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

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
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



When We Are Closed



If you are feeling generally unwell but the problem is not a medical emergency, call NHS Direct Wales on 0845 46 47 or visit for advice.


For Minor Injuries

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

Colcot Road
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.



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



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


-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
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
CF31 1RQ
Tel: 01656 752752
Emergency Unit -Royal Glamorgan Hospital
CF72 8XR
Tel: 01443 443443




Contact Information


Western Vale Family Practice

Cowbridge Health Centre

The Broad Shoard


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


CF62 4PF

Tel. 011446 751751