GP Practices in Caerphilly South Cluster
There are 3 Neighbourhood Care Networks (NCNs) in Caerphilly. There are seven practices which operate in the Caerphilly South Cluster area.
I am Dr Alun Edwards I am the Neighbourhood Care Network (NCN) Lead for Caerphilly South and my areas of responsibility are Cardiology, Stroke and the Neighbourhood Care Network web pages. I have been a GP in Ty Bryn Surgery Trethomas since 2001 and am a GP trainer. I have previously been an independent medical advisor to Caerphilly Health Board and a Clinical Champion for Cardiology in Aneurin Bevan Health Board.
Learning session on the appropriate utilisation of the Welsh Eye Care Services (WECS) scheme
Learning session on the appropriate use of Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr (YYF) Minor Injuries Unit
NCN implementation and funding of Complex Wound Care Service – South Caerphilly Practices are now able to refer patients with complex wounds to a service provided by a Specialist Nurse at Nantgarw Road Medical Centre who has extended skills. Patients can receive care here and practice will receive advice regarding wound management.
Health at Home Scheme. The Village Surgery and Lansbury Surgery have been working with Care and Repair to indentify elderly patients who may benefit from adaptations to their accommodation to improve safety. The NCN funded short-term project is proactive, offering a home visit by a Care and Repair Officer to all patients over 75 who are aligned with the practices, to identify current and anticipate future needs and intervene early with advice and services.