CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC INFORMATION AND UPDATES
LATEST ADVICE: PUBLIC HEALTH ADVICE ON COVID-19 AND BLOOD CLOTTING - see attached for information on the benefits and risk of vaccination
Seeing a doctor, nurse or other health care team member during the pandemic
Other sources of information and help available:
Self help and referral to physiotherapy services
Patients with musculoskeletal problems may contact the physiotherapy services directly using the numbers listed below, or seek self-help which is available by visiting the above website
- 01495 768641
- 01495 768642
- 01495 768616
Public Health Wales Coronavirus
Covid 19 Information Wales
Test Trace Protect Information
Support for Vulnerable people during the pandemic
Advice from MacMillan for patients living with cancer during the Coronavirus Pandemic
Comprehensive cancer information and support is available on the Macmillan Cancer Support website at www.macmillan.org.uk including guidance on how to self isolate and social distance, during the outbreak.
For the latest information from the BBC newsfeed - see below
Out of hours services - dial 111
NHS Direct Wales and your local GP out-of-hours services now share this easy to remember number...111 It is free and will help you find the right advice, support and treatment.
For life-threating emergencies dial 999. For urgent medical attention when your surgery is closed dial 111.
111 Service - Frequently asked questions
In-house Physiotherapy Assessment & Advice Service
The Practice now holds a weekly physiotherapy assessment and advice service. If you are over 16 and need advice or to be assessed for a muscle, bone or joint problem or injury, please contact us and we can arrange an appointment for you to see our Physiotherapist. Clinics are held every Tuesday morning at the surgery.
My Health On-Line
The Practice is now registered with My Health on Line (MHOL) allowing registered patients to book or cancel an appointment, and order repeat prescriptions on-line.
To register for on-line services - please ask a receptionist for the appropriate forms, or download a copy using the links below. Alternatively, someone can collect the forms and register on your behalf, with your permission.
Please click on the links below to view or download the related documentation:
Booking and Cancelling appointments on line - When you are registered for on-line services you will be able to book and also cancel any unwanted appointments. Full instructions on how to do this are provided in the User Guide available to download above.
Minor ailments clinics
ST Lukes Surgery now offers a daily nurse-led Minor Ailments Clinic - contact the surgery for details or see below for a list of the types of ailments which can be dealt with in the clinic:
Welsh GP Record - NHS Wales is making changes to the way your information is used for your care
From autumn 2016 key health information from the records held by your GP will be available to support outpatient appointments, in an emergency and in the community. See here for more details: The Welsh GP Record
Local Emergency Centre (LEC) at Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr (YYF)
The Local Emergency Centre includes all the following services in one area of the hospital
Minor Injuries Unit
Medical Assessment Unit
Out of Hours GP Services
Check here for full details of what the Care Centre is able to offer our patients, including how you may be treated and cared for if you need any of the above services:
Stop Smoking Wales Dim Smygu Cymru
Free treatment and help to quit smoking is available through Stop Smoking Wales. Sessions are held in numerous locations Further information is available here:
Quit Smoking Sessions
Road to Wellbeing Programme - Free Self-help classes....
Under the new Aneurin Bevan University Health Board' Road to Wellbeing Programme', FREE SELF-HELP CLASSES ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR ANYONE WISHING TO ATTEND. Classes are run on an 'open access' basis which means that no assessment is needed, there is no waiting list and no need to pre-book...just go along, sit down, listen and learn! Details of dates and venues is available here:
Road to Wellbeing Programme - Activate your Life & Stress Control