***Dr Andrew Blair has set himself a challenge to run the 6 world major marathons this year. He has so far run the marathon in Tokyo in February, Boston & London in April, Berlin in September. He has Chicago In October and New York in November to complete the full set and challenge. He is raising money for Alzheimers UK and Tearfund. A link to his Giving Page is below, if anyone kindly wishes to donate.
***Care Navigation Initiative launches 3rd September, click on link to watch a short video about it: https://youtu.be/buN7buUkcxE
***Fantastic News! We are proud to be a parkrun practice
We are delighted to announce that we are now a parkrun practice. This will help us improve the health and wellbeing of practice staff and patients.
GP practices are being encouraged to link with local parkruns to become a certified parkrun practice. This is a ground-breaking initiative with The Royal College of General Practitioners and parkrun UK to see physical activity prescribed to patients instead of medication. Click on the Parkrun logo above for more information on the Pontypridd Parkrun.
***FLU VACCINATIONS 2018/19 - APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE NOW
If you are in the category of patients who are more likely to suffer complications such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and sinus and ear infections were they to contract flu, we strongly recommend that, before the worst of winter sets in, you arrange your annual flu immunisation.
This year, there are 2 vaccines available – one for patients under 65 years of age and one for patients over 65 years of age. Supplies of the vaccines for the over 65s will be arriving first, currently scheduled for week ending 14th September. Supplies of the vaccines for the under 65s are scheduled for delivery week ending 21st September.
Please telephone to enquire if you are eligible and to book an appointment with our Practice Nurses or Healthcare Practitioners*. Appointments are available now. * You may prefer to use the Patient Partner self-booking facility to book an appointment instead.
Our Saturday morning Flu Vaccination Clinics for eligible patients will be held on 22nd September 2018 (over 65s only), 13th October 2018 (both groups) and 10th November 2018 (both groups) between the hours of 8.00am and 12.00pm. These are not walk-in clinics, so please contact reception to book an appointment with our Practice Nurses or Healthcare Practitioners. Alternatively, you may prefer to use the Patient Partner self-booking facility to book an appointment instead.
Please note we will not be offering the child nasal spray at these clinics.
For more information and eligibility criteria, please visit
Welcome to The Ashgrove Surgery
Ashgrove Surgery is a busy town-centre practice serving nearly 17,000 residents in Pontypridd including students at the University of South Wales.