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Arfon


Cluster Lead Dr Nia Hughes


Arfon Primary Care Cluster has a registered practice population of 67,850.  32 % of our patients live in rural areas, higher than the BCU average.  22% of the population live in the most deprived two fifths of areas in Wales (lower than the BCU average).  Further details can be found on www.bcu.wales.nhs.uk, www.publichealthwalesobservatory.wales.nhs.uk and www.gwynedd.gov.uk

General Practices in Arfon
There are ten practices that operate in the Arfon Cluster area

Bodnant, Menai Avenue, Bangor 
Bron Derw Medical Centre, Glynne Road, Bangor 
Glanfa, Orme Road, Bangor 
Yr Hen Orsaf Medical Centre, Bethesda 
Hafan Iechyd, Doc Fictoria, Balaclafa Road, Caernarfon 
The Surgery, Cae Heti, High Street, Llanberis 
Corwen House, Penygroes
Llys Meddyg, Victoria Road, Penygroes 
Liverpool House, Waunfawr 
Port Dinorwic Surgery (Felinheli & Menai Bridge Surgery) 

BCUHB Cluster Population Health Directory

The North Wales Population Health Directory (NWPHD) focuses on the public health priorities and provides information on population health need at different geographical levels (including at Arfon Cluster level) to NHS staff for planning purposes. The directory  is on the Public Health Wales website.  The specific page for Arfon Cluster 

Individual Cluster Plans and Reports

Arfon Cluster IMTP 2020-2023
Cluster plans are created after liaising with the practices within the Cluster and following a review of the Practice development plans.  They are subsequently amalgamated by the Cluster lead, Cluster co-ordinator and Senior Cluster Co-ordinator, to create the Cluster plan.  The same team create the annual report.

What are we working on?
  • We are working on creating a GP COTE post, to employ a GP to review our care home patients and discuss treatment escalation plans with them.
  • We are supporting the Cluster in attempting to improve the uptake of the flu vaccine.
  • We are supporting a near patient testing-CRP pilot
  • We are supporting a faecal calprotectin pilot project, giving local GP’s access to the test in primary care.
What we have already done

Arfon Cluster Network Action Plan 2018 / 2020 

We are currently supporting the following projects:

  • Advanced physiotherapist in practices
  • Clinical pharmacist in practices
  • Supplemented phlebotomy sessions in primary care
  • Arfon Social Prescriber/ Community link officer for third sector services
  • Supplementing the community diabetic dietician post to develop community diabetic services
  • Supporting training and education of primary care staff