Important Information -27.09.2017
As a result of many patient requests for us to extend the advance booking period for routine appointments at the practice from 7 Days to 14 days in advance.
From Monday 16th October 2017 the practice will start operating a 14 Days in advance rota system. This will mean that from Monday 16th October you will always be able to book routine appointments 14 days in advance (subject to availability).
Drs S J Heneghan, H M Griffiths, N F Elwood,
E Burrows, B Roberts, E Borley & N Morris
Telephone: 01443 812979 (lines are open 8.00am-6.30pm)
Fax: 01443 862283
Email: email@example.com *
The practice is unable to process appointment bookings or cancellations/medical information requests/test results/insurance or solicitor requests, prescription requests or any other requests requiring the sending of patient information via this practice email address.
* The practice email address firstname.lastname@example.org is for compliments, concerns and suggestions only.
New Practice Boundary confirmed at Oakfield Surgery – 01.11.2016
From the 1st November 2016 it has been agreed in conjunction with our Local Health Board (Aneurin Bevan University Health Board – ABUHB) that the practice will no longer accept registration from patient’s living in any of the following areas:
- The Rise
- Tir Y Birth
This means that we WILL NOT accept registration from any new patient’s moving into these areas.
With regards to existing patients living in the afore-mentioned areas, as a courtesy we will continue to honour your patient registration with us for as long as you remain living at your current address. Should you however move from your current address, (even within the same street) as these areas no longer form part of our official practice boundary, you will be removed from our practice register and will need to re-register with an alternative practice within the locality.
This courtesy still also applies to all patient’s living in the Gelligaer and Nelson areas prior to our previous practice boundary revision. Please bear in mind your address has been honoured for as long as you remain living at the same address as you did prior to our boundary revision some years ago. Should you however move from that address, (even within the same street) ) as these areas no longer form part of our official practice boundary, you will be removed from our practice register and will need to re-register with an alternative practice within that locality.
The practice boundary also DOES NOT cover all of Victoria Road. Registration is dependent on where (postcode) in Victoria Road you live. You would need to verify your exact address in Victoria Road with the practice prior to registering.
Dr S J Heneghan & Partners
My Health Online Update
As you may be aware the My Health Online website [www.myhealthonline-inps.wales.nhs.uk] is being replaced with a new website called
Oakfield Surgery will start to be migrated to the new My Health Online website on 5th December 2017. Until then patients can continue to use www.myhealthonline-inps.wales.nhs.uk
When the practice switches to the new website, patients will be prompted to migrate from www.myhealthonline-inps.wales.nhs.uk and be re-directed to the new service; where they will complete the migration process.
It’s simple - the newly designed website is faster, easier to use and works beautifully on smartphones and tablets as well as computers.
There will also be the opportunity to provide a summary medical record access to patients (allergies recorded and medication list only) – please view the patient summary quick reference guide for further information via The Hive http://hive.visionhealth.co.uk/p/do/sd/sid=1944
Full documentation is available via The Hive http://hive.visionhealth.co.uk/p/do/si/topic=224
There is now a contact website support link which allows patients to contact NHS Wales should they have any issues whilst using the My Health Online Service.
What’s staying the same?
Patients can continue to:
- Book and cancel appointments
- Order your repeat prescriptions
- Access your surgery online at any time, wherever you are.
The new website includes a help section for patients and includes user guides/videos on how your patients migrate to the new website and use the new services available.
English - http://my-health-online.helpscoutdocs.com/category/136-migration
Welsh – http://fy-iechyd-ar-lein.helpscoutdocs.com/category/257-mudo
My Health Online
The Practice Online Repeat Prescriptions Service is now LIVE as of 11th February 2016 via My Health Online. If you have not already signed up for a practice My Health Online account, then please find the sign up forms attached to our website via the following link: . http://www.oakfieldstreetsurgery.co.uk/pages/My-Health-Online You will also find attached a step by step guide how to use the repeat prescriptions section of My Health Online. If you already have a My Health Online account, then you will already have the ability to start using the repeat prescriptions module with immediate effect online via My Health Online.
Gwent Urgent Primary Care and Out of Hours Service
For when your surgery is closed and require urgent care that cannot wait until the practice reopens
New number from 23/11/15
In an emergency such as difficulty in breathing, chest pain, sudden collapse, signs of a stroke, or severe bleeding - dial 999
For health information or advice contact NHS Direct Wales on 0845 46 47 or online www.doineedadoctor.wales.nhs.uk
Monday 8.00am and 6.00pm
Tuesday 8.00am and 8.00pm
Wednesday 8.00am and 6.00pm
Thursday 8.00am and 6.00pm
Friday 8.00am and 6.00pm
If you prefer to have a consultation in Welsh with your doctor, please ask for an appointment with Dr Roberts
Mae modd cael apwyntiad gyda doctor sy’n siarad Cymraeg os byddai hynny’n well gennych gofynnwch am gael gweld Dr Roberts
NHS Direct Wales and the Welsh Ambulance Service are also currently running a patient experience feedback survey and are keen to hear from as many people as possible. The survey is available in both English & Welsh and can be found by following the appropriate link below:
English Survey here
Welsh Survey here
Short History Of The Practice
(With thanks to Dr Hector Jones, former GP at Oakfield Street Surgery)
Oakfield Street Practice was founded in the early 20s by a Dr Phillips. He came as the “Comp” doctor to the local Powell Duffryn Colliery which then employed 3,000 men. Sadly, in November 1991 this colliery finally closed and with it the long tradition of mining in the Rhymney Valley came to an end. Dr Phillips, so the tale goes, had red hair. He was assisted by his wife, herself a nurse, and in his latter years he was driven around by a chauffeur. He was later joined by his son Dr R A Phillips (Dr Ron as he was affectionately known). He was destined to become a medical specialist, but after coming to help his ailing father for one month he stayed over 35 years! Dr Ron built the practice up until it became one of the largest in Glamorgan. During the war years he looked after 6,000 patients single-handed, no days off and no holidays! The miner paid one penny in the pound and for that his whole family was cared for.
I joined the practice in September 1948, followed a few years later by Dr Owen Thomas. We both stayed for nearly 40 years. Our main surgery was in Ystrad Mynach with front room surgeries in surrounding areas. The main hospital was Caerphilly Miners which was manned by neighbouring doctors and visited by specialists. There were no maternity services and most babies were born at home. In 1957 we acquired a plot of land in Oakfield Street and with £4,000 built one of the first purpose-built surgeries in Wales. Each doctor had a consulting room and there were rooms for the nurse and reception, all very modern at that time. An extension was built on to this in 1982. We have come a long way in over 70 years from colliery office to modern surgery, always striving to serve our community well.
This website has been designed to tell you about the practice and the services that we offer. Please read it carefully. We trust that you will find it helpful and informative.
Oakfield Health And Education Centre
In 2002 we opened the Health and Education Centre at 16 Bedwlwyn Road which is about 100 metres from the main surgery. Routine surgeries, wound dressings, chronic disease management clinics, nurse-led clinics and counselling surgeries are held here on a daily basis. There is a large training room where patient education forums, staff training and practice meetings are held.