Station RoadRuthinDenbighshire, LL15 1BPTel: 01824 702255
April 2018 - Plas Meddyg would like to welcome our new Practice Manager, Dwysan Edwards as former Practice Manager Carol Bell moves over to Business Manager handling all our finance and business needs.
Please note we have been informed of roadworks beginning Monday 23rd April 2018 outside the surgery for 3 - 4 days, patients should allow extra time for their journey to the surgery. Thank you, Dwysan Edwards, Practice Manager
In addition to GP consultations the practice offers a range of clinics and services:
Antenatal – Shared care between the doctors and midwives Manon Pierce and Rhian Dolben who hold clinics at Plas Meddyg on Thursdays 09:00 – 12:00 by appointment.
Contraception / Sexual Health – A full range of confidential services provided.
Child Development – Dr Woodward and Dr Surgey hold clinics every Thursday afternoon by appointment with the health visitor and practice nurse.
Well Woman / Well Man – Check-ups by appointment with the practice nurse.
Asthma/Diabetes – Check-ups by appointment.
Travel Advice /Immunisation – Please ensure you have allowed enough time before you travel for a course of immunisations. A charge may be made for some non-NHS immunisations. See the above tab for more information.
If the practice is unable to deal with your travel vaccination enquiry. There is a Well Travelled Clinic in Chester which can offer advice on 0844 939 5600. There may be a charge for this service.
Flu Clinic – If you are over 65 or in an “at risk” category (ask at reception for details) you may have an annual vaccination against influenza. Bookings are normally taken in September each year.
New Patients - We offer a simple check-up for all new patients registering with the surgery which we hope you will find helpful. Please make an appointment with the practice nurse as soon as possible after registering.
Counselling Services - You should see your doctor if you feel you need this service and he or she will refer you, if appropriate.
General Nursing Services - Our practice nurses are available by appointment during weekdays for minor illness advice, ear syringing, dressings and blood pressure etc. They can also give advice on smoking cessation.
The doctors are members of the medical staff at Ruthin Hospital and care for their own patients admitted to the wards.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete a Travel Questionnaire Form and submit it to the practice at least 8 weeks before you are due to travel. This form can be found at the bottom of this page or can be collected from our Reception. You will then be contacted to book in for the vaccinations that are available from the surgery. A list of these are below. Your appointment needs to be at least 4 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work
You can find out which vaccinations are necessary or recommended for the areas you'll be visiting on these two websites:
Some countries require you to have an International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) before you enter. For example, Saudi Arabia requires proof of vaccination against certain types of meningitis for visitors arriving for the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages.
Many tropical countries in Africa and South America won't accept travellers from an area where there's yellow fever unless they can prove they've been vaccinated against it.
Once we have received your completed travel form into the practice it will be assessed by one of our nurses and then you will be conacted by one of our receptionists who will book you into the nurse clinic.
Alternatively, you can visit a local private travel vaccination clinic for your UK boosters and other travel vaccinations.
The following travel vaccinations are usually available free on the NHS:
These vaccines are usually free because they protect against diseases thought to represent the greatest risk to public health if they were brought into the country.
You're likely to have to pay for travel vaccinations against:
We are not a yellow fever centre so cannot vaccinate against yellow fever.
Yellow fever vaccines are only available from designated centres. The NaTHNaC website can help you find a clinic offering yellow fever vaccination.
Travel risk assessment form 2017.docx
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales. Fees can vary from £10.00 to £150.00 and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
A guide to Practice Information under the Freedom of Information Act
Plas Meddyg FOI
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