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Care Navigation at Bleanavon

Care Navigation will be introduced at Blaenavon Medical Practice from the 7th May 2019

What Is Care Navigation?

You may have noticed that when you ring Blaenavon Medical Practice for an appointment, our receptionist now asks you why.

For an explanation of care navigation and for more information, please see our dedicated Care Navigation page.

Social Prescribing & Feedback

What is Social Prescribing?

Social Prescribers help you to access services providing social, emotional and practical support for issues that are affecting your health and well-being. These issues may be anything that is bothering you including housing and financial concerns, relationships, training and employment, healthy lifestyle support, loneliness and isolation. Appointments last up to 1 hour where you have the opportunity to talk through the issues that you are facing, explore what is important to you and find ways to access support.

Appointments

We have appointments available on Thursday afternoons with our Social Prescriber, Jade. You may have seen the large poster in our waiting area. Please contact us if you wish to avail yourself of this valuable service.

Feedback Request

Please note the survey linked below has now concluded. Thank you if you participated.

If you have attended a social prescribing appointment recently with Blaenavon Medical Practice, it would help greatly if you could participate in a survey to give feedback on your social prescriber experience. N.B. this links to a survey that is being run by Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Vaccination Clinics Autumn 2018

Vaccination clinics will shortly be taking place at Blaenavon Medical Practice.  If you want any of the following vaccines, please ring 01495 360663 to make an appointment for the following:

MenACWY Vaccinations
Thursday 4 October 2018
MenACWY Vaccinations are available for all patients aged between 18 – 25 and you are attending university.  The MenACWY vaccine protects against four different causes of meningitis and septicaemia.  More information on this vaccine is available at NHS Wales.

‘Fluenz’ flu nasal vaccination
Friday 12 October 2018

‘Fluenz’ flu nasal vaccination for children aged 2 or 3 and patients aged between 11 – 17 years old who suffer with Heart Disease, Asthma, Diabetes or COPD.

Flu vaccinations
Saturday 20 October 2018
Flu vaccinations for patients aged 64 or younger.

Flu vaccinations
Friday 2 November 2018
Flu vaccinations for patients aged 65 or older.