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:
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.
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:
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).
The Surgery is continuing to provide Flu Vaccination Clinics every weekday. There are plenty of appointments available next week, including Monday. For those patients who have difficulty attending on weekdays we are running a clinic on Saturday 6th November 8:30am – 2pm. This is also by appointment. Any patients aged 50 or over or younger patients in an at risk group are eligible.
It is important for people to get a flu vaccination this year if they are eligible as there is an increased risk to health if people catch flu and COVID-19 at the same time. With the reduced social mixing over last winter people will also have less immunity to winter viruses, including flu.
Our flu vaccination clinics have now started. We have morning and afternoon vaccination clinics running most days at both sites. Please phone the Surgery to make an appointment.
If you are a housebound patient requiring a flu vaccination please contact the Surgery to make sure you are added to our housebound list, which will be running through October.
There are three different vaccination clinics, detailed as follows. If you are not sure if you are in an at risk category (for example asthma, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease and neurological disease) please contact the surgery.
65 and over
All patients aged 65 years old and over
18 to 64
At risk patients aged 18–49 years old
All patients aged 50–64 years old
Under 18 (nasal flu vaccination)
All 2–3 year olds – if not having vaccination in school or if your child has missed the vaccination