Cowbridge: 01446 772383

Llantwit Major: 01446 794080

St Athan: 01446 751751

Latest News

Practice Closure

The Practice will be closed on Wednesday 23 October (1.00-6.30pm) and Tuesday 5 November (1.00-6.30pm) for training purposes. During this time if you need advice and support see When We Are Closed

Chat Health

Age 11-19? Text your school Nurse on 07520 615718 for advice and support see Youth Information (13-17) for more information.


Are you up to date with all your NHS vaccinations? View a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the ages at which they should ideally be given

Flu Vaccinations

Book your appointment via the Reception Team now. Not sure if you are eligible? See our Flu Vaccinations page.

New Long Term (Chronic) Condition / Medication Review Process

From 1 October we are rolling out a new system where patients have a single annual review in the month of their birthday, with the most appropriate member of our practice clinical team.

This “one stop shop” will include a review of any medicines prescribed, as well as any specific checks relating to any long term conditions you may have (eg diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, etc). Carried out by one of our Practice Pharmacists or Practice Nurses, it is a chance to check that your medicines are the best ones for you. It is also an opportunity to ask any questions you might have about your health or your medications. In the first year, this may result in some people being recalled slightly earlier than they were expecting to allow us to synchronise review dates with months of birth.

You will receive a letter in the month of your Birthday, advising you specifically on the appointment(s) that you need to make for your review and who these should be booked with. We hope that you will find this new process more efficient and convenient.

Practice Prescribing Policy for Benzodiazepines and Z-drugs

With immediate effect GPs, Nurses, and Pharmacists in Western Vale Family Practice will only prescribe hypnotics and anxiolytics (benzodiazepines and z-drugs) in line with national and locally developed guidelines. Please see our Practice Policy for more information:

Practice Prescribing Policy for Benzodiazepines and Zdrugs


We’re calling on veterans to tell us that they’ve served in the armed forces so that we can best support their care needs. Please see our Veterans page on our website for more info Veterans








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:


-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


It is also recommended and free for people who are:


-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

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Contact Information


Western Vale Family Practice

Cowbridge Health Centre

The Broad Shoard


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


CF62 4PF

Tel. 011446 751751