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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. 

 

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening summary

    • The aorta is the main blood vessel that supplies blood to the body. Sometimes the wall of the aorta in the abdomen can become weak and stretch to form an aneurysm. When this happens there is a risk that the aorta may split or tear (rupture).

    • We will invite 65 year old men who live in Wales and who are registered with a GP practice.

    • The aim of the screening programme is to reduce the number of ruptured AAA and deaths.

    • AAA screening involves a simple ultrasound scan to measure the abdominal aorta.

    • The scan is usually painless but may be slightly uncomfortable due to pressure on the abdomen.

    • It is a free NHS screening test.

    • A person who is not in the screening age group and are concerned that that they may have an AAA or are worried about a family history of AAA; they should speak to their GP.

    • Like all medical tests, AAA screening is not 100% accurate.


Men over 65


Men over 65 who have not previously been screened by the NHS or diagnosed with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) can self refer directly to the Wales AAA Screening Programme.

 

If you are a man, over 65 and living in Wales and would like to be screened please contact your local screening office to ask for an appointment on:

 
    • North Wales: 01492 86 35 63
    • South East Wales: 01443 23 51 61
    • South West Wales: 01792 45 31 62 or


 
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