Cowbridge: 01446 772383

Llantwit Major: 01446 794080

St Athan: 01446 751751

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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

New Practice Staff

Welcome to Rachel Brace, Practice Pharmacist, Nicci Underhill, Nurse Practitioner and Rachel Guyatt, Mental Health Worker, who have recently joined our Practice Team. They are all very experienced and skilled professionals who will make a positive addition to the Western Vale Family Practice Team.


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Exciting News – New Team Members join Western Vale Family Practice

Western Vale Family Practice is rapidly growing our Team to meet our patients needs. Did you know that we have recently been joined by an additional Nurse Practitioner, Nicci Underhill (who can see patients on the day for minor illnesses and prescribe where appropriate) and an additional Pharmacist Rachel Brace (who will primarily undertake medication/long term condition reviews and respond to patient medication queries).

We are really pleased to confirm that we have a Primary Mental Health WorkerRachel Guyatt (who is able to support patients with mental health concerns and where appropriate will signpost patients to specialist services). In the Autumn, we will also have access to directly book patients appointments with a Physiotherapist-positive times!

It’s therefore really important that the Receptionists ask you a few confidential questions to ensure you get seen by the most appropriate professional within the Practice or the local Community (e.g. Dentist, Optician, Community Pharmacist). In the majority of cases this will mean you will get seen by a Primary Care specialist in the area you are concerned about and often this will be quicker than if you wait for a GP appointment.

By seeing the right person in the Practice first time, the GPs can spend time seeing the most vulnerable, complex and very ill patients.

Our aim is Right Care/Time/Place#WeArePrimaryCare#PrimaryChoice


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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