Vale of Neath Practice – Latest News


The Vale Of Neath Practice has been approved by Swansea Bay University Health Board, to deliver the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in our community. We will shortly be sending invitation letters to patients in line with the Welsh Government’s priority listing guidance, which is namely our registered patients in residential care homes and registered patients who are over 80 years of age (date of birth before 31/03/1941). Please do not call the surgery to enquire when you will be receiving a vaccination invite, you will be called automatically when your priority age category is due.

The Practice will be organising vaccination clinics at The Vale Of Neath Medical Centre, due to the added workload and pressure associated with delivering this programme, we will be operating with an “emergency or urgent only” GP Service on vaccination clinic afternoons – so please bear with us. 

When you receive your vaccination invitation letter and consent form, it is extremely important to follow the procedure below:

  1. On receipt of your letter, the registered patient (family member or carer) MUST call the surgery on 01639 509050 to confirm your vaccination clinic date and time.
  2. The consent form should be completed when received, and brought with the patient when they attend for their vaccine – we are unable to vaccinate any patient without a fully completed consent form.
  3. On the day of the vaccination clinic, it is vital that all patients are well and not demonstrating any covid-19 symptoms. If you are unwell on the morning of your scheduled vaccination, you must not attend the Medical Centre and contact the surgery so we can reschedule an appointment for you.
  4. All patients should attend promptly at their designated vaccination time, as we will be unable to allow access to the building until the previous group of patients have left.
  5. When patients attend for their vaccination please can you bring along your own pen, so you can complete a screening questionnaire which must be completed on the day.
  6. Housebound Patients: The Practice will be making provisions for patients who are genuinely housebound and who cannot attend the surgery to receive their vaccine, so please call the surgery on 01639 509050 for further information.

Two doses of the vaccine will be required, and these will be administered 12 weeks apart in line with Welsh Government guidance, the Practice will contact you again when the second dose is due.

Thank you for your cooperation and support as we help deliver this extremely important vaccination programme, by consenting and attending for your vaccination you will be playing your part in protecting your family and the wider community from catching and spreading COVID-19.

Drive Through Canopy & Work Cabin

Please click on the link below to read the good news story about the drive through canopy and work cabin, which has been financed by a very generous patient donation and grant funding from the Pen Y Cymoedd COVID-19 Community Grant Scheme.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, please kindly note the following important messages:

  • We are now telephone triaging all appointments at the surgery, entry to the building is now only by prior arrangement by telephone.
  • Do not enter the building if you have a fever or cough.
  • Please deposit repeat prescriptions in the Practice letterbox outside the staff entrance.
  • We are not providing letters for employers or schools regarding self-isolation as per Government advice.

Further NHS advice about coronavirus, including what to do if you think you have it can be found via the following link {Please Copy & Paste the link into your browser} :

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The following link is to The Vale of Neath Practice :

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