Practice Profile

On 1st October 2017, Llanedeyrn Health Centre and Llanrumney Medical Group merged to form a single practice called Llan Healthcare. We are committed to keeping all that is good and most valued about both practices whilst maximising the benefits of working as a single organisation.

We continue to operate from the two existing premises, with doctors working across both sites. We believe that this merger provides an improved patient experience with greater access to appointments and services across both sites.

We provide suitable access for all disabled patients in each of the practice premises.

Our Aims

We aim to provide a high quality of patient care for all our patients by using the skills of our multi-disciplinary team.

As well as GPs we have other professionals working from the practice including nurses, health care assistants, health visitors, clerical staff, midwives, chiropodists, audiologists and phlebotomists. The multi-disciplinary team meets regularly to discuss practice issues.

Research

Llan Healthcare is actively involved in some exciting research projects, which aim to improve patient care. Please rest assured you will always receive our best treatment and advice. In addition, depending on meeting the study criteria, you may also be able to opt into a study requiring varying new drug treatments.

If you receive a letter inviting you to take part in clinical research please consider it as you will be helping to improve patient care for the future. If you are interested, please telephone the main switchboard number on 029 2073 1671, or drop in to reception and ask to speak with Michelle for more information.

Practice Catchment Area

About Our Services

Llan Healthcare has a contract with Cardiff & Vale University Health Board and is contracted to provide, as part of its core services:

  • Cervical Screening;
  • Contraceptive Services;
  • Immunisations, including Travel and Childhood Immunisations;
  • Child Health Surveillance;
  • Maternity Medical Services;
  • Limited Minor Surgery Procedures.

We have a contract with the Health Board to provide additional services for:

  • Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccinations;
  • Anticoagulation Monitoring;
  • Near Patient Testing/Monitoring;
  • Enhanced Contraceptive Services (including IUCD and Implant Fitting);
  • Enhanced Minor Surgery Procedures (injections, incisions and excisions);
  • Drug Misuse Enhanced Service.

Medical Students

Here at Llan Healthcare, we are fortunate to be a training practice. This means that the doctors and nurses here are actively involved in the training of future GPs and Nurses. As such, you may be offered an appointment with a registrar doctor – these are fully qualified doctors who have been working in the hospital but have now come out into general practice to continue and complete their training to qualify as GPs. We also have F2 Doctors who are fully qualified doctors but are undertaking a GP training position as part of their general training. Student nurses may be sitting in on clinics as part of their on going training when you attend for your nurse appointments.

We have close links with Swansea University who operate a scheme that offers placements for sixth formers who are interested in studying to become a doctor and would only be too happy to put interested students in touch with them so that they can organise a work experience placement for them. However, this wouldn’t be in our practice since we are unable to take our own patients for work experience due to confidentiality issues.

Referral for Further Treatment & Investigation

From time-to-time, our GPs may feel it appropriate to refer you to see a specialist consultant at the local hospital based at University Hospital of Wales (UHW).

There are sometimes lengthy waiting times for patients to be seen following referral by the GP, and there may occasions where the wait is medically unacceptable, for example your condition may be deteriorating. In these instances, your GP may ask the hospital to expedite your appointment. If you find the wait is too long we would ask that you contact the Practice Secretary and ask if the GP can expedite your referral.

Please DO NOT make an appointment with the GP for this purpose.