Cowbridge: 01446 772383

Llantwit Major: 01446 794080

St Athan: 01446 751751

Latest News

Practice Closure

The Practice will be closed on Wednesday 23 October (1.00-6.30pm) and Tuesday 5 November (1.00-6.30pm) for training purposes. During this time if you need advice and support see When We Are Closed

Chat Health

Age 11-19? Text your school Nurse on 07520 615718 for advice and support see Youth Information (13-17) for more information.

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

Flu Vaccinations

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Western Vale Family Practice offers a range of Services to our Patients:

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Essential Services

-Management of patients who are ill or believe themselves to be ill, with conditions from which recovery is generally expected,  including relevant health promotion advice and referral as appropriate, reflecting patient choice wherever practicable

-General management of patients who are terminally ill

-Management of chronic disease in discussion with the patient.

 

Additional Services

-Cervical screening

-Contraceptive services – please contact the surgery for range of services provided

-Vaccinations and immunisations

-Child health surveillance

-Minor surgery procedures of curettage, cautery, cryocautery of warts and verrucae, and other skin lesions.

 

Enhanced Services

-Anticoagulation monitoring

-Care Homes

-Childhood immunisations

-Contraception Services (Coils/Implants/Vasectomies)

-Diabetes

-Influenza, Pneumococcal, Shingles vaccinations

-Learning Disabilities

-Mental Health

-Minor surgery

-Minor Injury

-Near patient testing (shared care monitoring of specific conditions between hospital and the practice),

We have an excellent Nursing Team who you can see instead of a Doctor for some of your care. They provide a wide range of treatments, advice and services. Our nurses are happy to see you for any of the following:

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  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Cervical Screening
  • Contraception
  • Diabetic Care
  • INR monitoring
  • Minor illness
  • Smoking cessation
  • Travel advice
  • Vaccinations
  • Well-person checks
  • Wound Care

Our Nursing Assistant (Renae Rockford) is also the Practice’s Carer and Memory/Dementia Champion. If you would like any support, advice or to discuss any concerns regarding either of these areas please make an appointment.

Yellow Fever Centre

We are a Yellow Fever centre for the vaccination of patients and non-patients who will be travelling to countries where Yellow Fever is a high risk. This service is not available on the NHS; there will be a charge. See Non NHS Services & Charges

Male Sterilisation

Vasectomies are carried out weekly in our minor surgery suite, by trained and Local Health Board accredited clinicians. Patients considering a vasectomy should make an appointment with a Doctor for a referral. Following referral you and your partner will be requested to attend a counselling appointment with Mr Simon Davies, to discuss the procedure in further detail. You will then be given the next available appointment.

Private Services

There are a number of Private services available from within the Practice, including Audiology, counselling, Physiotherapy and toe nail cutting service see Private Services

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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