Non-urgent advice: Community Service
Health Visitors are based in Briton Ferry Health Centre and can be contacted on 01639 793002. The Health Visitors are specially trained in disease prevention and are interested in promoting good health for all ages.
District Nurses. You can contact the District nurses by ringing 01639 793003. If you cannot get to the surgery and need a home visit please contact the district nurses to arrange a convenient time
Non-urgent advice: Baby Clinic
Thursday afternoon from 2 – 4pm. The clinic is held by a doctor, practice nurse and health visitor in order to provide child health development checks.
All children under school age have regular reviews. You will receive a letter inviting you and your child to attend for the child development checks. At the first development check we will arrange for the mum to have her post natal check and the baby to have their first immunisation.
Non-urgent advice: Childhood Immunisations
Babies have their immunisations according to the National Vaccination Programme.
The first vaccination is when the baby is two months old. Diseases which are vaccinated against include diptheria, whooping cough, tetanus, meningitis, mumps, measles and german measles. Giving your baby all these vaccinations will protect him/her from disease that can have serious complication and even death.
The practice believes that vaccination is a key factor in protecting children. Please click here for your NHS guide to vaccinations for you and your family.
Non-urgent advice: Ante-Natal and Post-Natal
We have a full ante-natal and post-natal service provided by our community midwife at Dyfed Road Surgery on Wednesday afternoons.We will share your care between these health care professionals and the hospital. Please ask at reception for advice on the role of the doctor, community midwife and health visitor in ante natal and post natal care.
Non-urgent advice: Cervical Smears
All women aged between 20 and 65 years should have a cervical smear test every three years. You will receive a letter reminding you of when your smear test is due. You should make an appointment for about half way between your period. Sister Fethney runs a regular smear clinic. You will need to make an appointment for this clinic.
Non-urgent advice: COPD and Asthma
Various Times – If you have COPD ( Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) we will regularly monitor your care and help you to improve the way you manage your condition yourself.
We will offer you a review including spirometery every year with the practice nurse. We will review treatment every three to six months for children with more severe asthma. We will review your peakflow and inhaler techniques and give you up to date information regarding medication.
Non-urgent advice: Diabetic Clinic
Various times. We aim to achieve good control of diabetes and prevent complications by improving education and regular check ups. If you have diabetes we will write to you to offer you an appointment for an annual check up. There is also a follow up clinic if you need to be seen more often.
All diabetic patients are encouraged to attend the Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Services. Appointments will be sent automatically by the new All Wales Service. A comprehensive education service is available and is particularly useful for newly diagnosed diabetics.
Please remember to bring your personal care booklet with you to every appointment.
Non-urgent advice: Additional Services
NOAC Monitoring (Patients that are currently taking Novel Oral Anticoagulants medication -Rivaroxaban, Apixaban,Edoxaban and Dabigatran) Initiation and Monitoring through blood tests and three, six, twelve monthly reviews in the practice).
Non-urgent advice: INR Monitoring
We provide anti coagulation monitoring through routine Point of Care blood tests in order to monitor warfarin medication mainly on a Wednesday afternoon
Please remember to bring your personal yellow INR warfarin booklet with you to every appointment.
Non-urgent advice: Flu/Influenza and Pnuemonia Vaccinations
These are available each autumn/winter for patients 65 years and over and patients under 65 years with certain chronic medical conditions.