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Clinics & Services

Acne

If you are troubled with this condition, Dr Pathy specialises in dermatology and can offer advice and treatment.

Adult Immunisation

A tetanus booster is required by all. The flu vaccine is offered every October to all patients 65 years and over and those who fall into ‘At Risk’ groups such as diabetes, heart disease, lung or kidney disease.
Pneumovax is administered for protection against bacteria that often causes pneumonia. It is offered to all patients who are 65 years and over.
We offer to students previously unimmunised, Meningitis C and the second dose of the MMR.

Requests for immunisation information

All requests must be in writing and consent given for the release of immunisation history.

Please click here to download the required consent form

Antenatal

Antenatal Clinic is held on a Friday morning. The initial booking appointment is with the midwife.

Information about antenatal care is available at reception.

Asthma

We aim to monitor and improve your asthma management annually. We are happy to advise you on your asthma at any time, simply request an appointment with the practice nurse.

Your annual review examination will include:

    • General Health Screen
    • Inhaler Technique
    • Peak flow rate
    • Medication and immunisation review

Cervical Cytology

Cervical screening will commence at age 25 for first call (invitation issued at 24yrs 6mths). Women will be recalled for screening every 3 years between the ages of 25 to 49. Women aged 50 and over will be recalled for screening every 5 years up to the age of 64.

If you are under the age of 25 and have had an invite letter from Cervical Screening Wales please bring this to your appointment as this is required for the nurse to then do your smear. If you have lost or misplaced your letter please contact Cervical Screening Wales on 02920 787910 to ask for them to send you a copy.

The smear will be carried out by our practice nurse.

Please do not ignore your recall letter.

Chlamydia screening may be offered at this time.

Child Health

Routine Immunisations and developmental check are carried out every Thursday, between 1.30pm and 3.00pm.

The doctor and health visitor will be present to discuss any problems.

Diabetes

Diabetes monitoring is performed at the practice and in some cases shared with scheduled hospital visits. Dr Pathy is the lead GP in this area and our practice nurses support him. Practice Nurses offer screening for diabetes. If required please make an appointment at reception.

Family Planning and Contraception ‘Drop In' Clinic

We offer advice and guidance on the full range of contraceptive care. We are able to provide the oral contraceptive pill, the contraceptive injection, emergency contraception and the contraceptive implant. Please book an appointment with the doctor or nurse to discuss your needs.

All other tests and procedures can be done at any ‘Family Planning’ clinic.

The Contraception ‘Drop In' Clinic:

MONDAY/WEDNESDAY 11.00-11.30am

TUESDAY 10.30-11.50am

THURSDAY/FRIDAY 11-11.30am

PLEASE BE AWARE THESE ARE BOOK ON THE DAY APPOINTMENTS ONLY, WHICH CANNOT BE GUARANTEED. ONLY SO MANY PATIENTS CAN BE SEEN BETWEEN THE STATED TIMES. ARRIVE EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!!

Prescriptions will be available for collection at the surgery or preferred local pharmacy the following day. Please be aware that it is your responsibility to not leave it until your last pill before coming to the clinic for your prescription.

Department of Sexual Health - Important Changes

With effect from 2 August 2016, we will be ceasing the use of the texting system that patients use to obtain an appointment.

Patients will be advised to telephone Cardiff 02920335208/02920335355 between 8.30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, where they will be able to speak to an individual who will deal with their queries and facilitate appointments as appropriate.

We are hoping that this will improve the service we offer to patients, and would welcome any feedback. In the short-term, Mikkom will send a message to patients advising them how to make an appointment.

Implant Clinic

We are now providing Nexplanon to patients of City Road, Roathwell & Albany Road surgeries as well as our own patients, and accept self-referrals. Please see link below for a self-referral form.

We would like to advise all patients that this service is available on Tuesday afternoons. For further information and to book an initial consultation please enquire at reception or ring 02920 353020 to book an appointment.

Referral Form for Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARCS) Procedures

Flu Vaccine Clinics

Flu is a very contagious infection which can cause serious illness among people aged over 65 years or those of any age with particular medical conditions. Levels of flu infection rise during the winter months.

The best way to protect you against the flu is by having the flu jab every year. The vaccination takes a couple of minutes and is both safe and effective.
Remember because the flu jab is a dead vaccine you can’t catch flu from the flu jab.

We are running:

Drop-in Clinics 12pm – 1pm

Monday
Tuesday
Thursday

Children’s Fluenz Vaccine is now available for all children aged between 01/09/2012 – 31/08/2014.

Years 1, 2 and 3 will be vaccinated at school. Please contact the surgery to book an appointment.

Smoking Cessation

If you are a smoker, we strongly advise that you stop. Please contact ‘Smokers Helpline Wales’ on 0800 169 0 169. Advice and support is available by appointment with a practice nurse.

Travel Immunisations

When going abroad on holiday or business you may need the protection of travel vaccinations and malaria tablets. Most vaccinations are administered without charge with the exception of Hep B and Yellow Fever. Please see the practice nurse by appointment.

Wart Clinic

Dr Pathy runs a monthly ‘Wart Clinic’. For more information, please contact the surgery.

Weight Management

Other Nursing Services

Our practice nurses provide many routine services which include:

    • Stitch removal
    • Dressings
    • Routine management of chronic diseases

All of these services are available by appointment. When booking an appointment, please supply the receptionist with the reason for your booking and an appropriate time slot will be given.

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