Cowbridge: 01446 772383

Llantwit Major: 01446 794080

St Athan: 01446 751751

Latest News

New Telephone lines installed -Wednesday 13 November

We will be having new telephone lines installed on Wednesday 13 November, in St Athan and Llantwit. If you have any problems contacting the surgery during this time please telephone Cowbridge on 01446 772383.

New Physiotherapy Service

From Monday 18 November, patients will be able to book in directly (without needing to see a GP first) with a Physiotherapist and be seen at Cowbridge Health Centre, or Llantwit Major & Coastal Vale Medical Practice (formerly Eryl). This service is for patients age 18+ with Soft tissue injuries, arthritis, joint pain, ligament or muscle injury, spinal pain and sciatica. The physiotherapist can also make recommendations regarding pain relief and fit notes-where appropriate. Please ask one of the Reception Team for more information.

Flu Vaccinations

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

Vaccinations

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

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

Veterans

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board contract with the Practice to provide Primary Care Services. Their contact details are:

By Post
Cardiff and Vale UHB Headquarters
University Hospital of Wales (UHW)
Heath Park
Cardiff CF14 4XW
By Phone
Tel: 029 2074 7747

For further information regarding Cardiff and Vale University Health Board please see http://www.cardiffandvaleuhb.wales.nhs.uk/home

Community Services (provided by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board)elderly_patient-with_nurse

We have a large team of professional staff that are attached to the practice and provide services to our patients. These include District Nurses, Health Visitors, Midwives, Phlebotomists, Podiatry and Western Vale Community Mental Health Team.

 

District Nurse

District nurses care primarily for housebound patients, offering clinical care, advice and support and assessments for equipment, care packages and incontinence needs. They also provide nursing care for post-operative and terminally ill patients. District Nurses can be contacted via the UHB Communication Hub 01446 729563

 

Health Visitor

The health visitor is primarily responsible for the care of young children. They are available to supply parent with children up to school entry. Health Visitors can be contacted on 01446 777040

 

West Vale Community Mental Health Team

How to access the service

Referrals to CMHTs are usually made by the GP, although referrals are taken from other organisations or professionals if appropriate. People who have been provided with treatment by a CMHT can self refer for a re-assessment  for up to 3 years from their discharge date.
Information for those who have been referred to a CMHT:
If you have been referred to a CMHT and would like to know more about what to expect from your first appointment see this information leaflet.
Information for those who are currently receiving treatment from a CMHT:
Further information on care and treatment can be found on this information leaflet.
How to contact the CMHT:
The three Vale CMHTs (Amy Evans, Hafan Dawel and Western Vale) have co-located to Barry Hospital and are now called the Vale Locality Mental Health Team.
Vale LMHT Barry Hospital, Colcot Road, Barry CF62 8YH 01446 454300
The CMHTs are open 9am – 5pm Monday to Thursday, and 9am – 4.30pm Friday

 

Midwives

The midwives see patients in both Cowbridge and Llantwit Health Centre and attend patients at home before and after delivery.

They can be contacted on 029 20 745030

If you have any concerns during the early stages of your pregnancy, then contact the Early Pregnancy Unit 029 20 745933

 

Phlebotomists

Phlebotomists attend Cowbridge Health Centre on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday, St Athan Surgery on Tuesday morning and Llantwit Major Clinic on Friday morning. Attendance is strictly by appointment, made with the Practice Reception Team.

 

 

 

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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