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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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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