Welcome to Western Vale Family Practice

*Patient Notice Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 January 2022*

In order to support patients with URGENT healthcare issues, Western Vale Family Practice will be open again on the 22 & 23 January, 8am to 6.30pm for patients registered at the following practices:
Urgent care does not include blood tests, repeat prescription, referrals, minor injuries or Covid vaccination queries.
Minor Injuries should contact CAV 24/7 on 0300 10 20 247 to be advised by them.
Life threatening emergencies should call 999.
We kindly request that if you need URGENT care, which cannot wait until your practice reopens on Monday 24 January at 8am - Telephone Western Vale Family Practice direct on 01446 772383 and your call will be triaged by a Doctor.
If the Doctor assesses that you need to be seen, you will be asked to attend Cowbridge Health Centre and given a specific appointment time.


'Your Family is our Practice'

We are a friendly, caring and forward thinking Practice. We provide healthcare to a patient population of over 11,800 patients across the Western Vale of Glamorgan. We also undertake the vocational training of General Practitioners and Medical Students.

Our main site, which is also our administration centre, is in the purpose- developed Health Centre in Cowbridge, and we have branch surgeries in Llantwit Major Health Centre and St Athan surgery (see Practice locations).


Western Vale Family Practice is a non-limited Partnership owned by Drs McGovern, Wilkinson, Coleman, Davies, Cleland and Morris.

For information about our mutidisciplinary team see our team



We are contracted to provide Primary Medical Services by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. Further details about Primary Medical Services in the area can be obtained from:


Community Support

  • Carers - As a Practice we actively engage with the local community and support local initiatives and events. We were the first Practice across the Vale of Glamorgan to have been awarded Silver Accreditation by the Vale Local Authority for the support and advice we provide to Carers
  • Dementia- We are very involved with Dementia Friendly Cowbridge and the development of Dementia services for Western Vale residents
  • Physical Activity -  In order to support and promote the importance of physical activity amongst the young, the Practice is also very proud to have sponsored playing kits for the Cowbridge Rugby Mini and Junior Team, St Athan Saints mini football team and Llantwit Major girls team.



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Flu Campaign 2021-22

Flu Vaccinations are still available - Book now!

Flu Information

For most people, flu is unpleasant but not serious. You will usually recover within a week.

However, certain people are at greater risk of developing serious complications of flu, such as bronchitis and pneumonia. These conditions may require hospital treatment.

For more information see

At-risk groups

It is recommended that you have a free flu jab via your GP Practice, if you fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • are 50 years old or over (including those becoming age 50 by the 31 March 2022)
  • all pregnant women (including those women who become pregnant during the flu season)
  • have a serious medical condition (Asthma - requiring regular steroids, COPD, Heart/Kidney/Liver disease, Parkinson's or Motor Neurone disease, Learning Disability, Diabetes, Immunosuppressed, Asplenia, BMI of 40+)
  • people who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an older or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill.

If you live with someone who has a weakened immune system, you are also  able to have a flu vaccine.




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