GP Practices providing essential services

GP Practices are working hard to ensure that essential services continue to run for the communities they serve.

During this pandemic, there will be temporary changes to the way that patients can access essential care and services in the community to protect these services while under pressure.

Practices are making some alternative arrangements for their patients such as:

  • Using telephone triage (detailed assessment by a GP or nurse)
  • Online and video consultations with patients where appropriate
  • Suspending some non-essential services and moving to telephone reviews where appropriate
  • Issuing multiple prescriptions at a time where safe to do so
  • Temporary closure by the GPs of some branch surgeries to consolidate services

Patients with complex needs will continue to receive the care they need as assessed by their GP.

Some practices, listed in the table below, will be open for a limited time over the forthcoming Easter weekend. They will be offering essential services to patients who require an urgent consultation. Patients will be assessed over the telephone by a GP or nurse and will be offered face-to-face consultations if clinically appropriate. Patients are asked to contact their surgery as normal if it is necessary.

Practice

Good Friday 10th April

Easter Saturday 11th April

Easter Sunday 12th April

Easter Monday 13th April

 

08:00-18.30

08:00-13.15

08:00-13.15

08:00-18.30

Carmarthenshire

Taf, Whitland

OPEN

CLOSED

CLOSED

OPEN

Morfa Lane

OPEN

CLOSED

CLOSED

OPEN

Coach & Horses

OPEN

CLOSED

CLOSED

OPEN

Furnace House

OPEN

CLOSED

CLOSED

OPEN

Minafon

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

Penygroes

OPEN

CLOSED

CLOSED

OPEN

Tumble

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

Brynteg

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

Amman Tawe

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

Avenue Villa

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

Fairfield

OPEN

CLOSED

CLOSED

OPEN

Ty Elli

OPEN

CLOSED

CLOSED

OPEN

Ashgrove

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

Llwynhendy

OPEN

CLOSED

CLOSED

OPEN

Tywyn Bach

OPEN

CLOSED

CLOSED

OPEN

Meddygfa Teilo 

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

St Peters

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

Ceredigion

Church Surgery

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

Padarn

OPEN

CLOSED

CLOSED

OPEN

Tregaron

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

Bro Pedr

OPEN

CLOSED

CLOSED

OPEN

Llynyfran

OPEN

CLOSED

CLOSED

OPEN

Emlyn

OPEN

CLOSED

CLOSED

OPEN

Pembrokeshire

Barlow House

OPEN

CLOSED

CLOSED

OPEN

Newport / Crymych

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

St Thomas

OPEN

CLOSED

CLOSED

OPEN

Robert Street

OPEN

CLOSED

CLOSED

OPEN

Winch Lane

OPEN

CLOSED

CLOSED

OPEN

Narberth

OPEN

CLOSED

CLOSED

OPEN

Saundersfoot

OPEN

CLOSED

CLOSED

OPEN

Tenby

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN

OPEN


Many practices are ensuring that repeat prescriptions are available for direct collection from the nearest community pharmacy, avoiding the need for patients to go into the surgery. Patients can confirm this with their own practice.

Most practices have, or are in the process, of using eConsult via their website. This secure online service enables GPs to offer online consultations to their patients. This allows patients to submit details of their symptoms or requests electronically to their practice for a response, and offers around the clock NHS self-help information, signposting to services, and a symptom checker. Patients can access this service by visiting their practice website and following the link.

Jill Paterson, Director of Primary Care, Community and Long-term Care for Hywel Dda University Health Board said: “We are working with GP Practices on proactive and prudent measures which they are implementing to ensure that they can continue to provide safe and essential services for patients.

“This is period of significant challenge for the NHS in Wales and all parts of the system are having to respond quickly and decisively to protect services for patients and the most vulnerable in particular.

“We fully support our GMS partners in taking these measures during this pandemic.”

Patients who need to attend essential appointments must contact their surgery before attending if they experience symptoms of a new cough or a temperature. Thank you for your co-operation.