Health Care Services
You will be looked after by a variety of health care professionals according to your particular need.
In addition to looking after your general health needs, our doctors are able to:
- Fit contraceptive devices, implants and pessaries
- Undertake minor surgery including steroid injections into joints
We can also offer limited private work including:
- Required medicals for HGV and taxi licences
- Medical certificates
- Chargeable immunisations
Please discuss the fees for these with our Reception team.
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Increasingly you may see an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) in the practice.
An ANP is a Registered Nurse (RN) educated to Master’s level (or equivalent). They form an important role within the surgery. Following the triage process, you may be allocated an appointment with an ANP instead of a GP.
What does an Advanced Nurse Practitioner do?
There’s a whole range of tasks that ANPs can carry out. They can:
- Take a full medical history, carry out physical assessments and examinations
- Make a diagnosis and carry out treatment, including prescribing medicines
- Plan follow-up treatment
- Refer patients to hospitals for further tests
- All fully qualified advanced nurse practitioners can prescribe medication for any condition within their competence
Nurses and health care assistants
Our team of practice nurses and healthcare assistants are available to see patients for:
Chronic Disease Management
- Coronary Heart Disease
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Blood pressure checks
- CVA / TIA
- Routine childhood and adolescent vaccinations
- Travel vaccinations
- Vaccinations for influenza / pneumonia / shingles
- Vitamin B12 injections
- Advice on weight management, diet and exercise
- Smoking cessation
- Alcohol advice
Well Woman and Men’s Health
- Breast and Testicular awareness
- Cervical Cytology / Smears
- Contraception and HRT
Urgent Care Practitioners
Our urgent care practitioners are trained paramedics and may visit you at home if you request a home visit. This is part of the Home Visiting Service funded by the North and West Wrexham cluster of GP Practices.
You may also be reviewed by our urgent care practitioners within the surgery for minor ailments.
We host medicines review clinics on behalf of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board at Llay Health Centre. A doctor or nurse may ask you to attend one of these clinics to discuss your medications with the pharmacist, who will be able to review your medication list and offer advice.
A trained audiologist operates a clinic in Llay Health Centre on Tuesday mornings. A doctor or nurse may refer you to this clinic for assessment of hearing loss, dizziness or loss of balance.
Social Prescribing helps you to explore extra services that support you to improve your health, sense of well-being and to make positive life changes. It is a useful service for those patients facing issues such as depression or anxiety, worries about debt or housing, bereavement or isolation.
Any of our healthcare professionals can refer you to our Social Prescriber, who is able to talk with patients about the issues they’re facing and find the right services to support you.