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Dyfed Road
Neath
Neath Port Talbot, SA11 3AW
Tel: 01639 635331
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Who should I see?
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Who should I see?
Sometimes the GP is not the most appropriate healthcare professional to deal with your ailment.

Please see the information provided, which may help you decide whether contacting a GP is truly necessary or whether it might be better for you to see a Community Pharmacist, Optician, Dentist, Physiotherapist etc.

You can even self-refer for some services without seeing your GP.

We offer same day consultations for children under 16 with acute presentations.
Self care
Hunanofal
If you have a cough, cold, headache or other minor ailment try treating yourself at home first.
Please remember that self-care for common conditions can help free up our GPs’ time, making it easier to get an appointment when you have a more serious condition.

Please visit the NHS A-Z Guide for Health

https://111.wales.nhs.uk/encyclopaedia/
Community Pharmacist
Fferyllydd Cymunedol
Pharmacists are highly trained health professionals and can give you confidential health advice for a range of common illnesses and complaints.
Don’t wait for a GP appointment for coughs, colds, aches and pains. Just call your local pharmacy a call or drop in – there’s no need to make an appointment.
Your pharmacists can also help you decide if you need to see a doctor or nurse.

Click here for further information on how your pharmacist can help
https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/prescriptions-and-pharmacies/pharmacies/how-your-pharmacy-can-help/
NHS 111
GIG 111
111 is the free NHS non-emergency number.
You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it’s not a life-threatening situation.
Call 111 if:
• you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency
• you think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
• you don’t know who to call or you don’t have a GP to call
• you need health information or reassurance about what to do next

Click below for more information about how NHS 111 can help you.
https://111.wales.nhs.uk

Eye Problem?
Problem Llygaid?
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Have an eye problem? Please click on the image above for information on Eyecare Wales.

Our local opticians delivering this service are:

Leo Eye Centre
http://www.leoeyecentre.co.uk/

Vision Express, Neath
https://www.visionexpress.com/opticians/neath

Boots optician, Neath
https://www.boots.com/StoreLookupView?catalogId=28501&storeId=11352&langId=-1
Physio Direct
Ffisio Uniongyrchol
Physio Direct is a telephone service that has been set up to provide early advice and management for people with back/neck/joint problems or muscle and soft tissue injuries.

Neath Port Talbot - 01639 683167 or 683168, Monday to Friday 9.00am to 13.00pm (excluding bank holidays)

https://sbuhb.nhs.wales/hospitals/a-z-hospital-services/physiotherapy/physio/accessing-outpatient-physiotherapy/
Podiatry Services
Podiatreg
Direct Access Telephone Service 0300 300 0024
(Mon- Fri 08:45-16:15 excluding Bank Holidays)

This is a telephone service to provide direct access for advice and assessment of foot related problems.

You will be asked a number of questions by the podiatrist so that he or she can fully understand your problem.

You will be asked questions about:

  • Your foot problem
  • The medicines you are taking
  • Any medical problems
  • Please have this information readily available when you telephone. It would also be helpful if you could have your hospital or NHS number available.

The podiatrist will then discuss with you the best way of helping you manage your foot problem. This may include one or more of the following options:

  • Advice over the telephone
  • An appointment at a podiatry clinic where your foot/feet will be examined and a treatment plan agreed
All patients needing an appointment will be seen according to the priority of their condition. Relevant health education information will be sent to you, if appropriate, following the telephone assessment.
Sexual Health & Family Planning Clinic
Clinig Iechyd Rhywiol a Chynllunio Teulu
All access to sexual health clinics is now appointment only.
Telephone the Helpline on 0300 555 0279.

Patients can self-refer to discuss Termination of Pregnancies on 01792 200303, Mon-Thurs 08:00-16:00, Fri 08:00-13:00
Emergency Dentist
Deintydd Brys
If you need to find a NHS Dentist or if you have an urgent dental problem, you should contact your local Dental Helpline:

Call NHS 111 Wales (24 hours/7 days a week).
Minor Injuries Department - Neath Port Talbot Hospital
Adran Mân Anafiadau - Ysbyty Castell-nedd Port Talbot
Important information about Coronavirus (COVID-19):
The Minor Injury Unit cannot deal with patients with symptoms of Coronavirus, or any other illness.

For information on Coronavirus, please go to our dedicated website section.

If you do need to attend the MIU, please attend alone for your safety and the safety of others. If the patient is a child or vulnerable, please ensure only one person accompanies them. Thank you.

Please note that if you live in Swansea you CAN still use the MIU even though there are local lockdown restrictions in place. This is because you are accessing healthcare, so are not breaking any rules.
Information about the Minor Injury Unit
Adults and children over the age of one who have had an accident within the last couple of weeks can be seen at the Neath Port Talbot Hospital Minor Injury Unit.

It is open between 7.30am and 11.00pm, seven days a week, at Neath Port Talbot Hospital, Baglan Way, Port Talbot, SA12 7BX. Contact number: 01639 862160

An experienced team of specially-trained emergency nurse practitioners, triage nurses and health care support workers treat patients for minor conditions including:

  • cuts and minor burns
  • sprains and strains
  • broken bones
  • dislocation of the shoulder, fingers and toes
  • head and facial injuries with no loss of consciousness and the patient is not taking anticoagulant (blood thinner) medication.
  • neck injuries, where you are mobile with no pins and needles in your arms
  • back injuries where you are mobile and the pain has not occurred from you twisting your back or lifting something
  • foreign bodies to eyes, ears and nose
  • non-penetrating eye and ear injuries
  • rib injuries where you are not coughing up blood and you don’t have a chest infection
  • bites (insect, animal or human)
  • insect stings
  • assaults.

The team CANNOT TREAT:

  • colds, coughs, sore throats, earache, rashes, temperatures
  • urinary infections, cystitis or catheter problems
  • dental problems
  • accident with injury to abdomen/stomach
  • chest pain
  • breathing problems
  • stroke
  • painful limbs, joints or backs
  • skin complaints including boils and rashes
  • wounds that have not been caused during an accident.

For further information and opening hours, please click below
https://sbuhb.nhs.wales/urgent-care-out-of-hours/minor-injury-unit-neath-port-talbot/
A&E
Adran Damweiniau ac Achosion Brys
A&E is for life-threatening accidents and emergencies only. Before you go there, ask yourself,

“Is it a real emergency?”

If not, please consider using other local health services before you visit A&E.

For further information, please click below
https://sbuhb.nhs.wales/urgent-care-out-of-hours/emergency-department-ed/
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