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Service Update

Junior doctors will be striking in Wales on the 15th, 16th and 17th of January 2024. Our Surgery will remain open during this time, however, the strike may impact our service availability, and you may find the service busier than normal during this time.

We recommend also trying the following services if you are having difficulty in accessing our care:

  • NHS Advice – https://www.nhs.uk
  • Our website for eConsults, including for sick notes
  • NHS 111 – Call 111 or visit https://111.wales.nhs.uk for medical advice or mental health support
  • Your pharmacist who can treat common ailments
  • Your optician for any eye problems
  • Your dentist for any dental issues

Please also remember the strikes will affect our emergency services and A+E waiting times. However, if you feel your illness is life-threatening please still present to the hospital or call 999.

GP Access Monthly Data – November 2023

Access data for Foundry Town Clinic during November 2023. Click on the image for a more detailed view.

Chart of FTC GP Access January 2023
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It is not too late for a flu jab!

We are holding a few catch-up flu clinics in January for any patients eligible who have not received theirs yet.

There are 2 walk-in flu vaccination clinics next week; in Aberaman Surgery on Monday 8th January 2024 from 4:00pm – 5:00pm and in Monk Street Surgery on Wednesday 10th January 2024 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm. No appointment necessary.

There are also clinics by appointment over the next 2 weeks.

Walk-in Flu Vaccination Clinics

There are two walk-in flu vaccination clinics in the Monk Street Surgery for all eligible adults on Thursday 5th October 5:00pm – 6:30pm and Wednesday 11th October 2:00pm – 5:30pm.

COVID vaccinations will be available at the same time.

No appointment necessary.

Flu and COVID Vaccinations 2023

Joint flu and COVID vaccination clinics are starting the first week of October 2023 and will be held several times a week throughout October and November in both Monk Street and Aberaman Surgery.

The clinics are by appointment only. Please ring the Surgery to make an appointment if you are eligible. Eligibility includes

  • All adults aged 65 years and over
  • People aged under 65 years in a clinical risk group

If you are unsure of your eligibility please ring the Surgery or check the information on the Public Health Wales Immunisation and Vaccines pages.

If you do have an appointment with a GP or Practice Nurse, for whatever reason, after the 29th September you can request your flu vaccination during your appointment. However, COVID vaccines can only be given during designated clinics.

Easter Bank Holiday Weekend

The Surgery will close at 6:30pm Thursday 6th April 2023 and will re-open at 8:00am Tuesday 11th April.

Please ensure any prescriptions that may run out over this period are requested before 6:30pm on Wednesday 5th April.

For urgent care over the Bank Holiday please call the GP Out-of-Hours Service on 111. For advice you can access NHS Direct Wales at 111.wales.nhs.uk.

GP Access Monthly Data – January 2023

Access data for Foundry Town Clinic during January 2023. Click on the image for a more detailed view.

Chart of FTC GP Access January 2023
Total number of calls to surgery
Number of calls answered within two minutes
Number of calls abandoned
Items issued via prescription
Referrals made
Fit Notes issued
Administrative Communications (letters/emails)
Text Messages Sent/Received
Total digital requests submitted to practice
Appointments – Total
Appointments – Seen
Appointments – DNA
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Christmas Opening Hours

The Surgery will be closing at 6:30pm on Friday 23rd December 2022 and will re-open at 8:00am on Wednesday 28th December.

The Surgery will also be closed on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd January 2023.