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A guide to services

 

Here in Caerphilly we have a wide range of healthcare professionals.  See which professional is best to help you.

Chemist

Local chemists or pharmacists have knowledge of most everyday health issues. They can suggest the best medicine to help. There are often chemists in supermarkets and many are open late.

Doctor or GP

You will need to register with a local doctor. Your doctor can advise, give you the medicines you need and point you in the right direction if you need other specialist services. You will need to make an appointment but most doctors will see a baby quite quickly if you are worried. After 6pm most services are covered by an Emergency Doctor Service.

Midwife

Your midwife will know you and your baby well. They offer support and advice and can tell you where to get extra help if you need it. They will support you during pregnancy and the early days.

Health visitor

The health visitor is there to support you and your family. They are there to support you when you need them. They will visit you at home or see you in a clinic and can offer support and advice and can tell you where to get extra help if you need it. They are part of a team of nurses and nursery nurses who are there to support you during the early years.

NHS Direct 0845 4647

If you are worried, there is an NHS helpline you can call for advice from trained nurses. You are able to speak to them directly. Visit their website www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk for more information.

After 6pm most services are covered by an Emergency Doctor Service.

Accident & Emergency (A&E)

This is for serious situations like head injuries, burns, broken bones or if you are really worried. You do not need to make an appointment but may need to wait.

School Nurse

Once your child reaches school age, the school nursing team and school staff will help support your child’s health and development.