Cowbridge: 01446 772383

Llantwit Major: 01446 794080

St Athan: 01446 751751

Latest News

Practice Administrator Vacancy

We currently have a vacancy for a part time Administrator to join our team. Interested? See Practice Vacancies

New Practice Staff

Welcome to Rachel Brace, Practice Pharmacist, Nicci Underhill, Nurse Practitioner and Rachel Guyatt, Mental Health Worker, who have recently joined our Practice Team. They are all very experienced and skilled professionals who will make a positive addition to the Western Vale Family Practice Team.

July is Screening Awareness Month

Male or Female, young or older – screening is very important. If you would like information regarding screening, when and where it takes place, please see the Practice screening page.

Breast Screening

Age 50-70? We are pleased to confirm that Breast Screening is taking place at Cowbridge Health Centre, between May and July.

Practice Leaflet

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Travel Health Information

For Travel Health information for people travelling abroad from the UK see:

http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home

 

Travel Vaccinations

The Practice offers a range of travel vaccinations via the Nursing Team, please complete the attached Travel Risk Assessment Form prior to your appointment – Download

NB: Some vaccines are not available on the NHS and they will incur a charge for both the prescription and the vaccine see Non NHS Fees for more information.

To make an appointment please contact the Reception Team.

 

Yellow Fever Centre

Yellow fever is a serious infection spread by mosquitoes. It’s found in parts of Africa, South America, Central America and the Caribbean.

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

Yellow fever vaccination
The yellow fever vaccine is recommended if you’re travelling to:

  • an area where yellow fever is found
  • a country that requires you to have a certificate proving you have been vaccinated against yellow fever

You need to have the vaccine at least 10 days before travelling to give it enough time to work. Your certificate will only be valid after this time.

The vaccine provides lifelong protection, so you won’t normally need a booster dose or a new certificate if you have been vaccinated before.

Read more about the yellow fever vaccine.

Yellow fever is found in:

  • most of sub-Saharan Africa (the area below the Sahara desert)
  • most of South America
  • parts of Central America
  • parts of the Caribbean

It isn’t found in the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand or the Pacific Islands.

Some countries near to areas where yellow fever is found may require a proof of vaccination certificate when visiting, even if there’s no risk of picking up the infection in these countries.

To find out if yellow fever is a risk where you’re travelling to or if the country you’re visiting requires a vaccination certificate, see:

 

How yellow fever is spread

Yellow fever is a virus spread by mosquito bites. You can’t get it from close contact with someone who has it.

The mosquitoes that spread the infection are found in towns and rural areas. They mainly bite during the day.

If you’re travelling to an area where yellow fever is found, try to avoid being bitten, even if you have been vaccinated.

Mosquitoes can also spread other serious illnesses, such as malaria and dengue.

You can do this by using mosquito nets, wearing clothes that cover your arms and legs, and using insect repellent containing 30% to 50% DEET.

Read more about how to prevent insect bites.

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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