Travel Advice & Vaccinations
Our Practice Nurses can advise on all travel needs, but please plan ahead if you require travel vaccinations. It is essential that you allow enough time for the appropriate vaccines to be ordered and given to you. To be effective many vaccinations have to be given at least 8 weeks prior to your visit.
A charge will be made for certain immunisations and vaccinations which are not covered by the NHS. A list of these charges is held at reception.
Blood pressure, weight, cholesterol and well person checks, smoking, alcohol, diet and exercise advice can be sought from members of our Primary Care team.
We would also like to know if you are a carer of a friend or relative so that we can make sure this is recorded on your record and we can offer you the appropriate help.
Some of our GPs are registered to carry out minor procedures within a primary care setting. These procedures may include removal of skin lesions or injections into joints and muscles.
You need to see your GP first to discuss this and then you will be offered an appointment to have the procedure carried out, provided it is appropriate to be performed at the surgery. For other procedures, you may be referred to the hospital.
A Social Worker is available for counselling on Tuesday and Wednesday in Llanedeyrn Health Centre, and on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday in Llanrumney Health Centre. Please ask your doctor for an appointment.
Results from tests or procedures completed (including blood tests, samples and x-rays) as well as letters and correspondance from hospitals have to be checked by the doctor before the outcome can be discussed with the patient. Therefore, please telephone for results in the afternoon and after a reasonable period of time has passed since the tests were completed or sent off. Some tests may take longer than others. Your doctor should be able to give you an idea of how long you are likely to wait. Please bear in mind that once the results are back, they have to be checked by a doctor, so we would be grateful if you could take surgery times, workload and bank holiday weekends into consideration when calling for results after they have been taken.
Should the doctor wish to discuss any results with you from a more clinical and in-depth standpoint, then they may request that you be written to or contacted in some manner to book an appointment or telephone advice to discuss this. Depending on the result, repeat blood tests or a follow-up appointment with a nurse may be required.
Over 75 Health Checks
If you are 75 years of age or over, you should be seen annually, either by your doctor, the practice nurse, or the district nurse. This can be arranged at the surgery or, if that is not possible, a home visit will be arranged.
An influenza vaccination is particularly recommended for patients with heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes, registered carers, and residents of nursing and rest homes. Please contact the reception staff for details of the vaccination clinic dates and availability. If you are unable to attend the surgery, a home visit will be arranged for you.
Nursing & Residential Homes
Llan Healthcare work closely with Sunrise and Quarry Hall Nursing & Residential Homes. Once we receive notification that a resident would like to become one of our patients, we arrange the transfer of their care and records to our practice.
Patients in these care homes will have their medicines managed by the practice, and any prescriptions are delivered directly to them.
We run weekly GP clinics in these homes, so residents do not have to travel to receive their routine care. Any results from tests will be discussed during these weekly clinics. All new patients who live in residential homes will have an initial GP appointment and a yearly review.
In addition to the wide range of NHS services that are provided free at the point of delivery, we provide other services which fall outside the NHS, for which a fee is payable. The following list is not exhaustive, but such services include:
- The preparation of medical reports for insurance companies/solicitors;
- Private certificates;
- Conducting medical examinations, eg for insurance companies, driving medicals, holiday cancellations;
- The completion of medical questionnaires for public/private authorities, e.g. OFSTED;
- Completion of forms, eg fitness to travel;
- Production of letters of reference;
- Private prescriptions.
The fees for these services are published annually by the British Medical Association – please ask at reception for the latest prices. Fees are to be paid at the time that the service is delivered and payment can be made by cash only.
Please make any appointments through the Practice Secretary.