On the following dates the GPs are out of the surgery for training as part of their continuing professional development. The Out of Hours Service is available for urgent medical problems. The surgery doors at Eglwysbach are open for patients to book appointments and collect prescriptions.
Health Protection Wales have recently seen a significant increase in mumps notifications from Primary Care particularly in the Porth area. A proportion of those notified have not had the full course of two MMR's . The Practice would encourage all school age children and young people to contact the practice and arrange a vaccination if they have not had the full course.
As of January 2014 we are pleased to announce that we are now offering insertion and removal of Mirena and Copper coils and also contraceptive implants. These methods are among the most effective form of contraception on the market and are suitable for most women of all ages, even if you are a new or breastfeeding mum.
For more information or advice please book an appointment to see Dr Zoe Morris-Williams or Dr Sian Thomas.
As of the 1st April 2014 we will no longer be able to offer our extended hours service. ( Tuesday and Wednesday early mornings). We appreciate that this will be seen as a reduction in flexibility to a service that has proved very popular for those with work or carer commitments.
The change is due to a reduction in funding for this service by the Local Health Board. Should you have any concerns, please contact Mrs Susan Davies, Practice Manager who will be pleased to discuss the matter further.
A vaccine for shingles is now available on the NHS for people of certain ages. If you were born between 2/9/33 and 1/9/34 or between 2/9/42 and 1/9/43 you are eligible for the vaccine.
Please call the surgery to book an appointment as we now have the vaccine in stock.
For more information about shingles, please use the following link.
We are pleased to announce the Winter Newsletter is now available in the waiting rooms in the surgeries, and on the website under the news section.
Also, please remember to check the Christmas Prescription requests advice, and altered opening hours, also to be found within the news section of the website.
Please be aware that all children age 2-3 as well as those with chronic medical conditions qualify for Flu vaccines this year.
These are not given by needles, but intra-nasally (squirted up the nose) so please contact the surgery to make an appointment for this if your child qualifies.
Please contact the surgery to discuss your annual flu jab, these only take a few minutes but reduce the risks of infection for the following Flu season.
We will be running regular clinics (Mon-Fri) through the autumn as well as arranging some Saturday clinics, the first of which will be Saturday 12th October!
If you are not sure if you need a flu jab please ring for advice or else check the link below for general guidance:
We are pleased to announce that this new website is now running on tontegsurgery.com, whilst the 'old website' will remain on eglwysbachsurgery.com for the next month or so.
Once we are happy everything is up and running smoothly we will remove the old site, and then both web-addresses will link to this site. We will also have facebook and twitter accounts in order to help keep you informed etc.
We hope you find this updated site useful, please contact using the feedback button if there are any comments /
Please bear with us as we re-invigorate the Eglwysbach website, giving it a much needed spring-clean!