Welcome to Risca Surgery
Welcome to our surgery website. We hope this website will outline the services we provide and we look forward to a long and healthy association with you.
We are a partnership of doctors who practice from a purpose built surgery at St Mary Street, Risca. We also provide a branch surgery at Castell Clinic, Cwmfelinfach.
We are a fully computerised practice offering our patients a wide range of Services. A summary of these are provided throughout this website.
You can find out information about medical conditions and diseases through the links in the Further Information section at the bottom of this home page.
Paintings in hospitals - Try some art activities
Since 2018 Risca Surgery has been working with the national charity Paintings in Hospitals to bring artwork from its National art collection to the surgery. Their artworks are supported by art activities and creative workshops including our own Risca Surgery colouring worksheets which you can download by clicking on this link : https://www.paintingsinhospitals.org.uk/Pages/Category/activity-worksheets. You can either return your completed worksheets to the surgery to be displayed, or enjoy them at home!
Paintings in Hospitals works to transform the UK's health by using world-class art to inspire better health and wellbeing for patients, carers and communities. You can find out more about Paintings in Hospitals here (link to https://www.paintingsinhospitals.org.uk/our-mission )
PLEASE NOTE : Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic unless it has been confirmed for you via telephone PLEASE DO NOT JUST TURN UP AT THE PRACTICE.
Please telephone reception on 01633 613131 for all queries.
If you need to deliver/collect repeat prescriptions please do so between:
10:00 and 11:00 am or 3:30 and 4:30pm
Monday to Friday from the main surgery in Risca.
When requesting your repeat medication please write on the prescription request slip which chemist you use and you can collect your medication directly from your chosen chemist.
Alternatively if you use My Health Online please order your repeat medication online and specify which chemist to collect from.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Please stay safe everyone.
Access to COVID Testing for the Public
Members of the public with symptoms of COVID are able to access home testing via the Government website at https://gov.wales/apply-coronavirus-test
The service can also be accessed by telephone on 119.
PUBLIC HEALTH WALES - CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) ADVICE
Community Support Groups
During the Covid-19 pandemic the resulting health and economic worries for many of us, concerns for loved ones and the impact of isolation are likely to have a significant impact on people's well-being and mental health. Please find below links to organisations to help and support people who are struggling:
- National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 https:/ /www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/
- NSPCC helpline: 0808 800 5000 If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support.
- Childline 0800 1111: offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry.
- MIND www.mind.org.uk Mental Health Support with specific advice on ‘Coronavirus and your wellbeing’
- YoungMinds https://youngminds.org.uk Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and anxiety about coronavirus
GP out-of-hours service and Wales NHS direct
please telephone 111
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You can visit your local community pharmacy who can help provide you with free treatment and advice without the need to take up a GP appointment. For a common ailment similar to those listed above, just pop into your local pharmacy and ask for a choose pharmacy appointment with the pharmacist.
Annual flu vaccine is the single best way to protect against catching and spreading flu. If you are at increased risk from flu you should have a flu vaccination every year.
Please contact the surgery to book your flu jab appointment.
(Site updated 24/06/2020)