Practice Profile

Our Practice is based within Pontllanfraith Health Centre near Blackwood and is run by a team of healthcare and administration professionals. When you contact the practice, our reception team are trained to help direct you to the most appropriate person and service from our clinical team, including our GPs, Nurses, Pharmacist, and Healthcare Assistants.

We provide suitable access for all disabled patients at the Health Centre.

Our Aims

We are fully committed to providing quality medical care services for the local population, in a friendly and professional manner.

You can help us achieve our aim by following the advice in this site to ensure that appropriate services can be provided when you most need them.

Practice Catchment Area

About Our Services

The Partnership consists of all the GPs in this practice. Together, we have a contract with Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and are contracted to provide, as part of its core services:

  • Cervical Screening;
  • Contraceptive Services;
  • Immunisations, including Travel and Childhood Immunisations;
  • Child Health Surveillance;
  • Maternity Medical Services;
  • Limited Minor Surgery Procedures.

We have a contract with the Health Board to provide additional services for:

  • Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccinations;
  • Anticoagulation Monitoring;
  • Near Patient Testing/Monitoring;
  • Enhanced Minor Surgery Procedures (injections, incisions and excisions);
  • Extended Access to Services;
  • Enhanced Services for Care Homes.

We do not provide services for homeless patients, those with alcohol or drug misuse problems, or violent patients.

Referral for Further Treatment & Investigation

From time-to-time, our GPs may feel it appropriate to refer you to see a specialist consultant at the local hospital.

There are sometimes lengthy waiting times for patients to be seen following referral by the GP, and there may occasions where the wait is medically unacceptable, for example your condition may be deteriorating. In these instances, your GP may ask the hospital to expedite your appointment. If you find the wait is too long we would ask that you contact the Practice and ask if the GP can expedite your referral.

Please DO NOT make an appointment with the GP for this purpose.