For patients needing regular long-term medication we have a computerised system for repeat prescriptions. All requests for repeat medication need to be placed in writing, using a Repeat Medication Request Slip, at least 48 hours before your medication runs out.
Online ordering of repeat prescriptions is also available online – please contact the surgery to register as you will need to show ID.
Try to organise your request to once a month. It is important that your treatment is monitored regularly so please look out when your medication is out of authorisation.
Please only order what you require that month and place the request either in the box in the foyer or at the desk.
The completed prescription will be available at reception or at the designated pharmacy you have requested.
If you need to make an appointment for a medications review or you have a query regarding your prescription please ring after 10.00am.
We have surgery pharmacists who you can make an appointment with for a medication review and re-authorisation. If you need blood tests please make sure you arrange for these to be performed at least 2 days prior to your appointment.
If you have undergone tests, or an X-ray has been requested by the practice, please contact the surgery for the results after 10.00am.
Please allow the time stated by the Nurse or HCA before contacting the practice on (01685) 875906 or (01685) 872006.
REQUESTING REPEAT MEDICATIONS ONLINE
My Health Online is a new online service brought to you from NHS Wales. This service offers patients the convenience to order repeat prescriptions on the internet.
See details on our My Health Online page.
COMMON AILMENTS PHARMACY SERVICE
The NHS offers advice and treatment for a range of common ailments without having to make an appointment to see your GP.
Most local pharmacies offer FREE NHS ADVICE AND FREE TREATMENT for a range of common ailments such as Hay Fever, Indigestion, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Piles, Head Lice, Teething, Nappy Rash, Colic, Chicken Pox, Threadworms, Sore Throat, Athletes Foot, Eye Infections, Conjunctivitis, Mouth Ulcers, Cold Sores, Acne, Dry Skin, Dermatitis, Verruca, Back Pain, In-Growing Toe Nails, Vaginal Thrush, Oral Thrush, Scabies.
Sheppards Pharmacy in Aberdare and Aberaman have a sore throat service. This entails a short consultation with the pharmacist, a simple throat swap (if appropriate) and antibiotic prescription if necessary.
The practice offers many services, including Baby Clinic held at Aberdare on Monday and Aberaman on Tuesday, INR, Near Patient Testing, Minor Operations, Phlebotomy, Chronic Disease Management, Well Woman Clinic, Family Planning, Travel Vaccinations and Children’s Asthma.
All of these services can be accessed by making an appointment with one of our receptionists.
CONTRACEPTION AND WOMEN’S HEALTH
Any doctor or nurse at the surgery can discuss and prescribe contraception. However, if you are considering an implant please make an appointment with Dr Shah. If you are considering an IUD/IUCD (coil) for contraception or heavy periods please make an appointment with Dr Davies.
If you have a musculoskeletal problem and are over the age of 16 you can now access physiotherapy directly without needing to see your GP.
In the Useful Links page of our website there is a Physiotherapy link detailing exercises for specific bone, joint or muscle pain. If you have followed the advice on this link and still feel you need advice from a physiotherapist then you can refer yourself by visiting PhysioNow.
Alternatively there are physiotherapists attached to the surgery who you can arrange an appointment with via reception.