Due to 'Protected Learning Time' supported by Powys Teaching Health Board, we will be closed on:
Thursday 22nd March
Phone lines will be closed until 1pm.
For urgent care on this morning please contact SHROPDOC on: 0333 222 66 55 – ShropDoc will triage the call and book any appropriate appointment in Llanfyllin.
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Ovarian cancer is the UKs biggest gynaecological killer. A woman dies every two hours from the disease, and there is currently no national screening for it. Currently awareness is the only tool we have in the fight against the disease.
Practice Update - Telephone Call Recording
From Thursday 7th December all telephone calls made to or from the practice will be recorded for training and monitoring purposes and in order to safeguard our patients and our team. If you have any questions about this please contact Susan Lewis Practice Manager
Paramedic2 Trial Information
Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Vaccination for Pregnant Women - Earlier Timing for Vaccination
There has been a change to the Pertussis vaccination programme for pregnant women. This change reflects uidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) that immunisation should take place from week 16 of pregnancy onwards. Midwives are ensuring that pregnant women are informed of the programme and advising them to contact their GP surgery to arrange to be vaccinated. For further information follow the below link:
Men ACWY Vaccine
Young teenagers, sixth formers and 'fresher' students going to university for the first time are now routinely offered a vaccination to prevent meningitis W disease.
The Men ACWY vaccine protects against four different causes of meningitis and septicaemia – meningococcal (Men) A, C, W and Y diseases.
All 17- and 18-year-olds in school year 13 and first-time university students up to the age of 25 are eligible for the Men ACWY vaccine as part of the NHS Vaccination Programme Due to
Further information is available on NHS Choices website by clicking here
Zika virus disease is mainly spread by mosquitoes. For most people it is a very mild infection and isn't harmful.
However, it may be more serious for pregnant women, as it's been linked to birth defects – specifically, abnormally small heads (microcephaly).
Zika does not naturally occur in the UK. Zika outbreaks have been reported in the Pacific region, and the virus has now spread to South and Central America and the Caribbean.
Experts expect the Zika virus to spread to all countries in the Americas (including the Caribbean), with the exception of Chile and Canada. The Zika virus is expected to spread to the Gulf States of the USA (such as Texas and Florida) in the summer, as the mosquitoes usually spread to these areas at this time.
People travelling to affected areas should seek travel health advice before their trip.
Women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant and have visited an affected area recently should see their GP.
If you travel to an affected area, you can reduce your risk of catching the virus by using insect repellent and wearing loose clothing that covers your arms and legs.
For more information please click the below link:
POWYS COMMUNITY HEALTH COUNCIL
WHO ARE WE?
Powys Community Health Council [CHC] is an independent statutory organisation which represents the interests of patients and the public in the National Health Service in Powys. On 1st April 2015, Powys CHC replaced Brecknock & Radnor CHC and Montgomeryshire CHC. We are the independent NHS ‘watchdog’ in Powys concerned with all aspects of NHS care and treatment whether provided in Powys or in the acute general hospitals outside Powys, both in Wales and in England that provide care for the people of Powys.
Powys is the most sparsely populated county in England and Wales, with a population of 133,000, living in an area of 2,000 square miles. Powys is about 100 miles north to south, and 25 miles east to west.
Powys CHC is made up of unpaid volunteer members who live or work in Powys. Members are appointed by the Welsh Government, by Powys County Council and by Voluntary Organisations. Members’ names can be found on this website.
Our Brecon office is situated at Neuadd Brycheiniog, Cambrian Way, Brecon LD3 7HR [tel: 01874 624206] and our Newtown office at Ladywell House in Newtown [tel:01686 627632].
WHAT DO WE DO?
- We seek the views of patients and the public on health services and we use that information to inform our work with the NHS. We are the link between NHS staff who plan and deliver health services, and patients, their families and the public who use the services.
- We inspect NHS premises and other premises where NHS funded care is provided and make recommendations for improvement where necessary.
- We scrutinise the NHS and work with health service staff, planners and providers to improve the patient experience of services.
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?
- We provide information for patients and the public about NHS services
- We support individual patients in their dealings with the NHS
- We provide a free and independent complaints advocacy service that offers confidential support, advice and guidance for those wishing to make a complaint about the NHS.
HOW CAN YOU HELP US?
You can help us, help you, by telling us about your experiences of the NHS; we would like to hear your views on the health services available where you live and/or that you use.
Please see the link to our meetings schedule below:
Public - Meeting Schedule 2017-18.pdf