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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Providing Feedback/Raising a Concern

If you would like to provide feedback or have a concern about the service you have received from the Doctors, or any of the team working at Western Vale Family Practice, please let us know as soon as possible, by either talking directly to the person involved, asking to speak to one of the Senior Receptionists, Reception Manager, or the Practice Manager. If you would prefer you can complete the comments and suggestion form.

We will:

-Listen to your comments and concerns

-Consider feedback and take appropriate action

-Try and resolve any concerns as quickly as possible

-Put you in contact with the right person to help you further.


Formal Complaints

We hope that most problems can be resolved easily and quickly. If your problem cannot be resolved in this way and you wish to make a formal complaint, it should be addressed to:

Mrs Rhian Floyd, Practice Manager
Tel: 01446 772383

Postal Address:
Cowbridge Health Centre
The Broad Shoard
CF71 7DA

We will acknowledge your complaint within two working days and aim to have responded within 30 working days. When we look into your complaint, we aim to:

-Find out what happened and why

-Make it possible for you to discuss the problem with those concerned (if you would like this)

-Make sure you receive an apology (where this is appropriate)

-Identify what we can do to learn from the event and make sure the problem does not happen again.


Medical records
We take confidentiality seriously, and it is important for you to know that in order to investigate your concern we may need to access your medical records. If you are not happy with this, then you must inform us immediately. Please be assured that only people immediately dealing with the investigation will be able to look at your notes.


Complaining On Behalf Of Someone Else
If you wish to raise a concern or complaint on behalf of a relative or friend, we will listen but we would not be able to share any clinical information with you unless we have the patients consent (if they have capacity).


Complaining to the Health Board
If you feel you cannot raise your complaint with us, or if you are dissatisfied with the result of our response. You can contact:

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board Concerns Team
Tel: 029 2074 4095 or 029 2074 3301

Postal address:

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board Headquarters

Woodland House

Maes y Coed Rd


CF14 4HH

You can also contact the Public Services Ombudsman if you are not satisfied with our investigation

Tel: 0845 601 0987


Advice and Support
If you wish to speak with someone independent of the Practice, or if you would like support with processing your concern/complaint, you may wish to speak with Cardiff and Vale Community Health Council, who act as the patient watchdog and can guide you through the complaints process.

Tel: 029 20 750112

Postal address:
Community Health Council Offices

Pro-Copy Business Centre (Rear)

Parc Ty Glas



CF14 5DU










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