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New Patient Registration - NEW STUDENT IN CARDIFF?

We're welcoming new students to Cardiff this year.

Please click on the links below to submit an on-line registration to become a patient at our surgery.

In English:

In Welsh:

IMPORTANT:   If you change your address please inform the surgery either by telephone or email.


Click here to read CAV Sexual Health Bulletin Autumn 2021


Cardiff Royal Infirmary's Department of Sexual Health have a drop-in clinic for Under 18's.

The clinic runs on Tuesdays 2pm to 5pm. 

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.  


Fast Track Cardiff and Vale have created a guide for new and current students to find out where you can get free and confidential sexual health support and services are available in Cardiff and the Vale. Click here.

University Support Services - Update: 27/09/2021

Health Promotion

Mental Health Services For Patients


Community Connectors is a new project in Cardiff designed to help people access community groups and services to improve their well-being needs. Mind's experienced Community Connectors will offer a confidential, non-judgemental space to listen and help you access the support you need. Please see the leaflet for further information.Mind Community Connectors Leaflet

COVID-19 – CATHAYS SURGERY - Update: 18/3/2020

With effect from today there will be no routine appointments available to book with all clinical staff.

If you think that you need to be seen by a medical practitioner or nurse please call the surgery on 029 20353020. You will be placed on a telephone triage list and the clinician will call you back.

Please do not come to the surgery unless you have been triaged and invited to attend.

Repeat prescription requests can now be taken over the telephone, or posted through the STAFF ENTRANCE DOOR of the surgery along with sick notes or any other administrative requests. 

We will send all prescription requests to our local pharmacies Crwys Pharmacy  (Tel No: 02920 373631) and Woodville Pharmacy (Tel No: 02920 227835) so please state which of these pharmacies you would like us to send your prescription to. 

**Please telephone the pharmacy to ensure your prescription is ready before collecting from the pharmacy**

All sick notes and university letters will be posted to your home (Cardiff) address.

All non-urgent appointments are cancelled until further notice.

Thank you


COVID Vaccine Update

Cathays Surgery is delighted to support the roll out of the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme providing Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccines.

Our initial supplies will be very limited and we will contact our most vulnerable patients in line with the priority group guidance issued by the Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisations as soon as we can.

At the moment we politely ask that you do not ring the Surgery to enquire about the vaccination in order to prevent congestion of our phone lines during this challenging time. Please be assured we will be in touch.

In the meantime, please take care and continue to follow the guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation.

Important Notice: Late arrivals

Given the demands on doctors' and nurses' time, we cannot guarantee you will be seen if you arrive beyond the appointed time.

If you are more than 10 minutes late for an appointment, you will be asked to re-book your appointment. This is to ensure we provide the best service possible and so that all patients get a fair opportunity to discuss their problems.

Choose Pharmacy

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.

My Health Online

All patients using My Health Online are required to migrate their account to the new My Health Online Portal.  Any patients that have not used My Health Online within the past six months will need to re-register for the service.

Privacy Notice

Due to GDPR we have updated our Privacy Notice for patients which outlines what information we gather, why we gather it and how we intend to use this information. Please click on the link below to view our updated Privacy Notice. If you have any questions, please contact the surgery for further details.

Please click here for the Privacy Notice.

Supplementary Privacy Notice for Patients during Covid-19 (4th May 2020)

This notice describes how Cathays Surgery may use your information to protect you and others during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Please click here to see the Supplementary Privacy Notice for patients during Covid-19.

Stepiau.. Taking steps towards mental health and wellbeing

Travelling to or returning from the Middle East?

Travelling to the Middle East? Important information about MERS

Returning from the Middle East? Important information about MERS

Need help to stop smoking?

Our local ‘Woodville Pharmacy’ (Woodville Road) is now providing a FREE Smoking Cessation service.  If you are looking to quit smoking please contact them on Tel No: 20227835.

Visit the links below for help and advice 
or to call freephone:0808 250 6885

Notice to all students up to the age of 25

MMR & Meningitis C Immunisations

If you have not had two doses of MMR and one dose of Meningitis ACWYvaccinations please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss this.


Has your child been vaccinated against Measles?

Find out more about Measles

Find out more about Measles

If you were born after 1970 and not had two MMR vaccinations then please book in for a booster with the practice nurse.

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