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The stories below are of particular interest to all those associated with Dyfi Valley Health.

NHS COVID-19 App

NHS COVID-19 App

On the 24th of September, Welsh Government and UK Government will be launching the NHS COVID-19 app across England and Wales. The NHS COVID-19 app is an important part of our Test, Trace, Protect programme to control the spread of Covid-19. We ask that all visitors to...

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Patient Notice – 23/09/20

Patient Notice – 23/09/20

We know there’s been a lot of discussion in the news this week about GPs providing face-to face-appointments. We wanted to take this opportunity to keep all of our patients updated on how we are operating at the practice and the reasons why. Throughout the COVID-19...

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COVID-19 – Testing for key workers

COVID-19 – Testing for key workers

A Message from Powys Teaching Health Board Update on COVID-19 Testing for Key (Critical) Workers in Powys: 13 May 2020 Are you a key (critical) worker in Powys? Do you or someone in your household have COVID-19 symptoms? You may be eligible for a COVID-19 Test at the...

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Practice Update 07/05/2020

Practice Update 07/05/2020

Despite all the new procedures and protocols for COVID-19, please all remember that we are still here to help you with all your medical needs. Every patient who calls in will get an appointment with a clinician and the best cause of action agreed with them. We have a...

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Building Entry Procedure

Building Entry Procedure

Building Entry Procedure Only those with appointments will be allowed into the building! If you have an appointment, follow the steps below: 🛬 ARRIVAL 🛬Call reception 01654 702 224 tell us you are here.Wait in the car/wait away from the building.Give...

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How to have a video consultation

How to have a video consultation

How to have a video consolation During the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are not able to physically see as many of you. However, we have been trying to find different ways to care for you. One of the options that has newly opened to us is using video consultation. What do I...

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Suspended Clinics – COVID-19

Suspended Clinics – COVID-19

COVID-19 – Suspending Clinics The COVID-19 Pandemic has been described as one of the world’s greatest health crises. Official guidance is regularly published to ensure that we all must do what we can to stop the spread of the virus. To coincide with the latest...

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Medications in Coronavirus – Myths and Facts

Medications in Coronavirus – Myths and Facts

In the recent weeks we have heard a number of myths regarding COVID-19. Below are a few myths and facts we hope to put straight... Ventolin (blue inhalers) Experts don’t think this does anything in coronavirus either good or bad however if you have asthma it certainly...

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How the GP Triage System Works

How the GP Triage System Works

The way we book emergency and routine appointments may seem a little complicated – but it really isn’t, once you understand the steps. That is why we have taken advice from the Dyfi Valley Health Patient Forum to explain the steps to booking appointments and where the...

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New Year New Ideas

New Year New Ideas

The aim at Dyfi Valley Health is to provide the very best primary care service. To allow us to do this, we continually assess the way things are done to ensure the patient experience is as good as it can be. As we come into a new year, we are announcing new...

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Prescription Collection Service Update

Prescription Collection Service Update

Dyfi Valley Health, the provider of GP Primary Care Services for around 7,000 people in north west Powys and surrounding areas, has faced a number of challenges in maintaining safe and sustainable local services. Last year they submitted a formal application to Powys...

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How to Avoid Stress

How to Avoid Stress

Stress. A five-letter word that seems to be causing more and more issues for us every day. Stress itself is a normal reaction the body has when changes occur. It can respond to these changes physically, mentally, or emotionally. A survey by the Mental Health...

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The Importance of Bowel Screening

The Importance of Bowel Screening

It is a fact, after lung cancer, bowel cancer kills more people in Britain each year than any other form of cancer. That is – it kills more people than breast cancer; it kills more people than cancer of the prostate; and it kills more people than cervix cancer. Yet it...

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The Importance of Cervical Screening

The Importance of Cervical Screening

The Importance of Cervical Screening Cervical screening, or more commonly known, a smear test, checks the health of your cervix (the opening of the womb from your vagina). It is not a test for cancer but a test to help prevent cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is...

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How to Register for My Health Online

How to Register for My Health Online

How to Register for My Health Online To download these instructions, click here... Registering for My Health Online (MHOL) is easy and gives you many benefits. Including: See basic medical records Reorder repeat prescriptions Book appointments (facility coming soon)...

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How to Stop Drinking Alcohol

How to Stop Drinking Alcohol

How to Stop Drinking Alcohol There are many reasons why you might want to stop drinking alcohol. Maybe you are looking for a healthier lifestyle. Perhaps you are stopping because of a medical condition, or for religious reasons. If you are thinking about removing...

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