General Practices in Conwy West
Conwy West cluster comprises of 12 General Practices, one of which is managed by the Health Board, with a total practice population of 63,461. This cluster is diverse having 3 GP practices located in a rural area covering wide geographical area.
Craig Y Don Medical Practice
Llys Meddyg (Conwy)
Meddygfa (Betws y Coed)
Mostyn House Medical Practice
Plas Menai Surgery
The Medical Centre (Penrhyn Bay)
The Surgery (Llanwrst)
Uwchaled Medical Practice
West Shore Surgery
Within the Central Area of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board region there are 4 Clusters covering the counties of Conwy and Denbighshire.
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 Conwy West Cluster level) to NHS staff for planning purposes. The directory is on the Public Health Wales website.
Central Area Key Contacts
Clare Darlington; Assistant Area Director of Primary Care (Central)
Dr Liz Bowen Area Medical Director, Primary Care (interim)
Jodie Berrington. Senior Cluster Co-ordinator (Central)
Central Area Cluster Leads
Dr Jonathan Williamson
Dr Jane Bellamy and Dr Clare Corbett
Central and South Denbighshire
Dr Matthew Davies
Each Cluster is allocated funding to support cluster priorities in line with Welsh Government priorities to improve access and equity of access or to improve the skill mix within primary care, not least to promote the prudent use of resources.
Individual Cluster Plans and Reports
Conwy West Cluster IMTP 2020-2023
The cluster is exploring the benefits of a ‘sub cluster’ for the more rural practices within Conwy West who have different priorities to the more coastal practices. This approach will look to improve the development of the maturity of the cluster and better serve all patients across the area
The Community Navigator service has integrated itself into the cluster and feedback is extremely positive with good patient outcomes and successful navigation. This service has contributed to the positive relationship between third sector and Primary Care. The evaluation of this service is ongoing.
The cluster identified the need to improve diabetic care for patients in primary care. The nurse is currently full time and started working with the cluster in May 2016. The nurse up skills primary care clinical staff in the best care for diabetic patients and also educates staff to reduce the need for referral into secondary care.
Mental Health Counselling
The implementation of Mental Health counselling in Conwy West has been similar to Conwy East. The same outcomes and benefits are being collected and the waiting time reduction has also been achieved.
Practice based pharmacists
Mental health counselling
Practice based Physiotherapist
To establish the continuation of development of each cluster, working closely with the co-ordination teams and Area Team, to build on the existing maturity and aspirations and focusing on sustainability
The rural sub-cluster is exploring the benefits of a Primary Care Treatment centre for patients who are isolated. This will support patients unable to travel and demand on the practices. Patients living in the rural areas of the cluster find access to services are limited and the practices are exploring new ways of working with secondary care.
Cluster lead update 13/09/2021