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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doctors

Dr Dominic McGovern (m) GMC 3493142 – Partner
MB ChB (1991 Dundee) MRCGP
Dr C Dawn Wilkinson (f) GMC 3453766 – Partner
MB BCh (1990 Wales) DRCOG MRCGP DCH
Dr Sarah Coleman (f) – GMC 4206831 Partner
MB ChB (1995 Leicester) MRCGP DFFP
Mr Simon Davies (m) – GMC 6031354 Partner
MB BCh (2001 Cardiff) MD MRCS MRCGP Dip SEM
Dr Thomas Cleland (m) – GMC 7014890 Partner
MB BCh (2008 Cardiff) MRCGP
Dr Isabel Graham (f) – GMC 2940179 Salaried
MB ChB (1984 Wales) DRCOG Cert Family Planning
Dr Rebecca Main (f) – GMC 6129623 Salaried
BM BSc (2005 Southampton) MRCGP DFSRH DRCOG
Dr Catherine Morris (f) – GMC 7265425 Salaried
MB BCh (2012 Cardiff) MRCGP

Nurses

Sister Charlotte Torres (f) – Nurse Practitioner, RGN BSc (Hons), Post Grad Cert Independent Prescriber, Dip Respiratory Health, Dip Minor Illness, Dip Women’s Health, Dip Sexual Health
Sister Nicci Undersell (f) – Nurse Practitioner, RGN BSc, Post Grad Cert Independent Prescriber

Sister Carolyn Snell (f) – Practice Nurse, RGN Dip Respiratory Health, Dip Diabetes Care

Sister Emma Tanner (f) – Trainee Practice Nurse

Renae Crockford – Nursing Assistant, CertHe in Healthcare Nursing

 

Pharmacists

Rachel Brace – Practice Pharmacist, Independent Prescriber (specialises in the management of chronic pain and substance misuse),  BPharm (Nottingham), MRPharmS
Allan Donnithorne – Practice/Cluster Pharmacist, Independent Prescriber (specialises in the management of blood pressure, gout prevention and cardivoascular risk),  MMEDSci (Birmingham), MRPharmS (Kings College, London)

Helen Richards – Pharmacy Technician

 

Practice Management

Rhian Floyd – Practice Manager
Claire Walker – Assistant Practice Manager

Claire Sutcliffe – Reception Manager

 

Administration

Alexandra Brock & Kathy Bennett – Medical Secretary
Alexandra Brock – Finance Administrator
Samantha Thomas – Medical Summariser
Tracy Lunn/Joanna New – Medical Administrators

 

Reception

Cowbridge Health Centre – Reception Staff
 
Anita Meakin
Carol Jennings
Heidi Russell
Julie Morgan
Karen Lansdown
Lesley Fulginetti
Lesley Phillips
Nicola Lloyd
Tina Thomas

Llantwit Major Clinic – Reception Staff

Pauline Wallace
Senior Receptionist
Anita Meakin

Carol Jennings

Lesley Phillips

Linda Spencer

Vicki Head

 

St Athan Surgery – Reception Staff

Lesley Fulginetti
Senior Receptionist
Nicola Lloyd

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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