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
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 www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/LiveWell/Vaccinations
Book your appointment via the Reception Team
now. Not sure if you are eligible? See our Flu Vaccinations
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
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