A team led by a senior sister, employed by the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, provide nursing support at home, follow-up clinics at the surgery and provide over 75s health checks.
Ms Kate Lynch (f)- Community Midwife
Kate provides community midwife services for patients at the practice and holds regular clinics at Pengam Green & Cardiff Royal Infirmary Surgeries. Kate provides advice to new mothers and supports both mother and child with advice, best practice and quality clinical services.
Ms Kerry Ansell (f)- Community Midwife
Kerry provides community midwife services for patients at the practice and holds regular clinics at Pengam Green Surgery. Kerry provides advice to new mothers and supports both mother and child with advice, best practice and quality clinical services.
Mrs Gemma Keogh – Health Visitor
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.
Gemma joined the team in Summer 2014 and has quickly established herself as part of the Four Elms Medical team.
Primary Care Counsellors
Primary care counselling sessions tend to be brief – between 6 to 12 appointments – and deal with a specific problem or issue. A GP will generally refer patients, to a counsellor, if they are suffering from stress, depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue or relationship issues. The counsellors can also provide bereavement counselling and palliative care.
Behavioural counselling is also available from a general practice and can help adults overcome a number of medical problems and concerns.
Practitioners will recommend counselling to patients they feel will benefit from this form of supportive assistance. Patients requiring support because of complex social problems, a history of trauma or severe depression will be referred to a psychotherapist or community mental health team.
Mrs Gina Pepper – Counsellor
Gina provides counselling services for the practice’s patients through cognitive behavioural therapy. She holds regular one to one sessions at our Pengam Green site each Tuesday and Thursday.
When patients need extra assistance at home due to health circumstances they will be referred to a Social Worker. Social Workers are employed by the local authority and are not based within the practice. Contact details for Social Services are: