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COVID-19 Coronavirus

Please only consult reliable, trust worthy resources if you have any queries regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus, including:

Public Health Wales

World Health Organisation

You can also find further resources of local help on our useful health contacts page.

Please note that the Blaenavon Medical Practice will be open as normal on Good Friday (10th April) and Easter Monday (13th April) due to the current situation.

This page will be updated with any further information.

Torfaen App for Vulnerable Residents

In response to the COVID19 situation, Torfaen Council launched ‘Torfaen Community Support’, a Mobile App to help quickly and easily link Torfaen’s most vulnerable residents with volunteers who can help support them. Full details at the relevant Torfaen Website page.

National Surveillance Programme

Blaenavon Medical Practice is participating in a national surveillance programme that provide continuous monitoring of infectious diseases in the community. The programme is being co-ordinated by the Royal College of General Practitioners Research (RCGP) and Surveillance Centre (RSC). All data collected will be pseudonymised which means that patients are identified by a unique identifier (pseudonym) which means your identity is not revealed. Providing this data does not affect any patient, care or privacy.

The purpose of collecting this data is to support public health, including the evaluation of vaccine effectiveness.

RCGP RSC are compliant with all current legislation including GDPR and they work within the governance frameworks of NHS Digital and the Medical Research Council.

For further information, please visit the website at www.rcgp.org.uk/rsc or view the following information posters (tap for larger view):