Healthy Living

Smoking / Alcohol Support

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Did you know you can get support from Help Me quit to help you stop smoking?

Either contact them on

FREEPHONE 0800 085 2219

Or Enter your details using the link below and the Help Me Quit team will call you back Help Me Quit | Stop Smoking Services In Wales

DASPA – Drug & Alcohol Single Point of Access

DASPA is the first and single point of contact for people looking for support or advice regarding drug and alcohol misuse across Cwm Taf (RCT & Merthyr Tydfil) and is collaboration between the voluntary, social and health sectors.

If you feel you need support or advice please ring them on 0300 333 0000

DASPA – Drug & Alcohol Single Point of Access

Weight management Support

The National Exercise Referral Scheme (NERS) is a Welsh Government funded scheme which has been operating since 2007.  It is the only national exercise referral programme in the UK and it aims to standardise exercise referral opportunities across all Local Authority and Health Board areas in Wales.

NERS is an evidence-based health intervention incorporating physical activity and behavioral change techniques to support referred clients to make lifestyle changes to improve their health and wellbeing.

The Welsh Local Government Association previously led the operational management of the national NERS programme, with Public Health Wales undertaking strategic oversight. From the 1st April 2022, Public Health Wales now oversees both operational and strategic management.  Public Health Wales also manages the grants to 22 Local Authorities, Leisure Trusts and one Health Board which are responsible for the local delivery of the scheme.

Aims of NERS

  • To engage those who are sedentary and at risk of or with established disease to participate in regular physical activity
  • To increase levels of confidence in engaging in regular physical activity
  • To contribute to reduced risk of disease progression or recurrence of acute events
  • To improve mental wellbeing and motivation for self-care.

What does NERS provide?

NERS provides access to tailored and supervised exercise for those aged 16+ who are inactive and at risk of, or currently experiencing, a long term or chronic health condition.

Individuals can be referred by health professionals to a local NERS scheme and will receive an initial assessment, a 4 week review and a suitably graded exercise programme for 16 weeks. At the end of the programme, participants are encouraged to progress to a variety of opportunities within the local community to continue to be physically active. Participants are also followed up at 52 weeks (1 year) to assess if they remain physically active.

Contact Details

If you require further information about a local scheme, such as where it is delivered, where to send a referral form or how to get referred, then please contact your local NERS Coordinator.

If you have any generic queries about NERS as a national programme then please contact ners.wales@wales.nhs.uk

SLIMMING WORLD (ONLY FOR PATIENTS THAT HAVE NEVER ATTENDED SLIMMING WORLD BEFORE)

Slimming World on Referral gives GPs, nurses and other health professionals the opportunity to offer free membership of a local Slimming World group to those patients who they feel would benefit. Referred patients attend at no cost to themselves for an initial agreed period (in multiples of 12 weeks blocks); the cost to the commissioner is subsidised by Slimming World, where all weight loss resources are provided.

How does it work?

Patients are provided with a referral form by a health professional (typically a GP, nurse, midwife or Health Trainer) and these are redeemed at a local Slimming World group. The patient is able to choose the most convenient Slimming World group to attend from a list of local groups.

Use this link for further information

What is Slimming World on Referral?

Or contact the surgery to arrange an appointment with a Practice Nurse

Further Information

Pont Newydd Medical Centre has an on-site pharmacy where patients can have their prescription dispensed.

Local pharmacy’s offer a repeat prescription ordering service which may help to make ordering your prescription a little easier. You will need to arrange this will your chosen pharmacy.

You will be reviewed annually by a GP. You may need to have tests or check-ups done by the nursing team before you see a GP for your medication review. A medication review reminder note will be added to your prescriptions if you need to have any reviews done

Your prescription will be available for you to pick up after 2 working days.

Please Note:

  • We do not take repeat prescription requests over the telephone unless you are a housebound patient.
  • The re-ordering of all prescription is the responsibility of the patient.
  • Please ensure that you check the quantities of medication that you have left regularly to ensure that you do not run out of your medication.
  • Please ensure that you only order the medication that you require. Please do not over order your medication. We would like to request that if you stop any of your medication then you inform the receptionist or Doctor at the practice.

MHOL

MHOL will temporary be available for patients who don’t have photo ID (to register for NHS Wales App) or those under 16 years.

MHOL link – Login – My Health Online (wales.nhs.uk)