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FLU CLINICS

Please note, we will be starting our flu vaccination programme at the practice on Thursday 28th September therefore, the practice will be extremely busy at times over the next few weeks. If you haven't already done so and are eligible for the vaccine, please do get in touch with the reception team, who will be able to book a suitable slot for you.

Looking for help to stop smoking? Please click Here for BCUHB's new support service

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Please be aware that My Health Online will cease to function as of 30th June 2024. It has been replaced by The NHS Wales App. 

This is now live and you can download the NHS Wales App by clicking here

Common Ailments Scheme

Pharmacies can provide expert advice, guidance and prescribe medication for common ailments, conditions and their symptoms. The service can be used by any patient who lives in Wales or is registered to a Welsh GP practice.

The patient must be able to attend the pharmacy in person and some pharmacies don't offer this service. We can confirm that Rowlands Pharmacy, Chapel Street do offer this service but we would advise you call any other pharmacy and confirm that they do offer this service before attending. Please do click Here to find your nearest pharmacy and contact details.

 

Private Consultations and continuation of care

Some patients are choosing to see a private Consultant, who will then provide an opinion and/or treat a patient in the private sector, offering ongoing treatment for that particular condition.

In this situation, that Consultant maintains clinical responsibility for the patient regarding that condition. Until the consultant discharges the patient, that episode of care continues, and the clinical responsibility remains with that Consultant. Should there be a need to prescribe, the Consultant should prescribe privately for their private patient.

A private prescription cannot be exchanged for an NHS prescription and our GPs cannot issue prescriptions in such a situation, as they are not clinically responsibility for managing that particular condition.

 

Training Afternoon  

The Practice will be closed for training between 1.00pm - 5.00pm on Thursday 29th Feb 2024.

 

Stock Shortages of Injectable & Oral GLP-1 Analogues For Type 2 Diabetes 

Please read the leaflet below if you are affected by these shortages.
Information Leaflet

Common Ailments Service

Pharmacists are experts in medicines who can also help you with minor health concerns.

As qualified healthcare professionals, they can dispense prescribed medication and offer free clinical advice and over-the-counter medicines for a range of common ailments, such as coughs, colds, skin rashes, bites and aches and pains.

Pharmacies throughout Wales offer a Common Ailments Service. The Common Ailments Service offers patients a free NHS consultation and free medication for 27 common ailments that cannot be managed by self-care alone, offering an alternative to making an appointment with the GP or an out-of-hours doctor.

Please click on the link below to view all conditions that can be treated by your pharmacist.

 

All Wales Common Ailments Service formulary

 

If you are suffering with mental health issues, you may also wish to contact the CALL Mental Health Helpline for Wales on 0800 132 737

C.A.L.L. Mental Health Helpline - Community Advice and Listening Line

 

We offer a range of self help courses. Please use the link below for access. 

Health, advice and wellbeing courses 

 

 

 

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