About Meddygfa Tywi Surgery
There has been a GP service based at Nantgaredig dating back to the early 1900s. The current Meddygfa Tywi premises were built in 1991. The practice covers a wide rural area (some 500 square miles) containing some built up areas in the form of villages and Carmarthen. We are also a Dispensing Practice with a full range of practice and attached staff.
Meddygfa Tywi is a rural GP surgery named after the local river Tywi and provides general medical care to the patients of Nantgaredig and the surrounding towns and villages.
Medical students and Nursing students attend the practice from time to time.
We hope that you will support the students to improve their medical skills and learn about general practice by allowing the students to sit in on your consultation or speaking to you about your illness prior to seeing your usual doctor.
However, you will be informed of their presence in advance, and if you do not want them to be present at a consultation, your wishes will be respected.
This will not affect your treatment in any way.
How to see a GP, Practice Nurse or Health Care Assistant
GP/Nurse/Health Care Assistant surgery times are scheduled weekdays as follows:
9:00 am – 11:30 am
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
*NB: No evening surgery on a Wednesday
Normal surgeries run on an open access system. No appointments are needed for general surgeries to see the Doctor, Practice Nurse or Health Care Assistant. On arrival, you can express a preference of practitioner or nurse.
Specialist clinics are run on an appointment basis. Currently you are only able to book on-line appointments for Asthma and Well Woman Clinics. We are in the process of setting up other specialist clinics appointments on-line. Appointments may be made by calling the surgery during office hours on 01267 290240. Appointment are usually bookable up to three to six weeks in advance.
All children under 16 years of age with acute presentations will be seen same-day consultation.
URGENT – people who are clinically triaged as requiring an urgent assessment are offered a same day consultation.
Further details information on our Standards of Access can be found here.
We are happy to ensure access to those with special needs, please let us know by telephoning the practice. We have full access for disabled people to all rooms and services within the surgery, including a Hearing Loop System, and electronically operated examination couches, which enable us to raise and lower the beds. Designated parking areas near the main entrance are available.
Breast Feeding Facilities
We also provide private breast-feeding facilities to those who request so from reception, as well as baby changing facilities.
If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.
You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.
To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice you wish to use. Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.