Cowbridge: 01446 772383

Llantwit Major: 01446 794080

St Athan: 01446 751751

Latest News

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 Brochure

Ovarian Cancer Awareness

March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. For more information about symptoms and support see https://www.targetovariancancer.org.uk/information-and-support/what-ovarian-cancer

Silver Carers Award

We are very proud to have made front page of the latest edition of Caring Times, as a result of us being the first Vale GP Practice to have been awarded the Silver Carers Award. See https://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/Documents/Living/Social%20Care/Looking%20after%20Someone/Vale-Carers-NL-Jan-2019-Eng.pdf
Are you a carer? Are you cared for?
Make an appointment with Renae from our Nursing Team and she can help ensure you are getting support and advice. See Carers

Ear Syringing

From Monday 4 February 2019 the Practice will no longer be providing an ear syringing service with our Nurses. We have developed advice and helpful  information for patients which is available under the Services Tab – Ear Care.

Older People

A very helpful Directory of Services for older people produced by Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS) can be found under Patient Information/Older People

 

 

Your Test Results

blood_testsPlease call after 11:00am to enquire about your test results as our reception staff will have more time to deal with your request.

Note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate, unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data, or they are not capable of understanding the results.

When you take your test you will be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice.

It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if your are advised to do so.


Blood Tests

test tubes containing blood

A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning

A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child’s hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.

You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.


X-Ray

doctor examining an x-rayAn X-ray is a widely used diagnostic test to examine the inside of the body. X-rays are a very effective way of detecting problems with bones, such as fractures. They can also often identify problems with soft tissue, such as pneumonia or breast cancer.

If you have a X-ray, you will be asked to lie on a table or stand against a surface so that the part of your body being X-rayed is between the X-ray tube and the photographic plate.

An X-ray is usually carried out by a radiographer, a healthcare professional who specialises in using imaging technology, such as X-rays and ultrasound scanners.

You can find out more about x-ray tests, how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS Choices website.

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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