Cowbridge: 01446 772383

Llantwit Major: 01446 794080

St Athan: 01446 751751

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Practice Prescribing Policy for Benzodiazepines and Z-drugs

With immediate effect GPs, Nurses, and Pharmacists in Western Vale Family Practice will only prescribe hypnotics and anxiolytics (benzodiazepines and z-drugs) in line with national and locally developed guidelines. Please see our Practice Policy for more information:

Practice Prescribing Policy for Benzodiazepines and Zdrugs

New Practice Staff

Welcome to Rachel Brace, Practice Pharmacist, Nicci Underhill, Nurse Practitioner and Rachel Guyatt, Mental Health Worker, who have recently joined our Practice Team. They are all very experienced and skilled professionals who will make a positive addition to the Western Vale Family Practice Team.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

The Vale of Glamorgan is in the process of working towards becoming Dementia Friendly. Our aim is to work with local partners and community members across the county to create communities where people affected by Dementia are supported to continue to live well.

Barry has been recognised as a Dementia Friendly Community since December 2015, with Dinas Powys, Cowbridge and Penarth all progressing work to becoming dementia friendly more recently.

Dementia Friends  An important aspect of creating dementia friendly communities is to ensure that people are aware of dementia and understand how it can affect people’s lives. Dementia Friends information sessions aims to create better understanding and awareness of dementia. By raising awareness, we also hope to inspire people to act to support people affected by dementia in our local communities. If you’d like to arrange an information session, or find out more about where sessions are being held, please contact us.

https://www.dementiafriendlyvale.co.uk/

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.

There are over 850.000 people in the UK currently living with dementia. There are an estimated 360 people currently living with the condition around Cowbridge. Dementia is quickly becoming the biggest health and social challenge of our time, so it is vitally important that we all begin to work together to create environments that are inclusive of people affected by dementia, and we can all play a big part in helping to achieve that.

Under-diagnosis remains an issue within the Western Vale and across Wales as a whole. The current diagnosis rate in Cardiff and the Vale is approximately 46%, meaning over half of the cases of people living with Dementia are left undiagnosed and are therefore unsupported. Being aware of Dementia will help to reduce the stigma associated with the condition and help people to better identify symptoms, which in turn will improve the diagnosis rate.

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.

For more information, or to arrange a meeting to discuss Dementia Friendly Cowbridge, please contact dementiafriendlycowbridge@gmail.com

For more information regarding the support being provided, or available within the Western Vale Family Practice, please contact Rhian Floyd, Practice Manager, on 01446 772383 or e-mail rhian.floyd2@wales.nhs.uk

Cowbridge businesses have begun to sign up as Dementia Friends, to become Dementia Friendly.

The Cowbridge Dementia Friendly Community Committee is asking individuals and businesses in Cowbridge to be even more considerate of those living with Dementia and their carers. The Committee is running a number of Dementia awareness sessions produced by The Alzheimer’s Society to become a Dementia Friend. Cowbridge Rotary Club is actively supporting the initiative. One of its members, Colin Jones has secured the production of brightly coloured mats from Millennium Mats to both record businesses’ support and to demonstrate welcome to those living with Dementia.

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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