Cowbridge: 01446 772383

Llantwit Major: 01446 794080

St Athan: 01446 751751

Latest News

 

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

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.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When We Are Closed

Symptom Checker

If you are unsure what advice you need, visit the NHS Direct Symptom Checker on www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/SelfAssessments/

 

Advice:

If you are feeling generally unwell but the problem is not a medical emergency, call NHS Direct Wales on 0845 46 47 or visit https://www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk

 

Community Pharmacies
Visit a community pharmacy for advice. Your pharmacist can provide free confidential advice and treatment without you having to make an appointment to see your GP.

There are several pharmacies that are taking part in the “Choose Pharmacy” scheme (listed below). Please contact each pharmacy before attending to ensure that there is a pharmacist available.

For more information and for the full list of conditions covered under this scheme, please visit:http://www.choosewellwales.org.uk/sitesplus/documents/994/Minor%20Ailments%20Services_Leaflet_English.pdf

If you run out of your regular medicines, they can make an emergency supply of some repeat medication. You’ll need to take your empty medicine containers with labels attached or your repeat prescription slip (your usual pharmacy is probably best). For Pharmacies contact details and opening times see www.cardiffandvaleuhb.wales.nhs.uk/directory/pharmacies/

 

Dental Problems

Mouth Tooth or Gum Problems can be dealt with by your local Dentist. You can view a list of local dental practices here.

If you are not registered with a dental practice or you are experiencing dental pain out of hours you can contact the emergency dental helpline on 029 20 444 500.

 

Eye Problems
An Optometrist is the best option they have all the equipment and technology You can view a list of opticians here.

 

For Minor Injuries

Minor Injuries Unit, Barry Hospital – Opening Hours – Monday to Friday (8.30am-3.30pm)

Colcot Road
Barry
CF62 8YH
Tel: 01446 704042
The following injuries can be treated at BMIU:
-cuts and grazes
-sprains and strains
-broken bones of limbs (fractures)
-bites and stings (including human bites)
-infected wound
-minor head injuries
-eye problems such as scratches or something that is stuck in the eye.

 

Urgent:

For urgent medical attention call the Out of Hours Service on 01446 729562 . This service is provided by Cardiff and Vale Unversity Health Board see

 

Emergency:

If you have a medical emergency, a critical or life threatening problem call 999. Here are some examples of an emergency:

-Unconsciousness

-Difficulty in breathing

-A suspected heart attack

-Heavy blood loss

-Serious injury

-Severe burns

 

Accident & Emergency Unit

The Emergency Unit at the University Hospital of Wales , Princess of Wales  or royal Glamorgan Hospitals assesses, treats and resuscitates patients who have been injured or are severely ill by appropriately trained and experienced staff, and refers patients as needed.

 

Who should attend?

The service is available 24 hours a day to adults, children and babies.  Patients who present any the following would be included in our core service:
-Trauma, usually within two days of injury
-Pain, unrelieved by simple painkillers
-Sudden or serious deterioration in someone’s condition
-Respiratory distress
-Change in mental status, including alteration of consciousness and acute confusional states
-Patients brought to hospital by the police
-Patients brought to hospital by emergency ambulance
-Patients appropriately referred by any other health care professional

 

Emergency Unit – University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park
Cardiff
CF14 4XW
Tel: 029 2074 8047/8025

If you would like more information on when it’s appropriate to attend the Emergency Unit or for a general guide to emergency care within Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, please download our Unscheduled Care leaflet.
Emergency Unit – Princess of Wales Hospital
Coity Rd
Bridgend
CF31 1RQ
Tel: 01656 752752
Emergency Unit -Royal Glamorgan Hospital
Ynysmaerdy
Llantrisant
CF72 8XR
Tel: 01443 443443

 

 

 

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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