Clinics We Offer


Anticoagulation Clinic

We are able to monitor and dose all patients taking Warfarin in the practice by finger prick testing. The INR clinic is held weekly. We are able to provide an INR test to visitors to the area but their own anticoagulation clinic will be responsible for dosing. A fee may be charged to non-NHS overseas patients.

Cardiovascular Disease Monitoring/Risk Assessment

If you have a history of heart disease, stroke or TIAs ('mini strokes') you will be reviewed annually. If you have a first degree relative (parent or sibling) with a history of heart disease or strokes, you are eligible to request a cardiovascular risk assessment to determine your risk of developing cardiovascular disease.



Diabetic Clinic

All diabetics are invited for at least six-monthly monitoring. An appointment with a Phlebotomist is needed who will take your bloods and check your urine followed by an appointment with a Diabetic Nurse within a Diabetic Clinic at least a week later.

Respiratory Disease Monitoring

If you have asthma or COPD you will be asked to attend annually for a medication review.


An annual blood and urine test is required if you need medication to control your blood pressure. You should also have your blood pressure checked at least six monthly. Please phone 029 2088 7316 and make an appointment to see one of the practice nurses.

family planning

Contraception Advice

All the doctors and practice nurses are available to offer you contraceptive advice. Both nurses and doctors can provide you with advice on the various methods available, including emergency contraception.

Dr Griffin and Dr Menon are able to insert and remove the contraceptive implant (rod) and coils at a suitably arranged appointment.

Preconception Advice

If you are thinking of starting a family there is a leaflet available at reception which offers useful advice and up-to-date information about conception and preparing for it.

Smear Tests/Cytology Clinic

We advise all women over 25 years of age to have a smear test every three years and all women aged 50-64 to have a smear test every 5 years. You are invited to make an appointment with the practice nurse. For further information please visit to the Cervical Screening Wales Website.

Sexual Health Clinics

For information and a list of the available Sexual Health clinics within Aneurin Bevan University Health Board please visit the Sexual Health Clinic page on the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board website.


Minor Surgery Clinic

This practice has all the facilities for the performance of minor operations carried out by Dr Peter Coles (MB BCh 1989 Wales DCH Registered Cardiff 1989). Dr Coles is a former partner of the practice. He retired in August 2022 after 28 years but continues his minor ops clinic and his work at the hospital. He also performs minor surgery procedures for patients of other practices in the Caerphilly Borough.

Well Person Clinics

If you do not come to the surgery very often, or are over the age of 40, we suggest that you make an appointment with one of our practice nurses for a well person check. You will have your blood pressure, height and weight checked, family history and also a urine test. Women are advised about breast self-examination. We recommend these checks every three years if we haven’t seen you in between.

Exercise on Prescription

The practice nurses can refer patients to the local exercise on prescription schemes, ie those who meet qualifying requirements (for example, who have long-term health problems or are considered at risk).


Chiropody Clinic

Held at the Practice on Monday mornings and is a private only clinic. Please book an appointment at the reception desk.

Smoking Cessation Clinics

These clinics are held on a Friday morning by NHS Help me Quit professional counsellors. With their help and a proven drug treatment it is four times more likely that you will succeed in stopping smoking. If you would like to be referred to the Help Me Quit service please ask any member of staff at the surgery who will forward your details to the Practice Smoking Champion who will then refer you to the NHS Help me Quit Professional Counsellors. Alternatively you can get support by contacting Help Me Quit directly by:

  • Calling 0800 085 2219
  • Texting: HMQ to 80818 (to get a call-back)
  • Visiting the Help Me Quit Wales websiteto request a call back.