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Welcome to Western Vale Family Practice

The Doctors and team at Western Vale Family Practice are proud to offer patient-centred healthcare to you and your family.
 
'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).

 

Partnership
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

 

Contract

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:
www.cardiffandvaleuhb.wales.nhs.uk

 

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.

 

  

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours 2021

We will be operating an urgent only, telephone first, appointment system over the Chistmas and New Year period.

Friday 24 December

  • Cowbridge: 8.00am – 6.30pm
  • Llantwit:     8.00am-1.00pm
  • St Athan:    Closed

Monday 27 & Tuesday 28 DecemberClosed

Wednesday 29 December

  • Cowbridge:   8.00am - 6.30pm
  • Llantwit:       8.00am - 6.30pm
  • St Athan:      2.00pm - 6.00pm

Thursday 30 December

  • Cowbridge: 8.00am - 6.30pm
  • Llantwit:     8.00am - 6.30pm
  • St Athan:    Closed

Friday 31 December

  • Cowbridge:  8.00am - 6.30pm
  • Llantwit:      8.00am - 1.00pm
  • St Athan:     Closed

Monday 3 January –   Closed

Tuesday 4 January > As per normal opening times

Remember if you need advice, support, or are unsure what to do if you are feeling unwell:

  • Contact NHS 111 on 0845 46 47(open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week);
  • Get advice support and medications for minor illnesses from your local Community Pharmacy without the need for an appointment;
  • If you require urgent medical advice, when we are closed, please contact: CAV 24/7 0300 10 20 247.

Western Vale Family Practice would like to wish all of our patients and their families, a peaceful and relaxing Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Flu Campaign 2021

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 https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/immunisation-and-vaccines/fluvaccine/

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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