The Practice aims to deliver a high quality service to our patients in line with the guidance from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence and the National Service Frameworks for Wales.
- The management of patients who are ill or believe themselves to be ill, with conditions from which recovery is generally expected, for the duration of that condition, including the relevant health promotion advice and referral as appropriate reflecting patient choice wherever practicable.
- General Management of patients who are terminally ill.
- The management of chronic diseases.
- The provision of continuous holistic treatment and care for all registered patients.
Child Health Surveillance and Childhood Immunisations and Vaccinations
The practice provides a full immunisation service and runs a child development clinic in association with the Health Visitor.
An open access Child Health Clinic / Well Baby Clinic is held on Thursday afternoons between 1:30pm and 4:00pm. This includes Child Development and is run by a GP and nurse in association with the Health Visitor.
The practice participates in the Cervical Screening Programme for women aged 20 to 64. We operate a call and recall system and all female patients between the ages of 20 and 64 will be sent regular appointments (3 yearly) to attend for this investigation. If you have not had a smear within the last 3 years please ask for an appointment. This involves call for regular (3 yearly appointments) and recall for follow up appointments.
Cervical smear testing is carried out by Dr Lynne Dowding, Dr Jane Chivers and specially trained Practice Nurses.
Family planning and Contraception
Family planning and contraceptive advice (excluding coil fitting) is provided by all the doctors. Emergency contraception is also available after consultation with a doctor.
Routine ante-natal and post-natal care (excluding intra partum care) are provided. An appointment should be made for the first visit as well for subsequent visists. Any worried Mum will be seen without an appointment
Mental Health Liason Nurse
Ms Stacey Murphy provides help in the form of coping strategies to patients suffering from stress, depression, bereavemnt etc.
Minor surgery procedures (curettage, cautery, cryocautery for warts and verrucas and other skin lesions)
Phlebotomy (blood tests)
Swansea Bay Health Board provide phlebotomy services at their hospitals, you can book online here: https://sbuhb.nhs.wales/hospitals/a-z-hospital-services/blood-tests/ or by calling 01792 601807 between 9am and 4pm
Alternatively, we can book you in for an appointment at our Cluster-based phlebotomy clinic at Pennard Surgery
Travel advice and immunisations
Travel advice and NHS immunisations are provided by practice nurse.
Patients are advised to book an appointment at least 6 weeks in advance of their intended date of travel. If it is left too late or you require specialised injections, you may have to have these at a private travel clinic.
Physiotherapy services can be accessed via self referral by calling 01792 487453, Monday to Friday 9.00am to 13.00pm (excluding bank holidays). Alternatively, we can book you in for a telephone consultation with our Cluster-based First Contact Physiotherapy Service
Helping you to stay active, reduce your risk of falls and a chance to socialise. Tel: 030 330 30132
For those affected by Dementia. A chance to sing and socialise every Friday. Tel: 01792 362122
Practical support and advice about healthy eating and physical activity. Tel: 01792 544006
Living Life Well Programme
Courses and workshops to help support your emotional wellbeing. Tel: 07967 612246
Barod Cymru / WCADA
Support for anyone affected by drugs and alcohol. Tel: 01792 472002 / 01792 646421
Enabling people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the pleasures and health benefits of cycling. Tel: 07584 044284 / 07968 109145