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).
NHS Wales has produced a video on Accessing GP Services:
They have also released a written summary – What to expect from your GP practice
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
- At risk 4–17 year olds
Community Health Councils (CHC’s) routinely seek feedback from patients and the public about their NHS services.
Cwm Taf Morgannwg CHC are interested in hearing about the patient experience of accessing Accident and Emergency departments located in Prince Charles Hospital, Princess of Wales Hospital and Royal Glamorgan Hospital. The CHC will share with Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board and NHS service providers, what people in our communities tell them. This is so that the Health Board and NHS service providers can see what people think is working well and take action to improve the service where this is needed, as soon as possible.
What’s been your experience of accessing Emergency Care and treatment?
You can share your views with Cwm Taf Morgannwg CHC by completing their patient/ service user experience survey:
Alternatively, you may wish to speak to a CHC member of staff, who will complete the survey on your behalf over the telephone.
You can contact your local CHC via:-
Tel: 01443 405830 (please note calls are currently being diverted to a mobile number)
Email: [email protected]
Text: 62277 (begin your message with CTMCHC followed by your feedback)
Post: Cwm Taf Morgannwg Community Health Council, Ty Antur, Park Navigation, Abercynon, CF45 4SN
You can also follow Cwm Taf Morgannwg CHC – your independent NHS health watchdog – on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
Unfortunately Dr Steve Chapman left the Surgery in May to work closer to home. Despite our best efforts we have been unable to replace him.
There is also limited locum doctor availability other than for telephone consultations. Although this is not ideal we have employed this service but hope it will not have to be our long-term option.
Please be aware that staff at the Surgery are working as hard as they can and we are seeing as many patients as possible without making the waiting room unsafe with too many patients. We would be grateful for your understanding.
Our phone lines are incredibly busy and staff are trying their best to answer in a timely manner. By giving the receptionists a brief problem summary it does mean that those who need to be seen, rather than having a telephone consultation, can be appointed appropriately, capacity allowing.
Thank you for reading this and bearing with us during this time of unprecedented demand and, unfortunately, lower GP numbers.
The NHS COVID Pass allows you to show others that you’ve received a COVID-19 vaccine when travelling abroad.
You can access your NHS COVID Pass for international travel online and download or print the Pass as a PDF document.
Do not request a vaccination certificate from the GP Surgery or vaccination centre. The Surgery cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.
For details see the NHS Wales COVID Pass web page.
Our final two clinics for second dose COVID vaccinations are Friday 25th June 2021 in Aberaman and Tuesday 6th July 2021 in Aberdare.
If you have not received an appointment for either of these dates please contact the Surgery as there are plenty of appointments left. There must be at least 8 weeks between your first and second vaccinations.
If you are unable to attend or the 8 weeks is after these dates please contact the Cwm Taf Community Vaccination Centre (see previous posts for contact details) to get your vaccination done there.
The Surgery has nearly completed vaccinating our eligible patients with their second COVID vaccine.
If you had your first vaccine from us over 8 weeks ago and have not been given an appointment for your second vaccine please contact the surgery. All weekend clinics have now finished, vaccinations will be carried out during normal surgery hours.
Please note that the Surgery is no longer able to give any first vaccine doses. If you have not had your first vaccine yet please contact the Cwm Taf Vaccination advice line by email at [email protected] or telephone them at (01685) 726464. They are open seven days a week, 9:00am to 4:30pm.
The Surgery has now given 3441 COVID vaccine doses. We would like to reiterate that we are now only able to give second dose vaccines.
This weekend, on Saturday 8th May, we will be vaccinating those who received their first vaccination dose on the weekend of 20th/21st February.
If you had your first dose on or before these dates and have not already received an appointment please contact the Surgery.
If you have not had your first vaccine yet and are in the eligible groups/age range please contact the Cwm Taf Vaccination advice line by email at [email protected] or telephone them at (01685) 726464. They are open seven days a week, 9:00am to 4:30pm.
For detailed up-to-date information please see the the Cwm Taf COVID-19 Vaccine Information page.