Contraception /Family PlanningClinics
Includes qdvice on contraception, contraceptive subdermal implant fitting and removal, “coil” (IUD / IUS) fitting and removal and also Mirena® Coil (IUS) for heavy periods
Emergency Contraception - Post-coital hormonal contraception (the morning after pill) is available free of charge without the need to see a doctor or nurse. The pharmacist will ask all necessary health questions. This service is available at the following local pharmacies:-
- Boots - Cwmbran & Pontypooll
- Lloyds - Croesyceiliog, Fairwater, Griffithstown & Pontypool
- Schill Pharmacy - Thornhill
- Stuart Powell - Pontnewydd
- Mayberry Pharmacy Pontypool.
Chronic Illness Clinics
Asthma - Annual check-ups and advice from practice nurses on lifestyle, inhaler techniques and medication. Patients with chronic bronchitis and emphysema are offered spirometry tests.
Blood Pressure - Available to all patients. Hypertensive patients are offered annual checks.
Diabetes -This care program is provided by the practice nurses and doctors. All diabetics are offered an annual review. Retinal screening is also available from the diabetic retinopathy screening service following referral by the doctor.
Heart Disease / Stroke -These conditions are cared for by our doctors and nurses. Annual reviews will be offered if necessary.
These are performed by our phlebotomists or nurses at the surgery. Patients on warfarin, certain arthritus or anti-rejection medication are offered blood tests for monitoring purposes and prescriptions may be adjusted according to the results.
Routine antenatal check-ups by our qualified midwife.
This service is available at the surgery with our Nurses.
We are able to perform joint injections at the surgery.
Patients may be referred by a doctor to our practice based counsellor for a wide variety of psychological conditions.
We can administer hormonal injections at the surgery for patients with prostate cancer.
Vaccinations & Immunisations
Routine and travel vaccinations for all ages are available during surgery times by appointment with our nurses. We run a flu jab clinic in the autumn. Ask at reception for further information.
Child Immunisation Clinics - these are now held at the Practice with the Practice Nurse.
A free service avaiable to all patients run by Smoking Cessation Service. Telephone Freephone 0800 085 2219.