If you require an emergency dental appointment or are seeking to register with an NHS dentist for routine treatment, please call the Dental Helpline on:

01633 488389 

For weekends/bank holidays and evenings (opens at 6:30pm weekday evenings).

 Out of hours:

01633 744285

For a list of Dentists taking on NHS patients in your area please email ABBDental.Helpline@wales.nhs.uk

  Car parking

Please note that the car park section closest to the practice building is for staff parking only. Please do not drive through the 'No Entry' signs. Please do not park in any of the GP parking spaces. Also please do not park on the double yellow lines - you will be restricting access for ambulances to the practice if you do. 

 Screening programmes

The practice encourages all its eligible patients to participate in screening programmes provided by Public Health Wales. These are: Breast Test Wales; Cervical Screening Wales; and Bowel Screening Wales. Information is included below in the relevant pages under 'Further Information'.

 Eye conditions

If you have a minor eye condition eg. conjunctivitis, you csn visit an optician rather than the GP. The practice can issue you with a prescription for any medication the optician may consider necessary.

 NHS choose well campaign 

The Choose Well campaign is designed to provide information to the public about the range of NHS and other services, which are available as alternatives to attending the Emergency Department or dialling 999. Please see below for further information. 

 

Support for carers

Advice and support for carers
 

Financial support for carers and those you care for
If you care for someone, there is a range of financial benefits available to you and also to the person you care for. Being a carer means someone, whether they are an adult or a child, who looks after and supports a friend, relative or neighbour, who could not manage without their help. This could be due to age, physical or mental illness or disability. It does not mean a professional care-worker or personal assistant who gets paid for their work.

Do not be afraid to ask for help and claim what you are entitled to.

Carers' assessments
If you provide care for someone aged 18 or over, your local social services should carry out an assessment to see if you are entitled to any services that could make caring easier for you. A carer's assessment is about your needs as a carer.

Example of help available
1. Help with household tasks
2. Help with caring tasks during the day and night
3. Respite care
4. Activities for the ‘cared-for’ person
5. Benefits advice
6. Contact details for chiropodist, community dentist, health visitor or optician


Useful contacts:

Macmillan Nurse – Please discuss with GP or practice nurse

Caerphilly County Borough Council – Social Services
Telephone: 0808 100 2500 - Website: http://www.caerphilly.gov.uk (external link)

The following link takes you to a page dedicated to information for carers

http://www.caerphilly.gov.uk/site.aspx?s=3lFU4iY3w3eyvbQsZJPLHAU1yu7oFHte53P1Dak+BVI=

Direct Gov
Carers Allowance Tel: 01253 856123 - Website: www.direct.gov.uk/en/CaringForSomeone (external link)

Carers Trust - Telephone 029 2009 0087 - Website -

     http://www.carers.org/ (external link) or www.youngcarers.net (external link)

Carer’s UK
Telephone: 0808 808 7777 - Website: www.carersuk.org (external link)

Citizens Advice Bureau 
Website: www.adviceguide.org.uk  (external link)

Contact a Family – For families with disabled children
Telephone: 0808 808 3555 - Website: www.cafamily.org.uk (external link)

Carer’s Direct (by NHS Choices)
Telephone: 0808 802 0202 - Website: www.nhs.uk/carersdirect (external link)

Alzheimers Society
Telephone: 0207 423 3500 – Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk (external link)

Age Cymru
Telephone: 029 2043 1555 – Website: http://www.ageuk.org.uk/cymru/  (external link)

Information and support for young carers

The Children's Society Include Project

Website: www.youngcarer.com

NHS Children First

Website: wwwchildrenfirst.nhs.uk

Information on mental health issues designed for young people

Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

Information and support for children caring for someone with cancer

Website: www.macmillan.org.uk/Cancerinformation/Ifsomeoneselsehascancer/Youngcarers2010.aspx

Disabled parents network

Website: www.disabledparentsnetwork.org.uk

Bereaved children

The Cruse Bereavement Care Youth Involvement Project (RD4U) website: www.rd4u.org.uk

Winston's Wish website: www.winstonswish.org.uk

 

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