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Llanfyllin Group Practice

Llanfyllin Group Medical Practice is based in three separate centres. Our doctors, nurses, Health Care Assistants and other health care professionals provide a wide range of clinics and services to over 10,000 patients from our main purpose built site in Llanfyllin and routine appointments from our 2 branch surgeries situated in Four Crosses and Llanrhaeadr.

  • All our premises are easily accessible with disabled access and parking facilities
  • We offer all core NHS funded General Medical Services to our registered patients as well as a range of enhanced services.
  • We also offer a range of private services and clinics (such as insurance medicals, private sick notes and certain vaccinations) that are not funded by the NHS.
  • Please use our website to find out more about us and the health care services we offer, to obtain health advice and to see out latest news.
  • We are constantly seeking to improve the service we offer to our patients and value your feedback and suggestions.

FLU VACCINATIONS

Updated Shielding Advice

Worried about Coronavirus

*CORONAVIRUS UPDATE*

For the most up to date information on the practice, please visit our Facebook page which is regularly updated. 

Shielding Update - 16th August 2020

From 16 August 2020 shielding is to ‘pause’ in Wales. This means that people who have previously been advised to shield will be able to go to work or school and go shopping, but they should continue to take steps to protect themselves by keeping a 2m distance from others and washing their hands frequently.

 

Why is shielding being paused?

Dr Frank Atherton (CMO) said ‘shielding is a huge request for someone to undertake, so it’s important that we don’t ask people to shield for longer than in necessary. As the level of virus in our communities is now low, shielding should pause from 16 August. This means those who have been shielding can gradually resume day to day life, but taking extra care around physical distancing and hand washing. We will keep this under review and if we see transmission levels increase, we may need to consider advising the shielding group to take extra precautions and measures to protect themselves in the future’

 Updated Shielding Advice

Update on COVID-19 Testing for Key (Critical) Workers in Powys: 13 May 2020

Are you a key (critical) worker in Powys?
Do you or someone in your household have COVID-19 symptoms?

You may be eligible for a COVID-19 Test at the new mobile testing units in the county.

Find out more at www.powysthb.wales.nhs.uk/coronavirus-testing

The Welsh Government key (critical) workers testing policy includes 8 broad categories of critical workers:

  • health and social care workers
  • public safety (emergency workers) and national security workers
  • local and national government workers
  • education and childcare workers
  • food and other necessary goods
  • transport
  • utilities, communication and financial services workers
  • key public service workers

More information about the Welsh Government’s approach to testing is available from their website at https://gov.wales/testing-coronavirus

💊 Medication Collections 💊

We continue to offer a medication collection from all of our surgeries. Please help us by only collecting your medication on the day it is due for collection. The team handing out medication are unable to help with any queries or medication orders please phone your dedicated collection line for the surgery you collect your medication from:

🟩Llanfyllin - 01691 648259
🟨Four Crosses - 01691 649294
🟦Llanrhaeadr - 01691 649280

 

Medication Collection Times

Llanfyllin - 9-1pm and 2-6pm

Four Crosses - 9-1pm and 2-5pm

Llanrhaeadr - 9-1pm and 2-5pm (Closed on Wednesdays)

 

 Collecting on behalf of someone else

It is understandable that patients will ask others to collect their medication on their behalf from the practice. To enable us to hand out medications safely and to avoid a wasted trip we will need to confirm a number of details when handing medications to the person collecting on your behalf. Therefore please ensure they have the following information:

  • Patients full name 
  • Patients date of birth
  • Patients full address including postal code
  • Details of the medication they are collecting for you
  • Date your medication is due for collection

For those patients on the pre-order system you will be given a collection date each time you collect.

For patients who call to order medication please note that your order will be ready for collection 72 hours after the day of order, however if the item you request is not on your repeat list this may take up to 5 working days before ready for collection. 

Due to the unprecedented demand on our services, from Monday 23rd March we have suspended our remote delivery service of medication to the following locations:

 

  • Llansantffraid SPAR
  • Penybontfawr
  • Llanwddyn
  • Meifod
  • Llansillin

 

🚫 Please note reception team members CANNOT help patients with medication queries. Calling reception to discuss medication can block our lines for patients needing urgent medical attention to get through to us. If your call relates to medication or checking if your prescription is ready please call our dedicated dispensary telephone lines above, leave your message and you will be called back. 🚫

 

 

 

‼️Important Reminders‼️

🟪Front doors:

All of our front doors remain closed at our surgeries. For medication collections please follow the signs at the entrance to the surgery to the medication collection point that has been set up for each surgery.

🟫 Patient Contact Details:

You will appreciate it is vitally important we can get in touch with patients at short notice. Please help us to contact you by ensuring we have your up to date contact details. You can update your details by visiting our practice website and updating your details there. Llanfyllin-gp.co.uk

🟥Dedicated Appointment Cancellation Line:

01691 649293

Telephone Lines:

As you will appreciate our telephone lines become very busy at times. Our team are working as hard as they can to get through the calls quickly but please help us by only phoning reception if you need to make an appointment and use our other lines.

 

Self Isolation Notes

The practice cannot provide self-isolation notes.

Please go to https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note if you have been told to stay at home because of coronavirus and you need a note for your employer

 

General Coronavirus Advice:

For self-care advice please visit www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk

If you are temporarily staying in the area due to the Coronavirus outbreak and do not have enough of your usual repeat medication with you, there is advice that may help you in the prescriptions section of the website under the heading 'Repeat Medication Requests (Temporary Resident)'.  

 

💊 Volunteer Medication Collection Service 💊

Should you be unwell or in isolation and unable to collect your medication please contact Powys Community Connector Sheela Hughes who will be able to put you in contact with a volunteer from your area.

Please contact Sheela Hughes 07462 343149 or email sheela.hughes@pavo.org.uk

 

Practice updates:

We are aware many of our patients do not have access to Facebook or our website. We ask everyone to share the updates we are posting as much as possible in their local communities to ensure we reach as many patients as possible

 

Finally:

We wish to thank all of our patients, volunteers and local business for their overwhelming support and offers of help during this difficult time for us all.

We appreciate that we may not look and feel at the moment like we usually do but all of the temporary measures we have put in place are to ensure we can protect our most vulnerable and elderly patients and to ensure we continue to provide a dispensing service to nearly all of our 10500 patients.

We are here for you all as your GP Practice but we hope you understand we have to do things a little differently for a while.

Take care everyone

Llanfyllin Group Practice Team


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