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Welcome to Crickhowell Group Practice

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.

Protected Learning. The Health Centre will be closed on the afternoons of the following dates

12 Sep 17                                         

9 Nov 17


Dementia Friendly Crickhowell

We are working with local groups in the Crickhowell area to make our town Dementia Friendly.  Check out our dedicated webpage here for more information.



Keeping Well in Winter

We have a newsletter with some helpful tips on how to keep well this winter.          

Click on the document link below to access.  Paper copies are available from reception.

Keeping Well in Winter Newsletter 2017


Flu Campaign (2017/18)

Dates for 2017 Flu Clinics

Flu Clinic appointments for patients aged 65+yrs and patients in at risk groups are now available*.

To book your appointment please call the surgery on:

01873 810255 for War Memorial Health Centre

01873 830589 for our Gilwern branch

 

War Memorial Clinic Dates:

Saturday 30th September

 Saturday 14th October  

 

Gilwern Surgery Clinic Dates:

Wednesday 4th October – 2- 4.30pm

Thursday 12th October - 10.50am- 12.30pm

Please see our Flu Clinic page for more information here about how to protect yourself and our flu clinics dates.


**New**

Invest in your Health Program for Autumn 2017

Invest in Your Health – a free 6 week programme for people who live with a long term health condition or who are at risk of developing a long term health condition and their partners.

The course is designed to give practical tools and techniques to improve quality of life and wellbeing.

 

Running over 6 consecutive weeks of 2 ½ hours each week (Including a short break). Face to face group environment. The programme is designed to be a mix of  presentations from the team, group work and discussions.

 

Each week covers a different topic;

Acceptance

Setting a weekly commitment

Follow up & solution finding

Mindfulness

Focusing on the positive

Healthy eating, hydration & weight management.

First aid for low mood

Activity & movement

 

Course dates will be: 25th September  - 30th October, Every Monday 1 – 3:30pm

For more information or to book please contact:

The Invest in Your Health Team, Powys Teaching Health Board Email: invest.pow@wales.nhs.uk or 0800 1695586


New Minor Ailments Service in Powys

Do you need to see the doctor today? If you think:

  • you have a common ailment but are not sure about your symptoms or how to treat them with over-the-counter medicines
  • and you need an NHS appointment

You can now get FREE NHS ADVICE AND TREATMENT (where needed) for a range of common ailments from our local community pharmacists instead of seeing the doctor.

  • You don’t have to make an appointment.
  • You can go along at a time that suits you.

The service is available for the following conditions:

  • Acne
  • Athletes Foot
  • Backache (acute)
  • Chickenpox
  • Cold sores
  • Colic
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Constipation
  • Dry skin
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dry Eye
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Hayfever
  • Head Lice
  • Indigestion/reflux
  • Ingrowing toenail
  • Intertrigo/ringworm
  • Mouth Ulcers
  • Nappy rash
  • Oral thrush
  • Scabies
  • Sore throat
  • Teething
  • Threadworm
  • Vaginal thrush
  • Verruca

Where no medicine is recommended by the NHS, the pharmacist will give you advice on how to manage the condition.

You can register for Choose Pharmacy at one of the community pharmacies by clicking the following link: Local Pharmacy Details

Please refer to the following guides for more information on this service.

Minor Ailments Leaflet- English

Minor Ailments Leaflet- Welsh


Crickhowell Rotary working for Town's War Memorial Health Centre

Crickhowell Rotary Club are raising funds to fully equip the practice with some brand new examination couches.  Read more about this here. 


 

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