The nurses provide general health screening and advice in their various clinics.
All patients diagnosed with Asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) will be invited to see the nurse at least annually to assess and review treatment.
Dr Thomas is our Diabetic Lead. He works with nurse Sister Louise Williams to look after patients with diabetes and coordinates their care. If you have a diabetes, you will receive invites for regular reviews, ensuring you have received an up-to-date blood test first.
Our nurses are able to discuss all methods of contraception with you, and advise you about the methods we offer. They can also help you with pill-checks and give repeat contraceptive injections once you are established on your choice of contraceptive.
Please book an appointment to see a GP if you are keen to start a new contraceptive.
The nurses will be pleased to see you for your regular HRT-check once you are established on your medication. Please initially see the GP to discuss menopause-management and to discuss treatment options if you are having difficult menopausal symptoms.
**CHANGES TO SMEAR CLINICS - times of our drop in smear clinics are changing**
Women are invited to attend for screening by the Cervical Screening Wales Service. On receipt of the invite letter please arrange your smear test at the surgery. You can either book a routine nurse appointment, or attend one of our twice-weekly smear drop in clinics which run on Tuesdays 11:30am- 12:20pm and Thursday 15:30 - 16:20. If you arrive before 12:20pm on Tuesdays, or 16:20 on Thursday you will be seen although there may be a wait.
Prevention, as we know, is better than cure.
The NHS website Change4life has a wealth of information including healthy living tips, healthy recipes and snack-swap ideas. Have a look!
Our nurses are also experts in health promotion and healthy living. Please book an appointment with them if you have questions or need help with the following:
There is lots of free support available to you if you are considering quitting.
A particularly excellent and free resource is Stop Smoking Wales.
Our nursing team are experts at giving healthy advice. They can also monitor your weight regularly should you need some support with dieting.