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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

Emergency Appointments

 

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:-

https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/wuhan-novel-coronavirus/

 

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

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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. 

 

Travel Vaccinations

Information about countries and vaccinations required at:

https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries 

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel, please contact the practice to make a travel vaccination appointment with a practice nurse. When making the appointment, please let our receptionist know where you travelling and provide a list of your destinations.

It is important to make your appointment well in advance of your date of travel, ideally 6 weeks but a minimum of 2 weeks before you travel, in order to complete any necessary course of vaccinations and to allow the vaccines to work.

The practice provides all common travel vaccines (diptheria, typhoid, polio, hepatitis A and B). In addition, we provide, meningitis and rabies.

Some vaccines are included in the services provided by the NHS and are therefore free of charge. These include: diptheria, typhoid, polio and hepatitis A. The following vaccines are chargeable as they do not fall within the remit of NHS services: hepatitis B, meningitis,  and rabies.

In addition, the practice can provide a private prescription for those anti-malarial medication brands, which cannot be purchased over the counter. Please consult a pharmacist for advice on which type is appropriate for your destination(s). 

The current list of charges is available under the 'Clinics and Services' tab within 'non-NHS services'.  We accept cheques or cash.  No debit or credit card facilities.


Travel immunizations

 

Hepatitis B (ordinary course < 2 months)- course of 3 / booster

£75 / £25

Hepatitis B (fast course < 3 weeks)– course of 3 / booster

£120 / £40

Meningitis (including certificate)

£80

Rabies - course of 3 / booster

£180 / £60

 

 

 


Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday.  To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)


WE ARE NO LONGER A YELLOW FEVER TRAVEL CENTRE

Please note

If you are intending to travel for long periods, travel in remote areas or have a complex itinerary, your needs may be better served by a specialist travel clinic.

 
 



 
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