Cowbridge: 01446 772383

Llantwit Major: 01446 794080

St Athan: 01446 751751

Latest News

Breast Screening

Age 50-70? We are pleased to confirm that Breast Screening is taking place at Cowbridge Health Centre, between May and July. If you would like information regarding screening in general, please see the screening page.

Carers Panels 2 July 2019

Would you like to influence and help shape services and support for unpaid Carers? See the Carers page for information on how.

Pregabalin and Gabapentin Prescriptions

As of 1 April Pregabalin and Gabapentin are to be reclassified as a controlled drugs.  Please see the Prescriptions tab for more information.

Youth Information Page

Have a look at our new youth page and leave us some feedback on what should be included. SeeYouth Information (13-17)

Free NHS Courses in Cowbridge

Do you want to take control of your Pain? Are you living with Diabetes? Free NHS Courses available this Summer with the Education Programme for Patients @ Western Vale Family Practice, Cowbridge. See home page for more info.

Practice Leaflet

We have recently updated our Practice Leaflet. Please see Practice Leaflet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repeat Prescriptions

If you have repeat medication on a regular basis, we would ask that you carefully read the slip that is attached to your prescription, as it will contain important information for your attention. It is important that repeat medication is regularly reviewed by a clinician therefore you will be required to attend for regular medication reviews, if your repeat prescription issues are at their maximum your clinician will indicate on your repeat request slip that an appointment is due.

When you are due your next prescription, please bring or post your request to us (this may be done not more than 10 days before your next issue is due).

Please allow us 48 hours to get your prescription ready for you to collect.

The surgery is not open on weekends and Bank Holidays. Please make sure you have a supply of your regular medication during this time. If you do run out and cannot wait until the Practice reopens, please discuss your medication needs with your local Pharmacy or contact the Out of Hours Service on 01446 729562

Please note, we are unable to take requests over the telephone.

Click here to see a copy of the Practice Repeat Prescribing Policy

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Pregabalin and Gabapentin Prescription Changes

As of 1 April 2019, Pregabalin and Gabapentin (Lyrica, Alzain, Neurontin) have been reclassified as controlled drugs. 

Your GP and local pharmacy will ensure you continue to get the medicines you need, but there are some changes to the rules:

Only up to 30 days’ supply is normally allowed on one prescription.

-You must collect medicines from the pharmacy within 28 days of the date on the prescription (which is not always the date the prescription was signed).

-Any medicine ‘owed’ to you by the pharmacy must also be collected by that date.

-All patients will need to request and collect repeat prescriptions each month from their GP practice. It will no longer be possible to get your medicine from the pharmacy using repeat or ‘batch’ dispensing.

-You or your representative will need to sign and show proof of identity at the pharmacy to be able to collect your medicine.

Please remember to order your medicine in good time.


On-line Repeat Prescriptions

Using My Health Online (MHOL) you will be able to:

Book, view and cancel an appointment online (you will get confirmation back immediately so there will be no need to re-confirm by telephone)

View a summary of your medical records which will include your current medication, immunisation history and allergies.

Request repeat prescriptions

Update personal information

To register for My Health on Line please ask for a registration form at reception, or you can download the form below and return it to the Practice.  You will need to provide identification, preferably photo ID (e.g. driving license or passport).  When you have done this you will be provided with details of how to set up your account. Please be assured your personal details are protected using the highest standards of internet security, although it is your responsibility to keep your log-in details safe.

If you have any further enquiries please ask at Reception or have a look at the MHOL website and FAQ document below:

MHOL Patient FAQ’s

MHOL Request Form

http://www.myhealthonline-inps2.wales.nhs.uk

If you are having difficulties with your MHOL account please have a look at the following guidance

http://help.visionhealth.co.uk/My_Health_Online_Patient_Help_Centre/Content/Home.htm

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. 011446 794080

St Athan

The Surgery

The Square

St Athan

Barry

CF62 4PF

Tel. 011446 751751

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