Welcome to Western Vale Family Practice
We are a friendly, caring and forward thinking Practice. We provide healthcare to a patient population of over 11,600 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.
Blood Bottle Shortage
There is currently a national supply issue of bottles used for blood collection, which is expected to last until November 2021.
In order to preserve supplies for people that urgently need blood tests, the NHS are reducing the number of non-clinically urgent tests as well as to delay routine tests where it is safe to do so.
We appreciate the inconvenience that this may cause. We would like to reassure you that we have procedures in place to assess whether it is clinically safe to delay your test.
If you require urgent care, please seek it as normal. If your blood sample is urgent it will be collected.
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Flu Campaign 2021
Flu Bookings - Now OPEN!
We have had confirmation of our Flu vaccination delivery dates and can proceed with bookings for adults age 50+ or those that are at risk from Flu (see more info below).
Llantwit Major Surgery, Boverton Rd - Sat 25 & Sun 26 September
Cowbridge Health Centre - Sat 2 & Sun 3 October
NB: If you were booked for Cowbridge on the 18/19 September your appointment will be moved to the 2/3 October. We will contact you to confirm this.
Please contact us to book via My Health Online (if you have an account for online prescription ordering), or speak to Reception.
Children Age 2 & 3 - Please contact the surgery to book your child's nasal spray ASAP.
School age children (Reception to Year 11) - will be arranged directly via your child's school. They will provide you with information.
For most people, flu is unpleasant but not serious. You will usually recover within a week.
For more information see https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/immunisation-and-vaccines/fluvaccine/
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.