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Clinics

Our practice hosts the following services and clinics:

Antenatal Clinic

  • Held byThe midwife
  • Opening TimesTuesday afternoon for new patients and first bookings, Thursday afternoon from 12.45 - 4.00pm for follow-up visits
  • Additional InformationThe midwife will deal with all your antenatal requirements throughout your pregnancy.
  • Requires GP Referral?Yes

Child Health Clinic

  • Held byHealth Visitors
  • Opening TimesWednesdays 9.00 - 11.30am for six week medicals and post natal checks
  • Additional InformationIn addition to providing a complete medical service for all children, child health surveillance clinics for children under five are held on:

    Wednesdays 9.00 - 11.30am, for child development with the health visitor at Cwmbran Town Centre Clinic

    Should you have any concerns, please contact 01633 488351.

Diabetes Clinic

  • Held byPractice Specialist Nurses
  • Opening TimesThursdays 9.00am - 3.30pm
  • Additional InformationWe have  specialist nurses in diabetes who cares for the diabetics of the practice and runs a diabetic clinic by appointment. We monitor all our diabetics on a regular basis. Appointments will be sent to you.

Travel Clinic

  • Additional InformationIf you plan to travel abroad, even for a short holiday, consult the practice nurse at least eight weeks in advance to plan any immunisations you may need.

Hypertension

  • Additional Information(Blood Pressure Clinic). An appointment will be sent to patients. However, if you have any concerns, please come into the surgery.

Coronary Heart Disease Clinic

  • Additional InformationIf you are currently on our heart disease register you will be sent an appointment at least annually.

Maternity Services

  • Held byThe midwives
  • Opening TimesThursdays 1.30 - 4.00pm
  • Additional InformationMaternity services are staffed by a selection of midwives attached to the surgery from Gwent Community Health Trust and in conjunction with local hospitals.

Asthma Clinic

  • Additional InformationAsthma/COPD Clinic. To control, monitor and give advice on all aspects of asthma and other respiratory problems. All clinics are by appointment only and patients will be sent for annually. Please ask at reception.

Smoking Cessation Clinic

  • Additional InformationWe are actively involved with Stop Smoking Wales who provide advice and support. Contact Details are:
    08000852219

Family Planning Clinic

  • Additional InformationA full range of services is available, including coil fitting and implants. Please make an appointment with the doctor to dicsuss the appropriate procedures prior to an appointment at our Contraceptiove Clinic.

Cervical Smear

  • Additional InformationThe Health Authority policy is that a smear is recommended every three years between the ages of 25 and 64. Please make an appointment with the nurse (reminder letters will be sent).

Non-NHS Examinations

  • Additional InformationIf you need a special examination, eg for fitness to undertake sports, pre-employment, HGV or elderly drivers, this will be done by special appointment and you will be  charged. We act as examiners for several life insurance companies.  COPYING CHARGE
    A paper fee of 55 pence per sheet is
    payable. This is in addition to an
    Access Fee.
    EMPLOYMENT
    Medical report – no exam £88.50
    Medical exam & report £127
    INSURANCE PROPOSAL REPORTS
    Insurance proposal medical
    examiners report (20mins) £104
    Supplementary Report £27
    Insurance proposal medical with
    examination £120
    MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS INCLUDING:
    Letters regarding medication for travel £30
    Health Club – patient fit to exercise £30-60
    Letters of support for housing £30-60
    INSURANCE CLAIM FORM £30-60
    PRIVATE CERTIFICATE-SICK NOTE
    £30-60
    DRIVING MEDICALS
    HGV / PCV medicals £130
    Taxi medicals £ 130
    Fostering medicals £ 130
    Private sick note £30-60
    Holiday canecellation form £30-60
    Fit to travel £30-60

Minor Surgery

  • Additional InformationSome minor operations (incision of cysts, cautery of warts, verrucae, injections of joints etc.) can be done by one of the doctors in the surgery. Please make an appointment for an assessment of the problem via the receptionist.

Flu Vaccinations

  • Held byPractice Nurses
  • Additional InformationIn accordance with Department of Health guidelines, we recommend an influenza vaccination for patients with chronic heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetics, asthma and frail elderly patients. Please make enquiries in early October

New Patient Examinations

  • Held byPractice Nurse
  • Additional InformationNew patients are required by the Health Authority to have a new patient medical. If you have not already been invited to do so, please make an appointment with the receptionist stipulating that you need a new patient medical. These examinations should be done within six weeks of registering with the practice.

Counselling

  • Additional InformationWe have a team of counsellors who deal with all different aspects of counselling.  Appointments are by referral only via your doctor.and in conjuction with the Community Mental Health Team (CMHT)

Childhood Immunisation Schedule

  • Additional InformationChildhood immunisations are very important in the protection against conmmon diseases, there is a schedual of immunisations from the age of 2 month onwards,If you have any doubts about any of the immunisations please speak to one of our health visitors who are basd at Cwmbran Clinic.

To attend one of these clinics please ring our reception on 01633 866719.

  

The NHS does not pay for some of the services we provide.  These include private sick notes, insurance forms, holiday cancellation forms, medical reports, fitness to travel certificates, private prescriptions, housing letters and some vaccination services.  The advice below is taken from the British Medical Association to help you understand why we need to charge fees.

Why fees are charged?

The Governments contract with GP’s covers medical services to NHS patients.  However, in recent years more and more organisations have been involving doctors in a wide range of non-medical work.  Sometimes the only reason that GP’s are asked is because they are in a position of trust in the community or because an insurance company, employer or public body wants to ensure that the information provided to them is true and accurate.

Do GPs have to do non-NHS work for their patients?

With certain limited exceptions, for example a GP confirming that one of their patients is not fit for jury service, GPs do not have to carry out non-NHS work on behalf of their patients.

Whilst GPs will always attempt to assist their patients with the completion of forms, for example for insurance purposes, they are not required to do such non-NHS work.

Why does it sometimes take my GP a long time to complete my form?

Time spent completing forms and preparing reports takes the GP away from the medical care of his or her patients.

Most GPs have a very heavy workload and paperwork takes up an increasing amount of their time, so many GPs find they have to take some paperwork home at night and weekends.

I only need the doctor’s signature – what is the problem?

When a doctor signs a certificate or completes a report, it is a condition of remaining on the Medical Register that they only sign what they know to be true.

In order to complete even the simplest of forms, therefore, the doctor might have to check the patient’s entire medical record. Carelessness or an inaccurate report can have serious consequences for the doctor with the General Medical Council (the doctors’ regulatory body) or even the Police.

What can I do to help?

Not all documents need a signature by a doctor, for example passport applications. You can ask another person in a position of trust to sign such documents free of charge.
If you have several forms requiring completion, present them all at once and ask your GP if he or she is prepared to complete them at the same time to speed up the process.
Do not expect your GP to process forms overnight. Urgent requests may mean that a doctor has to make special arrangements to process the form quickly, and this will cost more. 

 

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