Cowbridge: 01446 772383

Llantwit Major: 01446 794080

St Athan: 01446 751751

Latest News

Physiotherapy Service

Patients are now able to book in directly (without needing to see a GP first) with a Physiotherapist and be seen at Cowbridge Health Centre, or Llantwit Major & Coastal Vale Medical Practice (formerly Eryl). This service is for patients age 18+ with Soft tissue injuries, arthritis, joint pain, ligament or muscle injury, spinal pain and sciatica. The physiotherapist can also make recommendations regarding pain relief and fit notes-where appropriate. Please ask one of the Reception Team for more information.

Long Term (Chronic) Condition / Medication Review Process

We have rolled out a new system where patients have a single annual review in the month of their birthday, with the most appropriate member of our practice clinical team.

This “one stop shop” will include a review of any medicines prescribed, as well as any specific checks relating to any long term conditions you may have (eg diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, etc). Carried out by one of our Practice Pharmacists or Practice Nurses, it is a chance to check that your medicines are the best ones for you. It is also an opportunity to ask any questions you might have about your health or your medications. In the first year, this may result in some people being recalled slightly earlier than they were expecting to allow us to synchronise review dates with months of birth.

You will receive a letter in the month of your Birthday, advising you specifically on the appointment(s) that you need to make for your review and who these should be booked with. We hope that you will find this new process more efficient and convenient.


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About our Practice

The Doctors and staff at Western Vale Family Practice are proud to offer high standards of patient-centred healthcare. We are a friendly, caring and forward thinking Practice. We provide quality services to a patient population of  nearly 11,000 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.

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, two Nurse Practitioners, a Practice Nurse, a Nursing Assistant (Carer and Memory Champion), two Practice Pharmacists and a Mental Health worker. We also employ around 20 members of staff across Management, Administrative and Reception areas.

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:


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.

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, the St Athan Saints junior football team and Llantwit Major under 7 girls 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

For more information please see our Patient Charter




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