Cowbridge: 01446 772383

Llantwit Major: 01446 794080

St Athan: 01446 751751

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Youth  Information Page

Have a look at our new youth page and leave us some feedback on what should be included. SeeYouth Information (13-17)

Free NHS Courses in Cowbridge

Do you want to take control of your Pain? Are you living with Diabetes? Free NHS Courses available this Summer with the Education Programme for Patients @ Western Vale Family Practice, Cowbridge. See home page for more info.

Practice Leaflet

We have recently updated our Practice Leaflet. Please see Practice Brochure

Ovarian Cancer Awareness

March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. For more information about symptoms and support see https://www.targetovariancancer.org.uk/information-and-support/what-ovarian-cancer

Silver Carers Award

We are very proud to have made front page of the latest edition of Caring Times, as a result of us being the first Vale GP Practice to have been awarded the Silver Carers Award. See https://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/Documents/Living/Social%20Care/Looking%20after%20Someone/Vale-Carers-NL-Jan-2019-Eng.pdf
Are you a carer? Are you cared for?
Make an appointment with Renae from our Nursing Team and she can help ensure you are getting support and advice. See Carers

Ear Syringing

From Monday 4 February 2019 the Practice will no longer be providing an ear syringing service with our Nurses. We have developed advice and helpful  information for patients which is available under the Services Tab – Ear Care.

Older People

A very helpful Directory of Services for older people produced by Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS) can be found under Patient Information/Older People

 

 

In Times of Bereavement

In the unfortunate event that a loved one has passed away, there are three things that must be done in the first few days;

  • Get a medical certificate from your GP or hospital doctor (this is necessary to register the death)
  • Register the death within 5 days. You will then receive the necessary documents for the funeral.
  • Make the necessary funeral arrangements.

 

Register the death

If the death has been reported to the coroner they must give permission before registering the death.

You can register the death if you are a relative, a witness to the death, a hospital administrator or the person making the arrangements with the funeral directors.

You can use the ‘Register a Death’ page on the gov.uk website that will guide you through the process.

Arrange the funeral

The funeral can usually only take place after the death is registered. Most people use a funeral director, though you can arrange a funeral yourself.

Funeral directors

Choose a funeral director who’s a member of one of the following:

These organisations have codes of practice – they must give you a price list when asked.

Some local councils run their own funeral services, for example for non-religious burials. The British Humanist Association can also help with non-religious funerals.

Arranging the funeral yourself

Contact the Cemeteries and Crematorium Department of your local council to arrange a funeral yourself.

Funeral costs

Funeral costs can include:

  • funeral director fees
  • things the funeral director pays for on your behalf (called ‘disbursements’ or ‘third-party costs’), for example, crematorium or cemetery fees, or a newspaper announcement about the death
  • local authority burial or cremation fees

Funeral directors may list all these costs in their quotes.

Coping with grief

Talking and sharing your feelings with someone can help. Don’t go through this alone. For some people, relying on family and friends is the best way to cope.

If you don’t feel you can talk to them much – perhaps you aren’t close, or they’re grieving, too – you can contact local bereavement services through:

  • your local hospice
  • the national Cruse helpline on 0808 808 1677
  • your GP

Find local bereavement support services listed on the Cruse website.

A bereavement counsellor can give you time and space to talk about your feelings, including the person who has died, your relationship, family, work, fears and the future.

You can have access to a bereavement counsellor at any time.

Contact Information

Cowbridge

Western Vale Family Practice

Cowbridge Health Centre

The Broad Shoard

Cowbridge

CF71 7DA

Tel. 01446 772383

Llantwit Major

The Clinic

Boverton Road

Llantwit Major

CF61 1XZ

Tel. 011446 794080

St Athan

The Surgery

The Square

St Athan

Barry

CF62 4PF

Tel. 011446 751751

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