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Torfaen North


Cluster Lead Eryle Smeethe Pharmacist 


General Practices in Torfaen North Cluster
There are 2 Neighbourhood Care Networks (NCNs) in Torfaen. There are six practices which operate in the Torfaen North Cluster area.             

Blaenavon Medical Practice 
Churchwood Surgery
Panteg Health Centre
The Mount Surgery
Abersychan Surgery
Trosnant Lodge Surgery

Individual Cluster Plans and Reports 

Torfaen North NCN IMTP 2020-2023
Torfaen North NCN Plan on a Page 2019/20 
Torfaen North NCN GP Cluster Annual Report 2017/18 & 2018/19  

What we are working on?

Torfaen North NCN IMTP 2020-2023

Wound Dressing Policy 
Developing services has supported the creation of new protocols for District Nurses:
The first provides a service to make it simpler for non-prescribable dressings to be obtained online,
without bothering a GP. The second is a protocol for managing Rosacea - and is being assed by the Health Board's Medicine & Therapeutics committee, before being launched across Gwent.

Social Prescriber
The Social Prescriber  is based in GP Practices in North Torfaen, is jointly funded by NCNs and the Local Authority. The Social Prescriber post aims to increase the reach and speed of connectivity between Primary Care and Community Wellbeing Services, which mitigate the causes of ill health and improve mental wellbeing. The Social Prescriber compiles information to ensure that patients, their families and carers are able to access information about local services: including debt management, legal services, mental wellbeing, carers support, benefits advice, housing, routes to employment, domestic violence and befriending.

What we have already done?

Torfaen North NCN Plan on a Page 2019/20 
Torfaen North NCN GP Cluster Annual Report 2017/18 & 2018/19  

Future priorities for the Cluster

Torfaen North NCN IMTP 2020-2023