Our practice manager Enid Griffiths has retired after 32 years, she has worked incredibly hard and has been extremely popular with staff and patients. We cannot thank her enough for her dedication over the years. We will miss
her and we wish her a long and happy retirement.
We are also pleased to announce that we have appointed a new manager, Bethan Williams who has already been working for some years as an administrator and receptionist. We are sure she will be just as successful in her new role as she has been in her previous one.
We are also saying goodbye to Dr Catrin Ellis Williams after 7 years with our surgery. She has been such an asset and we will miss her very much. She has gained a partnership post in Bodnant Surgery in Bangor. They are very lucky to have her!
Dr Gill Farquharson has now retired following 17 years at the practice.
Our long serving senior practice nurse, Jane Williams, is retiring. We wish her all the best in her retirement!
Special birthday wishes for one of our most experienced receptionists Gill Parry!
What is changing and when?
The Human Transplantation Wales Act 2013 will come into effect on 1 December 2015. Wales will be the first UK country to introduce a soft opt-out system for organ and tissue donation. The new law will make it easier for people in Wales to become organ donors.
From 1 December 2015, if you have not registered a decision to opt-in or opt-out of organ donation, you will be treated as having no objection to being an organ donor. This is called deemed consent.
Your choice will be:
register a decision to be a donor (opt-in) or
choose to do nothing and have your consent deemed. By doing nothing you will be treated as having no objection to organ donation or
register a decision not to be a donor (opt-out).
You can change your organ donation decision at any time. When you register a decision to be an organ donor you can choose to donate all organs and tissues or choose which organs or tissues you wish to donate.
You can now register an opt out decision online or by ringing 0300 123 23 23.
What Is Pneumococcal Disease?
Pneumococcal disease is the term used to describe a range of illnesses such as pneumonia, septicaemia, and Meningitis , when these are caused by the Streptococcus pneumoniae bug.
How Can It Be Prevented?
Many of our patients have already had this jab, but our records will show if you are eligible to receive it. Vaccination with the pneumococcal jab helps prevent severe forms of pneumococcal disease.
Who Is At Risk?
Everybody is at risk of getting pneumococcal disease but the risk increases as you get older. People over 65 are particularly vulnerable, especially if you have a heart or lung condition, have diabetes mellitus, have no spleen or have a weakened immune system.
How Often Will I Need This Vaccine?
It is currently recommended that most people will only need this once. If you think you may be eligible, please contact the surgery and we will check the criteria on your behalf.
Coed y Glyn Refurbishment
We are currently refurbishing the Coed y Glyn surgery and hope you like the end result. Here are some pictures during the work and the finished article.