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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. 

 

Local health resources

Local Emergency Centre

Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr Hospital, Ystrad Fawr Way, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed, CF82 7EP

Tel. 01443 802200

The emergency centre deals with:

  • Wounds which require closure
  • Limb injuries
  • Bites and stings, insect bites or other animal bites
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Removal of foreign bodies e.g. from ears, eyes or nose
  • Minor head injuries – provided no loss of consciousness, vomiting, blurred vision, headache, nausea or dizziness

Out of hours services

Tel. 0845 600 1231 for urgent medical advice when the practice is closed.

 

NHS Direct Wales

If you are looking for medical advice, go straight to NHS Direct Wales. Tel. 0845 4647. It is a 24 hour nurse-led confidential helpline providing advice and information on what to do if you or any member of your family is feeling ill. Calls are charged at the local rate, and there is a confidential translation service available.

 

Local pharmacies

Asda pharmacy, Asda Superstore, Pontygwindy Road, Caerphilly CF83 3SX, Tel. 029 2085 5517

Lloyds pharmacy, Unit 2, 31 Tonyfelin Road, Caerphilly CF83 1PA, Tel. 029 2085 0993

Mayberry pharmacy, 40 Cardiff Road, Caerphilly CF83 1JP, Tel. 029 2088 2914

Superdrug Stores plc, 6/12 Cardiff Road, Caerphilly CF83 1JN, Tel. 029 2088 3138

 

The Aneurin Bevan health board publishes information on when pharmacies are open out of normal working hours, which you can access via the link below:

http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/866/page/40689

 

 



 
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