Cowbridge: 01446 772383

Llantwit Major: 01446 794080

St Athan: 01446 751751

Latest News

New Telephone lines installed -Wednesday 13 November

We will be having new telephone lines installed on Wednesday 13 November, in St Athan and Llantwit. If you have any problems contacting the surgery during this time please telephone Cowbridge on 01446 772383.

New Physiotherapy Service

From Monday 18 November, patients will be 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.

Flu Vaccinations

Book your appointment via the Reception Team now. Not sure if you are eligible? See our Flu Vaccinations page.

Vaccinations

Are you up to date with all your NHS vaccinations? View a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the ages at which they should ideally be given www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/LiveWell/Vaccinations

New Long Term (Chronic) Condition / Medication Review Process

From 1 October we are rolling 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.

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Practice is accessible by telephone 8.00am-6.30pm Monday to Friday. The opening times across the Practice sites are as follows:

Cowbridge 

Monday 8.30am – 6.30pm
Tuesday 8.30am – 6.30pm
Wednesday 8.30am – 6.30pm
Thursday 8.30am – 6.30pm
Friday 8.30am – 6.30pm
Weekend closed

Address

Western Vale Family Practice
Cowbridge Health Centre
The Broad Shoard
Cowbridge
CF71 7DA

Telephone Numbers

Telephone: 01446 772383
Out of Hours: 01446 772383

Llantwit Major

Monday 8.30am – 6.30pm
Tuesday 8.30am – 6.30pm
Wednesday 8.30am – 1.00pm
Thursday 8.30am – 6.30pm
Friday 8.30am – 6.30pm
Weekend closed

Llantwit Major

Address

The Clinic
Boverton Road
Llantwit Major
CF61 1XZ

 Telephone Numbers

Telephone: 01446 794080
Fax: 01446 792915
Out of Hours: 01446 772383

St Athan

Monday 8.30am – 1.00pm
Tuesday 8.30am – 1.00pm
Wednesday 2.00pm – 6.00pm
Thursday closed
Friday 8.30am – 1.00pm
Weekend closed

St Athan

Address

The Surgery
The Square
St Athan
Barry
CF62 4PF

 Telephone Numbers

Telephone: 01446 751751
Fax: 01446 774022 (Main Surgery)
Out of Hours: 01446 772383

The Practice will close once a month for training. Information regarding these dates will be publicised on the website and in the Practice. During this time please contact the out of hours service on 01446 729562, or if you telephone the Practice your call will be automatically re-directed.

When We Are Closed

Advice:

If you are feeling generally unwell but the problem is not a medical emergency, call NHS Direct Wales on 0845 46 47 or visit http://www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/ for advice.

Urgent:

For urgent medical attention call the Out of Hours Service on 01446 729562 . If you telephone the Practice during this time your call will be automatically re-directed to the Out of Hours Service.

Emergency:

If you have a medical emergency, a critical or life threatening problem call 999. Here are some examples of an emergency:

  • Unconsciousness

  • Difficulty in breathing

  • A suspected heart attack

  • Heavy blood loss

  • Serious injury

  • Severe burns

Minor Injuries Unit, Barry Hospital

Minor Injuries Unit (BMIU)
Barry Hospital
Colcot Road
Barry
CF62 8YH
Tel: 01446 704042
The following injuries can be treated at BMIU:
  • cuts and grazes
  • sprains and strains
  • broken bones of limbs (fractures)
  • bites and stings (including human bites)
  • infected wound
  • minor head injuries
  • eye problems such as scratches or something that is stuck in the eye.

Opening Hours – Monday to Friday

The Unit opens at 8.30am.  It closes to new patients at 3.30pm (i.e. after 3.30pm only those patients who are already waiting will be treated).

If you arrive after 3.30pm you will be re-directed to other services that may be able to help you.

Please note that the Unit is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

Please help by thinking carefully about whether you need to go to the Unit to be treated.

  • Do you need to see a healthcare professional or could you treat yourself with over-the-counter remedies? Your local pharmacy can give you great advice on helping yourself – just pop in.
  • Can your GP help? Did you know you can arrange to be seen the same day if it is an emergency?
  • Ring NHS Direct Wales on 0845 4647 for advice if you feel unwell and are not sure what to do next. Keep this number handy – why not store it in your mobile phone so it’s easy to find?
  • The Emergency Unit at the University Hospital of Wales deals with serious accidents and emergencies, for example, broken bones, chest pains, excessive bleeding, loss of consciousness and people brought in by ambulance following 999 calls. The Emergency Unit at UHW is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You will be seen as soon as possible, but people with the most serious conditions will be seen first

 

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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