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When does SSP apply?

The government is legislating for SSP to be paid from day 1, rather than day 4, of your absence from workif you are absent from work due to sickness or need to self-isolate caused by COVID-19. Once the legislation has been passed, this will apply retrospectively from 13 March. You should talk to your employer if you are eligible for SSP and need to claim.

Do I need a sick note?

From Friday 20 March onwards, those who have COVID-19 or are advised to self-isolate will be able to obtain an “isolation note” by visiting NHS 111 online and completing an online form, rather than visiting a doctor. For COVID-19 cases this replaces the usual need to provide a “fit note” after seven days of sickness absence. Isolation notes will also be accepted by Jobcentre Plus as evidence of your inability to attend.


Welcome to St Julians Medical Centre

Important information our phone lines are now working. Thank you for your patience

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 open

COVID 19 - Shielding patients

Please note advice for patients who have received shielding letters from the Welsh Government:
We understand you may be anxious during this time and we would like to remind you that the practice is here to support you and your healthcare needs.
The practice has introduced measures to reduce the risk of Shielding patient being exposed to coronavirus and if you feel you need to talk to a Health Care Professional you can contact us on 01633 251304.

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Please note Child immunisations are still being given, if you or your child have any COVID symptoms please do not attend. Also one parent only! 


all appointment requests will be triaged by a GP or Nurse.  If they decide you need to be seen they will organise a face to face assessment.

We have also decided to restrict access to the surgery by only allowing those patients who have been invited to attend by a clinician.

We would like take this opportunity to thank you for your support and cooperation.



  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough

DO NOT GO TO A GP SURGERY, PHARMACY OR HOSPITAL. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.


  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

For region specific information and advice in:

opening hours and closures   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. Current Practice list size 13,500.

Travel Vaccinations - Please note we no longer administer MenACWY, Private Hep B and Yellow Fever.  Please see link below for Yellow fever vaccinations

Get Well, Keep Well

Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.

Join In

We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.

Access & Facilities

We have a small designated parking area for use by our patients. Facilities are user-friendly with wheelchair/pushchair access and a lift to the second floor situated in the main entrance hall for those unable to use the stairs.

Patient toilets are located on the ground floor with baby changing facilities available on request on the second floor.

We can provide a hearing loop for patients who have a hearing impairment and require assistance.  We also use language line for patients whose first language is not English and require help.

We also provide My Health Online.  This is a facility to order your prescriptions and make appointments.  Please note you need to register with us before you can access this facility.  Please call into the surgery to register.

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.  


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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

·         Intertrigo/Ringworm

·         Oral Thrush

·         Sore Throat/Tonsillitis

·         Threadworm (age over 2yrs)

·         Vaginal Thrush (ages 16-60)


·         Athletes Foot

·         Chicken Pox (age 4mths-14yrs)

·         Constipation

·         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. 


 Self referral to Newport Direct Access Physiotherapy Service.  Monday - Friday Notice: All calls into the surgery are recorded for training and monitoring purposes.

           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:

Monday-Friday 9.00am-11.30am

Physiotherapy department

St Woolos Hospital


NP20 4SZ


 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 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.

Antibiotics Awareness                                                  

When Antibiotics are needed

Antibiotic Guardian Leaflet

Self - Referral

Newport Direct Access Physiotherapy Service. 

Monday - Friday

9.00am and 11.30am

GP Physiotherapy Department

St Woolos Hospital

131 Stow Hill


NP20 4SZ

Stress Control Classes
6 Week Course
and search Road to Well-being or call your
local team on 
Blaenau Gwent 01495 363250
Caerphilly - 01633 618033
Monmouthshire - 01873 735549
Newport - 01633 261867
Torfaen - 01495 768613

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