IMPORTANT INFORMATION - VISITING NORTH CARDIFF MEDICAL CENTRE
The health and safety of our patients and staff is paramount here at North Cardiff Medical Centre. We therefore kindly request that all patients and visitors to the surgery arrive wearing a suitable form of facial protection.
We are unable to provide this protection at the surgery. Patients will need to source their own.
Failure to adhere to this request may result in individual/s being denied entry into the building.
All patients are reminded that we are NOT able to provide walk-in appointments. Patients are triaged via telephone appointment in the first instance.
We thank you for your continued support during these challenging times.
The Common Ailments Service/Choose Pharmacy in Wales provides free NHS advice or treatment for a range of conditions.
If you are experiencing any of the conditions listed please phone your local pharmacy. Your pharmacist can arrange a telephone conversation with you and provide free treatment where appropriate.
Please do not visit the pharmacy without having spoken to someone first.
There are a number of local pharmacies which are able to provide this service.
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Welcome to North Cardiff Medical Centre
The doctors and staff at North Cardiff Medical Centre are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare. We are a progressive primary care organisation focused on providing high-quality services and care for our patients.
The practice is a general partnership comprising of seven GP partners. We work from two sites: Excalibur Drive and 67 Thornhill Road and are recognised as a leading Undergraduate 'Training practice' affiliated to the Wales College of Medicine Cardiff to provide undergraduate education.
We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.
Flu Vaccinations 2020 - July Update
We have had a number of patient enquiries over the past few weeks regarding flu vaccinations and when are clinics will be running. We are unable to provide you with the exact information but will continue to update you as and when we are able to. Please note the flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19 so government guidance needs to be followed for this.
We would like to inform our patients that because of the current pandemic there will be some adjustments this year to flu clinics and the booking system to ensure the safety of patients and staff.
ALL flu bookings this year will require an appointment, and this time must be adhered to. We will be unable to accommodate opportunistic walk-in vaccinations, and priority will be given to the most vulnerable patients in the first instance. Saturday clinics will be running, but these will be booked for allocated time slots, and further information will be provided when these clinics become available.
There is currently no COVID-19 vaccination available, so no clinics are being offered for this purpose.
Thank you in advance for your support and understanding during this time.
COVID19 and Welsh Government Relaxation of Lockdown
As we all start preparations for some near normality in life and medicine, we at North Cardiff Medical Centre would like to recognise and facilitate a safe, manageable recovery phase to restore some of the services that have had to be postponed during the COVID19 Pandemic.
We understand that patients have significant anxieties about this but would like to ask for the community’s continued co-operation with us to help make this possible. We are sure you are fatigued by the seemingly slow pace of change, but COVID-19 still presents a real threat to life, so minimising exposure remains a priority, we have many areas of services to bring back in but, we also have to adhere to social distancing, keeping numbers in surgery minimal at any one time, and any face to face appointments are longer due to distancing, PPE and infection control. We have central guidance on which services to prioritise and we are trying to maximise what we can safely offer.
We are aware that there remains risk of harm due to non-treatment of issues because of COVID protocols so all our services have to be risk assessed against this.
Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Help & Advice
In response to the Coronavirus pandemic the way the surgery functions has now changed.
You will to either complete an e-consult (see above) or telephone the surgery to discuss your medical condition. A clinician will contact you back via email, telephone or video to discuss.
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY UNLESS ASKED TO DO SO BY A CLINICIAN OR NURSE.
We would like to thank our patients for their continued support and patience during this challenging time.
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Apply for a Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Test Online
The Welsh Government have now created an on-line system for patients and key workers to be able to get tested for Covid-19 (Coronavirus).
If you have one of the following symptoms:
- A new continuous cough.
- A fever.
- Loss of taste and/or smell.
You will need to take the test within the first 5 days of having symptoms. The test only tells you if you currently have the virus and does not tell you if you have already had it.
Do You Wear A Hearing Aid?
If the answer is YES, we have an induction loop system at our Excalibur Drive site and a portable system at Thornhill Road. If you wish to utilise the portable facility, please advise when you telephone or attend reception.
Car Parking at Sainsbury's
We have an agreement with Sainsbury's that entitles our patients to park in the car park for the duration of their business with the practice. Should you have any difficulty, please inform reception in the first instance.