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Practice update 

Surgery Closure

 

The surgery will be closed on Wednesday 19th June from 13:00 for essential staff training.

Our phone lines will be open as normal the following day (Thursday 20/06/2019) from 08:00 with the surgery opening at 08:20.

If you require medical attention at any time when the surgery is closed see below:-

Resources such as NHS Direct or Choose Well provide information including a symptom checker tool and advice on how best to treat your symptoms:

NHS Direct:   0845 46 47 or           http://www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/

Choose Well                         http://www.choosewellwales.org.uk/home

Community Pharmacies are all able to provide confidential advice and in many cases medication for common ailments (A number of these are free under the Choose Pharmacy Scheme). A list of pharmacies and opening times can be found on the Cardiff and Vale Health Board Website at -
http://www.cardiffandvaleuhb.wales.nhs.uk/home

 

The GP Out Of Hours Service operates whilst surgeries are closed. This is for urgent care needs, which cannot safely wait until GP practices re-open. The service can be contacted on 01446 729562.

Accident and Emergency Departments and 999 ambulance services are for immediate life threatening conditions only.

Water Leak

Following the major water leak at West Quay Medical Centre, we are currently unable to open our automated doors at the rear entrance of the surgery.

Please use the main entrance when attending.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Nurse Practitioners

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Susan Carter, MSc                              Patricia McKenna                 

(Advanced Nurse Practitioner) 

Our Nurse Practitioners can help you with general illness and referrals.  They can diagnose and prescribe appropriate medication for:

Minor Illness - That may develop within 24 - 48 hours

  • Common infections of eyes, ears, throat, chest, skin etc
  • Childhood illnesses such as chicken pox, tonsillitis, impetigo, etc
  • Urinary tract infections

Contraception

  • New and repeat prescriptions

Teenage Health Issues

Well Woman

  • New and repeat HRT
  • Cytology
  • Sexual Health Screening
  • Weight Reduction

Pre-Conceptual Advice

Lumps, Bumps & Skincare

Acute and Chronic Wound Care/Infections

Telephone Advice on Medication/Immunisation

Chronic Diseases

  • Diabetes
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Rheumatology
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Asthma
  • Warfarin Monitoring

Susan Carter can also help with:

  • Coil fitting, Checks, Removal and General Advice

Minor Illness Nurse

Rachel Dodsworth is our Minor Illness Nurse, but is also currently undertaking Advanced Nurse Practitioner Training.

Rachel will be able to help you with:

  • Minor illnesses (over 5 year old's only) such as chest/urine infections, ear pain and sore throats
  • Skin issues
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Contraception Advice
  • Blood Pressure Advice 

Nurses

       Pamela Pattenden                                 Amy Owen 

              Lorna Davies 

Our Nurses can help you with:

  • Ear Syringing
  • Wound Dressing
  • Pre-arranged Blood Samples
  • Removal of Sutures (Unless as a result of a visit to A&E)
  • Contraceptive Repeat Prescriptions
  • Emergency Contraception
  • Routine Injections
  • Smoking Cessation Advice
  • Healthy Lifestyle Advice
  • Weight Loss Advice
  • Travel Vaccines
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Vaginal Swabs
  • Asthma checks
  • HRT repeat prescriptions
  • Smears
  • Lorna can also help with the contraceptive implant

Healthcare Assistants

         Donna Hill                                         Norma Morris 

Our healthcare assistants can help you with:

  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • ECGs
  • Blood Samples
  • Over 75s Health Checks
  • Urine Testing
  • Minor dressings
  • Flu Vaccines
  • Vitamin B12 injections
  • Diabetic checks
  • Basic asthma checks including inhaler techniques
  • Shingles vaccination 
  • Vaginal swabs
  • Ear syringing 
  • Smoking cessation 
 
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