Untitled news (posted on Thu, 11 Apr 2019 13:58:00 )

Easter bank holiday 2019 surgery times

Thursday     18 April:  Open
Friday          19 April: Closed
Saturday      20 April: Closed
Sunday        21 April: Closed
Monday       22 April: Closed
Tuesday      23 April: Open

In an emergency when the surgery is closed, please telephone the Out of Hours Service: 02920444500

Please ensure all repeat prescription requests for this period are submitted by Monday 15 April

Job vacancy (posted on Tue, 15 Jan 2019 09:52:00 )

Fairwater Health Centre
Receptionist / Administrator Vacancy
37 hours – Full Time 
Hourly rate: £7.83
Role includes all aspects of reception duties; both face-to-face and telephone contact with patients.  Other administration tasks include clerical support to clinical staff, photocopying, filing, electronic scanning of letters and preparation of repeat prescriptions.
This is a varied and very busy role where computer keyboard skills are essential.  A working knowledge of Microsoft Office package is desirable.  Training will be given with regard to the clinical computer system.
NHS pension membership is available.
You can apply via the NHS Jobs website or by collecting an application form pack from:
Fairwater Health Centre
Plasmawr Road
The job description and person specification is available, along with the application form from: www.fairwaterhealthcentre.co.uk/documents-26097-htm
CVs without an accompanying application form will not be considered.
Closing date: 1st February 2019

Practice boundary change (posted on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:58:00 )

Following negotiations with Cardiff and Vale Local Health Board, it has been agreed that the surgery can redraw its boundaries.  This is mainly to exclude the new Plas Dwr housing development and thus keep patient numbers to a level that allows us to continue to deliver the current standard of service.

The new Northen and Western boundaries run along the footpath between Danescourt and Radyr Comprehensive School and the pre existing build enviroment of Fairwater and Pentrabane.  The Eastern boundary now runs all the way up Clive Road to Pencisly Road, along Pencisly Road to the cross road junction and back up Cardiff Road.  Therefore, the following areas are now exluded from our surgery area:
  • Radyr
  • All new houses on the Plas Dwr development
  • Thompson Park area
Currently registered patients living in these area can continue to be registered at the surgery.  However, we will not be taking any new registrations from people living in these areas.

A Threat To Your Service (posted on Wed, 20 Dec 2017 09:52:00 )

The Partners of Fairwater Health Centre wish to make all registered patients aware of the following notice:

A Threat To Your Service

We wish to let you, the patients of the practice, know of a threat to our ability to provide the quality of service we aim for. This notice is an unusual step for us to take, however attempts to deal with this threat ourselves have been frustrated. We hope some of you might be prepared to contact your local elected representatives and encourage them to help to resolve this issue.

We are aware that the wait for routine appointments has been 3 to 5 weeks for most of this year, which is too long. We have taken steps to address this by recruiting more doctors, thereby providing more appointments. As a result, the wait for appointments is starting to reduce to a level we think is reasonable.

This will only be successful if the population of the practice remains stable. It is the opinion of the practice, that with our current facilities, and staffing levels, we cannot accommodate any more patients, without a major detrimental effect on the service we offer.

Some of you may be aware of the Cardiff Local Development Plan, which has given permission for huge numbers of new houses to be built in the West of Cardiff. However, you may not be aware that the current planning processes do not make any allowance to fund provision of additional healthcare premises or staff. We are particularly concerned that a large number of new houses are planned to be built on fields currently within our practice boundary.

We have discussed this problem with the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, but as they have no additional funding to cover the population moving in, they cannot provide any assistance with expanding this practice, or providing a new practice to cover a large new population.

We have discussed this issue with other practices in Cardiff West. Whilst they have additional capacity to take several thousand new patients, there is still an estimate shortfall of approximately 8,000 new patients predicted to move to our area.

We have attempted to redraw our practice boundary to exclude the currently empty fields, which will soon have houses on them, thus would removing the contractual obligation to register anyone moving into this part of the practice area. This request has been rejected by the Health Board without any explanation, leaving us exposed to the threat of thousands of new patients with the right to register at our practice, when we have no means of accommodating their needs.

We will continue to try to proved a high quality service to you all, but fear this will become exceptionally difficult with a large influx of new patients. We hope some of our patients might be able to provide some support in our attempts to protect the service we provide from this unprecedented threat.

Drs. Phillips, Travaglia, Wilson, Thomas, and Pearce.