Cardiff & Vale University Health Board - Keeping Me Well
Keeping Me Well is Cardiff & Vale University Health Board’s new digital rehabilitation resource with information that you can access to help keep yourself well.
Click the logo to visit the main website, or click below for some of the more useful pages.
Would You Like to Live a More Active Life?
Moving and being active has so many benefits for our physical and mental wellbeing.
Remember, you should start any new activity gently and progress it gradually.
You may be wondering what the right level of activity is?
This can vary from person-to-person, but generally something is better than nothing and consistency is the key.
Use this link for NHS physical activity guidelines, exercise tips and fitness guides.
Are you interested in attending regular subsidised and supported physical activity at your local leisure centre? You can be referred by any clinical staff at your GP practice.
Dewis Cymru is THE place to go if you want information or advice about your well-being – or want to know how you can help somebody else.
When we talk about your well-being, we don’t just mean your health. We mean things like where you live, how safe and secure you feel, getting out and about, and keeping in touch with family and friends.
No two people are the same and well-being means different things to different people. So Dewis Cymru is here to help you find out more about what matters to you.
First Contact Physiotherapist (FCP)
Did you know that your surgery has its own Physiotherapy clinic that you can book directly into by speaking to the reception staff?
If you have a new or longstanding joint or muscle problems and want advice and information on how best to manage your symptoms, or if you feel ready to be more active and want to discuss your options, book an appointment today.
Visit TRAK Physio to find exercises for specific body regions and musculoskeletal conditions.
We Are Undefeatable
Being active while managing any long-term health condition.
Further information on managing symptoms related to arthritis.
The NHS Choices website offers a list of useful interactive tools, smartphone apps and podcasts, an A-Z on all kinds of health topics, as well as practical tips and advice on how maintain a healthy lifestyle. You can also access a full directory of health-related services and organisations around the UK.
NHS Direct Wales
NHS Direct Wales is a health advice and information service available 24 hours a day, every day.
You can call NHS Direct Wales on 0845 46 47 if you are feeling ill and are unsure what to do, or for health information on a wide range of conditions, treatments and local health services.
Choose Well will help you decide if you need medical attention if you get sick. It explains what each NHS service does, and when it should be used. Choosing Well means that you and your family will get the best treatment. It also allows busy NHS services to help the people who need them most.
Help Me Quit is the brand that covers all NHS stop smoking services in Wales. Help Me Quit was established in 2017 to make it easier for smokers to access NHS stop smoking support. The Welsh Government has committed to reducing the number of smokers in Wales to 16% by 2020. Despite progress, there are still over 490,000 adult smokers in Wales.
As part of the Cardiff East Cluster of GP surgeries, Llan Healthcare are working together with Egg Seeds and Glenwood Church to provide a number of Social Prescribing activities to our patients. These include:
- Physical Activities
- Gardening Groups
- Youth & Children’s Activities
- Social Groups for over 65s
- Nutritional Advice, Cooking & Foodbank
- Personal Development & Finding Work
- Safe-Space and Support
- English as a foreign language
You can complete a social prescription form when attending the surgery or just click the link and submit the relevant details.
Somebody will be in touch with you shortly after submission with more information on the events/courses you have expressed an interest in.
Help & Advice for Ex-Services Personnel
Veterans NHS Wales was funded by the Welsh Government in April 2010. Each Local Health Board (LHB) has appointed an experienced clinician as a Veterans Therapist (VT) with an interest or experience of military health problems. This VT will accept referrals from health staff, GPs, veteran charities and self-referrals from ex-service personnel. The appropriate VT can be contacted by going to the Veterans Wales page on the Cardiff & Vale Local Health Board website and using one of the contact methods available, including telephone, email or fax. Appointments will be arranged as close to the veteran’s home as possible in a suitable NHS venue.
The service is not able to respond to emergency referrals. Veterans in crisis should contact their GP or the Out of Hours Service. There is a Psychiatrist on-call at all Accident and Emergency Units
Following the assessment the veteran may be offered treatment by the VT or referred on to other NHS teams or departments for further treatment. The VT will also refer to veteran charities for help with debt management, benefits and war pension/armed forces compensation claims as indicated.
Useful Telephone Numbers
|University Hospital of Wales (UHW)||Heath Park, CARDIFF, CF14 4XW||029 2074 7747|
|University Hospital Llandough (UHL)||Penlan Road, LLANDOUGH, CF64 2XX||029 2071 1711|
|Cardiff & Vale University Health Board||University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, CARDIFF, CF14 4XW||029 2074 7747|
|NHS Direct Wales||0845 46 47|