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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. 

 

Breast screening programme

Breast Test Wales homepage

PLEASE ATTEND FOR YOUR BREAST SCREENING APPOINTMENT - IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE

If you are a female patient aged 50 - 70 and above, please attend for your regular breast screening appointments, every three years.

Patients from this surgery will be offered an appointment for a free NHS breast screening test between February and June 2011 at Asda car park, Pontygwindy Road, Caerphilly.

Screening will be carried out by Breast Test Wales, which is the organisation which runs the NHS breast screening programme. Women who are aged between 50 and 70 and registered at this surgery will automatically receive a postal invitation, inviting them to attend for a test. Women aged over 70 will not receive a routine postal invitation, but can be screened on request, by telephoning Breast Test Wales on 029 2039 7222. Women aged under 50 will not be invited for screening, but should make an appointment to see a GP or nurse if they are concerned about any changes in their breasts.

The test is carried out by a female radiographer who will take x-rays of your breast, known as mamograms. Screening looks for tiny changes in the breast before any symptoms, such as a lump, can be seen or felt. If breast cancer is found at an early stage, treatment has the best chance of being successful.

Breast cancer affects one in nine women living in Waless and is more common in women aged over 50, and the risk increases with age. If you receive an invitation for screening, please attend. It takes just a few minutes of your time, but could save your life.

If you would like any more information about the test, please speak to one of the GPs or nurses at the surgery. Breast Test Wales can be contacted on 029 2039 7222. The website address is www.screeningservices.org

Whatever age you are, if you are worried about any breast problem, please make an appointment with one of the doctors.



 
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