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Out of Hours Service - The  Out of Hours contact telephone number is changing from October 3, 2018.  The new number to call is 111. Click here for more details.

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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 date:               

2018

Wednesday Nov. 14


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.


2018/19 Flu Season

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 after 10:00AM on:

01873 810255 for War Memorial Health Centre

01873 830589 for our Gilwern branch

 

Adult Flu Clinic Dates:

Crickhowell

 

Monday November 12, 2018   P.M.         

Tuesday November 27, 2018  P.M.             

 

Gilwern

Thursday November 15, 2018  A.M.

 

 Please note these clinics are for Adults only- separate clinics are available for children

Child Fluenz Clinic Dates:

Crickhowell

 Tuesday November 20, 2018  P.M.                 

 

Gilwern

Wednesday November 7, 2018  P.M.

 

*Are you eligible? 

If you answer YES to ANY of the below questions then Flu Vaccinations are free of charge to registered patients of Crickhowell Group Practice: 

  • Are you 65 years of age or over?    
  • Do you have a diagnosis of :  
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Renal disease
  • Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
  • Liver disease
  • Asthma (taking steroidal meds)
  • Do you (or a member of your household) have an immunosuppressive illness?  (e.g. leukaemia, HIV)     
  • Are you registered as a main carer or working at a residential care home? 
  • Do you have a neurological condition?  (e.g. MS, stroke, central nervous system disease)    
  • Are you pregnant?

Please note, we are not able to administer this vaccination to any patient who does not come under the above “At Risk” categories


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

In accordance to the new GDPR regulations, Crickhowell Group Practice is in the process of updating its Privacy Policy to make it easier for you to understand:

  • 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

We are doing this to ensure we follow the European GDPR legislation, which is designed to harmonise privacy laws across the EU. As soon as this new Privacy Policy is in place you will be informed within the practice and via the website.


Dementia Friendly



 

Shingles Vaccine

Please click on the below link to see if you are eligible.

http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/888/page/43922

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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.

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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

Common Seasonal Illnesses


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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