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Christmas Holidays

The surgery will be closed on Christmas and Boxing Day.  We reopen at 8am on Friday 27th December.  We will also close on New Years Day but will reopen at 8am on Thursday 2nd January.  If you need to see a doctur urgently over this period, please contact 111 service.  Please dial 111.  In a medical emergency, please dial 999.  If you are in doubt about dialling 999 or contacting Out of Hours, NHS Direct Wales will be able to giv eyou advice on 0845 4647

Please ensure you order your prescriptions in plenty of time, we are happy to accept prescriptions submitted earlier than scheduled.

Out of Hours
Gwent Out of Hours - 111.  For emergencies only: to be used when you cannot wait to see your own GP the next working day. The on-call doctor will return your call to assess your need from the service.  Should you be visited at home please identify your house by switching on your outside light or keeping an eye out for the medic car.

Prescriptions
A minimum of 48 hours notice is required to issue repeat prescriptions and must be received in writing. Tick the items you require on the repeat prescription counter-foil and drop it in the box found on the surgery wall near the main entrance. You may also drop your repeat into your local pharmacy but this may take longer to issue.  Please note we do not take requests for repeat medication by telephone.

 

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