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.
Regular clinics are held at Pengam Green & Cardiff Royal Infirmary Surgeries. Midwives provide advice to new mothers and supports both mother and child with advice, best practice and quality clinical services.
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.
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.
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:
Social Workers/care – 029 20536222
Blue Badges – 029 20536259
Mobility aids/stair lifts – 029 2076 7404