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.


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Cardiff and Vale University Health Board Podiatry Services, Cardiff Royal Infirmary- Helping you care for your feet


Who can access the Podiatry service?

Anyone who is resident in the Cardiff & Vale area that has a foot problem taking into account both medical and foot health.


What foot problems do Podiatry deal with?

A wide range of foot and postural problems from foot ulceration and in growing toe nails tocorns and provide orthotics (prescription foot supports) for gait problems.


What services are provided?

  • Assessment & Diagnostic Clinics – for new patients.
  • Telephone Triage Service – for some new patients.
  • Wound Clinics – for patients with foot ulcers.
  • Diabetic Screening Clinics – for diabetic patients who need advanced foot screening.
  • Vascular Screening Clinics – for patients who need advanced foot screening.
  • Nail Surgery – for patients who need part or whole nails removed under local anaesthetic.
  • Lower limb Biomechanical Assessment & Gait Analysis – for patients with musculoskeletal problems.
  • General Podiatry Treatment Clinics – for patients who have an agreed treatment plan.
  • Home Visiting Service – for patients who are house bound.
  • In Patient Service – for patients in hospital where treatment is essential prior to discharge.
  • Education, Advice on self care and Sign Posting Service to alternative care –for whose who are not eligible for NHS podiatry. 


What services don’t Podiatry provide?

  • A service to cut thick or normal nails for those individuals who are healthy or a low/medium medical risk (using Podiatry Service Patient Safety Taxonomy).
  • An initial diabetic foot screening – this should be carried out at G.P. Practice you are registered with.
  • Continuing foot care for individuals with minor lesions e.g. mild – seed corns, mild callous or mild corns.
  • Continuing routine podiatry care for in growing toe nails or curved nails where surgery is an option.
  • Treatment to individuals who are non compliant to an agreed treatment plan.
  • Home visits for individuals who are not house bound (using Podiatry Service assessment tool).
  • School or Residential Home sessions but individuals are treated.  You can refer yourself by completing an Eligibility Assessment Form. Your G.P. or other health professional such as the practice nurse can either complete the form or send a referral letter if additional information is needed e.g. for patients with diabetes. Tel: (02920)335135
  • The forms are available at Local Health Centres, Clinics and G.P. Practices or can be requested from the Podiatry Patient Management Centre at Cardiff Royal Infirmary.


How to access the service:

Telephone: (02920)335135

By self-referring using the form below

Self-refer podiatry form

For further information on this service, please use the link below

Podiatry FAQs


New Diabetes Walk in clinic (9-11am) –  Cardiff Royal Infirmary, for all patients with diabetes and any new acute foot problem.

Patients can either self-refer and just turn up. The aim of the service is for patient with diabetes and acute foot problems to be seen earlier by Podiatry, as well as reducing unnecessary GP contacts.

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