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Measles cases (suspected and confirmed) are being reported daily in Wales. 

We have areas with low immunisation rates amongst our children and young people, and many people are not fully vaccinated. Measles is a highly infectious illness and infection control precautions need to be implemented if measles is suspected.  A child present with suspected Measles in our waiting room would mean everyone around them would need contact tracing.  Therefore, we advise parents of ill children who might suspect measles to not present at a GP practice, pharmacy or hospital waiting area, but arrange a prior discussion with the team as specific arrangements would need to be made.


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Rhianon Copeland

Practice Manager

2024 COVID Spring Boosters

How do I book?

    • Call the surgery on 01970 613 500 and choose option 1 for appointments

Please tell us if you DO NOT want your COVID booster.

Am I eligible?

All patients need to have had their previous COVID Booster vaccinations

    • Patients who are 75+ on 30/06/24 (birthday on or before 30/06/1949).
    • Patients who are under 75 and immunosuppressed will be invited. Please contact us if you have not received your invitation by 10/04/24. For more information on who is eligible, see pages 24-25 of the ‘COVID-19 Green Book’.

We will primarily be inviting patients via text. Click here to update your mobile number.

We will also be calling to invite patients.

When are clinics?

Clinics are by appointment only. 

    • Tuesday 23ndApril
    • Thursday 2ndMay
    • Tuesday 14thMay
    • Thursday 16thMay

University and GP practice join forces to help veterans

An Aberystwyth University project which provides free legal advice and signposting to UK military veterans and their families, has teamed up with a local GP practice to offer support.

Based in the University’s Department of Law & Criminology, the Veterans Legal Link project is working with Aberystwyth-based Ystwyth Medical Group as part of a Wales-wide initiative to provide veteran-friendly services to patients who formerly served in the UK military.

The pilot, which is the first of its kind in the UK, began earlier this month.  The initiative aims to ensure that veterans are aware of the support that is available to them as soon as they leave the forces.

Dr Olaoluwa Olusanya, founder of Veterans Legal Link and Reader in Law at Aberystwyth University, explains:

“Our recent study showed that the provision of tailored advice leads to a variety of positive health outcomes for veterans.  One of the first places ex-service personnel go after leaving the military is their doctor’s surgery, where they register as new patients. Working with our partners at Ystwyth we aim to provide an immediate link to our services.

“Addressing the wider determinants of veterans’ and their families’ health, through the provision of legal advice and support with issues such as income, employment and housing, ensures holistic service provision and should improve health and wellbeing outcomes for service users.”

Michelle Hopewell, a Nurse Practitioner who is herself a military veteran, is leading the pilot on behalf of Ystwyth Medical Group.  She said:

“We welcome the opportunity to work with the Veterans Legal Link on this pilot project.  We know that of the 8,700 patients our practice serves, approximately 80 are military veterans.  This collaboration brings something new to veteran support by providing a holistic approach to supporting their non-clinical needs – for example, threats to employment, family issues or housing problems – which in turn may impact on their health and wellbeing.

“This pioneering collaboration is a step towards Ystwyth Medical Group’s goal of becoming accredited as a veteran-friendly practice through Health Education and Improvement Wales.”

If the pilot is a success, the Veterans Legal Link project team intends to work with Hywel Dda University Health Board to extend the service to GP surgeries across Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire within the coming months.

Prifysgol a Meddygfa Deulu yn cydweithio i gynorthwyo cyn-filwyr

Mae prosiect ym Mhrifysgol Aberystwyth, sy'n darparu cyngor cyfreithiol a gwasanaeth cyfeirio rhad ac am ddim i gyn-filwyr a'u teuluoedd yn y DU, wedi mynd i bartneriaeth â meddygfa deulu leol i gynnig cymorth.

Wedi'i leoli yn Adran y Gyfraith a Throseddeg yn y Brifysgol, mae’r prosiect Cyswllt Cyfreithiol Cyn-filwyr yn gweithio gyda Grŵp Meddygol Ystwyth yn Aberystwyth yn rhan o fenter Cymru gyfan i ddarparu gwasanaethau cyfeillgar i gyn-filwyr ar gyfer cleifion sydd wedi gwasanaethu yn lluoedd arfog y DU.

Dechreuodd y peilot, y cyntaf o'i fath yn y DU, yn gynharach y mis hwn. Nod y fenter yw sicrhau bod cyn-filwyr yn ymwybodol o'r gefnogaeth sydd ar gael iddynt cyn gynted ag y byddant yn gadael y lluoedd arfog. 

Eglurodd Dr Olaoluwa Olusanya, sylfaenydd Cyswllt Cyfreithiol Cyn-filwyr a Darllenydd yn y Gyfraith ym Mhrifysgol Aberystwyth:

"Dangosodd ein hastudiaeth ddiweddar bod rhoi cyngor wedi’i deilwra yn cael effaith gadarnhaol ar iechyd cyn-filwyr. Un o'r lleoedd cyntaf mae cyn-bersonél y lluoedd arfog yn mynd ar ôl gadael y fyddin yw eu meddygfa, lle maent yn cofrestru fel cleifion newydd. Trwy weithio gyda'n partneriaid yn Ystwyth, ein nod yw darparu cyswllt uniongyrchol i'n gwasanaethau.

"Mae mynd i'r afael â’r ffactorau ehangach sy’n dylanwadu ar iechyd cyn-filwyr a’u teuluoedd, drwy roi cyngor cyfreithiol a chymorth gyda materion fel incwm, cyflogaeth a thai, yn sicrhau y darperir gwasanaethau mewn modd cyfannol, ac fe ddylai wella canlyniadau iechyd a lles i’r rhai sy’n defnyddio’r gwasanaeth."

Michelle Hopewell, Ymarferydd Nyrsio sy’n gyn-filwr ei hun, sydd yn arwain y peilot ar ran Grŵp Meddygol Ystwyth.  Dywedodd:

"Rydym yn croesawu'r cyfle i weithio gyda Cyswllt Cyfreithiol Cyn-filwyr ar y prosiect peilot hwn. O blith y 8,700 o gleifion y mae ein practis yn eu gwasanaethu, rydym yn gwybod bod tua 80 ohonynt yn gyn-filwyr. Mae'r cydweithrediad hwn yn ychwanegu rhywbeth newydd at y gefnogaeth sydd ar gael i gyn-filwyr trwy ddarparu dull cyfannol o’u cynorthwyo â’u hanghenion anghlinigol – er enghraifft, bygythiadau i’w cyflogaeth, materion teuluol neu broblemau’n ymwneud â thai – a allai yn eu tro effeithio ar eu hiechyd a'u lles.

"Mae'r cydweithrediad arloesol hwn yn gam tuag at gyflawni nod Grŵp Meddygol Ystwyth o gael ei achredu yn feddygfa cyfeillgar i gyn-filwyr trwy Addysg a Gwella Iechyd Cymru."

Os bydd y peilot yn llwyddiant, mae tîm prosiect Cyswllt Cyfreithiol Cyn-filwyr yn bwriadu gweithio gyda Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda i ehangu’r gwasanaeth i gynnwys meddygfeydd teulu ledled Ceredigion, Sir Gaerfyrddin a Sir Benfro yn ystod y misoedd nesaf.

As a GP Practice, we are having to make difficult decisions that will affect the level of service we can deliver to our patients.

The income we receive from Welsh Government to provide medical care to patients is insufficient for us to carry on providing the current range of services.

Regretfully, you will see changes in the way services are delivered and the range of services we can provide.

For every patient registered with the practices we receive just £111.40 each year and in return, we offer unlimited medical appointments and advice to our patients.

Recent activity data shows that last year (22/23) alone, GP surgeries in Wales received a total of 27 million phone calls, with 19 million appointments offered, 1.3 million referrals to secondary care made and a total of 56 million prescription items issued all within a population of 3 million.

For the vast portfolio of services that we offer in general practice in 2020/21 general medical services had only 6.1% of NHS Wales budget. The percentage of NHS funding spent on general practice has fallen by 30% since 2005 from 8.7% to 6.1%, while at the same time the services provided by the practice has increased.

The NHS has been chronically underfunded for years, and in primary care it has gone relatively unnoticed due to the dedication of GPs and practice staff to continue providing a service. The system is, however, on the brink of collapse and we can’t keep making up the shortfall for the NHS, we simply don’t have the capacity to do so. This saddens us as it is something we never thought we’d have to say.

We are, therefore, asking for your help and support. As given our rurality there are few other medical services locally to “prop up” the system if we are not here.

Please help us to secure a financial rescue package from the Welsh Government by signing and sharing this petition before it’s too late. You can also help us by contacting your local Member of the Senedd (MS) We have to work together to try to keep our surgery open and enable us to keep providing the current range of service.

If the situation doesn’t improve, we fear the surgery will close and the services we provide will be lost, and in a rural community such as ours there are limited alternative services to rely on or to replace us. Sign and share the petition

Further information can be found here

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Gwybod eich hawliau - Byw mewn cartref gofal yng Nghymru

Know your rights - Living in a care home in Wales

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Gambling Support


Autism Service

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Adroddiadau diweddaraf CIC Hywel Dda / Latest reports from Hywel Dda CHC

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Waiting times

The Wales NHS 111 website now provides information on waiting times by speciality at each health board. Whilst this doesn’t tell individuals where they are on the waiting list it does provide up to date information on the range of current waiting times for the speciality and health board for which they are waiting.

Access the information here 

Vaccine access for home-schooled children


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Cocaine Anonymous

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Lung Cancer Symptom Assessment Line

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 Donate Blood

In under 1 hour, you could save up to 3 lives by giving blood with @WelshBlood!

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 Mewn llai nag 1 awr, gallech achub hyd at bywyd trwy rhoi gwaed gyda @Gwaedcymru! 

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During tough times we can all need help sometimes whether just a friendly face and a talk or an activity to occupy your time and mind. This charity specialises in giving that support for people with life limiting or incurable illnesses. Set up and based in Aberystwyth they have provided support since their founding in 2015. 

For more information and the services that they offer, please follow the link below. 


New Data Protection Regulations from May 2018 (GDPR)

What is GDPR?

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulations and is a new piece of legislation that will supersede the Data Protection Act. It will not only apply to the UK and EU; it covers anywhere in the world in which data about EU citizens is processed. GDPR is a new law that determines how your personal data is processed and kept safe, and the legal rights that you have in relation to your own data. The GDPR is similar to the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998 (which the practice already complies with), but strengthens many of the DPA’s principles.

The regulation applies from the 25th May 2018 and will apply even after the UK leaves the EU.

Please see patient leaflet below for further information.

Data Protection Regulations May 2018 

How we use your Medical Records

Your Information, Your Rights

Please click on the below links for further information:

Text Message/E-mail Reminders

You can now register to receive information by text message/e-mail regarding appointments and healthcare.

Under the new data protection regulations introduced from 25th May 2018, we will continue to contact patients via text messages regarding the delivery of care if they have provided consent to do so.

If practices are sending messages about recommended treatment for the management of a specific health issue, then this is defined as providing appropriate care for patients, not marketing purposes.

If you wish to register for this messaging service please fill out the consent form.

If you wish to opt out of this messaging service then please contact the surgery on 01970 613500.

Are You Collecting A Prescription / Sick Note / Letter That Is Not Yours?


Giving Consent For Someone To Speak On Your Behalf?

(E.g - All health needs, medication or test results)


Due to General Data Protection Regulations from Friday 25th May 2018 only the patient may collect their prescription / sick note / letter OR speak about their health with one of the Practice Team, unless they have provided written consent for someone else to do. 

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

PLEASE NOTE: If we hold your telephone number/s or address on your health record we may contact you by text message, telephone or in the form of a letter.

If you wish to opt out of any of these options then please contact the surgery on 01970 613500.



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