Welcome to Cathays Surgery
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
Cathays Surgery Updates
NEW CONTRACEPTIVE IMPLANT CLINIC - Update: 18/10/2021
We are starting a new contraceptive implant clinic! If you would like to book in, please call us on 02920 353020.
For more information about the implant, visit https://www.sexwise.org.uk/contraception/contraceptive-implant
, NEXPLANON® Official Site,
or give us a call and ask to book an appointment with the nurse to discuss contraception options.
We have an inter-practice agreement with The City Surgery and Albany Road Surgery; if you are a patient registered to City or Albany and would like to self-refer to the implant clinic here at Cathays Surgery, please complete the following form and send it to us: Self-referral Form
Community Health Services Updates
FLU VACCINES - Winter 2021/2022
We are contacting eligible patients to come in for a free flu vaccination. To find out more information on the flu vaccine, visit: Public Health Wales - Flu Vaccine Information
💡FACT💡 Although flu can be mild, for some it is serious. Those who are vulnerable could risk becoming seriously ill, which could lead to hospitalisation. Getting vaccinated doesn’t just protect you, it also helps protect those around you.
This year, more people than ever across Wales will be eligible for a free flu vaccine. However if you would like a flu vaccine but are not eligible for a FREE vaccine, get in touch with your local pharmacy.
Please do not attend your GP surgery, community pharmacy or A&E department if you have any symptoms of Coronavirus to stop the spread of infection.
If you have been asked to attend the surgery, please remember to bring a mask with you to wear while inside the surgery. You must wear a mask inside the surgery unless you have an exemption.
NHS COVID PASS - Update: 01/10/2021
Visit the Welsh Gov website to find information about the NHS Covid pass (Click here). Please do not contact the surgery with regards to obtaining an NHS COVID Pass; we are unable to assist you with this.
COVID-19 BOOSTER - Update: 03/11/2021
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board are currently delivering the COVID-19 booster vaccination to all those eligible. This will NOT be carried out by the surgery.
If you are eligible, you will be offered your booster at least 6 months after your second dose. The Health Board are scheduling booster appointments in the order second doses were given.
When it’s your turn, you will be sent an invitation letter with your appointment details. Please do not contact Cathays Surgery to arrange this. Please wait to be contacted and help us keep our telephone lines free. If you need to cancel or re-schedule an appointment please call the Vaccination Booking Line on: 02921 841234.
Please note: you cannot walk-in for booster vaccinations, you will be contacted directly.
For more information on the Autumn Booster Programme please visit: https://cavuhb.nhs.wales/covid-19/cavuhb-covid-19-mass-vaccination-programme/
My Health Online
PLEASE NOTE THAT DURING THE CURRENT COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) PANDEMIC WE ARE CURRENTLY UNABLE TO OFFER ONLINE APPOINTMENTS. PLEASE CALL THE SURGERY TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT. MY HEALTH ONLINE CAN STILL BE USED FOR REPEAT PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS.
Did you know that you can use a mobile phone, tablet or computer to book or cancel an appointment with your GP, or request a repeat prescription? All you need to do is sign up to use My Health Online services.
Just like online banking you can sign up for a range of online services from your GP. Although these will vary from practice to practice and will depend on what your practice is offering.
Advantages of online services include:
- No hanging on the phone, waiting to get through to the GP surgery
- Convenient access to GP services from home or work — or anywhere with internet access
- Reduced administration for the GP practice
How do I get it?
You need to call into your GP practice or print off the document here to sign up. You will then need to drop the completed form into the surgery (Cathays Terrace). Your GP will issue you with a registration letter, you will need to have proof of identity on you to enable them to do this.
Do you need to see the doctor today? You can now get FREE NHS ADVICE and FREE TREATMENT for a range of common ailments from our local community pharmacists without having to make an appointment with a GP. The introduction of this service will increase the NHS appointments available to our patients. Local pharmacies providing this service are listed below:
- Woodville Pharmacy (Woodville Road) are now offering the Choose Pharmacy service Monday – Friday.
- Crwys Pharmacy (Crwys Road) are now offering the Choose Pharmacy service Monday – Saturday.
Click here for more information and for the full list of conditions covered under this scheme.
Access & Facilities
A front door bell at wheelchair height is available to call for assistance with the main entrance doors. Once in the building, wheelchair users will gain access to all services with comparative ease. Patients with mobility and breathing difficulties can arrange to be seen downstairs. If you would like to check anything or if you would like to remind us of your accessibility requirements prior to attending your appointment, please give us a call on 02920 353020.
(Site updated 22/11/2021)