Clinics & Services


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

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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

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If you find out you are pregnant, you should let the maternity team know when you are approx. 6-8 weeks pregnant (2-4 weeks after your missed period). You can do this by completing the online form which can be found within this link: Booking your pregnancy with Cardiff and Vales UHB Maternity

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

Information about antenatal care is available at reception. For more information please see our Maternity Services page.

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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

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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.

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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. For more information please see our Child Health page

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Cardiff University has a number of counsellors for students. We recommend that you see one of these, if possible.  Student Intervention Team email

If the waiting list at the university is too long for you to wait, please make an appointment with one of our doctors who may refer you to our practice counsellor.

Some useful websites: & It's Good to Talk 




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.

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Family Planning

Contraception; Cervical Cytology, Sexual Health

If you have been prescribed the pill by your previous GP, please make an appointment with our practice nurse before your repeat prescription is due. If you have not had the pill before, you will need to make an appointment with a doctor.

You can see the nurse for cervical cytology and sexual health problems please make an appointment.

All women over the age of 25 are advised to have a cervical smear. You will also be offered a sexual health check at this time.

Contraceptive Implants - If you would like to book in for an implant, please call us on 02920 353020. For more information about the implant, visit, NEXPLANON® Official Siteor 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

IUDs (Coil) - We have an inter-practice agreement with Roath House Surgery who can insert and remove IUD’s please complete the attached referral form and send to Roath House Surgery and they will then contact you to arrange a date and time that is suitable. Download referral form

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Flu Information 

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.

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.

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Smoking Cessation 

If you are a smoker, we strongly advise that you stop.

Woodville Pharmacy offer a FREE smoking cessation service for our patients. 

This service provides patients with:

  • An initial assessment to determine the client’s readiness to stop smoking.
  • Motivational interviewing techniques to assist clients in their attempt to stop smoking.
  • Weekly supply and support in use of Nicotine Replacement Therapy products to maximise therapeutic benefits.
  • Weekly Carbon monoxide monitoring to support a stop smoking attempt.
  • Identify clients who need referring, following the local referral pathway.‏‏‎ ‎

You can also visit NHS website: for advice and support.


Travel Immunisations (Not currently available from the surgery)

When going abroad on holiday or business you may need the protection of travel vaccinations and malaria tablets. Some vaccinations are administered without charge but there will be a fee payable for others.   Please see the practice nurse by appointment.

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