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Access to Our Online Repeat Prescription Form - (26/10/14)

Online repeat prescription form
Repeat Prescription Form

Our Secure Socket Layer server is currently down.
Engineers are working to fix it.

In the meantime use the following link to access our online repeat prescription form:

http://t.co/GF9zGfJYUJ

 

Resolved 2/11/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introducing Dr Carol Amos - (9/9/14)

Dr Carol Amos
Dr Carol Amos

Dr Carol Amos joined Builth & Llanwrtyd Medical Practice this September, taking over Dr Wrench's patient list.

 

Dr Amos qualified in London and has been working as a GP in the Abergavenny area. She is very experienced in General Practice and has a strong background in student teaching.

 

We welcome her and wish her every success.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Practice Cautery Set from the Friends - (21/4/14)

Cautery set
Cautery set

We are grateful to the Friends for purchasing a new cautery set for the Practice. This is an expensive item and will be available for use from this April.

Cautery is used for minor surgery. It cuts skin tissue and seals bleeding at the same time, giving an excellent cosmetic result.

 

This will be a very useful tool for our minor surgery clinics at Glan Irfon.

 

See our Minor Surgery page for more information on services offered.

 

 

 

 

 

GP Recruitment - (7/3/14)

Recruitment crisis
Recruitment crisis

It is highly likely that we will not be able to find a replacement for Dr James Wrench. Many of you will be aware of the dire shortage of GPs in the UK and particularly Wales. This shortage is unlikely to change for the foreseeable future.

 

A doctor here sees on average 30+ patients a day, so it is easy to see that the loss of a GP will have a huge impact on our practice.

 

Hence, we are now entering a period of restructuring to try and adapt to this recruitment crisis. Our aims are to maintain quality patient care but also to address the sustainability of the Practice.

We do value the continued support of our patients, especially during this uncertain period.


We will keep you informed of developments.

 

 

News articles on the current GP shortage:

www.theguardian.com

www.mirror.co.uk

www.express.co.uk

Family doctor services "under threat of extinction"

Dr James Wrench Moves On - (6/3/14)

Dr James Wrench
Dr James Wrench - Cardiff Half 2012

Dr James Wrench has decided to leave Builth & Llanwrtyd Medical Practice in April, after 2 years here in Builth.

 

"I am sorry to be leaving but this is a personal decision and I thank my colleagues at Builth Medical Practice for being supportive of me throughout. I have enjoyed my time here and wish all Practice patients the very best of health."

 

We are disappointed that James is leaving but respect his decision and thank him for his valued contribution to the Practice. We wish James and his family all the best for the future.

 

 

 

 

 

Shingles Vaccine Available - (9/2/14)

Shingles vaccine
Shingles vaccine

An NHS live vaccine to prevent shingles, a common, painful skin disease, is available for people aged 70 or 79.

 

Shingles Vaccination


You Tube Video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank You - (24/12/13)

Thank you
Thank you

A big thank you from Builth & Llanwrtyd Medical Practice to our patients for the generous gifts given this festive season.

 

Your thoughts and kindness are much appreciated.



Season's Greetings and a Happy and Healthy New Year to all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surgery Closing Times for the Festive Season (16/12/13)

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Both Surgeries Closed:

Wednesday 25/12/13 and Thursday 26/12/13.

Wednesday 1/1/14.


"Shropdoc" will provide cover at these times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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