Tudor Gate Surgery, Tudor Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 5DLTel: 01873 855991
MBBS, MRCGP, FP Cert (Female)
Qualified 1984 from Charing Cross Hospital Medical School, and University of London
Medical Interests: Palliative Care, Training, Family Planning, Child & Maternal Health.
MB ChB, DRCOG, DFFP, MRCGP (Female)
Qualified 1995 from Leeds University
Medical Interests: Child Health, Family Planning, Gynaecology.
BSc(Hons), MBBCh, MRCS, MRCGP (Male)
Qualified University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.
Medical interests: Musculoskeletal Medicine, Minor Surgery, Men's Health.
Dr Thomas Close
Qualified 2007 Cardiff University
Bsc (Hons), MBBCH, MRCGP, Dip Cardio
Medical interests: Cardiology, Men’s Health, Palliative Care
Dr Peter Batchelor
Qualified 2012 University of Wales
Bsc, MPhil, MBBCH
A GP Registrar works with the practice from time to time. The Registrar is a fully qualified doctor who is gaining experience as a GP and who at all times provides the same standard of care as the other doctors.
The nursing team, which includes healthcare assistants, offer a comprehensive service that includes screening and the management of chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease. The nursing staff also deals with women's health and cervical cytology. Nurse-led clinics for minor illness management, dermatology, wart treatment and travel vaccinations are also provided.
Our healthcare assistants can carry out the following:
Deputy Practice Manager
Our reception staff are fully trained members of the practice team.
They have a difficult job to do ensuring that the practice runs smoothly, emergencies are dealt with promptly and routine problems are seen at a time for all concerned.
If you are kept waiting or seem to be asked one or two irritating questions, they are carrying out the instructions of the doctors with the aim of judging the urgency of your request. Please try and give them as much information as possible it is given in strictest confidence.
We realise that occasionally because of the nature of your enquiry, you may like to speak to the receptionist away from the main desk. Please let her know she will be happy to help.
Our prescription clerks will process requests for repeat medication for non-dispensing patients.
When you are given a repeat prescription you will have a tear-off receipt on the right hand side. Please use this tear off slip to order your repeats. No handwritten additions please.
Our prescription clerks are available for advice if you have a problem.
Please not it takes two working days to process a repeat prescription request.
Repeat prescriptions can be ordered via the My Health Online website. Please ask reception for more information.
The midwife can be contacted at:
Mobile numbers: 07946 578717 or 07946 578710
In addition to the normal antenatal clinics which you will be attending, many of you will be eager to learn as much as possible about what to expect during pregnancy and labour.
Both you and your partner are welcome to attend evening classes at the parent craft room at Nevill Hall Hospital on the first Thursday of every month at 7.00pm. Please telephone 732102 to book.
The Community Midwife would also be delighted to welcome you to her Aqua-natal class at Abergavenny Leisure Centre every Friday from 13:45 - 14:45, this is an ideal opportunity to keep fit and meet other mums to be.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you feel you need further information or simply to talk to someone in confidence.
There is a grant to help you give your baby a positive start in life. It's called the Sure Start Maternity Grant. Claim form SF100. You can get this form if you or your partner are getting: Income Support, Income based Jobseekers Allowance, Working Families Tax Credit or Disabled Persons Tax Credit.
The community nurses specialise in providing nursing care at home to patients who are disabled and terminally ill.
Community nurses see patients after day-care and other surgery at Nevill Hall Hospital.
They can be contacted on 01633 748345.
The health visitor provides support to the parents of pre-school children and also supports the elderly population. Julie assists the Primary Health Care Team with childhood immunisations and where necessary provide domiciliary visits to the homes of the under 5s and the elderly.
Julie runs the Baby Clinic on Monday afternoons which is staffed by a GP, health visitor and a community health nurse.
Infants are invited to attend between 13:30 and 14:00 for routine medicals/screening at 6 weeks and 9 months. This is by appointment only.
Between 14:00 and 15:00 parents are welcome to "drop in" whenever necessary for routine advice on the care and development of pre school children.
Immunisations are performed on Tuesday morning by appointment or by prior arrangement on an alternative day.’
Patients who want advice and information on all aspects of child welfare and health promotion can contact the health visitor on 01873 735559 please leave a message on the answer machine if no-one is available to take your call and the health visitor will get back to you.
Clinical Nurse Specialist
A St David’s nurse is attached to the practice. Her role is to provide Specialist Care for people with a cancer diagnosis and other life threatening illnesses within the Abergavenny and surrounding area.
She works alongside the General Practitioner, District nurse and other Health Care professionals. She may be able to help with the following:
Long Term Conditions Nurse
The surgery has the support of a Long Term Condition (LTC) nurse who is employed by Monmouthshire Local Health Board. The aim is to assist in the prevention of frequent hospital admissions for those patients who have certain long term conditions. The LTC nurse works in collaboration with the patients, GP and other Health and Social Care providers.
If you require any further information please contact at Monmouthshire Local Health Board on 01600 710000 or you can leave a message at Tudor Gate Surgery.
The practice dispenses, for rural patients, during surgery times. A minimum of 48 hours (two working days) notice is required for repeat prescriptions.
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