Cowbridge: 01446 772383

Llantwit Major: 01446 794080

St Athan: 01446 751751

Latest News

Youth  Information Page

Have a look at our new youth page and leave us some feedback on what should be included. SeeYouth Information (13-17)

Free NHS Courses in Cowbridge

Do you want to take control of your Pain? Are you living with Diabetes? Free NHS Courses available this Summer with the Education Programme for Patients @ Western Vale Family Practice, Cowbridge. See home page for more info.

Practice Leaflet

We have recently updated our Practice Leaflet. Please see Practice Brochure

Ovarian Cancer Awareness

March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. For more information about symptoms and support see

Silver Carers Award

We are very proud to have made front page of the latest edition of Caring Times, as a result of us being the first Vale GP Practice to have been awarded the Silver Carers Award. See
Are you a carer? Are you cared for?
Make an appointment with Renae from our Nursing Team and she can help ensure you are getting support and advice. See Carers

Ear Syringing

From Monday 4 February 2019 the Practice will no longer be providing an ear syringing service with our Nurses. We have developed advice and helpful  information for patients which is available under the Services Tab – Ear Care.

Older People

A very helpful Directory of Services for older people produced by Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS) can be found under Patient Information/Older People



About Our Practice

The Doctors and staff at Western Vale Family Practice are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare. We are a friendly, caring and forward thinking Practice. We provide quality services to a patient population of over 10,600 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 administrative centre, is in the purpose developed Health Centre in Cowbridge and we have branch surgeries in Llantwit Major Health Centre and St Athan.

We offer a range of NHS and private services in the Practice via our multidisciplinary and highly skilled team. We currently have five GP Partners, three Salaried GPs, a Nurse Practitioner, two Practice Nurses, a Nursing Assistant (Carer and Memory Champion) and a Practice Pharmacist. We also employ around 20 members of staff across Management, Administrative and Reception areas.

As a Practice we have much to be proud of:

-we will soon be offering a Community Memory clinic and are active participants of Dementia Friendly Cowbridge and will be supporting  Dementia Friendly Llantwit Major.

-we have recently been given silver accreditation via the Vale Local Authority for the support we provide Carers.

-we actively support children’s wellbeing in the local community, through sponsorship of kits for the Cowbridge Mini and Junior Rugby Team and the St Athan Saints junior football team.

The GP Practice is the first point of contact for healthcare for most people. The aim is to provide an easily accessible route to care, whatever the patient’s problem. Since we often care for people and their families over extended periods of time, the relationship between patient, the Doctors and staff in the Practice is particularly important. Our staff at all times are expected to behave in accordance with the Practice values, demonstrating commitment to the delivery of a high quality service to our patients. Our values are:

-We Care, Respect and treat our patients and colleagues with Kindness;
-We Trust one another;
-We take Personal Responsibility and act with Honesty.

As a Practice, we aim to ensure that staff are appropriately trained and confident in the work they do and we provide opportunities to continuously learn, develop, gain job satisfaction and reach their full potential.

In return, we ask that patients:

-Mutually Respect the Clinicians and Practice staff. We operate a zero tolerance policy, which means that we have a right to care for others without fear of being verbally or physically abused. We will take action if someone is treated in a threatening, abusive or violent way, this may result in extreme cases in the police being contacted and/or patients being removed from the Practice list

-Take Personal Responsibility to inform the Practice if you or your loved one are unable to attend an appointment, or if there are any changes in personal circumstances which may impact on general health

-Provide Feedback directly to us if you have any helpful comments or suggestions about the practice and the services on offer, so that  we can continuously  learn and develop. Send us your comments or suggestions. If you would like to raise a concern or make a formal complaint please see Complaints Procedure

Practice Leaflet

Please see our downloadable Practice Leaflet which has recently been updated.

You will  find a wealth of up to date health-related information across our website. Please have a look around and provide us with feedback if you cant find what you are looking for.

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

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:

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

University Hospital of Wales (UHW)

Heath Park Cardiff

CF14 4XW

029 20 747747


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. 011446 794080

St Athan

The Surgery

The Square

St Athan


CF62 4PF

Tel. 011446 751751