CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION BELOW - DO NOT ATTEND SURGERY OR HOSPITAL IF YOU HAVE BEEN TO CHINA, THAILAND, JAPAN, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HONG KONG, TAIWAN, SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA OR MACACU IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OF COUGH, FEVER, DIFFCULTY BREATHING - RING NHS DIRECT 0845 4647 OR 111 WALES. IF MEDICAL EMERGENCY DIAL 999 AND INFORM THEM OF RECENT TRAVEL. SEE MORE DETAILS BELOW
WE ARE CHANGING OUR EMERGENCY APPOINTMENT SYSTEM FROM 20TH APRIL 2020
If you have an emergency medical problem that cannot wait for a routine appointment, please present to the surgery between 9-10am Monday to Friday.
There will no longer be an emergency drop in surgery in the afternoon.
We will no longer take requests for same day emergency appointments at the reception desk after 10 am. For health information and advice, including who is best to help deal with your problem please telephone 111 free of charge, 24 hours a day or contact the surgery via telephone where the receptionists will take some details about your emergency problem and arrange for the GP to call you back. Please ensure you are available by telephone for the GP to contact you. After discussing your problem, the GP will arrange an appropriate appointment if necessary.
If you have a life threatening emergency eg. Chest pains, severe shortness of breath, significant bleeding or signs of a stroke please call 999 or go directly to A and E.
Please remember that your local pharmacist is able to treat a range of common ailments free of charge. Ask one of our receptionists for a list of common problems they are able to treat.
CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION FROM PUBLIC HEALTH WALES
Advice for travellers from China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macua from Chief Medical for Wales
It is recommended that all travellers who develop relevant symptoms, however, mild, within 14 days of returning from China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau should self isolate at home immediately and call:
NHS Direct 0845 45 46 or phone 111
It is recommended that travellers from China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau, should isolate for 14 days, even if they do not have symptoms, due to increased risk from that area.
PLEASE DO NOT PRESENT AT SURGERY IF YOU HAVE TRAVELLED TO ANY OF THE ABOVE IN LAST 14 DAYS. CONTACT THE ABOVE TELEPHONE NUMBERS.
For more information go to Public Health Wales Website:-
NEW OUT OF HOURS SERVICE - 13/8/2019
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IT IS FREE AND WILL HELP YOU FIND THE RIGHT ADVICE SUPPORT AND TREATMENT
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BANK HOLIDAY CLOSURES - MONDAY 26th AUGUST 2019
GDPR - GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS FROM 25TH MAY 2018
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BANK HOLIDAY CLOSURES :-
|19 April||Friday||Good Friday|
|22 April||Monday||Easter Monday|
|6 May||Monday||Early May bank holiday|
|27 May||Monday||Spring bank holiday|
|26 August||Monday||Summer bank holiday|
|25 December||Wednesday||Christmas Day|
|26 December||Thursday||Boxing 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".
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:
For weekends/bank holidays and evenings (opens at 6:30pm weekday evenings).
Out of hours:
For a list of Dentists taking on NHS patients in your area please email ABBDental.Helpline@wales.nhs.uk
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.
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'.
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.