Cowbridge: 01446 772383

Llantwit Major: 01446 794080

St Athan: 01446 751751

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Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) – advice for patients

The latest advice is to self-isolate for 7 days if you have a new continuous cough or high temperature.

If you live with other people, the entire household should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person gets symptoms.

If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days. If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.

If you are worried about symptoms of Coronavirus you should use the NHS Direct Wales online symptom checker at www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/COVID19

You should only call 111 if the symptom checker advises you to.

Please do not attend your GP surgery, community pharmacy or A&E department if you have any symptoms of Novel Coronavirus to stop the spread of infection.

You can help stop the spread of Novel Coronavirus by ensuring you practise good hygiene. Cough and sneeze into a tissue, bin it and immediately wash your hands with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds.

For up to date advice please visit phw.nhs.wales/coronavirus

With immediate effect the Practice will only be offering telephone appointments, where the GP or Nurse will then decide whether you need to be seen at the surgery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flu can be serious, and having a flu vaccine is the best protection against it. That’s why a yearly flu vaccination is recommended for the people who are most at risk of complications if they catch flu.

 

The flu vaccine is free for everyone (from six months of age) who has:

diabetes

-a long-term chest complaint, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

-moderate or severe asthma

-a heart problem

liver disease

kidney disease (from stage 3)

-had a stroke or a mini stroke, or who has another neurological disorder (for example,multiple sclerosis)

-an immune system that isn’t working well

-had their spleen removed or has a spleen that isn’t working very well

-is a very overweight adult (with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more) to calculate your BMI please use this link http://www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/LiveWell/BMICalculator/

 

It is also recommended and free for people who are:

pregnant

-aged 65 or over

living in a long-stay care home

carers (unpaid) if you care for someone who is elderly or disabled, or someone whose health  and/or welfare may be at risk if you fall ill, speak to the surgery about having a flu vaccine.  Even if you don’t live with the person that you care for, or receive money for caring for them, you may still be eligibe for a free vaccine.

Read more about the flu vaccine for carers on the Carers UK website.

For children: A free nasal-spray flu vaccine is recommended for all children who are aged two or three on 31 August 2019.

Unfortunately this is not available for Practices to order from the NHS at present. We will update Parents and you will receive a letter invitation from the surgery when this is available.

All children in primary school from reception class will be offered their vaccine at school, if you haven’t received information about this yet, please contact the school to confirm the planned vaccination date.

Flu vaccine is the best way to protect against catching or spreading flu – so don’t miss out. If you are still not sure if you can have a free flu vaccine, ask at the surgery for advice.

Find out more about flu and flu vaccines at www.beatflu.org

Contact us to book your appointment

 

 

 

 

 

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. 01446 794080

St Athan

The Surgery

The Square

St Athan

Barry

CF62 4PF

Tel. 011446 751751

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