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.

Veterans

We’re calling on veterans to tell us that they’ve served in the armed forces so that we can best support their care needs. Please see our Veterans page on our website for more info Veterans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NHS Support and Advice

There is a lot of information available regarding Dementia. We would suggest that the best place to start is NHS Direct see: https://www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/LiveWell/Dementia/AboutDementia/

Western Vale Family Practice Support and Advice

Renae Crockford, Nursing Assistant, is the Practice Memory Champion. If you have any concerns regarding Memory/Dementia, please book an appointment with Renae who will offer support and guidance.

Dementia Friendly Vale of Glamorgan

Our vision is for the Vale of Glamorgan to become a community that is committed to supporting and respecting the needs of people with Dementia and their Carers.

Dementia Friendly Communities is a program led by the Alzheimer’s Society that aims to create communities across the UK that are inclusive and supportive of people affected by Dementia.

Dementia Friendly Cowbridge

Western Vale Family Practice is an active member of Dementia Friendly Cowbridge initative. In short, the aim is to create a community that gives a voice to those living with Dementia and supports them to live independetly and well.

The aim is for Cowbridge to become a place where people living with Dementia can continue to prosper and enjoy life, safe in the knowledge that the wider community is understanding and supportive of their needs.

We have made a commitment to become a Dementia Friendly Town and are now calling on public, private and third sector services to join a social movement across the town that is improving the lives of people affected by dementia.

Dementia Friendly Communities is a programme developed by the Alzheimer’s Society which raises awareness about Dementia and encourages organisations, local businesses, community groups and members of the public to share the responsibility for ensuring people with dementia feel understood, valued and able to contribute to their communities.

The best part about it is that people affected by Dementia will be able to feel safe in the knowledge that their needs will be supported by  local businesses and the community , and we are all contributing to creating a Dementia Friendly Cowbridge.

If you would like to join our Dementia Friendly initiative please contact Steven Blackman Chairman, Dementia Friendly Cowbridge dementiafriendlycowbridge@gmail.com

 

Contact Information

Cowbridge

Western Vale Family Practice

Cowbridge Health Centre

The Broad Shoard

Cowbridge

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

Barry

CF62 4PF

Tel. 011446 751751

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