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Additional flu clinics

Additional flu clinic dates are available and are now for all patients aged 65 and over.

At Aberaman Surgery these are on

Wednesday 30th September
Thursday 1st October

At Aberdare Surgery there is one on

Thursday 8th October

All clinics are by appointment only.

    • Face masks must be worn
    • Wear short sleeved tops if possible
    • You must not attend more than 5 minutes early or 5 minutes late to enable social distancing measures
    • Please provide an updated mobile number when you book your appointment with reception so that a reminder can be sent to you

If you have an appointment with a doctor or nurse at any time from the 24th September and are eligible for a flu vaccination please request to have it then rather than attending a separate flu clinic appointment.

Dates for under-65 clinics will be announced in due course.

First Flu Clinic for 2020

There is a pre-bookable clinic for flu injections for those aged 75 and over running all day on Thursday 24th September at Aberaman Surgery.

This clinic is by appointment only.

  • Face masks must be worn
  • Wear short sleeved tops if possible
  • You must not attend more than 5 minutes early or 5 minutes late to enable social distancing measures
  • Please provide an updated mobile number when you book your appointment with reception so that a reminder can be sent to you

Details of other flu clinics will follow.

Repeat prescription requests

We have been taking repeat prescription requests over the phone since March. This is no longer possible due to the busy phone lines – we will have to revert back to prescription requests in writing or online as outlined on the website.

There is a locked box outside each surgery where requests can be posted.

We would like to encourage the use of the online service for prescriptions – please contact the surgery to register.

Face coverings

All patients attending the surgery are requested to wear a face covering. Children under 11 years of age are exempt.

Patients who do not wear a face covering will be asked to wait outside until the doctor or nurse is ready for them to proceed directly to the consulting room.

This is to protect all patients who may be in the waiting room.

Cynon Wellbeing and Community Coordinators

You may contact the Cynon Valley Wellbeing Coordinators for help and support to tackle:

  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Housing, benefits and debt
  • Emotional health and wellbeing
  • Training, education and employment
  • Making healthy choices
  • Problems with shopping and food deliveries
  • Anything else that matters to you

You can contact them on the Cynon Wellbeing Coordinators Facebook page.

The surgery does work closely with Community Coordinator Delyth (tel: 01443 755696 or 07495 366706) and Wellbeing Coordinator Samantha Williams (tel: 07515 166017).

Coronavirus information

Get the latest NHS advice on coronavirus
Links to online patient information on coronavirus
NHS Wales Coronavirus COVID-19 Symptom Checker


Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Do not go to your GP surgery, a pharmacy or hospital

Use the 111 online coronavirus service. Call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Use the following link if you have been told to stay at home because of coronavirus and you need a note for your employer:

Get an isolation note


This service is only for people who:

  • have symptoms of coronavirus and have used the 111 online coronavirus service
  • have been told by a healthcare professional they have symptoms of coronavirus
  • live with someone who has symptoms of coronavirus

Revised GP surgery  procedures

In view of the situation with the coronavirus, for your safety, we are trying to reduce the need for you to visit the surgery at this time.

All routine appointments can be booked by telephone but we would ask you to provide a phone number where you can be reached and not attend the surgery. We have suspended online appointment bookings.

We will not be booking any further nurse appointments for routine blood tests, diabetes reviews, COPD reviews, asthma reviews, smears or spirometry. People with pre-existing health conditions may do less well if they catch this virus so we wouldn’t want you to pick up the virus here. All pre-booked appointments with nurses will be undertaken by phone if possible, but if not (for example blood pressure reviews or routine blood tests) will be postponed.

Essential services will continue. These include

  • INR clinics
  • blood tests for specific drugs such as methotrexate and blood thinning drugs (please ring the surgery to check if your medication falls into this category)
  • urgent blood tests
  • baby immunisation clinics
  • wound care
  • Prostap/Zoladex injections
  • B12 injections
  • contraception
  • urgent ECGs

Your supply of medication will continue uninterrupted at this time. We are aiming to give people three month post-dated prescriptions where possible to reduce the necessity of coming to the surgery. We would also like to encourage the use of our online prescription service. Please phone the surgery for information on how to register for this.

For those issues which you feel are an emergency and cannot wait until the next routine appointment our duty doctor will triage these by telephone. If we want you to be seen in person we will invite you down to the surgery at a specific time. If you have respiratory symptoms such as cough or colds we would ask you not to enter the waiting room. Please stay in your vehicle or outside until your appointment time and we will contact you on your mobile when we are ready to see you.

This is a busy time for us and out priority is to keep all our patients safe and well. Please cooperate with us to achieve this. Only ring for advice if absolutely necessary and please be patient with our staff who are trying to help.

Remember that most cases of coronavirus are mild and will settle with fluids and rest. You will not come to harm if your routine medication reviews, clinics and blood tests are delayed for a month or two. It is in your best interests to stay away from the practice building wherever possible.

Bank holiday opening hours

Foundry Town Clinic will be open as normal (8.00am – 6.30pm) on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Only the Monk Street Surgery (Aberdare) premises will be open; the Aberaman Surgery will be closed.

Flu injections – update

Flu injections for patients under the age of 65 with certain chronic conditions are now available.

There is a walk-in flu clinic (no appointment necessary) for eligible patients of all ages at the Aberaman Surgery on Tuesday 15th October 5pm – 7pm.

Pre-bookable clinics for under 65s will be:

Aberdare: Tuesday 22nd October 1:30pm – 2:50pm

Aberaman: Monday 21st October 1:30pm – 2:50pm

Pre-bookable clinics for those 65 and over will be:

Aberdare: Monday 21st October 9am – 11am

Aberaman: Tuesday 22nd October 1:30pm – 2:50pm