Whitchurch Village Practice
Dr Gareth Hayes, Dr Catherine Davies, Dr Niamh MacConnell

Welcome to Whitchurch Village Practice

Important notices for patients will appear in this area.



Are you eligible for a free flu vaccination?

Join us for the Community flu day on:

Wednesday 4th October 10am -2pm at the Earl Haig Memorial Club, Whitchurch

Thursday 5th October 10am -2pm at Insole Court, Llandaff.

You should have a flu jab if you:

  • are 65 years of age or over
  • have certain medical conditions
  • are living in a long-stay residential care home
  • are a carer


Shingles Vaccinations

Older people are more likely to get shingles, the new national shingles immunisation programme for people between the ages 70 and 79 has been introduced by the Department of Health, to help protect those most at risk from shingles.

For more information and to find out if you are eligible for a shingles vaccine call us at the practice and speak to a receptionist.


Dr Gareth Hayes is Retiring

It is hard to believe that after nearly 30 years, Dr Gareth Hayes is retiring.

Please join us for a retirement reception on Thursday 7th September from 1 – 2pm at the practice (Please RSVP to reception).

Dr Hayes last day with the practice is Friday 8th September 2017.


Bronze Health Award

Whitchurch Village Practice has been awarded the Bronze Health Award by Healthy Working Wales. This is a national mark of quality for health and wellbeing within small workplaces and organisations.


Come and Try our New Health Pod

Situated in the waiting room the Health Pod includes an automatic blood pressure machine and weighting scales which are fully linked and able to record data on patient records. The health pod is also able to ‘Arrive’ patients for their appointments and run surveys. Please ask a receptionist if you would like to be shown how to use this facility.


Whitchurch named in the 100 Best Places to Live in the UK


GP of the Year - nominated by patients

Does your GP provide you with outstanding care?

If so, why not nominate them for our GP of the Year Award? For further details, please contact Lesley Hills on 0203 188 7559.

Closing date for entries - Friday 28th July 2017


Practice Team of the Year - nominated by patients

Does your practice team provide you with outstanding care?

If so, why not nominate them for our Practice Team of the Year Award? For further details, please contact Lesley Hills on 0203 188 7559.

Closing date for entries - Friday 28th July 2017


What is the Individual Health Record (IHR)?

The IHR in Wales is a comprehensive view of patients GP record with some of the major clinical conditions, drug history and allergy information included. This record is currently viewed in Out Of Hours, Accident & Emergency and Medical Assessment units throughout Wales but is "view only" and protected by an audited "consent to view" model. Which means patients must give their consent to the practitioner to allow them to view their medical records.

The only additions to this record come from the GP practice. This information is particularly important during emergency admission so practitioners can see patient's clinical conditions, the drugs they are on and any allergy information which may be crucial to the treatment the patient may need.

Patients can opt out of the IHR if they choose.

Patients may visit, telephone or write to the GP Practice indicating that they do not want an Individual Health Record; however it is advisable to discuss any concerns with a member of the practice team to make an informed decision. In the absence of the IHR, medical staff providing out of hours treatment or advice will only have access to the medical history and medication details that the patient can provide at the time. This may lead to difficulties in determining and providing the optimum treatment.

The following should be taken into consideration when making a decision:

  • Only factual clinical information is shared.
  • Any records of private discussion with the patient during a consultation are not shared.

After consideration if patients still wish to opt out please contact the practice.


Royal College of General Practitioners Award

In December The Royal College of General Practitioners Wales awarded Whitchurch Village Practice 2nd Runner Up for Practice Administration Team of The Year 2009.

This award encompassed the whole of Wales and we are absolutely delighted with this achievement.

The photograph below was taken at the award ceremony at Cardiff City Hall on Friday the 11th of December 2009.

Some of the Whitchurch Village Practice team at the RCGP Gala Dinner
Photograph by Richard Bosworth
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