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.
Corona Virus Updates
Why is the surgery not operating normally?
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have had to suspend most routine appointments and cut back home visiting in order to reduce the contagion risks to patients, to manage the epidemic and in anticipation of being very short staffed due to doctors and nurses having the virus or self-isolating. Those self-isolating should follow the advice on the NHS direct website or ring 111 if worried they are deteriorating. Patients with other medically urgent problems should ring the surgery. All consultation requests will be triaged by telephone and we expect to handle many consultations this way too. The situation is changing day by day.
What about blood tests?
We intend to continue INR testing along with other essential blood tests, such as those required for drug monitoring. Some warfarin patients will be changed to an alternative treatment for their safety but this will be discussed with each individual patient at an appropriate time.
Will I have my annual check-up for asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure etc ?
All of these routine face to face checks will be postponed until after the epidemic but we will try to do as much as we can by telephone
Can I still get my repeat prescription?
Yes, these will continue but we encourage patients to request repeats via their pharmacy (or online if you are registered).
My contraception/HRT/smear is due.
Please put in a request for contraceptive/HRT pills through your pharmacy. In most cases, we will issue repeats without a face to face consultation to keep you going until after the epidemic. We have suspended coil fitting & removal clinics, implants and smear appointments. We may switch depo provera injections to an alternative method.
Is it safe to delay my B12 injection?
If you have been having regular B12 injections for some while, your body will have several years supply of Vitamin B12 stored, so it will be completely safe to delay your next injection for a few months. Also, most people on B12 injections can absorb enough by mouth in tablet form and B12 tablets can be bought over the counter.
What about immunisations?
We are aiming to continue immunisations for babies and young children. If we have stocks, we will also give flu and pneumococcal vaccines to those who are eligible, but we are suspending travel vaccines for now.
Can I see the midwife or Health Visitor?
The midwife will have informed patients which ante-natal checks are being carried out. The location of this service may change. The Health Visitors have suspended clinics and can be contacted on 02920 847790.
I need regular wound dressings
We are trying to keep these going but will be aiming to teach as many people as possible to dress their own wounds in case they have to self-isolate or we do not have nurses available.
I am asthmatic.
If you have been prescribed a preventative inhaler, make sure you take this regularly from now on, as having been on a preventer for several weeks beforehand will greatly reduce the risk of an asthma attack if you catch the virus.
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.