Welcome to Western Vale Family Practice

The Doctors and team at Western Vale Family Practice are proud to offer high standards of patient-centred healthcare to you and your family.

We are a friendly, caring and forward thinking Practice. We provide healthcare to a patient population of over 11,700 patients across the Western Vale of Glamorgan. We also undertake the vocational training of General Practitioners and Medical Students.

Our main site, which is also our administration centre, is in the purpose- developed Health Centre in Cowbridge, and we have branch surgeries in Llantwit Major Health Centre and St Athan.


Blood Bottle Shortage

There is currently a national supply issue of bottles used for blood collection, which is expected to last until November 2021.

In order to preserve supplies for people that urgently need blood tests, the NHS are reducing the number of non-clinically urgent tests as well as to delay routine tests where it is safe to do so.

We appreciate the inconvenience that this may cause. We would like to reassure you that we have procedures in place to assess whether it is clinically safe to delay your test.

If you require urgent care, please seek it as normal. If your blood sample is urgent it will be collected.


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Flu Campaign 2021

Flu Bookings - Now OPEN!

We can now proceed with bookings for adults age 50+ or those that are at risk from Flu (see more info below).

Please contact us to book.

Children Age 2 & 3 - Please contact the surgery to book your child's nasal spray ASAP.

School age children (Reception to Year 11) - will be arranged directly via your child's school. They will provide you with information.


Flu Information

For most people, flu is unpleasant but not serious. You will usually recover within a week.

However, certain people are at greater risk of developing serious complications of flu, such as bronchitis and pneumonia. These conditions may require hospital treatment.

For more information see

At-risk groups

It is recommended that you have a free flu jab via your GP Practice, if you fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • are 50 years old or over (including those becoming age 50 by the 31 March 2022)
  • all pregnant women (including those women who become pregnant during the flu season)
  • have a serious medical condition (Asthma - requiring regular steroids, COPD, Heart/Kidney/Liver disease, Parkinson's or Motor Neurone disease, Learning Disability, Diabetes, Immunosuppressed, Asplenia, BMI of 40+)
  • people who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an older or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill.

If you live with someone who has a weakened immune system, you are also  able to have a flu vaccine.




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