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If there are any patients over the age of 50 who have not had a flu vaccine it's not too late.  Please call the Practice on 02920522350 to book an appointment.

Patients between the ages of 65-69 will be invited to attend the Practice for their COVID vaccine in the coming weeks, starting with the oldest first.  Please do not call us as we know who you are and will be in touch. 

If you are over 75 and have not yet had your COVID-19 vaccine and you are able to attend the Practice please ring to book an appointment on 029 20522355.

Cardiff and Vale Health Board have announced that you can ring the booking centre on 029 21841234 If you are:

  •  70-74
  •  74 and under and are clinically vulnerable (shielding)
  •  70 or over and are housebound 

To find out which priority group you are in please follow the link 

Due to high levels of call volumes we may take a little longer to answer your telehone call please use eConsult below or email our enquires team at enquiries.w97028@wales.nhs.uk We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you haven't had your flu vaccine yet please let us know it's not too late to have it. 

We do not accept prescription requests over the telephone.  Please contact your local pharmacy who can arrange to order your repeat medication on your behalf.  Alternatively you can either email your request to prescription.w97028@wales.nhs.uk or register to use My Health Online  For further information on Prescriptions follow the link

 https://gov.wales/test-trace-protect-multilingual-information-about-coronavirus

Blood Tests

blood_tests_4A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning
A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.

Children's Bloods.


Community phlebotomists are able to take bloods from children aged 12 and above. Children under the age of 12 should attend the Children’s Hospital for Wales or the Children’s Centre at Llandough Hospital.

Therefore parents are advised to contact UHW on 02921847957 to book a suitable appointment.

The department will be running an appointment service Monday-Thursdays.

Anaesthetic cream can be provided by your GP if required.

Please note families who arrive without an appointment will be redirected back to their local GP.

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You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.

 

 
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