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.
The Health Centre will be closed on the
afternoons of the following dates:
Tues 2nd April
Wed 5th June
Thurs 5th September
Wed 6th November
Out of Hours
The Out of Hours contact telephone number is changing with effect from October 3, 2018.
If you have a severe problem such as difficulty in breathing, chest pains or heavy bleeding you should call 999.
If you need care that cannot wait until the surgery is open, please ring 111 which is a free number. If phoning from a mobile you may be unable to connect to this number - you will then need to phone 0345 46 47 instead.
Telephone advice on a range of medical conditions is available from NHS Direct 24 hours a day. Their number is 111.
Everyone needs a bit of support from time to time….
Are life’s problems getting you down? Are you feeling lonely? Having money problems? Are big life decisions making you worry? Are you feeling stressed, anxious or depressed?
From mid- March a new service will be available in Crickhowell Group Practice run by Brecon and District Mind. It’s called SOCIAL PRESCRIBING and can help you get the support you need when you need it to improve your mental health and wellbeing.
If you are over 18, you can ask for a patient pack at the surgery reception and make a self-referral by completing a consent form. A Link Worker will then make contact, talk with you to find out what matters to you and, using their extensive knowledge of community support and services, will connect you to the appropriate local community and voluntary groups, activities and advice services.
This social prescribing service is part of a two-year joint research project between Mind Cymru and local Minds, funded by Welsh Government. All collected data is anonymous. We know that social prescribing has really helped people in other areas. By taking part in this initiative you will be contributing to important evidence that will help plan future health services. Thank you.
We are now holding a monthly clinic with Dr Summors, dedicated to Implanon. Please call the surgery for available dates and times.
GDPR for Patients
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new law that determines how your personal data is processed and kept safe, and the legal rights that you have in relation to your own data.
The regulation applies from 25 May 2018, and will apply even after the UK leaves the EU.
What will GDPR mean for Patients?
The GDPR sets out the key principles about processing data, for staff or patients;
- Data must be processed lawfully, fairly and transparently
- It must be collected for specific, explicit and legitimate purposes
- It must be limited to what is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed
- Information must be accurate
- Data must be held securely
- It can only be retained for as long as is necessary for the reasons it was collected
There are also stronger rights for the patients regarding the information that practices hold about them. These include;
- Being informed about how their data is used
- Patients to have access to their own data
- Patients can ask to have incorrect information changed
- Restrict how their data is used
- Move their patient data from one health organisation to another
- The right to object to their patient information
GDPR and Crickhowell Group Practice
- what information we collect
- why we need to collect it
- how long we collect it for
- who has access to it
- how we use it
Please click on the below link to see if you are eligible.
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.
Information on Common Seasonal Illnesses
Here's some handy advice on common seasonal illnesses.
More advice is also available from the @NHSDirectWales Symptom Checker at www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/SelfAssessments
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:
- Athletes Foot
- Backache (acute)
- Cold sores
- Dry skin
- Dry Eye
- Head Lice
- Ingrowing toenail
- Mouth Ulcers
- Nappy rash
- Oral thrush
- Sore throat
- Vaginal thrush
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.