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Facemasks

Please be aware that although it is no longer a legal requirement to wear a facemask in health settings our doctors and staff have continued to wear them in clinical areas.

We have been encouraging all patients to wear facemasks but have noticed recently that increasing numbers are not. COVID numbers are increasing at the moment so we strongly request that anyone attending the Surgery wears a mask.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Jubilee Bank Holidays

The Surgery will be closing at 6:30pm on Wednesday 1st June 2022 and will be closed on the Jubilee bank holidays (Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June).

The Surgery will reopen as normal on Monday 6th June.

First Contact Physiotherapy

Bone, joint or muscle pain?

See a physiotherapist at the Surgery – just give reception a ring to book an appointment.

The physio will:

  • Assess you and diagnose what’s happening
  • Give expert advice on how best to manage your condition
  • Refer you on to specialist services if necessary
FCP – First Contact Physiotherapist

Spring COVID-19 Vaccine Booster

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board has started the Spring COVID-19 booster programme this month. Please be aware the Surgery is not involved in this at all. The Health Board will mainly be contacting patients by post in April and May.

More information can be found on the Health Board website at:

https://ctmuhb.nhs.wales/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine-information/spring-covid-19-vaccine-booster/

Please note that this page also gives you the opportunity to let them know if have any outstanding COVID vaccinations due.

Mask wearing

It is still compulsory under current Welsh Government guidance to wear a mask on GP Surgery premises (unless exempt). Please ask at Reception for a mask if you do not have one.

Although self-isolation rules with COVID have been relaxed it is still not acceptable to enter the Surgery with COVID unless it has been specifically pre-arranged with a doctor on the phone.

Maternity cover for Dr A. Jones

We are pleased to announce that Dr A. Jones has had her baby this month. She is now on maternity leave until late autumn.

Two male locum doctors, Dr Gavin Rees and Dr Alex Aubrey, are now covering many of her surgeries. Dr Steve Chapman is also returning in mid-April.

Possible delays in contacting the Surgery

We are open as normal for the rest of this week (29th-31st December) but due to a high level of reception staff shortages there may be significant delays in getting through to the Surgery on the telephone. Please be patient, calls will be handled as quickly as we are able.

If you are able to do an e-consultation online please do so to avoid possible long waits on the telephone. The doctor will arrange any necessary face-to-face or telephone contact.

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

The Surgery will be closing at 6:30pm on Christmas Eve (Friday 24th December), will be closed on the Christmas and Boxing Day bank holidays (Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th December) and also on the New Year’s Day bank holiday (Monday 3rd January).

The Surgery will be open as normal on Wednesday 29th – Friday 31st December and then resume as normal from Tuesday 4th January.

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board have provided us with details of pharmacy opening hours in the area over the Christmas and New Year period:

📄 CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR 2021/2022 PHARMACEUTICAL OPENING HOURS

Surgeries for Dr A. Jones

As patients who have seen Dr Jones will realise, she is pregnant. From now until she goes on maternity leave at the beginning of March she will only be doing telephone or video consultations. She will still see those who have a face to face appointment arranged for this week (20-24 December).