New Services Available to support General Practice
Please note when you attend the surgery for an appointment you will be asked a number of questions so that you can be allocated to the correct department.
COMMON AILMENTS SERVICE
Your local community pharmacist can now provide FREE ADVICE and TREATMENT for a range of common ailments without you having to make an appointment to see your GP.
· Acne (All Patients)
· Backache (Acute) (Aged 20-55)
· Conjunctivitis (Age 2+)
· Dermatitis (All patients)
· Haemorrhoids(Aged 16+)
· Head lice
· Oral Thrush
· Sore Throat/Tonsillitis
· Threadworm (age over 2yrs)
· Vaginal Thrush (ages 16-60)
· Athletes Foot
· Chicken Pox (age 4mths-14yrs)
· Dry Skin
· Hay Fever
· Indigestion & Reflux (over 12yrs)
· Nappy Rash
· Scabies (age over 2yrs)
· Teething (age over 3 mths)
· Verruca (age over 2 yrs)
Please contact your local pharmacy to arrange a consultation.
Newport Direct Access Physiotherapy service
You are now able to access a physiotherapy assessment directly rather than first seeing your GP if you have a musculoskeletal problem. From a brief assessment, the physiotherapist will identify if you need to be placed on the waiting list for full physiotherapy assessment and treatment, need to see your GP for further investigation or referral to another health care team.
Direct access drop in sessions work on a ‘first come first served basis’.
When maximum capacity is reached, you will need to attend on another day.
§ Muscle Problems
§ Joint Problem
§ Knee Problem
§ Tennis Elbow
§ Shoulder Problem
§ Neck Problems
§ Back Problem
§ Ankle Problem
You can attend:
St Woolos Hospital
If you have any concerns at all about your eyes, see a High Street optometrist (also known as an optician) straight away. They will tell you if you are eligible for a free eye health examination.
Some eye diseases can lead to blindness or some loss of vision, but if detected early enough, your eyesight can often be saved.
An eye health examination is just that – an examination of the health of your eyes.
The optometrist will carefully examine your eyes to see if anything is wrong
If the optometrist decides you need an eye health examination, it won’t cost you anything.
You can find an optometrist in most High Streets in Wales. If you have a sight problem, you can go to your existing optometrist (if you have one) or just phone or walk into any practice that is convenient for you to get to.
Please see http://www.eyecare.wales.nhs.uk for more information.
Aneurin Bevan Dental Helpline
Covers Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen
If you are unable to find NHS dental services or have urgent dental care you can contact the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Dental Helpline on 01633 744387. The helpline is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm.
For dental advice in the evening, weekends and bank holidays please telephone 01633 744387. There is an advice only service Monday to Friday from 6.30pm to 10pm and from 8am to 10pm at weekends/bank holidays. Limited urgent dental appointments are available at weekends and bank holidays.